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Old 01-30-2004, 12:08 AM
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Hello everyone!
I REALLY like the HPI Savage .25, but is it a good car? Could anyone tell me about theirs, and about the RTR's quality? Could someone also tell me about other good buggies/trucks, APART FROM THE T-MAXX, AND ANYTHING IN THE CEN LINEUP? [sm=confused.gif]
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Old 01-30-2004, 04:25 AM
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hi, i am also in your position. and if the cen is definately out (i agree with you on the t-maxx thing) then i would go with the savage .25. abd i have formulated this opinion from scouring this message board for months. i have found that a large majority of savage owners have been very pleased with their purchases. i have also watched several videos of the savage and other trucks. but i agree nothing can compare to the hands on experience, but i say go with the savage. i'll be getting MINE soon!!!!!
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Old 01-30-2004, 04:28 AM
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i just ordered a savage and the only problem ive heard about them is a weak streeing servo that strips easy- im hoping its not true but no big deal anyways

xtms are good, my friend has an x factor but the mammoth handles better
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:29 AM
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I would read some of the other threads on this subject. they will give you some good input. As for the servo on the Savage, I dont think that you will be happy with the steering servo on any truck except maybe the Mammoth (stock is 179oz). Everyone will tell you that the first thing you need to replace on any truck is going to be the steering servo. The stock one will do you fine till you decide to upgrade to a stronger faster one. The only reason I say you wouldnt need to on the Mammoth is because its already a strong servo. The stock servo on the Savage, T-maxx and others is only 80oz and thats ok, but I would get a good strong 188oz to replace it, and move the old steering one to the break. Like I said, the stock one will do you well till you decide to upgrade.
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:36 PM
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My opinion is get the T maxx.I love this truck.I had one 4 years ago and am gonna get a Sportmaxx asap.I belive you will sleep better at night snuggling up to a traxxas.
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I believe he said something other than the Tmaxx and Cen products.
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I know just changing his mind.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:23 PM
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OH NO!!! You are definatly NOT changing my mind, I have had a bad experience with Traxxas, and CEN doesn't fit what I am looking for! Thanks all the same, I would like everyones opinion!
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what was the "bad experience"
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savage is a great truck. you cant go wrong with them. i bought a RTR and it hasnt let me down yet.
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Hey, i am in the exact same boat as you, except i like traxxas. I have done quite a bit of reserch on the savage(and am VERY close to buying one)and tihnk it is the truck to get, it is durable, and with the new 2.5 engine you have great speed as well, the only problem i have heard of is a weak steering servo, but that can easily be replaced at low cost. I have a forum on wich truck to get and most people have said nothing but good tihngs about the savage in it. I guess it realyl all boils down to what kind of driving you are into. But over all i would say get the savage, it is the best bang for your buck.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Witc...1480138/tm.htm
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I and a friend went with 50/50 pricing, it was broekn in better than required, and the engine ate glowplugs then died, after breaking lots of turnbuckles, is that the right name? the things that attach fromt he steering servo to the wheel, well not the wheel but you know what I mean!
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