Alias 2.8" tires with foam inserts pre-glued
on mirror-chrome Twin-Spoke™ wheels
TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine
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.
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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
TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine "The TRX 2.5 blows away every other small block engine we’ve ever tested!"
---RC Nitro Magazine.
Readers’ Choice award for Best Nitro Engine. --RC Car Action Magazine
The TRX 2.5 Racing Engine is nothing short of amazing. It comes loaded with all
the hottest performance goodies. The two-needle composite slide carburetor,
trick porting, and free-flowing rear exhaust deliver unmatched, class-leading
horsepower that rips huge wheelies and pushes the Nitro Rustler past 50mph! Plus
only the TRX 2.5 has the push-button starting convenience of the EZ-Start®
Electric Starting System.
Air Intake System
The TRX 2.5 Racing Engine uses a high-volume air intake system with a two-stage
air filter. The filter housing and neck are designed to mate seamlessly with the
carburetor to eliminate turbulence in the air-flow going into the engine.
Tuned Exhaust System Call
it a factory 'works' pipe. The header and pipe length and shape are dyno-tuned
for the TRX 2.5 to bring out the most power over the broadest RPM range. All
that means is you can nail the throttle hard at any speed and get some serious
Electric Starting System
There’s no penalty to pay for having more power either. The TRX 2.5 Racing
Engine is equipped with EZ-Start push-button electric starting and simple,
reliable tuning from the two-needle composite slide carburetor. Plus it’s backed
by the support and reliability you expect from Traxxas including the Exclusive
An upper, fiber-composite chassis deck stabilizes the fuel tank and ties in to
the 6061-T6 lower aluminum chassis. The dual-plane design increases chassis
rigidity allowing the suspension to effectively soak up the bumps. The
blue-anodized aluminum chassis acts like a heat sink to draw additional heat
away from the engine, plus it features countersunk screw holes to prevent
2.8" Pre-Glued Tires with Foam Inserts
The Nitro Rustler comes with the impressive 2.8” Twin-Spoke™ mirror-chrome
wheels. Alias™ rear tires with a Step-Pin design, and wrapper with Alias ribbed
tires up front.
The Twin-Spoke wheels feature a lightweight horizontal bead that holds the tire
to the rim even under extreme rpm. Performance-designed foam inserts are
standard and all tires come pre-glued from the factory to get you rolling right
out of the box.
Learn more about the available tire and wheel combinations for your Traxxas
New Body, New ProGraphix® Paint Scheme The
Nitro Rustler's fully trimmed and painted ProGraphix body is available in two
variatons of red and blue. Decals are also applied to save you time and get you
driving just minutes out of the box. Traxxas’ ProGraphix bodies are the hottest
looking bodies around.
Coated White Springs
New white springs feature long-lasting white powder coated finish.
Steering High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase
Nitro Rustler’s tuned exhaust system increases the engine’s power output for
maximum torque and incredible top speed. It also promotes cooler running and
better fuel efficiency.
Adjustable Slipper Clutch The
slipper clutch on the Nitro Rustler is fully adjustable to control the power
output to the rear wheels for increased traction control on a wide variety of
surfaces. It also protects the transmission during high-impact jump landings.
A high-speed stadium truck needs a powerful steering servo for responsive
performance. An included Traxxas high-torque steering servo comes standard for
enhanced steering authority and reliability.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™ Nitro
Rustler's advanced oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a
perfect seal and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide
range of oils, springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for
air/oil separation and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and
spring pre-load. They can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive shock
The Nitro Magnum 281™ single speed transmission is built Nitro Tough™ with 32
pitch gears, metal top gear, and smooth-running, long-lasting precision ball
bearings. This proven, track-tested, three-gear design is built for performance
Planetary Gear Differential The
Traxxas planetary gear differential uses hardened steel internal gears for
maximum strength during rigorous off-road racing. This type of differential
requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum
tire-shredding power to the wheels.
Durable fiber composite arms are extra tough to take the off-road pounding we
know you'll put Nitro Rustler through. Captured rod ends on the metal
turnbuckles provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.
Slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater articulation
for increased suspension travel.
The included TQ radio system includes a high-power transmitter with a specially
designed comfort grip, a precise high-torque steering servo, and a compact
receiver for up to a quarter-mile range. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter
features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and
it is digitally proportional for precise steering and throttle control.