Traxxas Rustler Street Car

Hey Guys and Gals,

Today I wanted to share an update on my Traxxas Rustler. Some of you may have seen and read a post I wrote on my Traxxas Rustler Spare Parts Build, this is a quick update on that car. “If” you would like to read my previous post you can hit the link here.

Built With Spare Parts

“As” many of you know this car is built completely from using used spare parts. For this build, I am not using any Guide for this car, it is being built and upgraded my own way. I know there are plenty of tips out there and setups that have been done before. For this build, I am doing this my own way cause it means more. And I want to see what I can get out of it on my own without using someone else’s setup.

I have heard a lot of folks say you can’t get anymore than 75mph out of the stock vxl system and that it is hard to even reach 75mph. Well, I don’t believe that! And For this build, I am going to push my vxl system to the max limit. I will see for sure just what and how far the vxl can go.

Max Out The VXL System

The end of last season, I was able to hit 70mph top speed with this Traxxas Rustler. Over the winter I did a little adjusting, Today I took it out for the first time this season for a quick run to see what it would do. It topped out at 74mph at about 3/4 throttle. This is because I wanted to ease into it and not just slam full throttle off the bat.

So, the tweaks I made were the right choice. The down fall is now I only get two passes before my battery is drained and won’t let the car go over 40mph. Time to get a bigger and better battery!

Stay tuned for more updates, In the meantime check out the video from earlier today!

2 thoughts on “Traxxas Rustler Street Car

  1. That is so cool, that a car built from used parts is capable of that type of speed. I was always under the impression that you had to have a new car to be able to reach those speeds. Is that body a stock Traxxas Rustler body? It looks different than ones I have seen. What is on the hood? I can’t tell what it really is.


    1. Mark,
      You do not have to have a new RC to hit high speeds. Just be sure everything is in good shape and all bearings and steering linkages are tight. It really is all in the setup. Any RC can be upgraded to do high speed, if you are willing to do the work.
      Yes it is a stock Traxxas Rustler VXL body, I have spray painted the outside with glow-in-the-dark paint.
      I have an FPV camera mount to the front shock tower sticking out of the hood. I run it with FPV Googles so I can see when it is far away, easier to run at high speed cause the car is far away.


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