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Old 04-04-2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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hey im thinking of buying a traxxas rustler electric im just starting out are they any good for kicking around with?
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Old 04-05-2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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they are probably the most durable truck out there, its the only r/c that hasn't broken. as for speed, with the right hop-ups like bearings, an esc, and ball diffs, big bore shocks they can be tuned to be as fast as any other truck, also there cheap
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thanks
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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they are cheap
the suspension is outdated
but its ok to bash around with
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:14 PM   #5
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definately a basher.. definately not a racer
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:17 PM   #6
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I got a Rustler in the kit form a few years back, as a diversion from the nitro craze. I was really impressed at the fun my kids and I had with the finished truck. I bought some decent tires and wheels, and put in a Chameleon Pro motor, adn a Duratrax Streak ESC. Right now the motor needs a rebuild from running it soooo much, but it does have a lot of speed. It's nothing like a T4 or the XXXT, but it's also much cheaper to get into. Aluminum shocks are a must, if any kind of jumping is on the menu.
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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traxxas isnt known for their race kits and most tracks wont carry parts for it so if u plan on racing go with something from losi AE.
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Every shop that doesn't have a track in my state carries Traxxas parts, they're just too popular for the shops not to cater to them. A local on-road circuit even has a class for Rustlers with street tires and the stock Stinger motor.
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Depends on what you want to do with it.

Personally, I would probably order the Duratrax Evader instead of the rustler as you get a vehicle which has better hop ups on it and is about the same price RTR. You also get a 1 year warranty on the Evader instead of the rustler.

If you are planning on racing, the Evader would definitely be a better choice, or you can look into a Losi XXXT spec truck, you can get this for $99 bucks from Ultimate hobbies online .
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Most people agree the DTX Evader is the old Losi XXT, parts interchange between the two. It is a much more refined truck than the Rustler. If your hobby shop carries parts, it's also a faster and lighter race truck too. Got to have good parts support to keep a guy going in this hobby, otherwise, it's really boring......
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So guys local actually have fitted XXX-T parts on the Evader. I think without any modification either!

Have you made your decision yet? Either the Evader or the XXX-T spec ( $99 dollars ) would work well. I think for the price I would probably lean alittle towards the evader since you get more stuff for the price. But for something I feel good about racing, the XXX-T spec would work great, just get a cheap speedo and stock motor ( P2k2 or MVP would work well ) and have some fun.
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WHere do you get the Losi XXXT spec truck for $99? I'm kind of wanting one now!
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