Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W by Traxxas

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This product was added to our catalog on August 30, 2007.

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. With a top speed of 35+mph*, Rustler simply leaves everything else back on the work bench.

Only Traxxas could put this kind of performance, innovation, and overall value into a Ready-To-Race package that delivers the satisfaction you expect from a high-performance electric stadium truck. Speed, durability, and stunning looks are what make the Traxxas Rustler a cut above the rest. Traxxas’ forward thinking and “no-nonsense” approach brings you the most performance for your R/C investment. Whether you’re at the park or on the track, the Rustler delivers sophisticated performance and handling that makes the race track anywhere you want to drive.

Note: This kit uses the new Traxxas High Current Connectors to connect the batteries to the electronic speed control. So if your batteries have the old style molex connector,  you will need an adapter TRA3062, or to replace the connector on your battery with TRA3080 connector.


  • Powerful Titan® 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan.
  • Rustler reaches speeds in excess of 35mph using the included optional 28-tooth pinion gear.
  • High-performance XL-5™ Waterproof Electronic Speed Control.
    • Sport Mode – Forward / Brake / Reverse
    • Race Mode – Forward / Brake
    • Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
  • Efficient Magnum 272™ three-gear transmission with ball bearings.
  • Sealed gearbox protects the transmission with beefed up motor guard for extra protection.
  • Revo®-spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch system.
  • External gear cover with easy slipper access.
  • Reliable planetary gear differential.
  • Telescoping U-joint driveshafts.
  • Fiber-composite monocoque chassis.
  • Gray chassis components offer a fresh new look.
  • High-Torque Traxxas 2055 steering servo.
  • Speed control and receiver are securely fastened to chassis.
  • Easy access battery compartment.
  • Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks™ with X-ring technology.
  • White powder coated shock springs feature a new responsive spring rate.
  • Durable solid camber links eliminate the need for adjustment.
  • Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability.
  • Alias™ step-pin rear tires and front Alias ribbed front tires offer superior off-road traction.
  • Rustler’s tires include performance foam inserts and they come pre-glued on mirror-chrome 2.8" All-Star™ wheels.
  • ProGraphix® multi-colored painted body is available in red, blue, black, and gunmetal.
  • Includes 7-Cell NiMH 3000mAh Traxxas Battery & Wall Charger

Length: 17.5 inches (445mm)
Front Track: 12.25 inches (311mm)
Rear Track: 12.25 inches (311mm)
Weight: 59.6oz (1.69kg)
Height (overall): 7 inches (178mm)
Wheelbase: 11.375 inches (289mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XXLong
Front Tires: Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"
Rear Tires: Alias™ Step-Pin 2.8"
Front Wheels: 2.8" Mirror-Chome (All-Stars™)
Rear Wheels: 2.8" Mirror-Chome (All-Stars™)
Speed Control Type: XL-5 Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Titan® 12T 550 (12-turn)
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 10.17)
Differential Type: Planetary
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272™
Steering: Bellcrank
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Composite Nylon
Top Speed: 35+mph* (Requires 7-cell battery and included optional 28-tooth pinion gear)

NOTE: The vehicle shown may not be an accurate representation of the body color/paint scheme you will receive. Paint schemes are selected randomly. The Traxxas Rustler RTR Stadium Truck TRA3705 is available in four different color schemes, red, blue, black and white. If you would like a specific color, please contact our customer service department prior to placing your order and we will do our best to honor your request.

Jordan Williams
Saturday, Oct 30 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
I am not a beginner at all but this car is great! (for a beginner) it is one of the toughest cars around, add some RPM parts and it is bullet proof i remenber crashing it into a couple of walls and it never gave up.
If you want something a LOT faster go for the Traxxas rustler VXL i have that to and i got the 11.1v 6500Mah 150c 3c batteries for it and it easilly reaches 90MPH but no way is it for a beginner i have EVERY possible RPM part for it and i have never broken it EVER)
michael fosdick
Thursday, Nov 8 2007 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
Update; since my review Traxxas updated this kit to include larger wheel bearings. You used to have to upgrade to them. -//- I have had a lot of Traxxas products. They are very durable. I took apart and weighed every part of the chassis and removed weight with a Dremel and a drill. It is a cheap way to add some performance. Some of the XL5 parts are lighter than the older XL1 parts but not all of them are. You have to weigh them to find out. The grey plastic does seem stiffer though. Do upgrade to oversized wheel bearings/RPM carriers-the over size bearings last much longer than the smaller ones! I really like the stock wheels and tires because they are low profile and lightweight for more performance than most 2.2" wheels/tires. I also got cvds. They are about $35. I had good offroad results with a 6500kv brushless with a 7 cell 4200 and top speed of 36 mph. The stock Titan 12T motor is good for 30+mph on a nice 6 cell and 35+mph on a nice 7 cell as claimed by Traxxas. You should however only run 35mph on smooth surfaces (not offroad) so you don't overwork the motor. It is a fan cooled motor but it must have mid to high rpm to do the cooling. Most people say it feels like a 15-17 turn motor which I would agree with. Camber links are a good upgrade too. There are no race adjustments like roll center, lots of shock mounts, droop, etc. This is a fixed position chassis for the most part with minimal possible adjustments. It is perfect for first timers and bashers and suits those people well out of the box. It does have a nice slipper clutch with pads that look like little brake pads from a real car. The transmission is preloaded with bearings. The shocks are smooth and easily rebuildable but mine kept blowing the plastic shock caps off on big jumps so I would either upgrade the shocks and/or the caps to metal ones if you have this problem. Most people have to leave the spoiler off if they bash alot because it keeps getting bashed off. The single body post hole in the rear of the body usually takes a beating so I would modify that with some RPM body savers. The servo is adequate. The 27mhz radio system is getting outdated but does the job. The radio is missing one feature that a lot of other RTRs have-dual rate steering. The XL5 speed control works well. Most of the parts on this chassis has been around for very long so there are enough upgrades to make your head spin!)
Tyler Davis
Monday, Nov 2 2009 (about 7 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
Can any one tell me a website that has all the "hop ups" for this truck? -//- Amain does have pretty low prices. They also have great products. -//- Why would you want to hop up to oversized wheel bearings micheal fodsick -//- To all of you I agree that it iis a very nice truck. But i dont get why people complain about it. I guess they dont know a good traxxas car when they see it. Awesome truck though:))
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Dec 11 2007 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
I got my Rustler in today. This is my first rc purchase since my six wheel scorcher when I was 10 years old. A common review for this car is that it's good for beginners. Well, I'm a beginner and it has surpassed my expectations so far. Traxxas seems to make a good product and I wasn't able to find a lower price than at a main hobbies. Thank you!)
Max Cooper
Wednesday, Jul 3 2013 (about 3 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
Awesome car very tough in my opinion best beginner car around worth every dollar but it doesn't go 35 mph but still pretty fast.)
vincent vannoni
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 12 2011 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
awesome car fast shipping great price cant beat it)
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 2 2009 (about 8 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
I just got my Rustler for Christmas. I think it is awesome!
it is the most fun I've had in awhile.
my hop ups are
anaconda tires
speed gems pro titanite 15t double
st racing rear carriers
steel idler gear
jato wing.

And more to come!
I'm running on Venom 7-cell 4200mah nimh.
I do a lot of bashing,
and sometimes racing.
I wanna geta Nitro sport eventually!
and go BRUSHLESS!)
Eliel Caballero
Verified Owner
Friday, Mar 14 2008 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck RTR w/Waterproof XL-5 Speed Control (w/Battery & W
Excelente auto, auke tuve problemas con el motor, la compañia me lo reemplazo inmediatamente sin ningun problema.)