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Old 01-25-2004, 09:07 AM
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Here we go! Feel free to share any and all of your up's and down's with this truck. I am currently working on eliminating the UPS TRUCK like handling. I am looking forward to replacing the trx.15 with a O.S. .15 cv-r.
I upgraded my steering servo to the 2055, I probably should have gotten something else because it still seem's sluggish.

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Old 01-25-2004, 12:39 PM
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I really don't think it's the servo. I have the updated one on mine, the wheels turn, but the car doesn't![&o]
Once I get the rear bulkhead replaced, I am gonna get some 25 degree castor blocks and see what kinda difference that makes. If that isn't enough, I'm gonna try to mod the front shock tower, in order to place the shocks behind it to lower the centre of gravity like the e-rustler over here. Still love my Rustler though!
Old 01-25-2004, 03:26 PM
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I have the Pro 15 Rustler. I've put a Fantom .12 engine and a JR XR3 radio system on it. Also, I have Pro-Line Edge on the front and Pro-Line Step Pin-T on the back, mounted on Traxxas dish rims. I also have some Pro-Line street tires and chrome rims on it for the asphalt.
Old 01-26-2004, 01:41 PM
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Thank's to Slacker for finding this website [link=http://www.rc-parts.com/bells.htm]aluminum bellcrancks and wheels[/link] KILLER WHEELS! [8D]
Old 01-28-2004, 03:03 AM
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I know it sounds dumb but i got a Rustler 2.5 for x-max and it had crazy power at first but no ive almost put 2 gallons of fule througt it and it feels as if its lost almost a 3rd of its power buttom end power. its still really fast do you think its time for a rebuild if so should i rebiule it or get a differnt motor if i get another motor i want to get one that is even more powerful that the 2.5 what do you guys think
Old 01-28-2004, 10:33 AM
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I got a ae 15 engine in my rustler but the ae carb woudln`t fit because it`s to big and it is a tight fit so i had a trx15 carb put on now it rocks[sm=cool.gif]
Old 01-28-2004, 04:08 PM
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ORIGINAL: 25jon25

I know it sounds dumb but i got a Rustler 2.5 for x-max and it had crazy power at first but no ive almost put 2 gallons of fule througt it and it feels as if its lost almost a 3rd of its power buttom end power. its still really fast do you think its time for a rebuild if so should i rebiule it or get a differnt motor if i get another motor i want to get one that is even more powerful that the 2.5 what do you guys think
did u tune it
the rusty 2.5 should be tuned i say every 2 tanks
Old 01-28-2004, 06:49 PM
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im not gonna lie its onley been tuned maby 12 times i just tuned it the other day before i took it out to drive and it was like what i said in my first post but my tuning knowlage of tuning isnt very good so if you have any tuning tips i could use them but when do you guys usuall replace the motor
Old 01-28-2004, 07:22 PM
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i am very active in the traxxahttps=&forumid=14s forums. any one with a traxxas car should join. http://monster.traxxas.com/forumdisp...?s=&forumid=14 tjis placwe is great for rusty. to tune use this http://www.traxxas.com/support/pub/trx_sl_tuning25.htm. a= . there also alot of things on www.traxxas.com
Old 01-29-2004, 11:19 PM
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i got a pipe off ebay just a few minuts ago for a little added power before i do anything else here it is so if you wanna see it http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=19168 ill let you know how it is once i get it. i think ill be able to make one like it here at home with some pipe and my dads welder ill experiment with differnt sized holes and stuff like that
Old 01-30-2004, 01:03 AM
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try this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EBWN%3AIT&rd=1
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___sigh____ how about this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=19168
Old 01-30-2004, 01:09 AM
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scew it if you go to ebay.com then search rustler pipe and its the Rustler 2.5 Rustler OUTLAW Tuned RACE Pipe made by ACE
Old 01-30-2004, 07:07 PM
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i think its doin that cuz everytime you type ebay, it bleeps it out
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i just went there to see what u were talkin about, but the thing that i saw looked like 2 pieces of metal welded together, lol maybe we are looking at 2 different things
Old 01-31-2004, 02:06 AM
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ya thats basicley what it is it claimed more power and to be loud and i got money so why not if its crap oh well it was onley $20 my local h/s wants $70. i plan to get measurments off the one i bought and make some for my friends ill try bigger tubing and and other stuff
Old 01-31-2004, 05:39 PM
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what is the next mod i should get
do any of you guys have a set of chains for your car i do and there awesome
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Hello Fella's
Well today was a heat wave I think it got up to 35. Any way I really drove the wheel right off of it. I also got to hear the max RPM[X(] for a second. (not good.) I must have missed tightening down the right rear. Does any body know if there are locking wheel hubs for the rustler? Here's a pic after a little detailing. Seem's to be holding up well.
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i am tigh on money and its either spen alot on rustler or just get the sport. the pro 15 isnt the problem but the design is. no bellcrank. and other things. i tyhink i should get the 2.5 rustler. what do u guys think
Old 02-22-2004, 06:35 PM
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Hey Fellas,
Just got done squeezing a O.S. .15 CV-R in my Rusty. Had to grind the motor mounts to accommodate the pull start. Also had to make a little room for the idle adjust screw. The motor had already been broken in so I just set it at the factory settings and it fired right up. Leaned it out a little to eliminate bogging than WOW! Thing is like a missile. I think it has something to do with the camber of the rear wheel's that prevent's this thing from turning. I have some 0 camber block's do you guy's think these will help or hurt? For now I just have to depend on the brakes to get it to turn. Think I better get some MIP CVD's soon.[8D]

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so what are some of the biggest jumps you have done with your rustlers?
Old 02-27-2004, 05:28 AM
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This weekend will be the first time running the O.S. .15 so I think my jumps are about to be bigger. I will let you know.
With my pro .15 I was getting good air at the track. We have one area that the buggy's clear a approx. 20ft triple. I have only been able to make it a double getting about 5ft of air and flying approx. 15ft. the triple is right after a 180 degree right hand turn so the buggy's get the traction and fly, for me it's a little harder to get the power to the ground. I dont think it will be any easier with the O.S.
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I have an E-Maxx and of course the stock servo sucks for that truck. I had the same problems with my Rustler and my son's Stampede. I still had problems with all even after servo replacement (even on the Maxx with a new airtronics 200 oz/in servo) problems were solved with the replacement of the stock servo saver with a Kimbrough heavy duty saver (#121 I think). You may have already tried this but a worthwhile $6 mod if not.
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my fault weed i dint se this post. lets keep this threda going and get 2 pages. um im still waitiuhn for fed ex
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crazyswede-lol your truck is all dirty but your new engine looks so clean...GET THAT THING ON THE JUMPS!!!!

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