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Old 01-07-2008, 08:46 PM
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Well I have a TMAXX right now and the truck is really acting up and hasnt started in god knows how long but I am looking to get rid of it and I am looking at the Savage but how are the new TMAXX, is it more reliable then the past ones or is Savage better or I am just messing this up on my own lol? Thanks
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:50 PM
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What are you wanting to do with it. Im guessing bassing. If you have the money go for the lst2. i would try to stay away from the tmaxx. After shock, mgt, savage, lst2 there all good which ever your Lhs carrys for and how much money you have.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:52 PM
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I just want to mess around with it, I'm not really going to race it, at least right now and I am not doing any extreme abuse to it but I don't have a budget right now since I want to get a firm idea of what I want first but thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:58 PM
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bashing and inexpencive i think you can pick up a savage for 370 because they are selling out on all the 4.6 and getting ready to cary the new 5.9 ones. the best would be the lst2 dont have the revo so will not comment on it. then the mgt wont recommend it because mine either worked great or was broken or the mmt by xtm great and easy to run truck and the biggest truck around.
good luck on your decicion its a tough one thats for sure.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:46 PM
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:17 PM
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Why dont you give a different answer
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:48 PM
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Ha the lst2 looks awesome but I don't have the money to burn or the space for a true monster like that but I will take your suggestions into mind.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:36 PM
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I don't know how the LST2 is more reliable. The Monster GT and Savage seems to be the most reliable. The LST2 weigh's a ton and goes through clutch and clutch bearings. Durability isn't even that great either for the price you pay it is good if you want a good racing vehicle and you plan on upgrading it, but for bashing and wanting to leave it stock I do not see how it is worth it.

I owned the LST1 and LST2 they were very high maintenance vehicles.

I have a Monster GT and have never touched it except one time when I broke a hub because my cousin hit a wall at one wheels doing a speed run. IMO that is truly acceptable. Also the MGT I have is only the .21. The newer one MGT 8.0 is supposedly even better with a better drivetrain. Still to expensive though so the MGT 4.60 is still a awesome deal.

I know people who run the Savage they are very durable but still there diff's even the newer ones have issues! Also the shocks are pretty long and pretty easy to bend. I wouldn't be to worried with the differential's though I think it is more of a shimming issue nothing serious. The shocks well something is bound to go with a truck that is pretty much impossible to bottom out LOL!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:04 PM
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The MGT 4.60 looks pretty good and I will have to take a look into it, thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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I have a savage x 4.6 which has been alright. I have had a few problems with it I don't think I should have. If I was going to do it over agian I think I might have gone with the revo 3.3 or LST2. If money is tight look for revo's and savages on ebay. Both sold well so they are easy to find and can be had for far less then new with only a few tanks on them.

Actually I wanted to clarify. I beat my truck, I mean beat it. Probably 90% of its drive time is by a 9 year old who loves to see it in the air, or backflipping off the tree. Heck just yesterday he started out trying double backflips (never landed one clean but did get a few) and then ended with full speed runs at the ditch jumping the road. It regularly see's 12 feet or more of air off the ramp we made. It is constantly running wide open, in the air, or crashing into something. I've seen it do a good dozen summer salts and drive away. I've seen it land on its top from a good 12-15 feet up and just need flipped over. We have broken a few upper and one lower arms, but RPM had the fix for that. However, I've also had it shoot out dogbones, but I think I have that resolved now. Maybe I posted the top 1/2 of this on a bad day, I'm pretty sure the lst2 and the revo both would have broken parts the way the savage is treated at my house.

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Ok I have a Maxx and it breaks all the time I was in the same boat as you. I bought a LST2 and I love it. I looked at a Savage as well as others, but in the end the LST2 was the truck for me. The Savage looked to be a good truck also, but I don't have one so I can only tell you about the LST2.

1 1/2 gallons through and no breakage besides the stuff that was my fault......

My Maxx couldn't get through a tank before it broke.

Just my 2 cents..

P.S. I did the 3 bearing mod to my clutch bell and my clutch shoes are still going strong. Don't listen to the clutch crap.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:40 AM
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I don't know how the LST2 is more reliable. The Monster GT and Savage seems to be the most reliable. The LST2 weigh's a ton and goes through clutch and clutch bearings. Durability isn't even that great either for the price you pay it is good if you want a good racing vehicle and you plan on upgrading it, but for bashing and wanting to leave it stock I do not see how it is worth it.

I owned the LST1 and LST2 they were very high maintenance vehicles.

I have a Monster GT and have never touched it except one time when I broke a hub because my cousin hit a wall at one wheels doing a speed run. IMO that is truly acceptable. Also the MGT I have is only the .21. The newer one MGT 8.0 is supposedly even better with a better drivetrain. Still to expensive though so the MGT 4.60 is still a awesome deal.

I know people who run the Savage they are very durable but still there diff's even the newer ones have issues! Also the shocks are pretty long and pretty easy to bend. I wouldn't be to worried with the differential's though I think it is more of a shimming issue nothing serious. The shocks well something is bound to go with a truck that is pretty much impossible to bottom out LOL!


Stock bearings and shoes 1 3/4 gallons of fuel. Hard Bashing





Oh ya it goes through clutch bearings and shoes huh
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:31 PM
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Looks good. I guess I just never had good luck with my LST2. Anyway I now mainly run truggy's and that's it.
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My LST2 weights just over 10 lbs, and does not eat clutches and clutch bearings either.
I bash/race with ALL brands of rc vehicles.
The LST2 is one of teh most durable ones out there
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I think it probably has alot to do with the weight of the stock wheels. Which wheels do you run? My friends aftershock needs some new wheels.
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To be sure dont get the after shock eather they suck
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:59 AM
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I ran the stock tires for the break in, then I changed to Muggy tires and rims. I'm getting some Truggy tires next. I will also be buying a truggy in the near future. My LSt2 is still pretty much stock weighting in at 13 pounds without fuel. I also have not broke anything besides the wing kit that wasn't really made for the LSt2 anyways.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:41 AM
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if you want to get rid of that maxx thats junk pm me i may be intrested
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:19 AM
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mgt = compared to other mts its kinda cheap and also one of the best towards performance
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:27 AM
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I couldn't let someone else have the tmaxx then I would be going against your sig but no I don't think I will be selling it since it is working good now and I am anxious to use it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:49 PM
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i live in a place whare rc has no existance and i cant get parts to anything except traxxas unless i mail order them and i hate waiting... im off work sun,mon,tue,wed... so if i break my truck on sunday what am i to do for the other 3 days....
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:19 PM
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Overnight shipping... lol but anyway but I live in New York and I lucky to have RC parts at my fingertips but I usually order from Towerhobbies since they have a huge selection and good prices.
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