Yeah sunk a lot of time and money trying to get the rustler to not break and to handle well. Well I finally got it to stop breaking but couldn't get it handle the way I wanted. Tried a bunch of different setups. It's a squirrelly truck
Well the performance upgrade kit came back in stock today. So I went ahead and ordered it. When I get back from vacation next week I'm going to have some work to do.
New steering assembly with bearings from the scte 3.0, new motor, and the upgrade kit.
Noticed wear on the rear diff cups already. So it looks like I need to order the lightened ones from the scte 3.0
This truck should be a beast when I'm done
Just got home. Installed the motor and steering assembly. Will there are slight differences in the steering assembly. Got it in and it's much smoother and slop free.
Well the turnigy motor runs HOT... I have it geared with the 12 tooth pinion (the 10 and 11 haven't shown up yet) it's the speed I want but dont know why a 3665 motor geared for mid 40s on 3s would run this hot. The drivetrain is smooth and bind free. Like I said the kraton has the same size motor and it doesn't run hot doing over 50 on 4s with a truck that weighs much more. Guess I'm going to have to get the castle 1415 motor (3674)
Just want a truck to play with that wont grenade on me.....
Well it does mid 40s. Going to install a fan with the hope it will help it stay cool. Installed 7k in the rear diff and 20k in the center diff. The 3 and 10 was to light causing it to be twitchy. The small Ackerman bar that came with the 3.0 steering assembly didnt help and with the lighter diff oil. So the thicker diff oil helps keep the back where its supposed to be while still being able to turn on a dime. Lol
Looking at getting a longer 3674 motor. Found one for like $45 that's I believe a 2600kv. (Castle is out of stock) A motor that size shouldn't have any issues running a truck this size 45mph without overheating
Well was changing the radio over to my futaba 4pl and I checked my esc settings. The manual states that it should have been set to 0° of timing but I found that it was set to 15°. So I changed it to 0° and hope that the heat issues was coming from that. I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow so I can run the truck to find out.
Well couldn't help it. I got a good deal on a 3674 motor. So its coming. Also ordered a savox sb 2274sg brushless servo and mud guards for the rear arms.
Went to install the performance upgrade kit last night and I opened my shocks to find that not one of the shock cap seals are good. They are so small they just float in the shock. They are not big enough to meet the edge of the shock at all. They are all torn up looking. No wonder they leaked........
Also they gave me 11 straight rod ends and one offset. Instead of 10 straight and 2 off set.
Called horizon this morning and they are sendi5me new ends and shock seals. Thank you horizon
Well I couldn't wait. I installed the new 3674 2650kv motor. Installed a 15 tooth pinion. Its running 45mph. It still get hot to the touch but nothing like the 2 other motors. I installed thebarrma fan that goes with the arrma heat sink I installed. The motor is well within its limits now running a full 3s 5300 battery (in grass running the mess out of it)
Also I couldn't wait for the shock seals from horizon to show up so I sealed them with plumber's tape. Worked like a charm. The skid plates haven't shown up yet either so I put duct tape on the bottom so it doesn't get marred up.
I have to say this truck is awesome. I like it more than my kraton 4s and definitely more than the rustler 4x4.
Today's score. The stock outdrives are wearing so quickly. Needed something of higher quality!
My 6 month old gen ace batteries are already going bad. Two of them have a cell going bad in them(gen ace 5300mah 3s 50c) so I ordered the much smaller and lighter smc 5000mah 90c batts. Hopefully they hold up better.
Well looks like it's going to be a long night of rebuilding diffs