Welcome to the Bandit/Rustler Gallery, a place where everyone can show off pictures of their latest bodies, or latest chassis modifications. Feel free to list all of your current hop-ups, etc.
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Okay, enough with the rules - HAVE FUN!
Misbehavin' wrote this nice FAQ on how to put pictures in your post.
The original thread can be found here, but it is closed and no longer maintained because of numerous dead links.
Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?
how dare you cooleo, i had that first post
this is before the brushless horse power was installe, ill have to get some new pics up tonight or tomorrow.
BMW E21 323i.. My baby.
new pics soon, more upgrades on the way!!!
Last edited by Bananaboy477; 12-26-2007 at 10:45 PM.
~MM5700 Rustler ~ 2s 5000mah Lipo is 50.5 MPH~
You can stop drooling...
VXL ESC & Motor w/ Fan & Temp Gauge
FLM Chassis (Upper & Lower)
RPM: Bumpers, Front & Rear Arms, Shock Towers, & Castor Blocks
Traxxas Blue Aluminum Camber Links & Turnbuckles
Traxxas Blue Aluminum Steering Blocks and Bearing Carriers
Traxxas Big Bore Shocks Front & Rear
Traxxas Talons on Traxxas 2.8 All Star Rims
Spektrum Dx3.0 Radio & Receiver
Swami Wheelie Bar
MaxAmps 3s 8000 Lipo (Faster than the Millenium Falcon!)
Last edited by Edumakated; 12-27-2007 at 01:24 AM.
Heres my current Rusty. Soon to have BL power!
Steel ring dif
converted to vxl slipper
vxl output yokes
widened w/HPI nitro Rush arms
Traxxas dish rims in front(rit dyed dark green)
HPI dish rims on rear(rit dyed dark green)
Red Jato Tie Rods and Camberlinks
CF SRT shock tower
Custom front body mounts(t-maxx)
Desert Rat body
Nitro 4-tec rear carriers
5x11 Team Blue Star bearings
Big Bores all around.
HiTec 645mg steering servo
This was built from a pre-xl5 Bandit w/msc and parts I had lying around.
I think I will get the Velineon BL system(still not sure)
R/C Sith Lord
13th person i think
My 4yr old brother doing alittle pose.
You can only have 2
First Bandit pictures in the gallery!
Red wire is too long, I already know.
Resident 4 Tec drifter
Not exactly clean but it works!
My New VXL Rusty with New Owned Wheelie Bar
Traxxas wheelie bar can't help anything when it's fast and increase more speed
Now Top speed is 51.33 mph with spur 76t and pinion 28t, I'm waiting to order new bigger pinion for getting more speed.
ps. FLM chassis , upper chassis, bulkhead and castle block are waiting to fix them up after trying top speed....
Last edited by FINFIN; 01-01-2008 at 03:58 AM.
Bandit LTO dirt oval race car. List of hop-ups below pics. (The LTO stands for Left Turn Only)
Custom Works Pro-Mod Lumina body
Custom Works lexan sheet to make side dam and spoiler.
Custom Works battery tray and hardware
Traxxas Rustler front A-arms dremeled out so the shocks can be mounted backwards.
Traxxas CF front SRT shock tower mounted in reverse postion.
Traxxas Pro Series aluminum shocks (long front, extra long rear)
Traxxas Pro Ball Diff
Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec rear hub carriers
Traxxas 2070 digital servo
Traxxas Hawk2 rear body mounts
RPM front bumper (flip mounted)
Duratrax front body posts...soon to be replaced with 4-tec posts.
Associated shock springs
Associated antenna mount
Integy rear shock tower and top plate
Novak brushless velocity 4.5 motor and velocity GTB speed control
JR radio equipment
Vintage Tecnacraft titainium linkages.
Pro Line "Inside Job" buggy tires, M3 compound mounted on Traxxas wheels
Pro Line 4 rib front buggy tires, M3 compound mounted on Traxxas wheels
Oh, and I made the chassis out of a sheet of Cobra G-10 fiberglass.
Future Hop ups:
Lunsford Titainium hinge pins
Custom Works "El Dora" body.
Last edited by dirtoval; 01-01-2008 at 07:00 PM.
body a lil small
a body in progress
Here's both of mine. The blue one originally had a MSC and no slipper clutch, now it has been upgraded slightly with the Velineon system, new body, Masher 2000's, RPM A-arms, new steel geared tranny, bearings throughout, Big Bore shocks and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't think of right now. The red one is pretty much a stock VXL with RPM caster blocks and front and rear bearing carriers.
Custom dualy wheels
You can only have 2
Here are a few pics
Those who throw dirt are bound to lose ground.
Those who throw dirt are bound to lose ground.
Castle Creations MM7700 motor system
HPI wide conversion
rc-parts "Biohazard" aluminum wheels
Pro-Line Dirt Hawg tires
Lunsford titanium turnbuckles
Traxxas Big Bore shocks
RPM wide front bumper
Traxxas wheelie bar mount
Traxxas and Team Blue Star bearings
RPM bearing carriers
Soon to be upgraded with these ^^^ titanium-colored carbon fiber chassis & suspension pieces
from Holeshot Engineering
Last edited by ksb51rl; 01-23-2008 at 10:44 PM.
If you're gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough.
A couple differnt bodies that have been on the rustler.
After the stock chassis broke. I made a chassis out of 1/4" lexan. That eventually broke at the same spot as the stock chassis did. This chassis was made from 3/8" lexan. Upper deck and shock tower are from 1/4" lexan.
More mods. To keep the strength of the 3/8" and not the weight. Routed out the bottom of the chassis with a design to lose a couple of ounces. Added an Integy alum bulkhead.
Next on the list was some extended arms. I made some for the f/r that were pretty straight forward. The arms in the picture were the last ones I made. Tried a different design with the jagged edges. They were made from 3/8" lexan also.
The addition of the FLM transmission case.
A rear arm broke in 10 degree weather. Replaced the rear arms w/ FLM ext arms. Replaced the HB shocks with Big bores and the addition of an Integy transmission case.
The stampede will benifit more from the extended arms. So it got the blue set up and the rustler got the red set up.
This is how it's set up at the time of this post.
FLM tranny w/ vxl gears, towers, and standard F/R arms
Big bores shocks w/ Fullforce RC dual rate spring, Bad Horsie covers
MM7700, Dual ESC fans, Can Fan
Novak XXtra receiver
Hobbico MG CS-70
Rock Stars Dirt Hawgs, M2ks
Traxxas Aluminum Turnbuckles
Speedtech racing carries and castor blocks (not installed yet).
Last edited by Gee; 01-25-2008 at 07:16 AM.
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Front bumper , esc mounting plate , front and rear body mounts , gear cover , dirty danglers , tie rod ends , 2.2 Revolver rims (white)
Piggyback shocks front and rear , Battery hold down
30 series wheels , 30 series Road Rage tires , 2.2 dirt works
Mamba Maxx 7700
4200 NiMah batteries w/ deans
Large heat sink
Other upgrades Include wide arm conversion with Hpi Rush front arms , 4-tec rear carriers , and Futaba 2 Ph running the show .
Hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think .
Last edited by Misbehavin'; 01-31-2008 at 08:39 AM.
my Street rustler for drifting
Now my offroad one
Notice the dual rate shocks
The camaro body came of a maisto rcJato a arm conversion
Dual rate shocks
Whole bunch of tires
A LOT MORE THAT I FORGOT
You can only have 2
One more where the body came from
You can only have 2
This is my Nephew's Rustler xl5. Ford Body by Venom racing, aftermarket wing, anacondas tires.
Heres my beauty. She started as a Stampede. Shes very hopped up. I don't go on these fourms that much so this may be the only time you see her...
Speak the truth, or don't speak at all.
Heres a few pics of my Rustlers
this is my first Rustler i got for Christmas four years ago. It came stock with the MSC but I now have the VXL Brushless system in it!
This is my new Rustler XL-5 that I just got yesterday!
on the first page of this sticky, there's a link to a post by misbehavin that tells you how... hope that helpsOriginally Posted by rockandroler96
Here's mine, but these are old pics (from late december). i'm hoping to get some updated pics soon and i'll post them here as soon as i do .
^^^thats my brother's old body. my new one's freaking awesome.
^^^turnbuckles and rear cambers weren't adjusted right in that pic, so the wheels look a little off.
-i'm hoping to get some new and improved pics up soon. the next ones will be bashing pics and even some race pics .
Last edited by OM514; 02-10-2008 at 12:40 PM.
"As you think, so shall you become." -Bruce Lee
The wheel tire combo
Mods: (not much)
Traxxas wheelie bar with aluminum wheels
Proline 30 series Torque wheels
Proline 30 series Dirt Hawgs
"I told you a million times not to exaggerate!"
castor blocks, front /rear A arms, bearing carriers, front bumper ,Rims
Upper Chassis, Front and rear shock towers, Bell crank stearing, 3600mah 8.4 battery
Camber ,Tow link, Stearing linkage
Mip cvd driveshafts, Proline Road hawgs VXL Transmision gears and new Rustler slipper clutch,Hitec MG ultra torqe servo in
New Body ESC and radio\reciver on the way
threw the old stock Bandit VXL body back on the FLM widened and extended now....an inch too short.... going 1/8 scale I really like the look over a truck bodies
Last edited by Shalpass; 02-14-2008 at 02:35 AM.
Just some Cheeze shots of my race rustler... Started life as a stock XL-5. just got the mamba max a few weeks ago. PM me if you like my car!!!
here's a piture of my set-up for carpet racing (not lowered in this picture)
ROAD RAGE II TIRES
HPI SPIKE BLACK CHROME WHEELS
AJUSTABLE CAMBER LINKAGE (RED)
AJUSTABLE STEERING LINKAGE (RED)
SPEKTRUM DX3.0 (FOR MY REVO TOO)
MAMBA MAX 5700KV
STEEL IDLER GEAR
BLUE ALUMINUM BATTERY HOLD DOWN FROM INTEGY
TRAXAS ADJUSTABLE WHEELIE BAR
(MAMBY MORE BUT I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE)
SOON TO COME...
CARBON FIBER CHASSIS (STILL THINKING)
1 1/4 INCH DURO-BRO AIRPLANE WHEELS FOR WHEELIE BAR
IF ANY OF MY PLASIC BREAKS I WILL REPLACE IT WITH CARBON FIBER OR RPM
ON ITS WAY...
STEEL RINGED DIFF GEAR
TOP STEEL DRIVE GEAR
STEEL DRIVE YOKES
Last edited by rc guy; 02-15-2008 at 09:26 AM.
warn: 40% and rising!
My XL-5... got a Mamba 5700 on the way...
RC Addict #341777
First pic of my Rustler VXL...
So far what has been done...
RPM bumper, a-arms, shock towers and caster blocks
Lunsford Punisher Titanium turnbuckles and hinge pins
Talons on black chrome rims
MamAmps 3s 5000 lipo
Still waiting for ESC fan, wheelie bar and Anacondas
Just now waiting for the streets to clear!
Last edited by JAKETHESNAKE28; 03-02-2008 at 04:06 PM.
You are only as good as your weakest link.
here are some pics of my brand new rustler vxl that i bought with my own $$$, so not alot of upgrades, yet
upgrdades so far:
anaconda street tires
max amps 4700 mah 8 cell (<my best pack)
aluminum berring carrieirs
wheelie bar (not pictured)
wheelie skid plate/ motor & tranny protector
it only has like 15 runs on it so it is in pretty good shape
Last edited by trxstampededude; 03-05-2008 at 12:28 AM.
FLM 4s Rustler, MM, lowered, more FLM soon
I think its time I update with some pics of my rustelr.
flm ext arms, mm 5700kv motor, and various other upgrades.
"I have a car just like that from wal-mart"