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    Don't really know...... the old tires that come...

    Don't really know...... the old tires that come wit the 1/10th scale rustler....... surface is street.... hoping to get tires slick enough to let it slide instead of turning belly-up....
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    1/16 E-Revo VXL with bigger tires??

    I have some old tires from my Rustler....

    I thought they would give Merv a little more ground clearance for rough street use (curbs, driveways, etc)

    Do you think I'd have to change my pinion...
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    Example of desert rat body paintjob

    Did this ALL with just masking tape and a razor knife:

    http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t494/chazkoz1/Radio%20Control/desert_rat_4.jpg
  4. Sticky: Rustler VXL -- "Desert Rat" body

    http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t494/chazkoz1/Radio%20Control/desert_rat_4.jpg
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    Rustler VXL Desert Rat body (Paint by me)...

    Rustler VXL
    Desert Rat body (Paint by me)
    http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t494/chazkoz1/Radio%20Control/desert_rat_4.jpg

    X-Citer body (Doesn't fit really well but looks great - paint also...
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    Bandit body on the rustler looks great I've...

    Bandit body on the rustler looks great

    I've been trying to find clear bodies by Traxxas..... seems like everyone-- even my local shop is waiting for shipments.....???? What's happening? Some...
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    Rustler personality changes

    Love my Rustler VXL- love the stability of it- great power and all that

    BUT- I was always jealous of all the nice bodies that are available to Stampede owners....

    Another great thing about...
  8. Sticky: Airing out my Rustler VXL in front of my house ...

    Airing out my Rustler VXL in front of my house

    3s Lipo - two passes.... the second pass I was able to hit full throttle for about a second....

    http://youtu.be/LADgsETvc0I
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    An idea for the hardware hackers on board

    I've thought about this- don't know if anyone has ever done it before

    I have a TX/RX with extra channels on it.... I was thinking if someone could come up with a servo setup that could flip a...
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    Stock gears with a 3s Lipo- 3000mah I'd...

    Stock gears with a 3s Lipo- 3000mah I'd estimate an easy 50mph

    So ripping fast and twitchy it's barely controllable. Not only did I get a wheelie bar, but I got the ball bearing wheels with...
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    New Rustler? It's most likely your Titan 12T...

    New Rustler? It's most likely your Titan 12T
    If you have a spare motor- hook it up to the ESC
  12. Thread: Help!!!!

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    You smoked your Titan 12T Just went through...

    You smoked your Titan 12T

    Just went through the same thing with my daughter's Rustler
  13. Well guys- the LHS was a winner as well- patient,...

    Well guys- the LHS was a winner as well- patient, attentive, and willing to give me another motor free of charge- ( of course I told him Traxxas is shipping me a new one free of charge and offered to...
  14. What gearing do you recommend?

    What gearing do you recommend?
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    Wow... didn't know stuff like that was...

    Wow... didn't know stuff like that was available.....

    I was hoping to use my old Rustler for the most part..... mainly just because it was my old Rustler... Thanks for the tip with the tires......
  16. Sticky: Old Rustler XL-1 with new body, wheels and paintjob

    Beautiful metallic blue doesn't show too well in photo...

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_GXg34uj73v8/Sl3b4DT9IzI/AAAAAAAAANU/w-V0Tk0ivMM/s800/rustler-newbody-640x480.jpg
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    Rustler / Stampede "Monstertruck"

    OK guys- I have an old XL-1 Rustler, and I'd like to ..... well sort of make it "stampede-ish" I can see most of the parts are the same-

    What I'd really like to do is give it stiffer...
  18. OK- I took the old Rustler and the new one and...

    OK- I took the old Rustler and the new one and put them "back to back" like we're doing a "jumpstart" with two rear engine cars..... I connect the speed control wires from the XL-5 to the 20 turn...
  19. Nah.... if the hobby shop won't swap one out for...

    Nah.... if the hobby shop won't swap one out for me- I'm going to order a new unit from on-line- when the Traxxas repair comes back, I'll use it to upgrade my old XL-1 Rustler with the 20 turn...
  20. Called Customer service- they said it sounds like...

    Called Customer service- they said it sounds like the ESC, and I should send it to them.... they also said my local hobby shop wasn't obliged to help me with this.... well, I'm going to go to the...
  21. With stock gearing, a flat road, a 3000mah 6 cell...

    With stock gearing, a flat road, a 3000mah 6 cell pack and a 78 degree day???

    Didn't seem like we were in the "danger of overheating" zone.
  22. So I guess it was running the motor too hot?

    So I guess it was running the motor too hot?
  23. Hmmmm.... The motor still spins freely..... ...

    Hmmmm.... The motor still spins freely..... no odd smells..... I disconnected the speed control and hooked a 6v power supply directly to the motor and it ran...... there are only two lines to...
  24. Was thinking of bringing it back to the LHS where...

    Was thinking of bringing it back to the LHS where I bought it and see if they'd pop a new ESC in for me.... hopefully a warranty replacement.

    If I am forced to buy one, I don't think I'll buy...
  25. Brand new XL-5 Rustler lasted three battery packs

    Bought my daughter a Rustler XL-5 this past Sunday- everything seemed fine- she had been driving it around in the street.. ran through a battery pack- let truck and pack cool- recharge pack- let...
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