Well fellas about 2 years ago when I re-entered the hobby I set out to turn my Rustler into an ALL ALUMINUM BEAST! and so far I've reached about 85% of that goal until I started buying other traxxas vehicles and lost interest in my Rustler
Here's a pic of her in her Sunday Best! its also in the Gallery
well after a month of plotting this comeback here we are and now i'm back with an Integy Aluminum chassis to experiment with. After seeing this chassis I quickly re-gained interest in my Rustler.
the only thing I don't like about this chassis is the fact that it has the "carbon fiber" upper deck.
so it's time to pull out ye ole' Rusty! looks pretty bad after the last time I drove it and ate asphalt big time.
time to do some replacement, clean-up and rebuild
bent the body posts so I had to order a new set...
Make no mistake fellas, there are consequences of running all aluminum,
Warped Castor Blocks
More updates on the Installation/Re-build process throughout today and this weekend.
Ya you have to be careful with that much metal!
You ain't bashin unless your crashin!!
yea but to be honest with you the castor blocks and those body posts are the only faults I ever had with this rustler once all the aluminum was installed. this thing is like a tank. its seen the nastiest of crashes when I was out everyday trying to hit 70mph. only got to 63mph tho.
dopeness dude, im debating whether to do aluminum myself. your car looks rad
thanks man...I say go for it...its VERY expensive to do one but in the end you'll love it!
I'm not one to lust after Integy stuff, but that chassis does look nice!
yea bro i cant agree with you more! i'm not into much integy aluminum unless i have to and i had to when i seen this thing. plus i have a dude that's a partner with integy that gave it to me for a sweet deal.
Very nice Rustler.
Do you have any idea of what the weight of the alu chassis it???
I have no idea my man.
your trucks gonna be like a terminator of rustlers
Slash 4x4 LCG+(rolling)HCG, Slash 2wd(raptor)
Cool! I'm surprised you got that much speed out of it. My car lost almost 15 mph when I built an all aluminum rusty. I was getting about 40 mph out of my bone stock rusty but only got a little over 25 with the all aluminum one. Not sure where all my speed went.
"a lil over 25" is brushed motor speeds! with 19/90 gearing lol
I used 31/76 but I bought a robinson racing 33tooth pinion that will probably give me that 70mph but I never tried a high speed run with that pinion
Last edited by G-Rustler; 07-13-2013 at 02:03 AM.
theres a 33 tooth , oh yeah i want it
Well fellas here's her all mounted up.
Had bad experiences with a aluminum transmission case so I stuck with the stock traxxas gearbox. I kno its odd
these are the aluminum parts that I can no longer use due to the new chassis
No longer need the G-Locs and Jaco Foams
Will be moving up to 17mm adapters and 1/8th scale wheel/tires
hey who sells the best screw set that is hex and silver in color?
want to get rid of the black screws and aluminate this thing as much as possible
This bad boy got completed pics bra? Saw the other with the body on and such.
Btw.... I just saw them Jordan's you got back there. That is one slick set-up bro. Your stuff is fresh. I rock all kinds of shoes myself. Love to see an update on this thread, unless I didn't find the right one.
Build, Bash, Clean, Repair, Repeat..
I know it's integy, but I really don't care.... That chassis looks Saaawweeeeett!! I like the way it curves up on the sides.. I really missed alot of good threads while I was gone.
oh and the Jordans were my hobby since a kid along with RC'ing but I've lost interest in the past few years. thanks man.
Last edited by G-Rustler; 10-28-2013 at 10:56 AM.
That is a little awkward that they would make it completely aluminum except for the upper deck, and ten change the whole design of it so you can't even use the old all aluminum piece. Seems like they are headed down the FLM road where they really want you to use as many of their parts on the build as possible, so they make them where other brands won't fit. Looks great tho. I'm sure an all aluminum could be fabricated if you found the right person/tools to do it..
RC Screwz kit for the traxxas rustler will do. It comes with almost all of the screws for your rig. They are stainless steel and won't rust and they are silver. I know you are most likely thinking that the traxxas screws are treated with rust. That treatment will wear off and rust will take the screw.
Go Traxxas, Team Associated, and Losi!
Hi I would like to know: On the image of the chassis, it seems that the servo could only be screwed on one side (only 2 screws instead of 4).... Is it right?
why all the metal you are going to bend in a crash i would like a break in stead of a bend
it looks great i just finished mine i used the same chassis but i also used the aluminum trani and the titanum links with gpm aluminum shocks . im waiting on my jaco foams and gears they have been back orderd . i went with the monster mamba 2200kv combo on 3s lipo for power
How did the body hold up? Did you end up using lipo batteries in it?