Inside Look

Inside Look to the JConcepts 2wd Traxxas Rustler

You don’t have to be a racer to have fun with RC cars. In fact, most of the general population enjoys RC cars at a casual level where you hook up with your buddies and go bash around at a park or at a buddy’s backyard track. In the end, it’s about having fun no matter what car you have or what hop-ups you got. Just go out and drive!

One of the coolest aspects of RC cars is making your ride unique to you and one of the easiest ways to do this is to change the stock body out for something you’re into. With the Traxxas Rustler being one of the most popular entry-level vehicles out there, we wanted to give these enthusiasts a cool, new option when it comes to customizing.

From the glory days of the early 90’s, the JConcepts 1993 Ford F-150 Stadium Truck body for the Rustler VX and VXL is completely modeled after the most popular full-size truck of that era, the 1993 Ford F-150. The entire body shape has been chiseled, incorporating styling cues from the 1:1 truck including wheel well shapes, door lines, window outlines and rear tailgate. The front-end sits just behind the front bumper while the headlight and grille area looks strikingly stock and with included decal sheet, looks like its street truck counterpart.

The perfect pairing… the new 93 Ford F-150 body with the JConcepts Illuzion Overtray for the Traxxas Rustler is a duo made for trashing and bashing no matter what the conditions are. Rain or shine, you’re going to have a well-protected vehicle that also looks awesome!

If you’re demanding on your equipment, the Illuzion Overtray for the 2wd Rustler is a must have item as it could save you hours of clean up and from potentially damaging your electronics. The Overtray comes in clear lexan and can be painted to further customize the look. Ventilation above the ESC allows for hot air to escape keeping things at operating temperatures under the overtray.

Made specifically for the Traxxas Rustler and Stampede, the JConcepts Tense front wheels adds a whole new meaning to custom wheels. Unlike your boring, dished racing wheels, the Tense wheels are molded full of detail that looks rugged and robust. Unique to the Tense wheel is the ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ hubcap design allowing you to change up the look of your wheels with minimal effort. Wheels are sold in pairs and both hubcaps are provided along with the necessary hardware.

Matching the front wheels, the JConcepts Tense rear wheels complete the package giving you that awesome chiseled look that many love over the stock wheels. Made from heavy-duty black nylon material and beefy 12mm hex design combine to form the ultimate in scale and performance for your Traxxas Rustler and Stampede.

For those who want to recreate this truck, JConcepts’ master builder, Fred Reep used these tasteful upgrades from Traxxas.

1pc.       7462x GTR XXL Hard anodized shocks

1pc.       7461x GTR Long Hard anodized shocks

1pc.       7444  GTR Long springs black (custom dyed black)

1pc.       7446 GTR xx-long springs black (custom dyed black)

1pc.       3652a Stub axle carriers (blue anodized)

1pc.       3636a Steering blocks (blue anodized)

1pc.       3632a Caster blocks 30 deg. (blue anodized)

1pc.       1654x Wheel hubs hex (blue anodized)