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Old 04-01-2004, 06:42 PM
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Hi, im sooooooo confused on what truck to get. [] Here are my choices:

-CEN MT2
-Megatech 1/10 Nitro Tempest Gladiator
-OFNA Nitro Pirate 10 TRK RTR w/.21 Engine
-XTM X-Factor RTR Nitro Monster Truck w/radio & 24.7 Motor
-Kyosho® Mega Force™ 4WD Nitro RTR
-HPI RTR Nitro RS4 MT 2 RTR

I need some mad help......gonna probly order one this weekend.
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:45 PM
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What are your plans for the truck?? Just bashing or racing or both?
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:11 PM
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try using the "Ultimate Monster Truck Guide"..... your price restricted [:'(]
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:16 PM
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Im just gonna mostly be bashing. I have alot of jumps and dirt around.
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:23 PM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Ulti...1659837/tm.htm

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Old 04-01-2004, 07:34 PM
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Use the guide, and if you have questions about the MT2, I will be more than happy to help you. You can also do a search on here if you havent already. I have a lot of posts about the MT2.
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:47 PM
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Yea but the guide doesnt say if the truck is a piece or if it is good. I need personal opinios. thanx
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:05 PM
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Then, my personal opinion, the Cen truck is a great truck. You cant beat how much you get for the money. The radio is not the best, but it works until you can upgrade. This is the same with most stock radios though. The diff cups can be a problem. But there is a company that Cen says is working on titanium diff cups. Other than that, you really cant go wrong with a Cen. Unless you are wanting a 1/8th scale, then you would have to wait for the Genesis to come out. But like I said, if you want more info on the MT2 let me know. I have many post on here and I am more than willing to help you out now and if you buy one.
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:08 PM
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i love my savage.... it go ran over the other day, just bent my roll bar and broke my throttle linkage thats all.... but i have drove my friend CEN very nice, well worth 280
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:17 PM
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Thanks alot guys. Im probly gonna go with the cen.
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For bashing the savage 25 will be your best bet. But for the price the XTM mammoth is a great truck! Plus u cant beat 50+ mph
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:31 PM
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Where is the cheapest place to buy the XTM mammoth? Kinda price restricted.
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Old 04-02-2004, 06:20 PM
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Well you can buy it at www.hobbypeople.net. There is a sale for it for only 369.99$
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People say the mammoth is bad. Is this true?
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:36 PM
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Bad? nah. The only problem is the shocktowers which bend a little on the easy side. But you can bend them back with pliers. But for the price its a great truck.
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:51 PM
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Ok thanks for all the help.
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:54 PM
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So wat have u decided?
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:12 PM
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I think im gonna go with the cen mt because its cheap, reliable, and I havent heard too many bad things about it.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:44 PM
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Well you cant really find parts for it. And there gears are messed up.
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O well, its cheaper.
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k. Good luck! hope you have fun[8D][ Of course you will have fun! its a nitro
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Haha, thanx alot for all your help!!!!!!!!!
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bonified, Let me know if you need help with anything on your truck when you get it. Also, check your gear mesh when you get it, there have been some trucks that have been shipped with incorrect gear mesh. I have a post on here with a good way to check and set the mesh. Also, you can get parts from www.ehobbies.com and www.toyhaus.com. ehobbies is cheaper, but toyhaus ships faster. You will want to pick up an extra set or two of diff cups, an extra set of spur gears, glow plugs, and some axle pins. These are the most commonly damaged things on the MT2, so they are the most important to have on hand.
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Old 04-03-2004, 03:47 AM
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I say go with the MT2, I don't proselytize CEN's products like some people but, if you aren't sure what you want, and that seems clear, the MT2 is the best choice. I have owned a Savage and yes it seemed and probably is the toughest MT you could buy but It, in my experience it wasn't all that fun to drive because you can't really drive it like you stole it. It flips over real easy. The MT2 now has Hop-ups form JT racing products and they make some of the nicest stuff around that actually has an effect besides making it shine. Have you looked at the General Silicones S.U.T. it's a great deal. It will whoop up on pretty much any modified MT, right out of the box, comes with a nice JR XR3i radio, unlike pretty much any RTR. You could also convert it into a buggy in less than an hour. I say the CEN Mt2 if you already have some gear and the S.U.T. if you dont have anything, 489.00, RTR with a good radio. If that's out of the question, most definately the MT2. In the end buy what you think you like, if your wrong than at least you'll be one step closer to knowing what you actually do want in an RC contraption.

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