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Old 05-14-2010, 11:22 PM
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Default traxxas rustler thread!

post pics,videos and mods you got done to your rustler. it can be the vxl and the xl-5.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:11 AM
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more pics

the blue proline body i got coming
and the blue rpm rims i got with prolines mounted

thought i would share my new toy with ya guys. its a traxxas rustler xl-5 fully water proof. in just 11 days of owning it, i already did the following-

blue body and battery hold down clips
integy blue rear a-arms
fiberglass fr. suspension tie bar
integy blue alum. battery hold down
rpm blue gear cover
rpm blue wide front bumper
rpm blue esc mount
rpm blue mount for rear bumper or wheelie bar
rp, blue motor protector
rpm front and rear bearing caeeiers
duratrax 5x11mm bearings front and rear
rpm front shock tower
rpm rear shock tower
traxxas 7-cell 8.4v 3000mah hump back battery pack
venom 7-cell 8.4v 5000mah hump back battery pack

things i ordered and should be here wedsnday, or thurs.

blue flanged lock nuts(wheels)
rpm blue-chromed rims
i also have rpm lower spring cups(blue) on the way
rpm heavy duty camber links front and rear
i put on blue flanged lock nuts for the wheels
integy blue front a-arms to match the rear
i got rpm caster blocks
blue alum. turnbuckle
proline edge 2.2" m2 tires for the front and proline bowties m2 tires for the rear.
Alum. Shock Caps, Blue (4): Fits All Ultra Shocks (TRA3767A)
second- Traxxas Aluminum Turnbuckle Toe Link 59mm (Blue) (2): Rustler, Stampede
third-MIP C-CVD Kit for Stampede Rustler VXL / XL-5, 08123
just ordered blue alum. front body mount from golden horizons
ordered a proline blue desert rat body
and ordered traxxas alum. big bore shocks for the front and rear.
i got the blue alum. shock caps.
and 4- blue alum. 12mm wheel hex
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Why are you starting another thread telling us about your aluminum upgrades? There are already numerous threads for the Rustler including your own.

And besides, you're looking to trade this car off to anyone that'll take it.
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Why are you starting another thread telling us about your aluminum upgrades? There are already numerous threads for the Rustler including your own.

And besides, you're looking to trade this car off to anyone that'll take it.
its for anyone that has a rustler. and i would trade my rustler for the right trade. its not like i really want to get rid of it. but i would upgrade to something faster/bigger.
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Default Rustler wire rub?

Just bought a like new Rustler VXL and was looking it over today. Did anyone notice that the power wires coming off the ESC rub against the left rear shock springs as they pass by it?
I did a simple fix by drilling a small hole in the body tub near the wires and then putting a small tie-wrap around the wires and through the drilled hole. This pulled the wire away from the shock spring by about 1/3".
I was concerned that all the vibration and movement will rub the rubber off one or all three of the power wires.

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Default Rustler classification

I know what class my Slash runs in but I just bought a used Rustler VXL.
Is this a truggy or buggy?
Traxxas calls it a "stadium truck".
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Originally Posted by RickSlick View Post
I know what class my Slash runs in but I just bought a used Rustler VXL.
Is this a truggy or buggy?
Traxxas calls it a "stadium truck".
Cause it is a 2wd stadium truck, you should be racing agianst t4's, xxxt's and such
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Default Rustler class

Thanks for your reply regarding what I would be racing against. Since I'm new, I don't know the slang/abbreviations for many of the cars.
What are t4's, xxxt's and could you name other manufactures and car names that I would be racing against?
Also, at my local track, what class would this be in? The only modifications I've made is put Pro=line tires on the back for more grip in clay.
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IS this official?
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There is already a Rustler thread out there. Maybe you should just merge this with that one.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-xl-5-vxl.html

My daughter had an XL-5 version. It was a fun truck to play around with.
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^ But that thread does not say Official
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There has been only 1 post to it this year and before that Oct 2010.
Not too active I would say.
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To clarify..

Stadium Trucks or ST: 2wd open wheel 10th scale trucks. Trucks such as the Traxxas Rustler,Associated T4,Losi XXXT and others race in this class.

Short Course trucks(ill handling longer scale looking trucks based on the old ST platform) These trucks use special SC tires,bodies and bumpers. Base on scale trucks... TRucks such as the Traxxas Slash,Associated SC10 and Losi XXX-SCT run in this class.
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Got it.............Thanks.
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