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Nitro Rustler glow powered 2WD 1/10 Stadium Truck with TSM

Traxxas (TRA) Logo Nitro Rustler glow powered 2WD 1/10 Stadium Truck with TSM
This is the powered, 2.4GHz radio controlled, ready-to-run Traxxas Nitro Rustler 1/10 scale Stadium Race Truck with Traxxas Stability Management

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Hit hard at 50 MPH or faster!

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 sleek body design cheats the wind with its smooth curves and low-slung stance, while the outrageous graphics dominate with style. The separate wing securely bolts to the 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. 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.


  • Fully assembled, Ready-To-Race
  • TQi™ 2.4GHz radio system
  • Traxxas Stability Management®
  • 2-amp DC peak detecting fast charger
  • RX 2.5® Racing Engine
  • 6-Cell EZ-Start battery
  • 500cc Fuel Bottle
  • spare Glow Plug
  • extra Air Filter Element


  • NEW Traxxas Stability Management®
  • TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine
  • TQi™ 2.4GHz radio system
  • Low-profile body, ProGraphix® paint scheme
  • Alias™ tires pre-glued on Twin-Spoke™ wheels
  • Powder coated white springs with gray shock bodies
  • Bolt-on rear wing with aluminum hardware
  • Rubber-sealed ball bearings
  • EZ-Start® electric starting system
  • 2amp DC peak detecting fast charger
  • Tuned pipe exhaust system
  • Double deck 6061-T6 aluminum and composite chassis
  • Magnum 281™ transmission with ball bearings
  • Adjustable, easy-to-change gear ratios
  • X-Tra long, fiber-composite, suspension arms
  • Planetary differential with steel gears
  • Powerful disc brake
  • Telescoping, U-joint driveshafts
  • X-Tra long, high-volume, oil-filled Ultra Shocks™


Length: 17.25" (438mm)
Front Track: 12.5" (318mm)
Rear Track: 12.375" (314mm)
Weight (no fuel): 73oz (2kg)
Height (overall): 6" (152mm)
Wheelbase: 11.312" (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
Gear Pitch: 32-Pitch
Transmission: Nitro Magnum 281™
Drive System: Shaft-Driven 2WD
Driveshafts: Keyed Telescoping U-Joint
Steering: Bellcrank
Chassis Type: Double-decked
Chassis Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Radio System: Traxxas TQi™ 2.4GHz (2-Channel) with TSM
Engine (fuel-powered): TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine w/ EZ-Start
Brake Type: Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75cc
Top Speed: 50+mph

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Features Overview

Where Power Meets Technology:
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.

The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race® Radio System:
Traxxas models deserve the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race radio system. The radio system after all is the sole connection between the driver and machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's so advanced; it doesn't even need an external antenna. However, the most important feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with an optional Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511) that turns your Android, iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone® or iPod touch® into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control.

Traxxas Stability Management®:
Traxxas Stability Management TSM® makes it possible to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into Traxxas models by making it much easier to control the vehicle on common slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow. Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the vehicle’s direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead fullthrottle acceleration without fishtailing, spinouts, and loss of control. TSM also works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. Braking is dramatically improved as TSM works to keep Traxxas trucks arrow straight until they come to a complete stop. Traxxas TSM gives all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on driving fun or introducing unexpected side effects that can be found on other systems such as drastically reduced turning radius, braking assistance that times out (quits), throttle restrictions, and an overall disconnected driving feel. Traxxas engineers developed superior tuning algorithms that run on high-speed, precision electronic components to create a system that works invisibly, in the background, without ever limiting throttle. TSM can be fine tuned (or turned off) for different surfaces by simply adjusting the multi-function knob on the TQi transmitter, or by adjusting the slider in the Traxxas Link app. The result is driving faster, with more ease, and having more fun. In fact, the driver may not even realize how much TSM is helping until it is turned off and their driving skills are tested without it!

High-Volume 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.

EZ-Start® 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 Traxxas Power Up Plan.

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.

Magnum 281™ Transmission:
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 driving applications.

Product Specifications

Part NumberTRA44096-3
Kit TypeRTR
Length17.25" (438mm)
Front Track12.5" (318mm)
Rear Track12.375" (314mm)
Weight (no fuel)73oz (2kg)
Height (overall)6" (152mm)
Wheelbase11.312" (287mm)
Front Shock Length­Long
Rear Shock LengthXXLong
Wheel Diameter2.8" (72.4mm)
Tires­4.1" (105mm)
Front Tires­Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"
Rear TiresAlias™ Step-Pin 2.8"
Front Wheels­2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome­
Rear Wheels­2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome­
Gear Ratio (internal)2.81
Differential TypePlanetary Gear
Gear Pitch32-Pitch
TransmissionNitro Magnum 281™
Drive SystemShaft-Driven 2WD
DriveshaftsKeyed Telescoping U-Joint
Chassis TypeDouble-decked
Chassis Material6061-T6 Aluminum
Radio SystemTraxxas TQi™ 2.4GHz (2-Channel) with TSM
Engine (fuel-powered)TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine w/ EZ-Start
Brake TypeDisc
Fuel Tank Capacity75cc
Top Speed50+mph
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