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Old 02-27-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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What do you think of the XXX-T as a step up from a Rustler. For friendly backyard racing. Nothing serious yet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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i just got one, a xxxt- mf2 and im happy. next for me is gonna be some sorta decent burshless system and lipo. its gonna be pretty expensive in the begginging. but after i have everything. its going to be worth it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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hard to say, the XXX-T is going to be more fragile than the Traxxas because it is built to race. But it will be faster and fun, just remember it won't take the abuse a traxxas will
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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And be prepared for Ball Diff maintenance. If you're not planning on racing honestly I'd stay with something more durable and a gear diff. I know I would bash with my T4, it's much too fragile and it's only fun when turning fast laps on a track.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #5
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I think I would stick with the rustler if just playing in the backyard....
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #6
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OK. So what's a good next step from a Rustler? Buggy or truck. I like the Rustler but it's not the most precise handling truck.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:42 PM   #7
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OK. So what's a good next step from a Rustler? Buggy or truck. I like the Rustler but it's not the most precise handling truck.
Are you on a actual track, or going threw grass\dirt in the backyard?
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Groomed backyard track. Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:13 PM   #9
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Groomed backyard track. Thanks.
You might like a Losi or AE Truck then. I'm a Losi fan so biased
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:28 PM   #10
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I've had both.. The losi is built a lot better then the rustler and for me losi parts are easier to get..

I race and play with both my mf1 and mf2 and both don't break much unless you take a MEAN lick..

fyi.. running lipos and mamba max 5700 and am having no transmission problems or anything..

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The XXX-T series of trucks are great! Get it set up an you will probably crash a whole lot less. Sure the Rustler can take harder licks, but you don't have the handling.

Your driving learning curve will greatly increase with the XXX-T.

Have fun!

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I started with the rustler. It is very durable but the handling is crap. Im starting to race more and i just got a losi xxxt. The handling is so much different, you will really feel the difference.
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If you've already worked on the handling adjustments on the Rustler and it's still not what you want, then get a Losi or AE truck. You'll get a bit more fragile truck, but you also may be able to drive it better and avoid some breaking too.
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