Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r
Two guys each have one savage. Older trucks, one with a .25 engine and one with a .28 engine. Unsure of engine make. One of them basically snapped the chassis in half and stripped a bevel gear in one diff. The other one with the .28 engine gets both diffs replaced every summer once and he cracked an engine mount from a hard landing. I don't consider those trucks as abused but they are run through the gamut for sure. I put my LST2 through the same kinds of paces and came away with a dirty air filter and a cracked front bumper support. I'm not saying the LST is bulletproof, but I think its a real contender in the durability department.
I'm guessing they jump, and land with their throttle on, braking, or landing wrong
engine mount I have heard of cracking, but again that is some wicked abuse
.25 hardware is also quite outdated the diffs are way different in newer savages, and easier to work on
Won't lie I have seen some amazing chassis plate bending to the point I have no idea what the people did. Wish I could find pics of one I remember seeing the guy got 4 perfect 90 degree bends into his plate from hitting a street pole going top speed. I swear it looked like he took the plates, and purposely bent em.
But then again could always get the 5mm plates that have lifetime warranties to negate that. Wish I remember where I got my flux's plates from as they were extremely reasonable.