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Rustler Vs. Stampede

Old 01-08-2008, 11:38 PM
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Default Rustler Vs. Stampede

I currently own a stampede and have been thinking about converting to a rustler. Thats not what this is about though. I know the diffrences between the two and the ups and downs. I just want to know what everyone else thinks. Tell us your favorite of the two and why. Please don't say niether either...

Just trying to see witch of the two is more popular. I would be talking about the VXL models, but i'm sure the principal is the same with the xl-1, xl-5 and VXL models.

I understand one isn't really "better" that I can think of anyways, and that it's all just what you like.

Please vote on, durability, jumping, handling, fun, and please explain why you chose the one you did.

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Just for the record, I am going to convert if my parents allow it.. I'm wating on them. Thats not why I made this thread....
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:18 AM
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

I voted rusty, yeah ground clearance isn't so hot, but that is what SPEED makes up for, plus it is more stable, looks better, as for that, i have no clue, but hey, if you are doin fast speeds, I think a STABLE truck woudl be better
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

Durability: They seem to be the same durability.

Jumping: I gotta hand it, Stampedes probably are superior when it comes to jumps.

Handling: Rustler holds this ability, it is much more stable than the Stampede, and turns much more easily.

Fun: I haven't tried the Stampede, but so far I've loved my Rustler VXL, hugging the terrain and such.

I'm definitely a Rustler fan. It's not only a good basher, but it is more stable at high speeds, and is a bit more difficult to pull wheelies (which I like). And it is a potential racing truck, since it is a Stadium Truck.

Rustler > Stampede

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:35 AM
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Durability: They seem to be the same durability.

Jumping: I gotta hand it, Stampedes probably are superior when it comes to jumps.

Handling: Rustler holds this ability, it is much more stable than the Stampede, and turns much more easily.

Fun: I haven't tried the Stampede, but so far I've loved my Rustler VXL, hugging the terrain and such.

I'm definitely a Rustler fan. It's not only a good basher, but it is more stable at high speeds, and is a bit more difficult to pull wheelies (which I like). And it is a potential racing truck, since it is a Stadium Truck.

Rustler > Stampede

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Agree with everything exept the jumping. IMO the rustler has more air controll then the pede.
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

well me and my son have both. Both are great like everything, each to his own. Stampede goes more places is really fast (vxl) but not as good in air but is more controlable in dirt. rustler flies and i love it. with a few upgrades i believe you get best of both worlds. go the rustler
Old 01-09-2008, 06:44 AM
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rustler, i guess the rustler is winnin 12-0
Old 01-09-2008, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede


ORIGINAL: Always Dreamin

I currently own a stampede and have been thinking about converting to a rustler. Thats not what this is about though. I know the diffrences between the two and the ups and downs. I just want to know what everyone else thinks. Tell us your favorite of the two and why. Please don't say niether either...

Just trying to see witch of the two is more popular. I would be talking about the VXL models, but i'm sure the principal is the same with the xl-1, xl-5 and VXL models.

I understand one isn't really "better" that I can think of anyways, and that it's all just what you like.

Please vote on, durability, jumping, handling, fun, and please explain why you chose the one you did.

Always Dreamin
You ask this question every couple of months huh? I have only drievn a Stampede so I cannot comment, but seeing as you have a T4 it seems a no brainer to me keep it a stampede. Why have 2 stadium trucks (expecially one that handles as poorly as the rustler).
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ORIGINAL: Always Dreamin

I currently own a stampede and have been thinking about converting to a rustler. Thats not what this is about though. I know the diffrences between the two and the ups and downs. I just want to know what everyone else thinks. Tell us your favorite of the two and why. Please don't say niether either...

Just trying to see witch of the two is more popular. I would be talking about the VXL models, but i'm sure the principal is the same with the xl-1, xl-5 and VXL models.

I understand one isn't really "better" that I can think of anyways, and that it's all just what you like.

Please vote on, durability, jumping, handling, fun, and please explain why you chose the one you did.

Always Dreamin
You ask this question every couple of months huh? I have only drievn a Stampede so I cannot comment, but seeing as you have a T4 it seems a no brainer to me keep it a stampede. Why have 2 stadium trucks (expecially one that handles as poorly as the rustler).
lol i think he ask like every 2 weeks ........ stay with the pede b/c you will go with the rustler then wish you had the ground clearance
Old 01-09-2008, 09:59 AM
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

Ive had both and for what I do the stampede is better for me just for the extra ground clearance.

If you are running it in rough terrain or grass the stampede is better, if you are running on road or on smoother dirt surfaces the rustler is better.
Old 01-09-2008, 10:18 AM
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has anyone used this site? are they good people to deal with/
Old 01-09-2008, 11:36 AM
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

You ask this question every couple of months huh? I have only drievn a Stampede so I cannot comment, but seeing as you have a T4 it seems a no brainer to me keep it a stampede. Why have 2 stadium trucks (expecially one that handles as poorly as the rustler).
I have asked before about converting, but never a poll on witch is better.... I already mentioned this wasn't about the conversion.... This is just to see what people like more.

I know the diffrences between the two as I said in my origional post. I know what they are each better for. I want to know what you personally like better.

I currently own a stampede and have been thinking about converting to a rustler. Thats not what this is about though. I know the diffrences between the two and the ups and downs. I just want to know what everyone else thinks. Tell us your favorite of the two and why.
Old 01-09-2008, 11:40 AM
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has anyone used this site? are they good people to deal with/
What site? You didnt post a link.

But if you are talking about buying, towerhobbies.com is always fast and reliable. I ahve used ultimatehobbies.com and they are cheaper than anywhere else and good service, but it takes a bit longer to get but that is more than likely due to the location of both tower and ultimate in relation to me.
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

How about a Rustler, but with Stampede wheels and geared down appropriately. Wouldn't you get most of the meaningful ground clearance (tire/wheel height) and retain some stability from the chassis still being lower than the Stampede?
Old 01-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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How about a Rustler, but with Stampede wheels and geared down appropriately. Wouldn't you get most of the meaningful ground clearance (tire/wheel height) and retain some stability from the chassis still being lower than the Stampede?
Well, If I did convert, I would use m2k's that have great ground clearence. This is just a popularity contest though...
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ORIGINAL: banzaij

How about a Rustler, but with Stampede wheels and geared down appropriately. Wouldn't you get most of the meaningful ground clearance (tire/wheel height) and retain some stability from the chassis still being lower than the Stampede?
I did exactly that. Just some spacers on the shocks and large Talon Tires, and you got a high clearance Rustler. It's clearance is measured at 2.5in now.

But I notice it is a bit more unstable though, it could be the stiffened shocks.
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come on dream how old are you arent you like 12 or something....... i think you sould be in school , not posting on the fourms like every 5 min

and for the record the pede is the best
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

My friend has a Pede and I have an Evader EXT with Masher 2000's. I HARDLY get stuck more then him, the only thing that the high center clearance give him is being able to climb over parking stoppers. That's the only advantage of the higher center clearance that we have found so far.
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

i have the rustler and its pretty fun. i havent driven it very much yet but i like it a lot. i vote stampede because of the ground clearence but i would like a rusty with bigger tires more than the pede since you have the clearence but a low COG
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come on dream how old are you arent you like 12 or something....... i think you sould be in school , not posting on the fourms like every 5 min

and for the record the pede is the best
Thats a opinion, not a fact, and I will do whatever I want with my free time. I enjoy R/C just as much as you do.
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

well i cant compare my pede vs rusty because my pede has no vxl in it but.....

i would say i prefer the rustler, better handeling, faster, and you can still jump it (jsut not a lot)\


RUSTLER ALL THE WAY!
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

My vote goes to the rustler. It handles brushless better which is what you have and is able to reach higher speeds while still being able to have some control unlike the pede which has no control whatsoever at high speeds. I also have to add that the rustler can get over anything that the pede can get over accept like siad before parking bumps. I can get over them but I have to run at it. Another positive about the rustler is the layout. The weight is spread out pretty evenly throughout the chassis unlike the pede which has almost all the weight towards the back.
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(jsut not a lot)\
Why is that? Also, why can't you put your VXL in your stampde?
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I choose Rustler. Originally because it handled better and was lower than a Stampede, and I like the look of lowered trucks, but now that I have a V system, I have a hard enough time keeping my Rusty from wheelie-ing as it is.

Oh, and it absolutely flies through grass, even 3 or more inches of it. My best guess is near 40 on the street (geared 28/76 with a brand new, matched, SxS EP4200 pack) and just over 30 on grass. Thats plenty fast for me. "Ground clearance" makes no difference once you have enough power.
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Default RE: Rustler Vs. Stampede

Looks like the rustler is much more popular.

My dad has a xl-5 rustler and I have the VXL stampede. I would like the rustler better, but since it doesn't have the VXL, my stampede is my favorite. I would
think differently if the rustler was a VXL though.
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Looks like the rustler is much more popular.

My dad has a xl-5 rustler and I have the VXL stampede. I would like the rustler better, but since it doesn't have the VXL, my stampede is my favorite. I would
think differently if the rustler was a VXL though.
ask ur dad if u can throw ur vxl in his truck, then on you can see an example of both having the vxl pede and vxl rustler

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