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Rustler Conversion

Old 11-07-2010, 11:46 PM
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I got a Rustler XL-5 about a year ago as my first pro grade rc car. Ever since I bought it I've had this crazy idea in my head of putting a Titan 775 from a Summit into it. Just out of curiosity, what the heck do you think it would do, performance wise???
Old 11-08-2010, 05:41 PM
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It would waste your money!
Old 11-08-2010, 06:04 PM
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It would have alot of tourqe but I doubt it would be very fast.
If you wanted to do something like that and you don't race I would also lengthin the rustler.

Old 11-08-2010, 11:35 PM
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You would need a EVX-2 ESC and a custom motor mount,  and lots of luck to keep the front end down.
Old 11-09-2010, 06:29 AM
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If you want to do some major power, try to save and trade in your stuff for the VXL conversion. Or try to find some aftermarket brushed motors that will work with the XL-5.
Old 11-09-2010, 05:17 PM
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i have a titan 550 that works great, but i was just wondering. i'm buying a cheaper rc made by extreme machines, and plan to make into more of a project, that hopefully will end up more like a cheap summit.
Old 11-09-2010, 05:51 PM
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I saw that video of your Rustler and to me it seems like it is running as loud as my Stampede but it going REALLY slow. I really can't tell since it is a video and not real life.
Old 11-09-2010, 05:52 PM
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Default RE: Rustler Conversion

The 775 motor is about 1100 kv or 1100 rpm per volt. Your Titan 550 is probably 2-3 times as fast. Now, in order to get any kind of reasonable speed (assuming you are able to mount it in the first place) you'd need 14 volts and a big fat 5mm bore pinion, around 30+ teeth and a 78t spur or so.

Then you'll find you wheelie a bit too easily, at which point, as suggested, either stretch the rustler 1" or put some weight up front somehow to keep the weight balanced. Even if you don't wheelie, you won't turn very well with almost no weight up front, relative to the rear.

A VXL trade in or something brushless like that would be a better investment (as cool as it sounds putting a 775 in a Rusty).

Old 11-09-2010, 10:34 PM
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which video did u watch?

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