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  1. #1
    RC Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Fix jato or put engine in Rustler

    Hopefully someone will have some advice for me on this. I am trying to install a 3.3 Jato motor into my older 1.? Nitro Rustler. Or maybe just fix the jato

    My friend bought this Jato 3.3 and had it for 2 weeks before he broke the frame. Then he moved on and i purchased his whole car from him. Now i am trying to take his motor and install it onto mine (rustler). Do you guys have any info, pictures or videos, on how i can do this or the parts i will need to make it happen?? Or should i just replace the frame of the Jato, which seems like a lot of work, but then i might be able to upgrade other stuff with changeing the frame?

    It has been sitting for a couple years now but was working great before it broke/sitting. Does this matter at all?

    I would like to do this over the winter and have it ready for the spring.

  2. #2
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. RC-Crazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Bellevue, WA.
    the 3.3 is direct drop in to rustler. I like the 3.3 rustler for off road bashing, is much better control than jato, my 2 cents.

    Slash PE & Ja-two.

  3. #3
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Long Island, NY
    I beleive it is only a direc drop in for the 2.5 Rustler. If it's the old .15 Rustler I think you need the motor mount from the 2.5, Traxxas part # 4460.
    Rustler-3.3,Revo-Hyper .21,Jato-3.3
    lots of mods

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