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Old 10-03-2002, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Traxxas Rustler Upgrades?

I have a Traxxas Rustler, and I am going to try racing it. At the moment I am running a stock setup, except for the original Trinity Midnight I've had for a few years now, and a Novak Rooster ESC. I am planning on stepping up to a Chameleon 2 Pro, and a lighter chassis setup. Possibly moving the receiver and speed controller, and shaving the chassis to decrease weight. I have also seen that the Nitro Rustler has an aluminum chassis, instead of the plastic tub style, but I'm not totally sure if I'd be able to inter-change the nitro chassis with the electric chassis. Has anyone tried this yet? If for some reason the chassis are not inter-changeable, has anyone found any other chassis alternatives?
Preferrably aluminum, but I will check out a carbon/composite chassis if it's worth it.

I'm also currently running 5X8mm wheel/axle bearings, and seen that the Nitro Rustler runs 5X11mm wheel/axle bearings. I'm usually wearing out my bearings in between 3-5 runs. Are the 5X11mm bearings better, and would I be able to upgade the wheel/axle area to use the 5X11mm bearings if they are better?

Any helpful info would help. Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2002, 05:07 PM   #2
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Find the latest RC Car Action (november 2002), it has a graphite chassis conversion in it, Im not sure who makes it, see picture, also run losi blue springs on the rear.
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Old 10-13-2002, 08:05 PM   #3
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I would also try getting the MIP CVD kit and the ajustable tierods, or just get a new truck.
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