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Old 04-11-2004, 06:13 PM
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Hey, is a 2.5 Rustler better then an HPI MT. I know that the rustler is ALOT faster, but would the 4wd be better for me, in a basher. I heard the 2.5 is hard to tune. but i dunno if the 4wd would do me better. Ok thanks for the help
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Old 04-11-2004, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: Nitro Rustler vs HPI MT

I seriously doubt the 2.5 would give you any problems on that extremely light truck. Most of the complaints about that motor are from over heating (tuning issues). On a lighter truck, you wont have such a problem. My personal preference would be that the 4wd MT2 is gonna offer more fun, but thats my preference. Both of those trucks will be fun, and good for club level racing.

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Hey, is a 2.5 Rustler better then an HPI MT. I know that the rustler is ALOT faster, but would the 4wd be better for me, in a basher. I heard the 2.5 is hard to tune. but i dunno if the 4wd would do me better. Ok thanks for the help
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:27 PM
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My friend always has problems with his rustler 2.5. the 4wd would be awesome for bashing and u don't need 50mph for bashing.
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:29 PM
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It sure is fun though.
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:50 PM
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Default RE: Nitro Rustler vs HPI MT

Four wheel drive is a must for bashing IMO. And not to push it, but have you thought about a Cen MT2? The only reason I bring it up is last weekend I was talking to a guy who had an HPI MT for his son and he said he is constantly replacing parts on it.
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:24 PM
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i was constantly replacing parts on my rustler too. the thing is just too plastic and too small to do 50 out of the box. maybe it shouldnt have been my first car though.
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Intostadiums how do u like your savage 25 compared to your other cars and different cars you have driven?
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:36 PM
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Default RE: Nitro Rustler vs HPI MT

my savage is so fun. it can handle way tougher terrain, and is pretty fast, and it can take a pretty good crash or flip without making it into a $$$$$$ trip to the lhs. t maxx is good too. as far as stadium trucks go, rustler and hpi both make good entry level machines.
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