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Old 09-02-2013, 12:39 PM
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What's fellas I'm new to the forum and pretty much new to the nitro rc world...I did have a duratrax maximum about 10 years ago but my old man use to do all the work to it so I didn't learn much. And it started giving problems so I just say it aside... Now that I make my own money I've been wanting back in on the hobby so I began my search I decided I wanted a truck so I did some research and can up with either a hpi savage or the revo. I posted an ad on Craigslist trading an iPhone 4S for an rc truck an 2 das later had a hit a guy with a "1000.00" savage he told me it was ready to use so I went to see it. none the less it ran and he used it for like 2-3 min I saw it running an made the trade !




Now I own a truck I know nothing about so I'm coming to you guys for help. He tells me it has like a 300.00 after market motor and super good radio control ? I'm trying to see if all this is true ?


I know I need to rebuild or do a little maintinace on the "integy" shocks it has I know these are kinda pricey and I've also read they suck ! So my question is can I rebuild/male them work my self ? Are they worth rebuilding ? Or should I just put the stock shocks back on ? They do look pretty bad ass and I already have them so wouldn't mind making them work.


Another thing he told me I should take the truck and control to get checked out cuz it wasnt braking. And he said that's how you shut off the truck ? He said this was an amazing set up that had a safety feature that if the truck loose signal it would shut it off. Can I fix this my self or must someone with experience do it ?


I'm just trying to find out if what this guy says is true and what exactly I have as a truck and in parts ? Would you guys says its worth ?


Any tips on what I should do before I run it to keep it safe and not blowing up on me ? ? Sorry for the boring essay but I'm a newb to this and just looking for some advice thanks in advance for all the tips and advice !!


Here are some pics of what I have

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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Some body ? Any body ? Lol
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Yes there are rebuild kits but I would get a set of big bore stock shocks , as far as the brake you need to get a manual to see what parts list and how it is assembled if you have a printer you can go to HPI site and download it but looking at pic looks like brake arm is way to far forward . Could b screws loose on brake where it screwed to trans or brass disc missing look at manual to see what a brass disc is . N the Lrp .28 is a good motor . You should enjoy the power as a newb. But get a manual n read it cover to cover.

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i like that roll plate on there ? what brand is that ?
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Thanks for the replies guys I think it's an intgey roll plate not sure I'd have to check....I'm gonna put the stock shocks back on an start her up see if I can figure out the braking problem before heading to a hobby store an getting over charged for something simple
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