Old 06-19-2007, 07:48 AM
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me why a nitro rustler isn't a good racing truck, everyone i talk to say there just good for back yard bashing. And that there not a good racing truck like a gt or losi? If anyone could help me out that would be great. thanks
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:41 AM
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It's usually best to title your new threads with a description of what's in the thread. You'll get more views (and perhaps more answers) that way.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:05 PM
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Unless you're going to get serious with racing, a rustler will do you just fine. If you're track is a sanctioned track, you're going to need a .12 to run with, but most of the RTRs come with a .15 anyway (losi and AE included). Mostly the differences are in adjustability, where The NT and GT usually have more tuning options. If you're racing on a club level, you'll be able to be competitive with the rustler. If you're getting hardcore where ever tenth of a second counts, the NT and GT would be the better option.
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If Im not mistaken, the Rustler has a planetary diff. While it is practically bullet proof, a ball diff offers better performance. It will need more maintenance. A couple years ago my track had a guy running one. He did pretty good with it. He isn't racing as often now, family obligations Im sure. But, he has since switched to a GT2. Bottom line, it will be very good and durable to learn with. But after a while, you're competitve side will likely get the better of you and you'll want a more race oriented chassis.
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