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Dec 22, 2008, 05:17 PM
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Pipmed out my rusler

Heres my rustler, i got it from a friend, it was the old Xl1 version and looked not so cool with some new shocks, wheels, a body and a bumper, it looks alot more mean see the comparison.

all is left is to put some good electronics in, sadly its still running on the old xl1, with a 8 cell, it rips pretty bad, but gets hot quickly, looking to put at least Xl5 in it or something around 10t range.
thanks for looking
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Dec 22, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Got to ebay and look up "EZ Run 13T"
I've got that setup in mine and it was only about sixty bucks and runs like a house fire
Dec 22, 2008, 06:04 PM
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alright! ill look to that!
Dec 22, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Go to my vimeo page if you want to get an idea of the boost in performance

http://www.vimeo.com/user335564/videos One thing to keep in mind though is that you'll have to switch over to the vxl steel gears. Not a lot of money (about twenty five bucks total) but worth the effort. I run the bejesus out of mine and haven't managed to break anything yet.
Dec 22, 2008, 07:18 PM
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what gearing are you using right now?
Dec 23, 2008, 08:07 AM
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I'm using 23/78
I tried 32/78 but it just took away too much power. I get tons of speed from 3s lipo but it's got so much power it's hard to keep it going in a straight line, although the wheelies are on demand.
My son has a 5700kv Castle setup and mine is the 13T EZ which is a 3300kv motor. He can outrun me but my truck is more driveable. His also cost around 200 bucks and mine was sixty
8 cell nimh works well but so does 2s lipo and I get longer run times. One of the best things I did was to switch everything over to Deans ultra plugs. If yours has one of those junk Tamiya plugs that might even be why your motor is getting so hot.
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Dec 23, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Randall - on your setup, did you get the 35a ESC? or something different? I'm seeing a few different options there and would rather not 'over spend'. If the 35a ESC will be plenty enough for my stampede, then I'm going to stick with that package.

Thanks for the information! I've been waiting for an inexpensive alternative for my bashing truck.

Dec 23, 2008, 06:37 PM
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what would you say if I said the old version looked better? Maybe its just the photograph.

Dec 23, 2008, 06:58 PM
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lol nothing, yea i could not find the original pic, but it sure looks better believe me lol
Dec 23, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Mine has the 35 amp esc. It has worked great ever since the day I installed it
Dec 23, 2008, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by randall1959
Mine has the 35 amp esc. It has worked great ever since the day I installed it
did you have to mess around with the card and stuff?
where did you find it for 60$? i looked and all they got is at least for 80, if they have 60$ ones ill take one.
Dec 23, 2008, 09:58 PM
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I thought it over about going brushless. and i think ill hold my horses for a bit. i mean the cheapest BL system on ebay is at least 80$ shipped, then i will have to get the VXL gears another 25$. i will get some 12T esc and run my speed jem on it, it will be plenty to fit my needs.

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