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03-15-2004, 01:29 PM
I've got a Pro .15 Rustler and i've never gotten it to do a wheely. What should i do to get to do one?
03-15-2004, 01:59 PM
Install a TRX 2.5 it won't fail to produce wheelies.
03-15-2004, 02:24 PM
if you run your slipper clutch real loose you will not be able to do wheelies....
03-15-2004, 03:48 PM
i have a 2.5 rusty and it wil not do wheelies im bit of a beginner to this all but what can i do to make it wheelie. all it ever seems to do on grass and dirt is wheelspin...i wanna wheelie coz it wil impres my m8s and make them buy a car
03-15-2004, 03:55 PM
all you need to do is tighten the slipper clutch... on my 2.5 rusty it will flip its self over on its top if I have my slipper too tight.....
03-15-2004, 03:59 PM
ok then cheerz m8 now all u have tyo do is tel me howe to do it......how much shall i tighten it like how many turns etc....jus wanna no coz i dnt wanna go mukin it up coz me bank account is goin beneath the £1000 mark and i dnt let it do that...lol!!!! plz help us cheerz
03-15-2004, 04:04 PM
just simply tighten it all the way down... then back off 1/2 turn. Test and adjust from there. The tighter it is the easier it is to lift the front off the ground. I normally keep mine pretty loose... Like to have all 4 wheels on the ground... unless my rusty is in full flight... :)
03-15-2004, 04:12 PM
ok cheerz m8...cant wait to get it goin now...at the mo it is in the pits.......doimg jumps in my back garden at about 30-35mph then i broke my rear shock tower...but i am going to stik back together and hand cast them at school with alum and then hopefully dip them in chrome....cant wait...cheerz m8!!!!
03-15-2004, 06:17 PM
The 2.5 will have no problem with wheelies >>>>
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Serious side effects may occur when using the 2.5. Please drive responsibly !!
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03-15-2004, 06:33 PM
some good rear tyres are a must have for wheelies..
You need great rear end traction, i like the gladiators on the back, however a lot of ppl also recomend dirt hawgs..
03-15-2004, 06:43 PM
I can get wheelies almost as high as in dlrumbl's picture from my Pro .15. How do I do it? Well I have a Traxxas blue tuned preformance pipe and Dirt Hawgs in the rear. But I also have tons of aluminum from RD. OK, so I go WOT from the cul de sac (aka Dead End) onto my driveway, then onto the grass next to my driveway. I keep going WOT on the grass, and there are little ditches and rises in the terrain and when I hit one, BAM. The front end launches up and can stay up for a while. It's a matter of good tuning, some preformance enhancements, and a tightened slipper clutch.
Just as a note, I could do wheelies from the Pro .15 with just the Traxxas blue pipe and everything else stock. I did it by going up to the transition between the driveway and street, there is about a 1 1/2 inch rise to get onto the driveway. I put my front tires right up to that rise and gun it. Usually it would produce wheelies up my driveway!
I could never get wheelies from a standstill on grass or on street without a little bump to get the front end up, letting the back tires use their power to get the front up higher and keep it their for a while. But I wont have to worry about using bumps to get wheelies once my OS .15 CV-RX gets here!
03-15-2004, 07:45 PM
Wheelies. . .Oh man, I have no problem getting the front up in the air. . .actually I have to be very carefull the wheelie doen't turn into a full out flip!
Note: I've done No fine tuning of the slipper cutch. . .still rests in the position that it came in stock. . .even may have loosened slightly from use?? anyway My rusty is running a little on the lean side so acceleration responce is quicker and probably helps in the wheelie department . . and BTW little bumps and dips at high speeds really help increase the chance and probability of a wheelie and if taken fast enough eye popping flips WILL occur
Just about everytime I go out . . . Some flips occur. . .:)
03-15-2004, 09:20 PM
uhhhh... wheelies to me are geting boreing fliping too much!! JK wheelies are the best but not if your racing, well any ways I have a 2.5 with traxxas t-maxx tuned alumm. pipe, boost bottle, 72 tooth spur gear, dirt hawgs, ect and dont even need them to wheelie. When my truck was stock(STOCK!!!!!) I could hit wheelies on cement every time just need to let the engine warm up a bit and the tires warm and your good!!!
03-15-2004, 10:44 PM
What's the best way to pop a whellie? Just punching the throttle to full... or what? I have a nitro rustler trx.2.5 of course but I always get worried when it randomly does a wheelie, can it wear out the back guard really fast??^_^
03-16-2004, 12:49 AM
The people that can't do wheelies want to, the people that can want to know how to keep the front tires down.
Wheelies are cool for showing off but if you want to race or bash, you want to be able to steer your truck.
03-16-2004, 06:50 AM
You dont have to punch it.... All you have to do is gradually give it gas and it will pop one once its up to speed. I keep my slipper loose though...
03-16-2004, 01:09 PM
I don't have the money to get a 2.5 but i do have Proline Dirt Works on it. Thanks guys, i'll tighten the slipper up on it...
03-16-2004, 01:57 PM
:D I have a trx 2.5 I let it do all the work :D lol
Drive it like you stole it. And if you did steal it you better keep on going!!
03-17-2004, 02:50 PM
wheelies are more trouble than anything.Ive gone to the pint of mounting my batteries up front and sticking some 3.5oz wheel weights up there too.
Hlaf throttle full throttl it dont matter.All the car wants to do is come up in the front.
Running almost 5 full turns on the HSN and well out past flush on the LSN and that thing is all power.
Try the AE tourque pipe and get a larger diameter air cleaner (im using one from a .21 monster pirate) and polish your intake port and exaust port than look out
03-17-2004, 02:53 PM
i got a new motor and i hope to do some wheelies. but i can't start it unless i get a starter box :(
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