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    Traxxas Rustler XL-5

    What is the biggest wheels and tires that you could put on a rustler XL-5?

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    Something familiar about this username. Hope this isn't Yojih123.
    List of his posts: https://forums.traxxas.com/search.php?searchid=2022186

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    Iím betting you it is, too much of a coincidence that itís a different person


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    What's the biggest motor you can put in a rustler XL-5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    What's the biggest motor you can put in a rustler XL-5?
    Ha

    Best to leave a rustler stock

    Get a new Maxx and enjoy

    Do it well
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    Anyone here have issues with the planetary gears?

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    I'm upgrading everything except esc and servo suspension upgrades are from my dad's nitro rustler and everything else I'm buying.
    Last edited by Yojih1234; 04-17-2020 at 08:47 AM.

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    I'm upgrading everything except esc and servo suspension upgrades are from my dad's nitro rustler and everything else I'm buying.
    Would it be best to upgrade esc and servo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlegelbagel View Post
    Anyone here have issues with the planetary gears?
    Nearly every run- had planetary / sun gear failure
    Fixed it with the proline trans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
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    Would it be best to upgrade esc and servo

    More power with 120amp esc
    Long as the servo works- all good
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    What's the best parts to to upgrade the rustler too? Because I'm going to use rpm for everything they sale for the xl-5 and stock motor and esc and servo but better wheels and tires. Should I upgrade the motor and esc and servo too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    What's the best parts to to upgrade the rustler too?...
    I think you need to look for parts made out of Adamantium or Vibranium.

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    grizzly03, try to be helpful and realistic. I have most of the world's supply of Adamantium in my basement, and Mr. Rogers has the world's complete (unhidden by a secretly high-tech country that no one can get to) supply of Vibranium on his arm.

    On a more serious note, this may not be the other person, and not everyone has very good English, or they may be ESL.

    Yojih1234: I wouldn't go and upgrade everything at once. Instead, I would start by getting Aluminium caster blocks. Traxxas makes them as part numbers 3632X, 3632A, and 3632G. After that if something breaks, you can get RPM suspension arms, shock towers, or transmission case. I do not think that Nitro Rustler parts will easily connect to the electric Rustler, so that is not an option.
    LONG LIVE THE PROFESSOR! Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Is_It_Broken? View Post
    ...On a more serious note, this may not be the other person, and not everyone has very good English, or they may be ESL...
    Very true, but when someone gives an answer to the question that was asked, why continue to repeat generic questions? Where do you say "Yup this sounds like a person trolling?" Same username and type of questions on other forums too.

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    What do I need for a 2wd to 4wd conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    What do I need for a 2wd to 4wd conversion?
    A new 4wd truck

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    Pretty much nothing is the same on a 2wd and a 4x4 rusty. The rustler 4x4 is more similar to the stampede 4x4 and slash 4x4. The 2wd rustler shares almost all of its parts with the bandit, that's why it the the rustler-bandit forum and also shares some parts with the stampede 2wd.

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    I want to convert rustler 2wd to stampede 2wd how hard is that?

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    What are the lengths for the long shocks and xx-long shocks fully compressed and fully extended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    I want to convert rustler 2wd to stampede 2wd how hard is that?
    Here’s the deal. I got a very old Rustler 2wd and did a whole bunch of upgrades thinking the $20 here and there would be cheaper... However now that I have a $300 aluminum bullet it still isn’t as good as just buying new and exactly what I wanted. I wish I would have just saved up and bought a new car from the beginning not try to create something out of nothing. Just my experience take it with a grain of salt.

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    What are the lengths for the long shocks and xx-long shocks fully compressed and fully extended?

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    My rustler Build will be every rpm part that is for the rustler xl-5 and then from traxxas will be bushings to ball bearings swap then both of the scissors from traxxas then more body clips then trx-4 sport wheels and then RC4WD interco IROK Super Swamper Scale Tires and Ultra Shocks xx-long even for the front the motor and esc is a duratrax motor and element 3900kv brushless
    Last edited by Yojih1234; 09-21-2020 at 09:22 AM.

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    How could the remote's steering be inverted? Trazzas support told how to uninvert it so I do not need help.
    Last edited by Yojih1234; 09-21-2020 at 09:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    My rustler Build will be every rpm part that is for the rustler xl-5 and then from traxxas will be bushings to ball bearings swap then both of the scissors from traxxas then more body clips then trx-4 sport wheels and then RC4WD interco IROK Super Swamper Scale Tires and Ultra Shocks xx-long even for the front the motor and esc is a duratrax motor and element 3900kv brushless
    What esc and motor would you guys recommend from Traxxas.

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    What brand paints do you guys recommend?

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    Vxl-3s motor and esc and Tamiya paint.

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    What are traxxas bodies made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    My rustler Build will be every rpm part that is for the rustler xl-5 and then from traxxas will be bushings to ball bearings swap then both of the scissors from traxxas then more body clips then trx-4 sport wheels and then RC4WD interco IROK Super Swamper Scale Tires and Ultra Shocks xx-long even for the front the motor and esc is a duratrax motor and element 3900kv brushless
    The motor and esc will be swapped to a Vxl-3s motor and esc. The Tamiya paint will be Red,White and blue. Then RC body reinforcing tape from Tamiya and everything else to reinforce the body as much as possible.
    Last edited by Yojih1234; 09-22-2020 at 01:52 PM.

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    Total without shipping and handling and tax is 488.38

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    Another thing I'm going to buy is Velineon VXL-3s ESC cooling fan which is 24.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    Total without shipping and handling and tax is 488.38
    Is that what you are going to pay to rebuild an old rusty into a 2WD Stampede VXL? You do know that a new one is only $289.99 right?

    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...ampede-vxl-tsm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Is that what you are going to pay to rebuild an old rusty into a 2WD Stampede VXL? You do know that a new one is only $289.99 right?

    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...ampede-vxl-tsm
    The price is for me to build the Rusty how I want to build it.

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    Does anybody sale lights that will work with the rustler body?

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    Is it possible to put a xo-1 motor and esc in a rustler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    Is it possible to put a xo-1 motor and esc in a rustler?
    No for xo-1 motor and esc but yes for headlights and taillights and lightbars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojih1234 View Post
    Does anybody sale lights that will work with the rustler body?
    Headlights and Taillights and lightbars and winch for front and rear and winch mount for front and rear and winch bumper for front and rear

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    Then zip ties on shock shafts to make a makeshift lift kit.
    Last edited by Yojih1234; 09-24-2020 at 11:45 AM.

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    Which Traxxas lighting kit or kits would you guys recommend?

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