Battle of electric rc trucks, the RC10T3 vs. Rustler.
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Associated RC10T3 vs. Traxxas Rustler

Associated RC10T3 vs. Traxxas Rustler

Which is the better electric rc truck?

Two of the most popular remote control trucks is the Associated RC10T3 and the Traxxas Rustler.

Both are 1/10 scale, ready to run, off-road rc trucks. Below is a side-by-side comparison.

Associated RC10T3 Traxxas Rustler
Scale 1/10 rc electric truck 1/10 rc electric truck
Top speed 20 mph 20 mph
Engine 20-turn Stinger 20-turn
Chassis Composite Composite nylon
Transmission Stealth 272 Magnum
Ball bearing bronze bushings Ball bearings in transmission
Drive 2 wheel drive 2 wheel drive
Suspension Quadra-symmetric Fully independent long travel
Shock absorbers Aluminum oil filled High volume oil filled Ultra
Body Pre-painted Ford F150 ProGraphix Painted Body
Width 317.5mm 311mm
Length - 445mm
Weight 58oz 54.8oz (1.55kg)
Speed Control Associated Runner ESC XL-1 electronic speed control
Radio control 2-channel Hitec radio system Pistol grip TQ radio system
Street price $199 $147
Additional items you need to buy

6-cell battery pack - $7.95

Fast charger - $27.95

8 AA size batteries for transmitter

6-cell battery pack - $7.95

Fast charger - $27.95

8 AA size batteries for transmitter

Which Electric Remote Controlled Truck is Better?

The items highlighted in yellow indicates a plus for that particular category.

Which is the better truck? Tough choice. Both have 20-turn motors, electronic speed control, and great transmission design that push both of these ready to run trucks up to 20 mph in stock form. 

If you are on a budget, and would like a good electric rc truck to play in the backyard or play with friends, then the Traxxas Rustler is best. It is $50 cheaper than the RC10T3.

However, if you are looking for a racing truck, then the Associated RC10T3 wins hands down. Its chassis, suspension, and transmission is designed to win races. The extra $50 is worth it.

So there it is. If you are just for playing and bashing, go for the Traxxas Rustler radio control electric truck. If you are looking forward to racing, choose the Associated RC10T3.

Either way you can't go wrong.

Click here to buy the Associated RC10T3 or Traxxas Rustler rc electric trucks!

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