This thing is an old one, a classic original traxxas rustler what’s up guys welcome to the channel on today’s video. We are going to compare the current rustler two wheel, drive to the original rustler two wheel, drive gon na give this old thing a speed run i’ve only switched on to make sure it works, so i’ve not really checked it. We’Re gon na give it a speed run then we’re gon na take them both out just for a little run around on a bit of rough dirt and gravel. I really don’t want to destroy this one because it survived so well, so the original rustler. This came out, it was 1994, i believe so. Those are more into their traxxas history than me will know that this wasn’t, actually the first two wheel, drive like stadium truck that traxxas made. They had one called the hawk that was before this, but the rustler is definitely the one that has built their um popularity over the years. I got this one off ebay. It came with a little bag of spares the original instructions which is really cool and also which some of you will find, probably even cooler a rustler parts list. This has got the original manual speed controller fitted. If you wanted an electronic speed controller back in 1994, it would have cost you 75 set of wheels 14, and if you wanted some performance upgrades, you could have got yourself a pro ball diff for 60 Долларов.
Some ball bearings wow. Forty two dollars hardened steel differential yokes. This one has got them upgrades on it. I think it’s also got bear side by side. They are still the same wheelbase they sit relatively similar. That looks like it’s got a slightly wider stance. It might be to do the wheels i’m, Не уверен, but slightly wider stance. They do have different wheels, То есть, definitely something that has changed from the original. This has got there. I think they’re proline. I think they’re yeah pro line yeah dirt, hogs that’s a decent tire. То есть, not what it would have come with the at the back very similar gearbox arrangement at the back other than that. The plastics are different. That does look a little bit, although it’s old, yeah it’s going to be hard and brittle that plastic quality has probably changed over the years. Titan 12 t motor in the current rustler that’s a t stinger motor, the original that came with it. I believe so it’s even cooler it’s got its original motor oil shocks front and rear same as the current one. I mean i like a bit of nostalgia. I think the old body looks pretty cool it’s, definitely a little bit more scale. Looking than the the current one, not sure that’s modeled on anything, whereas that’s definitely modeled on there, i don’t want to guess i’m, not into the american trucks. But what do you prefer? The old style rustler or the new one? Let me know in the comments which one do you prefer now, underneath the chassis looks exactly the same just again: it’s slightly different materials, probably a harder wearing more robust plastic, pretty much exactly the same now.
Я, not sure if this has got the newer arms on it, because they look exactly the same and i’m sure they were different by looking at other pictures. The rear arms rear arms are definitely different, and so they may have been changed. Some buckles yeah pretty much. The same as well, it’s kind of the same story underneath not much has changed at all still got the same battery tray in there. That front bit looks the same as well. Although yeah front’s the same shock, towers, Да, similar rear similar as well there’s a bit of nostalgia for you, an original mechanical speed controller, i expect some of you guys watching this. Although you may know what mechanical speed controller is you’re, probably not old enough to remember using them when electronic speed controllers weren’t really a thing, unless you had a lot of money anyway, i’ve charged myself, a nickel metal hydride pack, stick it in this thing, it’s going To give it a speed, run let’s see what sort of speed is kicking out. I’M not sure how it’s geared i did open it up and have a look at the gearing i didn’t count the teeth, Хотя, but let’s see what uh this thing does and then i’ll put a battery pack in both of them i’m just going to give them A run and have a bit of a laugh all right answers on a postcard, then not very fast at spot. Действительно, oh man there’s got to be something wrong with that disappointing 16 mile an hour that’s, Не плохо.
I suppose not good, though right i’ve put a lithium ion in so lithium. Ions just is not quite as angry as a lipo. It should give this thing a little bit more poke let’s just see what the speed difference is with the lithium ion and then let’s go give it a bit of a bash about right, hopefully a bit more speed, not really same exactly the same Music wow we’re. Not expecting much from the old school are we, but that mechanical speed, controller let’s have a look? Неужели? How variable is it oh, relatively slow bit faster, Да, это, Не плохо, seems a bit better than the old tamiya ones, but i am sure back in the day, these were a bit faster old electronics, старый, tired machine still ripping around, though we had a little jump Here a little hop and a jump, it looks cool going around this little thing. All those tamiya fans when traxxas came out started putting together these ready to run things. I definitely as much as i am not a traxxas fan well, Я, a kind of traxxas fan, but as much as they’re, не мой любимый. They definitely done well for the hobby without tracks. Traxxas springing out. These are this one, so it seems rapid compared to the old one and they definitely they definitely changed. The hobby. You got ta, admit there’s, no way that traxxas his influence on the hobby hasn’t been for a good thing.
О, i sound like a fanboy don’t. I so much fun this one it’s awesome on this terrain, awesome Music.