Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)

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The Traxxas Nitro Rustler® is Ready-To-Race® with the advanced TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine and out-of-the-box speeds in excess of 50mph! Nitro Rustler features a muscular new body, outrageous graphics, and high-tech wheels and tires to match its hard-charging performance!

Hard-Charging 50+mph Performance
The Nitro Rustler is the first name in high performance 2WD nitro stadium trucks. Powered by the proven performance of the TRX 2.5 Racing Engine, Nitro Rustler totally out-muscles the competition with top speeds beyond 50 mph! The TRX 2.5 also pumps out the torque for brutal, wheel-standing launches and absolutely ruthless acceleration. The all-new body design cheats the wind with its smooth curves and low-slung stance, while the outrageous new graphics dominate with style. The separate wing securely bolts to the new body with precise aluminum hex hardware. Chrome 2.8 Twin Spoke™ rims are wrapped with pre-glued Alias™ step-pin tires in the rear and Alias™ ribbed tires up front. The high-tech rubber compound ensures great grip on a variety of surfaces. New grey-molded composite parts are thoughtfully integrated to enhance the look of the chassis. Fast, light, and loaded with power, Nitro Rustler’s power-sliding, dirt roosting attitude will have you reaching for the throttle again and again.

The Most Horsepower - “Best Nitro Engine” --RC Car Action Magazine Readers’ Choice Award
Nitro Rustler’s TRX 2.5 Racing Engine is nothing short of amazing. It is the most advanced engine in its class and comes loaded with all the hottest performance hardware. The two-needle composite slide carburetor, trick porting, and free-flowing rear exhaust deliver class-leading horsepower and high-revving speeds over 50mph. Plus only Traxxas has the true push-button starting convenience and safety of the EZ-Start® Electric Starting System. Traxxas makes nitro easy so that anyone can experience the hard-charging action and intense driving excitement Nitro Rustler delivers. Hammer the throttle anywhere in the power band and Nitro Rustler responds with searing acceleration and the sound of pure, high-revving nitro power.

Built Traxxas Tough™
Nitro Rustler is not only built to perform with its adjustable slipper clutch, disc brake, and race-inspired suspension geometry, it’s also built Traxxas Tough™ for all-day driving fun. Nitro Rustler’s robust design keeps annoying breakage to a minimum so that the action can keep going on and on. The rugged 6061-T6 aluminum chassis forms a rock-solid backbone that also draws heat away from the engine. Full rubber-sealed ball bearings provide the ultimate protection and low maintenance for nitro environments. The Magnum 281™ transmission uses a planetary gear differential with built-to-last hardened steel gears. The gear diff requires no time-consuming adjustment and is virtually maintenance free. The oil-filled Ultra Shocks™ use exclusive X-ring seal technology for reduced friction and superior leak resistance. Traxxas engineers are dedicated to keeping you on the throttle, not on the workbench.

Nitro Rustler comes as a complete package with professional factory assembly; installed high-power pistol grip radio system; a detailed setup and tuning DVD to acquaint you to starting, racing, and maintenance; and one of the most powerful Ready-To-Race® engines available. Plus, Nitro Rustler is backed by a team of R/C pros who aim to provide the highest level of factory support possible. We’re with you every step of the way to answer questions and help you get the most from your Nitro Rustler. Toll-free* support is available via telephone, e-mail, or online. The electronic components are protected by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty. The TRX 2.5 Engine is backed by the Lifetime Engine Replacement Plan that makes it simple and affordable to upgrade to a brand-new engine and even more power down the road. As with any Traxxas model, Nitro Rustler is about experiencing total performance and satisfaction, not just in the truck, but also with the company that stands behind it.

  • TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine
  • TRX® Twin-Spoke™ chrome wheels
  • Pre-glued Alias™ 2.8" tires with foam inserts
  • Powder coated white springs with gray shock bodies
  • Amazing new low-profile body and ProGraphix® paint scheme
  • Bolt-on rear wing with aluminum hardware
  • 50+mph!
  • Now Includes Easy Start Battery & Charger, Fuel Bottle, Precision Tools, and Spare Glow Plug.

Length: 17.25 Inches (438mm)
Front Track: 12.5 Inches (318mm)
Rear Track: 12.375 Inches (314mm)
Weight (no fuel): 73oz (2kg)
Height (overall): 6 Inches (152mm)
Wheelbase: 11.312" Long (287mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XXLong
Wheel Diameter: 2.8" (72.4mm)
Tires: 4.1" (105mm)
Front Tires: Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"
Rear Tires: Alias™ Step-Pin 2.8"
Front Wheels: 2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome
Rear Wheels: 2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.81
Differential Type: Planetary
Gear Pitch: 32-Pitch
Transmission: Nitro Magnum 281™
Drive System: Shaft-Driven 2WD
Driveshafts: Keyed Telescoping U-Joint
Differential Type: Planetary Gear
Steering: Bellcrank
Chassis Type: Double-decked
Chassis Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Radio System: Traxxas TQ (2-Channel)
Engine (fuel-powered): TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine with EZ-Start®
Brake Type: Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75cc
Top Speed: 50+mph

Items Needed to Complete:

  • 20% Nitro Fuel
  • 8AA batteries for transmitter
  • 4AA Batteries for receiver or Rechargeable 6.0V Receiver Pack & Compatible Charger

This product was added to our catalog on December 1, 2011.

barbara alker
Friday, Oct 19 2012 (about 3 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
i don't know why traxxas claims most hosepower ,that is far from the truth,nice truck though have one now for about year and a half it needs the 3.3 if you want to go fast ,and also replace everything you can with RPM parts they are a lot tougher and it takes a lot more to break them,but there are other 2.5cc motors out there with more power than the trx2.5,all in all a great truck if you spend a little money on it.
natahn crisp
Thursday, Jul 30 2009 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
I bought this as a newby to nitro .It took a little while to become real good with the control of a real fast car, but I did and man let me tell it is a blast! The body and car can handle the roll overs and overs that I put it through and will pop back on the wheels an take off like nothing happened! My neighbors love to watch when it is speeding down the street and passing street legal cars. It is worth the investment and you get to learn the mechanic's which i find real pride in when it becomes drive able again!
justin jones
Monday, Nov 3 2008 (about 7 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
Do these things really go 50????????????????????????????????????
Verified Owner
Sunday, Aug 31 2008 (about 7 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
THE RUSTLER IS THE BEST CAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! [other than the jato]. the break in was easy and my ten year old loves the thing like its me. But the stock rear tires wear out too quickly. Only 4 days of runing it and we have to change the tires. But we got anaconda tires and they rock. RUSTLER BEST TRUCK OUT THERE! Good job traxxas!
Eric McClintock
Saturday, May 17 2008 (about 7 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
Got this stadium truck because I wanted a truck that wasn't four wheel drive like my others. Wow, this dude really goes and the break in was a piece of cake. Can't say enough good things about the Rustler. I put a resonator pipe on it and it just made it that much more of a bullet.
jay levins
Thursday, May 8 2008 (about 7 years ago)
Traxxas Nitro Rustler RTR Stadium Truck (w/Easy Start Battery, Charger, Fuel Bottle)
tough little truck and fast I ran my buddyes 2.5 jato they ran side by side.

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