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    wheelie bar

    my friend got a 3.3 and i gave him my wheelie bar from the jato we got it on but no matter how many times we tried it wasn't straight. what is a good after market wheelie bar for the rustler
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    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...C%2Fb%3Ely+bar

    I'm either seeing the traxxas stock one - or the integy one, but people seem to be iffy about recommending integy parts
    Nitro Rustler 2.5

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    is there different mounting holes between electric and nitro rustler for the wheelie bar
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    anybody know
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    I'll go out on a limb and say yes - reason being on the description for the Traxxas Wheely Bar on Tower Hobbies, it says:
    "This is an optional Wheelie Bar for the Traxxas Electric Stampede, Rustler and Bandit."
    Nitro Rustler 2.5

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    Totaly different. The Nitro Rustler has the battery box on the back of the chassis.

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    Yes, I too beleive the mounting holes are indeed different.
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    Here is one from New Era for the Nitro Rustler.

    http://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi...=&part_id=1732

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    thanks thats much better than the only other option... integy.
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    is the integy wheelie bar a replacement for the battery box in the back?

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    Integy wheelie bars are junk. Add way to much weight to the rear. The last place you want it. I like the T-Bone. Look on ebay or go to their sight direct. They make on for the nitro rustler. I chose the Electric version because I wanted to shorten it up. T-Bones are flexable so it doesnt help stabilize a wheelie very well, UNLESS you have a posi rear. But by it being flexable, it doesnt break. And if it does break, its real easy to fix. Just thru bolt it.
    You can see in this pic what I did to fix one. Its a true bashers wheelie bar. You can flip it upside down to apply downward pressure as well. If you want.
    This pic shows the Integy wheelie bar/battery box combo junk. One tail landing and it bends like a pretzel.
    Last edited by Powerman; 06-20-2013 at 08:53 PM.

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    I know integy sucks but I liked the upgraded battery box. I just bash so I'll go with the tbone, thanks again powerman

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    Yeah aluminum looks nice but its got its place. For the battery box its not recommended. If weight is not a concern you could use the aluminum battery box and remove the wheel. Then still use a T bone. If its a cosmetic desire you have. Get a rear diff spool and it will track nice and straight on wheelies. Just get one for a E Rusty. Or use 500K diff grease.

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    I plan to put heavier grease in the diff next time the tranny falls apart. thats a beautiful rustler you have there.

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    Thanks,That was my all integy aluminum mistake. It would have been nice to leave on the shelf. But after one good oops it was trashed. I was able to use some of the parts. Actually the steering bellcranks are on the Slutsler now. As well as the driveshafts. Some integy stuff has been OK. Love the shafts after a slight mod.

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