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This is my oldest sons (Tom) Traxxas Rustler. Back in 2013 I gave it for his birthday and it is still going strong.
Originaly a 2WD XL-5 version that came RTR with a 27MHz transmitter. Well, it is not original anymore. Traxxas makes some great RC cars, but the XL-5 brushed engine is not the best one. So after again one broke done, that had to go. And in with a Team Orion Combo Neon 19 (2750KV motor +R10 Sport controller) brushless set. It is a set for Tamiya, but after changing the battery plug from a Tamiya to a Traxxas one, also works great in the Rustler. It is pretty quick.
All bushes are changed for bearings. A RPM front bumper is added and so is a Traxxas wheeliebar and a RPM engine protector. Engine wires are red mesh sleeved. The body has a LED kit. The 27MHz transmitter and receiver are swapped for a 2.4GHz Flysky set. The original Traxxas servo with plastic gears is replaced for a stronger waterproof and metal geared Power HD LW-20MG servo. And slowly when something breaks we upgrade the Rustler with stronger RPM and Traxxas TRX aluminium parts.
As you can see it is definatly a runner and gets used very often.
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My sons Traxxas Rustler, a great runner. Part 2.