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10-04-2001, 03:09 PM
can I use a starter box on my rustler?
10-04-2001, 03:34 PM
yes you can, i dont( to expensive) but other ppl do
hope i helped:D
10-04-2001, 03:41 PM
A starter box is the best way to start your engine.
1st you can remove the EZ start system which lowers center of gravity giveing you a .655 G's extra turning force.
2nd makes the Rustler lighter for faster running.
3rd quicker starting
4th no more 1 way bearing.
10-04-2001, 03:56 PM
uhh ... i dont know about the lower CG, but the rest sounds good to me.
10-04-2001, 09:49 PM
Is there anything I have to get? Like a bigger flywheel or does something take the place of the e-z start?
Also.. is there a starter box that you recommend ?
10-04-2001, 09:57 PM
i have the ofna box. i had my doubts about it but when i got it was the best thing i have ever bought for my nr. well worth the money. mine was 55 at my lhs:D :D :D :D
10-04-2001, 11:02 PM
How did you get yours adjusted? I also got the OFNA one and the (I'm refraining here:)) thingjust won't work!!! HELP!!!
Yes you can use a starter box. And I will give alittle details on them to help you and maybe Racer at the same time.
A 12 Volt box is the best to use. For you can use them with just about any 12 Volt battery, be it a Motorcycle, Lawn mower or even a hobby grade battery. With these you gets hours of cranking before you need to recharge the battery. While with a 7.2 Volt which uses Hobby packs up to the 3000 mH match grade racind battery. Any one knows that 5 to 10 Max minutes are all that you are going to get out of a full charged pack.
Adjusting is done by pins that are screwed into the box. These are used to hold the trucks flywheel square to the starter wheel. If the flywheel is not squared up with the starter wheel problems accur. Now speaking of flywheels. You may need to remove the upper section of the engine mount or even change the mounts to lower the fly wheel enough to make good contact with the starters wheel.
Wireing. The wire is pretty straight forward. If the starter has two drive motors they need to be wired in series. Once the wireing is done the rubber wheel should spin toward the front when the starter button is pressed. This will then spin the flywheel backwards. The starter button should be adjusted to where it will engage the motor/s when the truck is nearly touching the box and yet let the starter wheel and flywheel contact each other enough to spin the engine.
A starter box is the best thing for racing. For you are able to ditch the EZ or Pull starter, saving weight. But for bashing I like a pull starter better. Simply because I can stick a Hot Shot 2 in my back pocket and grab a bottle of fuel and go. Then if the truck stops running down the street. You can walk to it stick the plug heater on and go. No battery or boxes to lug around.
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