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    Changing from 20% to 33% nitro fuel.

    I would like to switch from 20% to 33% nitro fuel in my 2.5 Rustler and wanted to know if there are any risks to my engine.
    I will re tune for the new fuel.

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    Always pose the risk of blowing a engine. Take it easy at first and allow the engine to break in to the new fuel.

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    Always pose the risk of blowing a engine. Take it easy at first and allow the engine to break in to the new fuel.
    Make sure you take all of the old 20% fuel from your tank when you go to put 30% in, other wise it will mix, and screw up your tuning for that tank of gas...
    Summit Rustler Sl2sh TMaxx Pnde Slayer Sl4sh

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    You will of course have to retune. With 33% the window is smaller for good tune, but you can make more power, and run cooler. If your rusty is stock you may look into the slash drive shafts. Once I went to 33% I could not make a full tank with out popping the u-joint out of the shaft.
    Rusty 2.5R,T-max 2.5 & 3.3,Summit VXL Nitro 4-tec

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    I would even consider some steel shafts.

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