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03-11-2001, 02:20 PM
I have about $100 what hop-ups do you suggest? My Nitro Rustler has only one hop-up and that is a steel pinion gear.
03-11-2001, 02:25 PM
If I were you I would get a tuned pipe.Paris, Cvec, Mip, Etc... Motor Saver air filter, fuel filter, steel yokes, cooling head, pro ball diff, big bore shock, the line goes on and on...Just buy whatever you like best or you feel the need to get that item.
03-11-2001, 02:33 PM
look for HG they make all kinds of hop-up parts for the rustler all alumunm for it.
03-11-2001, 06:41 PM
New pipe first, ball bearings
stock shock towers front and rear will break so you might want to go aluminum at some point. also a-arms will break. Depending on what you want top speed or off the line quickness you might want 18tclutch bell 15bucks and 72t spur gear 3bucks. motorsaver air filter 13bucks. thats a good start
03-12-2001, 03:35 AM
2. Pipe - Cvec!
3. Aluminum Shock towers
4. Big Bore shocks
That should just about take care of your 100$ lol
U Lift, U LOOSE!
If you only have $100.00 then my suggestion would be ballbearings and big bore shocks. These 2 hop ups will burn your $100.00 and are the best way to do it in my opinion.
03-12-2001, 07:02 PM
What are you talkin about I have had my rustler for over a year and had my fair share of crashes and never broken a A arm or shock tower except when it got ran over by my brothers snowmobile which will break any shock towers.
Nitro all the way
03-12-2001, 09:30 PM
everybody I know has broken both front and rear shock towers including myself, but I guess you would have to jump more than 2 ft to do it.
03-12-2001, 09:44 PM
as I'm sure everyone can aggree friction is the toughest thing on the motor and drivetrain of every day driving... So, we want to eliminate as much friction as possible. deffinatly Bearings are the first thing.. Also, the stock rear tires go bald pretty quick, so I'd look into some proline tires. Proline makes some good tires, just find the ones that fit your driving style. The rest you will need to decide on by your driving style. If your going to bash hardcor then shocks and other suspension parts would be good. If you want more performance.. then we're talking about a pipe and gear changes. With just that in mind your 100 bux is already gone and spent.
I wish I could tell you what to get that would make you happy.. but I'm not a mind reader.. I hope this helps you decide on what your going to get.
I'm lernding - Ralph Wiggum
[This message has been edited by Nitro Chicken (edited 03-13-2001).]
03-12-2001, 11:07 PM
$100 bucks needs to be spent with the most bang for the buck. Alum parts are heavier, prettier, and sooo much $pricier. i would go like this:
1. $15 Motor Saver Air Filter...get the heavy duty off-road (cannot imagine not having this ultra-high-quality hop up...think about getting some extra filters, about $10 bucks for 3 sets)
2. $20 Bearings Dynamite makes some really sexy red ones that are sealed and do not need oiling or maintenance.
3. $28 Powerline racing cooling head.
4 $? Wheels and Tires, go with RPM wheels (warrenty=if break, RPM replaces for free) i broke my traxxas wheels and it sucks being out-of-the-game. tires go with BLADE front tires from Pro-Line and pick out a decent rear from Pro-line as well.
5. $the rest of your dough$ for a PIPE.
I love my CVEC for bashing but there is a good argument for the less expensive MIP stinger that is ROAR leagal.
my 2 cents and about all that it is worth
03-12-2001, 11:10 PM
oops almost forgot.... it is not an option to run without at least 1 fuel filter. Dynamite makes a sexy red one or get a **** Trap from Tower, it is good because you can see thru it.
nitro-fortec= a nascar
03-14-2001, 05:07 PM
Go to www.powerlineracing.com (http://www.powerlineracing.com) they have alot of aluminum parts, also get a cvec tuned pipe
03-14-2001, 05:15 PM
First get Big Bore shocks from traxxas. Those are $60. Than you should get ball bearings which are $20. Then maybe save the other 20 for a pipe or get New Proline tires for the front and back.(Front-Blades) (back-dirt hawgs or holeshot)
Ride Till You Die
03-14-2001, 09:19 PM
how are the Masher 2000 i heard they are awesome from some people and also would they slow your truck down if u had them on all fours?
03-14-2001, 10:28 PM
mashers are excellent tires for rustler. mine does 40 with them all around.
03-17-2001, 11:10 AM
Body clips. Lots and lots of body clips.
03-17-2001, 11:14 AM
Yes Cetamega, I agree. I loose at least 1 body pin everytime I drive. Go to www.racers-edge.com (http://www.racers-edge.com) and go to body pins. They have 100 body pins for about $10.00.
Im in first, and the view never changes.
03-17-2001, 06:53 PM
I would recommend all of these but personally i don't think the rustler needs anything but a tuned pipe and header and some good tires. That is all it needs! http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
RACE ON BROTHER!!!!!!!!!
03-18-2001, 05:39 AM
i to took the forum advice and bought masher 2000's they are awesome i had to glue them i tried not to to see if i liked them before i wasted my rims on them but had no choice they are very flimsy though so get the foam inserts the other thing i noticed is the right rear for sure and possibly others the tire gets really skinny when flying down the road it wierd but doesnt seem to effect the handling
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