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    The NEW Bandit/Rustler Gallery - Post your pictures here!

    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.


    Here are the rules :

    1: This thread is for pictures only, if you have a question for one of the people posting a picture, please send them an e-mail or a PM so the thread doesn't get cluttered with chit-chat. (if you are posting a picture, please make sure your preferences are set to receive PM's from other members)

    2: Maximum picture size should be 640x480 (preferably smaller) so it will fit on most people's computer screens without scrolling, and to be considerate to those on a dial-up connection. Anything larger will be deleted.

    3: Anything off topic will be deleted.

    4: Any "dead" links - you guessed it - deleted.

    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    The original thread can be found here, but it is closed and no longer maintained because of numerous dead links.
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    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.

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    new pics soon, more upgrades on the way!!!
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    ~MM5700 Rustler ~ 2s 5000mah Lipo is 50.5 MPH~

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    You can stop drooling...

    VXL ESC & Motor w/ Fan & Temp Gauge
    FLM Chassis (Upper & Lower)
    FLM Tranny
    FLM Bulkhead
    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 12:24 AM.

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    Heres my current Rusty. Soon to have BL power!

    Hop ups

    Steel ring dif
    alloy idler
    converted to vxl slipper
    vxl output yokes
    Nitro spindles
    widened w/HPI nitro Rush arms
    Dirt Hawgs
    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)

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    13th person i think





    My 4yr old brother doing alittle pose.



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    First Bandit pictures in the gallery!






    Red wire is too long, I already know.
    Resident 4 Tec drifter

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    Not exactly clean but it works!

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    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 02:58 AM.

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    Bandit LTO dirt oval race car. List of hop-ups below pics. (The LTO stands for Left Turn Only)















    Hop-ups:

    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 06:00 PM.

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    body a lil small

    a body in progress

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    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.








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    Custom dualy wheels








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    Here are a few pics










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    Those who throw dirt are bound to lose ground.

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    XL-5 Rustler
    Castle Creations MM7700 motor system
    HPI wide conversion
    STRC casters
    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 09:44 PM.
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    The Life of my lexan Rustler

    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 06:16 AM.
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    My Rusty










    Upgrades:
    -Rpm-
    Front bumper , esc mounting plate , front and rear body mounts , gear cover , dirty danglers , tie rod ends , 2.2 Revolver rims (white)
    -Integy-
    Piggyback shocks front and rear , Battery hold down
    -Pro-line-
    30 series wheels , 30 series Road Rage tires , 2.2 dirt works
    -Casle Creations-
    Mamba Maxx 7700
    -Duratrax-
    4200 NiMah batteries w/ deans
    -Dubro-
    Clip keepers
    -Associated-
    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 .

    Dave
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    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
    Rpm bumper
    A LOT MORE THAT I FORGOT
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    One more where the body came from
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    This is my Nephew's Rustler xl5. Ford Body by Venom racing, aftermarket wing, anacondas tires.






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    My Rustler

    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...

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    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!






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    Quote Originally Posted by rockandroler96
    how do i get this to work!!!
    on the first page of this sticky, there's a link to a post by misbehavin that tells you how... hope that helps


    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 11:40 AM.
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    My Rustler VXL





    The wheel tire combo



    Mods: (not much)

    RPM Bumper
    Traxxas wheelie bar with aluminum wheels
    Prographix body
    Proline 30 series Torque wheels
    Proline 30 series Dirt Hawgs
    "I told you a million times not to exaggerate!"

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    My Blue Street Runner





    Upgrades

    rpm

    castor blocks, front /rear A arms, bearing carriers, front bumper ,Rims

    Integy

    Upper Chassis, Front and rear shock towers, Bell crank stearing, 3600mah 8.4 battery

    Traxxas

    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

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    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 01:35 AM.

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    Exclamation

    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!!!


    http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=IMG_5706.jpg


    http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=IMG_5707.jpg

    here's a piture of my set-up for carpet racing (not lowered in this picture)

    http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=IMG_5709.jpg


    HOP-UPS...

    ROAD RAGE II TIRES
    HPI SPIKE BLACK CHROME WHEELS
    AJUSTABLE CAMBER LINKAGE (RED)
    AJUSTABLE STEERING LINKAGE (RED)
    SPEKTRUM DX3.0 (FOR MY REVO TOO)
    SPEKTRUM RECIEVER
    MAMBA MAX 5700KV
    STEEL IDLER GEAR
    BLUE ALUMINUM BATTERY HOLD DOWN FROM INTEGY
    TRAXAS ADJUSTABLE WHEELIE BAR
    HORRIBLE BATTERYS
    TOTALED BODY
    (MAMBY MORE BUT I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE)


    SOON TO COME...

    NEW BODY
    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
    STEEL STUBS

    ON ITS WAY...

    STEEL RINGED DIFF GEAR
    TOP STEEL DRIVE GEAR
    STEEL DRIVE YOKES
    Last edited by rc guy; 02-15-2008 at 08:26 AM.
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    My XL-5... got a Mamba 5700 on the way...
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    Rustler is new... Body is 15 Years old!


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    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!
    Vantage/MMM/1515 Revo
    MMM/1518 Revo
    T-Maxx 3.3

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    Tires are a little bald.
    Integy caster blocks.
    RPM Everything execpt shock towers.(lhs didnt have them)
    I will be getting an EP4600 to power this thing very soon!
    ANd that is my pride and joy.
    Click for bigger pics.
    Last edited by JAKETHESNAKE28; 03-02-2008 at 03:06 PM.
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    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
    rpm bumper









    it only has like 15 runs on it so it is in pretty good shape
    Last edited by trxstampededude; 03-04-2008 at 11:28 PM.
    FLM 4s Rustler, MM, lowered, more FLM soon

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    I think its time I update with some pics of my rustelr.
    flm ext arms, mm 5700kv motor, and various other upgrades.







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