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**Mid-Engine Rusty**

Old 08-19-2015, 10:09 AM
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I am trying to create a MID-ENGINE rustler vxl, In order to do so, many people flip the transmission around in order to place the motor in front of the rear wheels. The problem is, the stock transmission has a built-in anti squat of 1.5 degrees. Flipping the transmission around will give you 1.5 degrees of PRO SQUAT. A solution people have figured out is to purchase the aluminum FLM transmission, since the squat is adjustable. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS, is that it seems counter intuitive, because you are just adding more weight to the back by switching out the plastic with aluminum. After searching through forums, I have noticed no one has ever tried to use the "rpm hybrid transmission". It is light, and it has detachable rear mounts.

MY QUESTION IS:

1. Has anyone tried this?
2. Would I be able to use this? ( I would like to keep the anti squat on my rustler even after flipping the transmisison around)

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Old 08-19-2015, 11:26 AM
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I think you found the solution! I don't see why that wouldn't work. Hell, that might make quite the track fighter. Let us know how it goes!
Old 08-20-2015, 02:44 AM
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I've seen a lot of mid motor Bandits, and Rustlers, but none with that RPM..

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:52 PM
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Just cut the arm mounts off the stock case and flip it around. You can then use the RPM Arm mounts and bolt them to the stock chassis in the correct orientation. No point in wasting the cash or the RPM gearbox.
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I'd be curious to see it. It could be a heck of an improvement to Traxxas products, especially on the track.
Old 08-21-2015, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by john01374 View Post
Just cut the arm mounts off the stock case and flip it around. You can then use the RPM Arm mounts and bolt them to the stock chassis in the correct orientation. No point in wasting the cash or the RPM gearbox.
Good idea, too bad they dont sell the rpm arm mounts seperately. Im thinking of just cutting off the stock mounts and reattaching them in some way without losing too much rigidity.
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Actually never mind, they do, for $8.95. Just not sure if it will fit.
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So, this Rustler is gonna be raced on a high bite clay track? I'm just trying to understand the need for the mid motor Rusty.
Old 08-25-2015, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
So, this Rustler is gonna be raced on a high bite clay track? I'm just trying to understand the need for the mid motor Rusty.
Just racing friends in backyard. Just wanted more weight balance in the vehicle and trying something new. Thats all

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