View Full Version : Pede V.S. Rusty
01-20-2004, 01:11 PM
In your guy's eyes,what are the pro's and con's of both of these models?I just wanna know what you guys think.
01-20-2004, 01:17 PM
more to come:
Handles deeper terrain easier due to ground clearance.
With the proper crash the Pede will use the Rustler as a ramp. :)
Jumps pretty well without bottoming due to clearance
Gotta watch turning fast with good traction since flipping can occur
Sportier handling is noticed immediatly, out performs Pede
Jumps well but will bottom easy due to low ground clearance
Easier to whip around corners due to low ground clearance
Due to low ground clearance it can act as a ramp for other "bigger" RC's. ... lol
Overall: I have a Pede, my son has a Rustler. We love them both. If I build an offroad track at my inlaw's house I may have to lean more on the Rustler when I want to rip around it fast. The Pede is totally a blast though as well. At this time I don't have a favorite.
Sorry to recommend that you buy both.. :)
01-20-2004, 01:22 PM
Yea i own both a rusty and a pede but i was just wondering what everyone else thought of em.:)
01-20-2004, 02:27 PM
pro: low center of gravity
con:as already mentiond, moving ramp for a pede
pro:you can look at other cars as moving ramps
con:slower than rusty
hope this helps:D
01-20-2004, 03:15 PM
Pede is a monster truck , rusty is not. I LOVE MONSTER TRUCKS so thats why I chose the pede. I was going to get a rusty because the pede flips all the time but went with a 4x4hpiMT instead.
01-20-2004, 05:34 PM
Just adding to what has already been covered. I've found that the Pede is more likely to return to its "feet" after getting out of shape. The Rustler just flips over and slides.
01-20-2004, 06:39 PM
Quick question. "Bottoming out"?
TO FAST FOR YOU
01-20-2004, 07:55 PM
bottoming out is when the chassis/skid plates touch the ground.
01-21-2004, 12:21 AM
About returning to it's "feet" the pede wins there. Nothing better than a 50 foot long pede cartwheel and not having to go fetch.
01-21-2004, 02:31 PM
I have a Bandit and a Pede and I find this to be a great combo. The Bandit gives me great speed on the street but obviously can't handle much in the way of offroading at all. However, it does do jumps okay. The Stampede is great cuz it just goes anywhere pretty much...I drive it all over my yard with no problems and it's a great jumper, but not as fast as my Bandit.
01-21-2004, 05:35 PM
Many of the differences that were stated would become non-differences if you were to use the same size tires on each model.
Ground clearance is identical on the two trucks when using the same tires.
Drag over something like grass will be greater on the Rustler since the chassis is flat between the front and rear axles. Clearing a small mound would be the same for both trucks though.
Pede does right itself more often due to the high CG, it keeps rolling around all the way back to the tires sometimes. Thats one thing that bugs me about my Rustler. When it eats it, I have to go pick it up most of the time.
01-21-2004, 05:56 PM
I concur with most of what was said here, and remember that if you don't like one, you can convert it for ~40, give or take.
A Pede will also have trouble with a servo stripping, while for some reason(i always assumed the bellcrank steering), the Rustler's does not.
As an example, I broke the servo on my Pede in under a month. My friend has had his Rustler for probably roughly 5 months now, and he recently broke a bellcrank, but his servo never broke. And beleive me, he drove hard.
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