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Thread: getting a first gen. traxxas rustler for my daughter, never had a brushed motor

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    getting a first gen. traxxas rustler for my daughter, never had a brushed motor

    so what do i have to look forward to? I know its slower, but what about motor maintenance? She is 10 and i think this is a good starting vehicle for her.

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    Awesome runtimes... Keep it in training mode and geared down. You'll love the runtimes. I would definitely break-in the motor and keep it lubed every other battery cycle.

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    what lube do you suggest

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxlHammbone View Post
    what lube do you suggest
    They keep those in stock at hobby shops, also make sure the transmitter (remote) has fully battery because if it cuts out the vehicle will actually control itself and take off in any direction.
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    ok, i will get some lube as soon as I get the truck, I'm trying to sell my losi desert truck locally on craigslist to help with the purchas price of the rustler. I see the og. rustlers all the time for $60-$100 on craigslist. chris1969; yeh they all come with the am radio, and I use a 2.4 fm now but I have had plenty of the old am traxxas radio's, and have lost control of my rc10gt like that before.

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    one of my friends bought a 2wd stampede for 10 dollars on craigslist it was brand new with the vxl system and 2.4 ghz radio the guy didn't want it because it brought the guy memory's of his wife lol well good score for my friend LOL sometimes you gotta just love craigslist!
    full throttle or else it must be broke but breaking it is just another reason to build it bigger and better than before!

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    i'm watching craigslist every day trying to find the deal of a lifetime like that one

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    its a great buy. the thing i hate about brushed is the motors will last 4-6 months if taken care of prperly with brushed motor cleaner and bearing oil. they have decent run time in them.

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    i'll see what my LHS sells and suggests, but thanks for the info about the cleaner and bearing oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by traxxas5308 View Post
    its a great buy. the thing i hate about brushed is the motors will last 4-6 months if taken care of prperly with brushed motor cleaner and bearing oil. they have decent run time in them.
    My Titan 550's lasted about 2 years!
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