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Old 05-02-2004, 08:48 PM   #121
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first, answer me this.. what the hell is that picture in your avatar?
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Old 05-02-2004, 08:53 PM   #122
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:10 PM   #123
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ROFL

Dylan, just thought i'd tell you if you were gunna go nitro, I just put my XTM XCellerator on ebay with a buy it now for 150, and this includes everything to run it minus fuel and batteries for the transmitter.... there is nothing wrong with it, I just like electric better so I am selling it.

just thought I'd let you know...

the auction is here.
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:21 PM   #124
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Wow, that seems that a great way to get into Nitro cheap. Unfortunately, I don't have any cash at the momment. I'm waiting for some of my own things to sell to fund my journey into RC. If I can get the money before that truck sells, I just may buy it. Is there any wrong with it at all? Any idea how quick it is?
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #125
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well, there isn't anything wrong with it, just the stock tires are worn, but I include some extra proline dirt pawz with it. and the stock Hex head motor screws would strip everytime I took them out (replaced them 3 times), so my dad and I found some philips head screws and shortened them, and I havent had a problem yet...

The fastest I ever had it go was on a downhill street geared with my friend's 17t clutch bell and a 45t spur going 60... but as I said it was his Clutch bell so I gave it back to him and put it back to stock gearing. At stock gearing it does exactly what the box, RCCA, XRC would tell you; 50 mph.

People might say that XTM is a bad company, but with my experience with this truck, I'd say it's highly durable and hella fast...

if you are interested about this car, you could check out the X-cellerator Forum.
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:03 PM   #126
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SOLD Sorry dylan, someone bought it!
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:31 PM   #127
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what's your guys take on a rustler? think it can handle jumps?..

it's electric, and i have to rebuild the front steering and suspension because i broke the left side
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ya rustlers can take a beating, alot of people by my lhs track use them they are a pretty nice truck once you put some money into them.
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:23 PM   #129
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i say that electric and nitro are pretty well balanced and the only real advantage to an electric is easier maintaining and nitro would just be the cool sound and the fun of adjusting the carb sorta like on a real car.....as far as speed some electrics are just as fast if not faster than nitros
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What hopups do you guys reccomend for a stock RTR rustler?

New engine or esc or what?..does it come with an esc, i dunno, i wasnm't really in to rc when i first got it, and after it broke i nevre payed attention to it relaly...
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for either nitro or electric:

Aluminum Shocks or Shock Caps
Full Ball Bearings
Better Steering servo (hitec 625mg will work well and it's not as expensive as others)
RPM Bumper
Better ESC or Tuned Pipe
Steel Yokes
Faster Motor
Better batteries
deans connectors

it all depends on what your budget is:

i have an electric rustler that i am going to rebuild soon and it will get full bearings,slipper clutch,etc.

i have also owned two nitro rustlers one pretty well modded with rdracingproducts and the other pretty much stock with MIP stinger exhaust

they're good trucks so have fun with em
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:04 PM   #132
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well, what should be first to make it go hella fast so i can get major air?
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nobody?..like should i get a new motor instead of the one that came with the rtr? it's like 4 or 5 years old

it's elec btw
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Old 05-08-2004, 11:15 PM   #134
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a mod and wings
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modified motor? which motor do you guys reccomend? and i'm assuming i should get an esc to..what do you guys think?
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