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02-08-2001, 04:56 PM
I am going to recieve a rustler in about three weeks. What are the best hop ups to get first?
Leave out the ESC because it comes with one.
k, since u gettin the ESC, i suggest a new motor, the stock one is kinda, well, not that good. another thing, now this is a must,
they increase your speed and running time!!
and u should also get new tires, because when you learn to do donuts, there go your tires
i suggest proline dirt hawg XTR i have them, they are a good tire!
02-08-2001, 05:09 PM
thanx joe (I'm new to this hobby)
any day http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-08-2001, 05:33 PM
Ball Bearings Definetaly. Get them first and if your going to jump a lot get aluminum shocks.
Nitro Bad. Electric Good!
02-08-2001, 06:00 PM
I'd suggest bearings first defently bearings. Then I'd say motor. Speed gems sre awesome for the money. Tires are a big thing too. Proline dirt hawgs are a great all purpose tire for racin and bashin. Hope this helps man
Racin',Crashin',And Lovin' Life
02-08-2001, 06:36 PM
no bearings - please. too small - ones in axle carriers overheat and get wrecked
as far as other things. . .how about slipper clutch, better tires, better servos, ball diff
02-08-2001, 06:47 PM
Doesnt your rustler come ones already? Its the version with ESC, bearings, and clutch? If you go for a better motor, get new gears too or you will strip them like crazy!
- Rick -
02-09-2001, 03:56 PM
Hey what kind of bearings should I get for my rustler. And you guys said something about aluminum shocks. How much would these be and woukd they be worth the money. I have a question can I ride in snow. How do I proof it?
02-09-2001, 04:23 PM
RPM makes front and rear hub carriers for the Rustler that use the larger size bearings. Get the hubs, then upgrade to bearings. You won't blow up the larger bearings.
I don't know what the design guys were thinking when they put those dinky bushings in the hubs - the truck is going to be jumping stuff for crying out loud...
02-09-2001, 04:33 PM
Hey. I have been in this sport for about 4 years and i got a nitro stampede last august. I know alot about the sport but what is and ESC? its probably a stupid question but i wanna know.
Ride Till You Die
electric speed controll. it gives u longer run times and u dont lose control of the car when the batterie comes unplugged. u dont know what it is because nitro cars dont need it.
02-09-2001, 05:20 PM
You're right about the slipper clutch, but the only thing that was said to have ball bearings on the site I'm ordering is the transmission. I don't know. Can anyone help?
02-09-2001, 05:31 PM
the bearings in the tranny will be ok but get the oversized bearings and carriers from rpm. the stock ones will melt in a month or so if you run it hard, also the aluminum shocks are $30 for the fronts and $30 for the rears so run it stock for a while and see how you like the stock shocks.
02-09-2001, 11:39 PM
best way to water/snow proof it is to put everything in balloons - servos, reciever, on/off switch etc
02-10-2001, 02:50 PM
So the list is:
3. What next??
4. Aluminum shocks, maybe?
02-12-2001, 12:30 PM
I would definitly get the shocks, and get a Novak ROOSTER ESC, it is perfect for this rustler http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-12-2001, 02:51 PM
he said to leave out an esc because the rustler already comes with one!
02-12-2001, 03:16 PM
I wanna do the same to mine (bearings, motor, esc, maybe chocks and new gears but can you get the aluminum spur gears for the rustler and where/how much?
02-12-2001, 03:19 PM
pan, i don't believe they do make metal spur gears for the traxxas electrics. i called a year ago and they said no. if you convert to 32-pitch gears however, the story is different. many manufacturers make metal 32-pitch gears
I would suggest waiting on the shocks. The big problem with the stock shocks (mine anyway) is they leak a lot. Shock rebuild kits and shock fluid are very cheap and easy to install. And the stock shocks have decent performance. All I do is mess around in the yard and stuff, tho. If you're gonna race, it's probably a different story. I think Traxxas aluminum shocks are $38/pair.
I would go with full bearings first, then see what you want the most after you have some time to drive it a while.
02-12-2001, 04:10 PM
odie, the traxxas big-bore aluminum shocks are 29.99 a pair from tower hobbies, last i checked
02-12-2001, 04:46 PM
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