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Old 03-28-2004, 06:31 AM
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does the savage ss not come with a rotostart? i would prefer to build the kit so that i know that everything is done right, but i also want the roto start to be included. other than a tumed pipe, what other incentive is there to opt for the ss? thanks
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:13 AM
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i just got done building my SS and it was fun and i know if it was put together correctly (w/ lock tight,! rtr doesn't come with lock tight on every thing metal to metal is what i've been told so you'd have to take it back apart to do that), plus you can choose what kinda of controller you want or use one you've already got. it also come with adjustable a arms. it has taken me less than 3 days to put mine together and i know that everything is tight and ready to go.
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:31 PM
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I would go with the 25 it has a better clutch, fuel tank and the ss is just a 21 with a 25 motor but it is my[8D] opinion
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:44 AM
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I would go with the 25 it has a better clutch, fuel tank and the ss is just a 21 with a 25 motor but it is my[8D] opinion
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No, you are wrong. The SS has the upper adjustable arms, the HD bones, a tuned pipe, the spring pipe mount, and the .25. So its alot more than just the .21 Savage.

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I would go with the 25 it has a better clutch, fuel tank and the ss is just a 21 with a 25 motor but it is my[8D] opinion
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I would go with the 25 it has a better clutch, fuel tank and the ss is just a 21 with a 25 motor but it is my[8D] opinion
Why not just review the comparison chart at HPI's website. If someone can't figure out the characteristics due to the lack of spacing, visit the website. After all, I'm not going to waste any more time on this and have already provided the link.

http://www.hpiracing.com/index2.htm

See this chart for an easy comparison of the Savage 25 to the Savage 21 and Savage SS!

RTR Savage 21 RTR Savage 25 Savage SS
Engine 21BB Nitro Star S-25 Nitro Star S-25
Tuned Pipe composite composite Polished Aluminum, Ribbed
Starting System Manual Pullstart Roto Start System Manual Pullstart
Spur Gear 52T 49T 49T
Clutch Bell 14T 15T or 18T 15T or 18T
Clutch Type Two Shoe Three Shoe Two Shoe
Shock Springs Red Medium Black Firm Purple Firm
Fuel Tank with primer, front pick-up without primer, rear pick-up with primer, front pick-up
Body Black-Silver-Purple Red-Black-Silver-Gray supplied clear
Dogbones updated standard updated standard Heavy Duty Silver (#86134)



21BB Nitro Star S-25
Size .21 .25
Horsepower @ RPM 2.3hp @ 30,000 2.5 @ 29,000
Maximum RPM 38,000
Heatsink Head cast metal Machined Aluminum
Case silver Black Heatsink Coating
Carburetor metal Composite
Carb Adjustments High, Mid, Low simplified to High and Low
Connecting Rod single bushing Dual Bushing
Construction ABC ABC
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Default RE: contemplating savage ss or .25

hey whats up I whent through the same delema. but after talking to several hobby shops they all convinced me to go to the Savage 25, reason being the Roto Start, and the 3 chanel radio included. You could always upgrade the adjustable upper arms after you get used to it, when you decide you want to get a tuned pipe you choose the one you would like and can afford, the purple springs are not expensive if you decide to grab majior air. Savage 25 put in the batteries and fuel start it up and have fun and grow the truck to your preferances. Have Fun
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Default RE: contemplating savage ss or .25

i'm debating between the two and since i'd like to choose my radio, i'll probably pick the ss. for the parts that are better, the non-ss has:

better clutch
better fuel tank
roto start system

so if i get the ss and add the clutch, the fuel tank and the roto start, i'll have the .25 with my choice of radio plus:

better dogbones
adjustable upper arms
polished aluminum pipe

do i have that straight?
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