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05-12-2002, 05:09 PM
I visit this forum frequently and have read bits and pieces of threads that talk about a Traxxas "team", is there such a thing? I mean, I personally think that with the right hop-ups, a Nitro Rustler is top level race worthy but I have never seen a team that strictly runs Rustlers although it would be great to see. And then Traxxas could come out with a Nitro Team Rustler, that would be sweet! Is there anyone on this board that races with a team that uses Traxxas Rustlers? My Rustler is definitley race worthy and has proven itself many a time but I just think that it would be great to race for a Traxxas team, wouldn't that turn some heads at the track?:p Anyways I was just wondering if such a thing existed. Thanks for any replies.
Tazz R/C owner
05-12-2002, 05:12 PM
Traxxas does not sponcer any drivers, however you can enter yourself in a compitition with a Traxxas truck... then get laughed at... then laugh at them when you beat 'em... :D
kcrunch racer x
05-12-2002, 05:23 PM
there is no team but i kill'em a t the track every chance i get. and i am far from laughed at. when ifirst went to a new spot a guy laughed at me and challenged me with his losi he didn't laugh after the flag dropped
05-12-2002, 06:49 PM
Don't know if you guys read the other thread tazz and kcrunch, but this is what I'm talking about. We need some folks who race rustlers to help others with some base line set-ups for racing so that were they to decide to try and race, they won;t get laughed at, or at least as much.
05-12-2002, 07:29 PM
The NR is a good base for a race truck. In stock form it is the least race ready of the 1/10 stadium trucks. It most serious problem is that it pushes badly in the corners. On the other hand it is by far the strongest and most reliable truck out there. Getting rid of the extreme rear toe in is the most important modification to make. It is as simple as swiching the rear arm mounts from side to side or getting 0 degree mounts. Lowering the ride height also pays back big time. Getting rid of the E-Z start and installing the optional back plate gets rid of a lot of weight with a small gain in engine performance due to no friction from the one way. Good tires ( the stock ones are for shipping purposes only) suited to the track you race on. Our track is sandy loam so I use Proline Edge on front and Losi Step Pins on the rear. Softening up the suspension with Losi springs and lighter oil will also help a lot now that the E-Z start is gone. From there it depends on your cash flow and your skill level if you get into engines, chassis and suspension components.
05-12-2002, 11:49 PM
I've posted my Rustler race set-up gobs of times dude:
This is my bulletproof set-up; it requires some modifications to set-up the Rustler like me. The benefits are more forward traction and steering off throttle.
No set-up is bulletproof if you’re always landing on you lid or tail, learn to pick a line and be smooth. Your truck has to be dialed-in, in order not to brake too. RD makes aluminum rear axle carriers now as well as the front caster blocks.
RD Racing Front Carbon Fiber Shock Tower (top shock link “top hole” – castor block link “middle hole” – bottom shock a-arm link “outside hole”)
MIP Rear Shock Tower (I run it reversed)
RD Top Chassis
3 hole piston in the front shocks and 2 hole piston in rear shocks
30wt LOSI shock oil front
35wt LOSI shock oil rear
LOSI orange springs in Rear, 2 1/2"
LOSI Red Springs in Front, 2" Front
Springs Pre load Spacers used to level front suspension arms (horizontal to the ground)
Springs Pre load Spacers used to lever the drive axles or bones.
GPM Aluminum Caster Blocks/c-hubs (top hole)
GPM Aluminum Rear Sub Axle Carriers (a-arm “lower hole”)
1* Negative Camber Front
1 Toe-in * Front
1* Negative Camber Rear
3* Stock Toe-in Rear
MIP Turing Pipe Exhaust Header or the AE Header
Robinson Racing Vented Flywheel
Full ball bearings (don’t forget the steering bell crank)
20% Blue Thunder
MIP Adjustable Clutch for T-Maxx (Trailing Edge)
OS MAX .12 CV-R 10E (rotary carburetor)
18t Clutch Bell and 72t Kimbrough Spur Gear.
Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles (Punishers)
Airtornics Radio CX2P
Steering Servo Futaba S9402
Thtottle Servo High Tech HS 525 MG
Stock OS Air Filter
Traxxas Big Bore Shocks (front and rear)
MIP Shiny CVD’s
Traxxas Pro Ball Differential
Dura Trax Starter Box
AE aluminum screws set in the top and bottom plate (chassis)
All 3mm screw are fastened with 3mm lock nuts (turnbuckles, shocks, ect)
Tires, ProLine Edge in front M2
Step Pin or BowTies M3 in the rear
RPM Three Spoke Talon Rims if Front (white)
RPM Claws Rims in Rear (white)
Trinity Nitro Metal Hydride Hump Pac 1100 mah
Pro-Line GMC Sierra Body (for the RC10GT)
Various Support Parts and Tools
This set-up is for bumpy tracks with jumps, and is subject to change.
05-13-2002, 12:15 AM
that would be so cool if traxxas offers a such a thing!the noffer some type of prizes for winning and useing the traxxas name for advertisment.and promoting there products as well.
05-13-2002, 05:35 AM
hey why do people laugh stock there faster than the rc10! i think
05-13-2002, 06:02 AM
The NR is slightly faster in a straight line, but is geared way to high for race track use. Unless you gear the NR down you will always be wondering where all the GT's went.
05-13-2002, 06:37 AM
cool team traxxas
kcrunch racer x
05-13-2002, 06:29 PM
all those hops soundz sweet but i cant see the pics. could u post em again
05-13-2002, 09:20 PM
peopole laugh at me for my nr. when i race aganst losis wiht piccos and factory drivers.
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