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This is the Traxxas Rustler XL-5 with iD Technology. The best-selling Traxxas Rustler is a proven favorite with a formula for rugged fun that nothing else can touch. The Rustler blows the doors off the competition with more power, smoother control, better grip, and performance that makes it one of the fastest Ready-To-Race electric trucks available. The Rustler rips off-road with its powerful Titan 12-Turn modified 550 motor, XL-5 Electronic Speed Control, and Revo-spec Torque-Control slipper clutch. It's made for power-sliding, full-throttle, off-road action and aggressive driving fun—and not just in the dirt! With Traxxas exclusive waterproof electronics, Rustler can blast through puddles, mow through mud and shred snow. Your R/C adventures are limited only by your imagination. And with a top speed of 35+mph*, Rustler simply leaves everything else back on the work bench.
Four "AA" batteries for the transmitter
If purchasing additional batteries with this model please view the Traxxas battery application guide since some battery packs will not fit every application and some require the purchase of a battery expansion kit.
Please Note: Body color/design may differ from image shown. You may not receive the color or design as shown on the image above as they are chosen randomly at the time of shipment. If you would like a specific body please add a comment on the checkout page. We will do our best to honor your request. If the color you request is not available we will move to a second available choice if provided or send what we have available at the time of shipment.
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|Skill Level 1|
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Length: 17.5" (445mm)
Front Track: 12.25" (311mm)
Rear Track: 12.25" (311mm)
Weight: 59.6oz (1.69 kg)
Height (overall): 7" (178mm)
Wheelbase: 11.375" (289mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XXLong
Front Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"
Rear Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Step-Pin 2.8"
Front Wheels: 2.8" Mirror-Chome (All-Stars™)
Rear Wheels: 2.8" Mirror-Chome (All-Stars™)
Electronic Speed Control: XL-5™ Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Titan® 12T 550 (12-turn 550)
Steering Servo: #2056 High Torque Waterproof
Transmitter: TQ 2.4GHz Radio
Receiver: #6519 TQ 3-Channel Micro
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 10.17)
Differential Type: Planetary
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272™
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Composite Nylon
Skill Level: 1
*Battery Tray Dimensions: 139mm x 47.5mm x 28mm
My dad and I like this car
I bought this for my father. He picked it out. I don't like how the front wheels have too much play but we plan on building this all custom. It is very fast for a brushed system fun to drive. I recommend getting something to protect the motor or wheelie bar
Recommended to buy: Yes
My brother bought this car and he Loves it!!
Recommended to buy: Yes
This is a great car. best 189 dollars i ever spent!
Recommended to buy: Yes
Dont buy this
First day my motor exploded, I was just running this in the front yard!!!
Recommended to buy: No
What brushed motor upgrade would you recommend?
Honestly the stock 12t is about the best you can get until you convert to a brushless motor and ESC.
Can you us lipo battery with the regular wrestler and if so which battery would you recommend for fastest speed.
Yes, you can use a lipo pack in the Rustler XL-5 but you are limited to 2s packs only. We would recommend the Traxxas 5800mAh 7.4-volt 2-cell 25C LiPo with iD Auto Battery Identification part # TRA2843X.
If i put a castle creations sidewinder sct with a 23t pineon and a 90t spur and also a 5000mah 3s lipo how fast will it go?
According to the "R/C Vehicle Speed Calculator" this set up would get you about 38 mph. If you went with a 83T spur then you could get about 42 mph according to the "R/C Vehicle Speed Calculator". We have heard of people using a 35/76 gearing on 3S and getting about 62mph.
Does this car come with the remote control or 'radio system'? I can't determine from the product if it does. Can you run 2 of these side by side - does the remote control have different channels? If it doesn't include the remote which one would you recommend for the Traxxas Rustler XL-5? Thank you.
Yes these do come with the transmitter and receiver pre installed. Since they run on the 2.4 Ghz you can run multiples at the same time with out any issues. Once the receiver and transmitter are bound then each time you turn them on it will scan all frequencies and lock on an open one. All you need for this is 4 AA batteries for the transmitter and you are set.
I'm debating whether to get this or the Slash 4x4 1/16 scale, which one should I get?
Well they both are great trucks. The Rustler is 1/10th scale so since its bigger it will go more places and there will be more battery options. The 1/16th is a fun smaller truck, easy to travel with and with having all wheel drive it handles well. This really is a personal preference since they are both good trucks!