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Old 01-20-2004, 04:12 PM
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Default Kyosho or traxxas?

Please, help me...now that i've decided to take a Monster Truck, i don't know WHICH take! I'm not decided between the [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBFU1**]Mega Force[/link] and the [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPW87**&P=7]T-Maxx[/link]
Please tell me which is the better and i'll se which one buy. THX 1k.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:06 PM
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well it was say the mad force holds up better but i don't know, theres a lot fo hop ups for the t-maxx tho
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:20 PM
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well it was say the mad force holds up better but i don't know, theres a lot fo hop ups for the t-maxx tho
Hes talking about a mega force not a mad force



The mega force is slow but more durable the tmaxx is fast but not very durable.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:33 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

Well, im not going to compare, well I am, but just a little!

ok, Well the T-maxx is a little less durable, but its way faster! and it has TONS of aftermarket parts! Unlike the mad force! And alot more people know about the T-maxx then the Mad force! So if you have a problem more people might be able to help you on its problem!
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I don't know much about the MEGA FORCE. However I have a T Maxx and it is lots of fun. I think that it is fast and easy to drive. You will always be able to find parts for it and it has lots of upgrades. I Also think that the TMaxx is good for racing. But if you just want to bash get the Mega Force.
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cen mt2 is better for racing
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:12 AM
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HMMM did't see cen m2 on the original post. Tmaxx is better for racing
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cen mt2 is better for racing
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:01 AM
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I don't think that i'll do any competition with a monster truck... i prefer use it for jumping, bashing, destroying, demoliting, cracking, thundering, hackering, shooting it, incasining... (sorry for the euphoria excess , but i'm very very very happy that i'm going to have a nitro truck ).
So i prefer a durable vehicle than a fast vehicle (maybe i'll take a better engine for the mega force and it will be fast like the tmaxx)... in few words i think that i'll take the mega force.
THX VERY MUCH FOR ALL POSTS. You have been very usefull.


PS I know that i've done a lot of grammatical mistakes... bat i'm italian... sorry
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Good Luck with your truck!hope you like it

**MilkMachine**-You wronge the Mad force is faster than the tmaxx stock vs stock.But seeing how he is not not talking about a mad force i guess it dosent matter
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I know that i'm very very unsure... but if I must say the truth i prefer to take the T-Maxx! But I have not unfortunately understood well what it says www.towerhobbies.com. [][]
Look at this:
Code:
 T-MAXX 
           Length:         19.125" (486mm)
           Front Track:    16.25"  (414mm)
           Rear Track:     16.25"  (414mm)
           Height:         10.375" (264mm)
           Center Ground Clearance: 4" (101mm)
           Wheelbase:      12.0"   (305mm)
           Tires (Front and Rear):  5.75" x 3.5" (146 x 89mm)
           Wheels (Front and Rear): 3.2" (81mm)
           Engine:         TRX 2.5 Racing Engine with Easy Starter
           Transmission:   Auto-Shifting 2-Speed Forward/2-Speed Reverse
           Differential:   Hardened steel bevel gear
           Drive System:   Shaft driven 4WD
           Chassis Type:   3mm 6061-T6 aluminum
           Approximate Speed: 20mph 1st Gear,    40+mph 2nd Gear (per Traxxas)
 
 MEGA FORCE
           Length:           18.9" (480mm)
           Width:            14.8" (375mm)
           Height:           11" (280mm)
           Wheelbase:        12.2" (310mm)
           Front/Rear Track: 11" (280mm)
           Ground Clearance: 3.1" (80mm)
           Front Gear Ratio: 25.1:1
           Rear Gear Ratio:  34.1:1
           Weight:           9.25lb (4200g)
           Engine:           Kyosho GS15R (included)
           Radio:            Kyosho Perfex 2-channel (included)
In the description of the Mega Force it says that the motor is (included), the radio also etc... in the t-maxx not! Therefore, if I take the mega force ready to run I can really start to use immediatly but if I take the t-maxx the towerhobbies gives to me all for rtr or not? Must I buy the other things?
Please help me!![]
for info looak at this links:
[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPW87**&P=7]T-MAXX[/link]
[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBFU1**&P=7]MEGA FORCE[/link]


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Old 01-21-2004, 02:08 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

The Tmaxx is ready to run out of the box. All you'll need is fuel, 12 AA batteries, and a 6-cell battery pack with charger (for electric ez start). You can start using it immediatly.
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:17 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

Or you could buy a Savage 25 and get the best of both worlds.
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Old 01-21-2004, 02:19 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

Why, does the savage 25 include fuel and batteries? And how is the savage the best of both worlds(kyosho and traxxas), it's not either one.
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:28 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

I was refering to speed and durability. I do realize that HPI is not a conglomeration between Traxxas and Kyosho...no need to be a smart ass. I don't feel that the T-Maxx is the best truck for someone who just want's to bash around. I don't think the Kyosho is a good truck period, they break to easily and the parts are never hanging on the wall. If you want a tough truck to thrash and bash get a Savage. Just because a truck isn't made by Traxxas doesn't mean it is durable.
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Old 01-21-2004, 04:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: yt35

HMMM did't see cen m2 on the original post. Tmaxx is better for racing
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cen mt2 is better for racing
Better than the cen mt2 give me a break[X(]. obvioulsy yuo did not see the race at th nats were the mt2 was killing the t-maxx by like 3 laps
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OK ok, thank you for all replies...! But now i have another question... i haven't understood if in the t-maxx there is a trasmission with the first speed, the second and also the reverse or i can choose to put only the first with the second or the first with the reverse? In few words there are all three speed at the same time or only 1 and 2 or 1 and rev?
However now that I read well the characteristics of the t-maxx and I know that it is truly rtr i think really that I will take this!
Thank you very very much for all the posts!
But, definitively... do you think that i'm going to do the good choice?? Is the t-maxx a good monster truck? Please answer me sincereley because it's my first nitro truck and i want that it will become a good vehicle... i don't want to buy a vehicle that it is not worth nothing. I'm a very unsure person so if 10 guys say "Yea take the tmax! is the better of the better!..." but one says "no it's not a good car! take the savage... or the mega force..." i don't know what to do. Now i'm inclined to buy the tmaxx... please confirm me that it's a good choice.
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

the cen mt2 is the best one it lasts , the t-max does break a lot ,
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

The Tmaxx is a good monster truck, but so is the savage. The Tmaxx has a few stock parts that seem to break easier than the savage. If you plan on being really rough with the truck, and you don't live close to a hobby shop, then the savage may be a better truck for you. The Tmaxx has more replacement parts available, and is easier to work on, but not as durable.
The Tmaxx has 1st speed, 2nd speed, and reverse when you buy it.
If you want durability, get a savage,
if you like to customize, get a Tmaxx.
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I love my T-Maxx. I use mine for racing though. If I was going to buy a truck for bashing around and beating the crap out of it then i would buy a Savage 25. I don't think the T-Maxx is a good first nitro, the engine can be pesky if you don't know how to tune. The truck will break allot more if you don't know how to drive also. The Savage is a bit more forgiving for the beginer. If this is going to be your first nitro then get the Savage 25. Which ever you decide on, make sure it isn't the Mega Force.
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Ok thank you 1000000000000 i take the t-maxx.
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I guess you have a real hard time reading the post!! Did you see the MT 2 anywhere on the post? Maybe I just didn't see it, let me check again. UUMMMM NOOOOO !!!!!!! The option was a T Maxx or Mega Force, NOT MT 2. Give me a break!! Stay on topic.

Further to that maybe you should proof read and spell check prior to your post as to ensure people understand it.

ORIGINAL: T-Maxx killer with my cen mt2

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HMMM did't see cen m2 on the original post. Tmaxx is better for racing
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cen mt2 is better for racing
Better than the cen mt2 give me a break[X(]. obvioulsy yuo did not see the race at th nats were the mt2 was killing the t-maxx by like 3 laps
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Default RE: Kyosho or traxxas?

Why not just buy a mad force its a great truck does 45 mph stock and will pop a wheelie with ease its easy to break in and to tune and if you dont want to build the kit then get the Mad Force RTR.
I dont know about the tmaxx the performance is good but the tmaxx s engine isnt that great and from what ive heard its hard to tune.
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get a t-maxx but buy rpm body mounts and a-arms right away if your going to jump it.the stock parts are as brittle as soda crackers
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i have a mega force!
they r great
havnt had any real prob with it yet,
but make sure the engine is screwed on tight[&:]
mine shook free and hurt ny shell,
but it survived and lives on!
i was wonderin how u upgrade to a .26[:-]
ive heard people have done it
and the truck can easly handle it[8D]
so plz tell me
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mad armor at tower hobbies is 375!!! that this will last 3 speed and built for everything!
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