I just bought a VXL Rustler last week and the only batterys my local hobby shop stocked was the Epic 3000mah Sport Pack with the new TRX connector. Ive noticed that the battery get very hot. Hotter than the motor and speed control. The truck has the stock gearing straight out of the box.
2 days ago it was around 95* outside. I ran it onroad , high speed runs, and check the temps after I was done driving it. The motor was 150*, the esc was 140* and the battery was 160*. Is that normal for the battery to get that hot.