Is The Nitro Rustler Really worth it?
Although i am an avid car racer, i would like to know your likes and dislikes about the Nitro rustler and if it is worth the money. I have just recently got into offroad racing and i really like it. I'm not going to give up on-road racing but i just want to get into off road racing. Thanx in advance!
I just ordered mine a week ago and it will be here Tuesday. I heard a lot of people say they really liked it and it was worth the money, that's why I bought it.
The Nitro Rustler is a good off-road truck. If your asking me if I like it then I do. Some down sides to the stock set up though...which means you should get the truck + some hop ups.
1) The stock rear spike tires wear out too easily
2) The stock differential yokes (if they still come with the white plastic ones) strip too easily.
3) The rubber elbow that connects the stock Header and Pipe cracks too easily.
Those three main things where the problems that I had with my stock set up. But if your going to get a new Tuned pipe and CVD's and Tires...then you have nothing to worry about. The rest of the car is pretty durable.
I got one for x-mas and it is worth the money. Its a fast and durable truck. I got a mip 360 pipe and new rear tires and a pull starter. I love it
I myself own 7 Nitro Rustlers, My daughter whom is 12 owns 4.
Factory support best in the bussiness in my book.
Well layed out chassie.
The rear A arm mounts work loose quickly. Placing longer screws with lock nuts will cure this.
EZ Start System, Works well for some, but not for me.
No bearings in the axle carriers or front wheels.
The Battery Tray cracks easily if it is not stuffed with foam to keep the batts from banging around.
Weak Planetary Diff. If ran hard.
Half shafts wear out quickly This includes the output Yokes.
Rear Tires wear out quickly. I have worn out a set just breaking in an engine.
Stock J pipe (exhaust connector) is thin and cracks easily when hot.
Handleing not up to par with the Assoicated RC10s. Stronger steering servo is a major help.
Would I buy another. YES
Would I race one. Any time anywhere.
excuse me while I pass some gas
I beleive so I am a rookie but this is a bad truck
[This message has been edited by Nitro Chicken (edited 01-29-2001).]