Originally Posted by whee-sconsin basher
Agreed on the Savage. Mine has been through hell and back, and the only thing I've broken was a shock rod end. Thing's a TANK. BTW, curious what the weak points are on the nitro MT2. My MT was decent back when I had it, only problem I had was keeping junk out of the drive belts.
Front A-arms, knuckles, and they loved to throw dogbones.
A-arms were kinda thin and I broke 3 at the same exact spot so that kinda says weakness. Funny thing was the rears I never broke. then there was no aftermarket a-arms to fix that weakness...
The screws would back out of the knuckles so fast it wasn't funny due to the knuckles being made from a soft marerial. I lost 3 screws in 10 mins till my aluminum knuckles came in back when I ran mine. This was an extremely common issue as people would always complain about it back when this site was booming, and the old MT2 thread was extremely active.
The dogbones another common issue people complained about. I lost so many front dogbones I started painting them bright neon colors so I could potentially find them(that was a tip a few people here would tell owners to do). I used to take 3 full packs of dogbones with me per run which you shouldn't need to do... IMO the issue was the dogbone was a tad too short, and it would pop out of the cup easily if you turned (why only the fronts would get lost). The HPI fix was to try and center it using rubber washers which didn't work too well most the time.
The drivetrain now was pretty damn solid on the nitros as it was shaft drive.