View Full Version : honest opinion wanted on 2.5 rustler
12-31-2002, 10:53 PM
i want to know what everybdy thinks of the 2.5 rustler.before i order one.thanks
12-31-2002, 11:02 PM
I love it. It is a night and day difference from the .15 engine....
12-31-2002, 11:03 PM
the main selling piont of the rusty is it is fast for the price u r paying
thats y i brought mine
12-31-2002, 11:06 PM
Its a mean machine. i thought about buying a Associated and i saw my frineds go and when i got my Nrustler i was happy i didnt get a Associated. U will like it.
12-31-2002, 11:29 PM
yah its dang fast and relibol if I were you I would get it its a good car now that I have 1 my dad is thinking ubout geting 1 so there some proof of how good it is
01-01-2003, 12:55 AM
Hey it is a traxxas where can you go wrong? it is as i hear a great truck. that is why I am going to get one! :)
They are very durable. Me and mattf used to reall y bash ours around and rarely broke any parts. he even jumped his off a 4 foot jump full speed down a hill in a alley and did not break a part!
It flew around 70-80 feet if a remember corectly. and must have gotten a good 10-15 feet in the air.
well I guess what I am trying to say is that you should buy one. I know you will like it!:)
01-01-2003, 05:06 PM
It's a great truck, I think you should get it Kwilke. You will really enjoy it! '
01-01-2003, 07:23 PM
Actually it only went like 50 ft and about 20ft in the air. It was still pretty cool.
01-01-2003, 10:27 PM
I've had mine for about 2 weeks now. It's my first nitro vehicle, and it's great. Here's why:
It's fast. Some people will try to say "it's too powerful". Yeah. I guess those people are using some kind of non-proportional throttle. If it goes to fast, I usually just slow down. The throttle does have medium settings, besides "full on" and "full brake". Speed does have another downside: Don't stand behind it when you're on a gravel parking lot. When it takes off, spewed gravel for about 15 feet before it came up to speed. Did I mention it's crazy fast?
It starts exceptionally easy. I've read all kinds of horror stories about the EZ-Start 1's not working well. The new EZ-Start on the TRX 2.5 kicks butt. Plug it in, hit the button, let the motor warm up a bit (it's been cold here) and go. That's all.
It handles really well at low to medium speeds. I can make turns over uneven terrain up to half throttle. You can spectacularly flip it over if you turn the wheel all the way over while going "ludicrous speed". Just like a real car.
Parts are both durable and cheap. Face it, you're gonna break some parts. I've dropped a front steering piece, a rear shock cap, and the rear shock tower. A grand total of $15 in parts for a total newbie like me. The tower and the cap busted in the same high-speed cartwheel. So I probably won't do that bit again. On purpose, at least.
OK, downsides. The stock wheels SUCK. They look awesome. They're chrome plated nylon spoke wheels, so you get the worst of both worlds: Little sticks stuck inside when you run around the back yard AND chrome plating chipping off. If I were to do it over again, I'd buy a set of the dish wheels at the same time as the rusty (pn 1972 and 1974) for $5.00 a pair and mount the stock tires on those, and use the chrome ones when you're on an asphalt track or just for show.
And, at least here, it sucks having one this time of year, because it gets dark at like 4:30 and I've got to work until 6. I see many long lunches at the local park in my future :).
I haven't been able to get it on nice smooth asphalt yet. I'm looking forward to going out to Arrowhead this weekend. The Chiefs sucked this year and the stadium is empty until professional soccer season kicks up this spring.
Have fun. Get a rusty.
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