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Old 04-21-2003, 01:36 AM
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I am new to RC Nitro 4X4 trucks. I am confuse on what to buy. I would like to get one for my son who will turn 17 next month. Can you help me making a decision. I heard about to T Max, Stampede, the Dominator, 4X4 ASSAULT MONSTER TRUCK 1/8 SCALE and others.
Let me know what ya think... I'll be listening
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Old 04-21-2003, 01:40 AM
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well do you want a 1/8 scale or a 1/10 scale mt?
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Old 04-21-2003, 01:44 AM
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I have no idea.. What's the difference?
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:08 AM
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i/8 is a bigger engine and 1/10 is small block..1/8 is mostly with 21 engines and 1/10 are 15 to 18 engine
tmaxx is 1/0
savage is 1/8
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there are many choices, depending on your budget. Also if you just want to fool around with it, jut for bashing and stuff, you can go for the Terra Crusher, this is pretty huge too but slower than the T-MaXX. it's definitely ready to crush right out of the box. the T-MaXX has more speed and very popular. both are good along with many more. If you're really looking to go OFF ROAD, get the HPI Savage, this badboy takes me everywhere. well, good luck.
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badboy, what about the Terra Crusher? 1/10 or 1/8?
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it was considered 1/8 maybe because of the size.balakung matudtud naka
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DZZ400, the hot truck right now is the Savage. I'd also recommend 1/8th scale, as everything is bigger. (See? Size DOES matter!)
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DZZ400......First things first.How much do you have to spend and what kind of driving will your son be doing? Once we know this we can better help you find a Truck that suets your son.
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i am fairly new to nitro as well but i have done a lot af research and spent alot of time learning and i say go with the savage it just looks good and performs well to start but if you get bored with it ever the upgrade possibilities are endless anyhow thats just my opinion
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I am looking into this trade... This guy wrote;

My Tmaxx is the first version with the TRX 15 motor.It has electric start which will come with battery and charger.The receiver
batteries are metal hydride with external plug which will come with charger.Transmitter batteries are only alkalines.It has installed a sonic tronics failsafe.Three bodies the original ford pickup and I have two extras both 1950s pickup and sedan delivery.It also comes with rear steering kit and servo.I have it removed because on asphalt if you turn to fast it will rollover.In the dirt it works great you will get a turn around really fast kinda neat.If you do run it on asphalt just slow down and it will work fine.It turns in its own circle.This truck has never been jumped or abused.A few rollovers but never damaged.I will send the manual and all related paper work with it.Got some glowplugs to throw in also.

Truck is almost two years old .It is one of the most popular of all monster trucks.Any reputable hobby shop that carries Traxxas parts will have every part you need as well as Traxxas themselves.There are a ton of aftermarket companies that make aluminum replacement parts such as contol arms and bulkheads.Shock upgrades plenty available.Steel replacement gears are available as well as racing clutches.The hot motor upgrade for the stock chassis with steel gears and cv axles is the megatech 16.Guys have upgraded to 21 engines but this requires differant chassis assembly.There even have been guys who put two motors on them.

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How much does he want for it?
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LOL savage savage savage, what a maxx cant offroad LOL Bring it!!!!

Anyways dont buy a tmaxx, because ive owned 15 or so and Im just totaly addicted to them, Oh and they are the most popular truck out there, Notice how you put the tmaxx first on your list LOL.

What ever you deside have fun, cause more than likely if you get him one you will want one!!
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i got a solution, buy a savage AND a tmaxx

one for you and one for your son, compare the two and get into some heated races, that should be fun
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:17 PM
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Howdy,
If its your first nitro RC I would reccomend something with Electric Start and Reverse. I enjoy the heck out of both on my T maxx and Terra Crusher. Pull starting could get old if you aren't the best tuner in the world, like me . I have run 3 gallons through my tmaxx and 2.5 through my crusher and have had ZERO problems with electric start. I also love the reverse option in case you get into trouble, beats having to walk a baseball field away to pull your car away from a fence. I dont use reverse a whole lot but when I do I really love it. Pros may not use these but they sure make life easier for me. And if you are just a backyard basher like me I think you might like these options also.

I can only give you an opinion on the two trucks I own.
TMAXX
PROS
1. Fast top speed/accelerates fast
2. Electric Start
3. Reverse
4. Parts carried at local hobby store
5. Reliable
6. Handles well
CONS
1. Everyone has one
2. Not as big as other trucks
3. Not a perfect jumper(but good)
4. Not as good offroad as some other trucks

Terra Crusher
PROS
1. A Climbing/jumping machine!!
2. BIG
3. Electric Start
4. Reverse
5. Parts usually carried at local store
6. Reliable
7. VERY sturdy chassis
CONS
1. Not as fast as Tmaxx
2. Not as many hop ups
3. Doesnt handle corners as well as some other trucks
4. Heavy, sturdy chassi adds weight

The above opinions are only personal experiences with my trucks and comparing them side by side. I am not dissing your truck, there are lots of good trucks out there but these are the only 2 that I own. I am not saying that these things are right for everyone. They ARE, however, right for ME, and based on my experiences. I AM a newbie and may be doing something wrong but I have fun. Please no flames.
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DZZ400....Go to your local hobby store and see what they stock. Driving off-road rigs means you will break parts eventually and if your hobby store stocks them you'll be glad you bought a rig that you can get parts for easily.

As for which Monster Truck to buy? I own a TMaxx and love it. It does all that I ask of it. I have only read about the Savage but from what others say about it.....it's a good rig also.

Pick one and go have some fun.

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Old 04-22-2003, 10:23 PM
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I've talk to a guy who has a T Max and I am going to trade him for my Nexus heli. I talked to him and I saw some pics and it all looks good. Good enough for my son.
Thanks again for all your opinions, I feel much better now....

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also if you really are tight for cash, a nitro stampede would be fun, though it is smaller than the tmaxx and only 2wd
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Yaaaaa, the maxx is the winner HeHe...... Oh I mean kewl have fun with it LOL.
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You could also get a HPI Savage 21 they are a really good truck stable you can beat that mug to death and still go t-maxxs are alittle weak but also very good truck i would go with tc go with what ever you like best check them all out also make sure you lhs (LOCAL HOBBY SHOP) has parts for you truck you will need them with what ever you get unless you drive that like a wimp.
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Originally posted by Letsskydive
You could also get a HPI Savage 21 they are a really good truck stable you can beat that mug to death and still go t-maxxs are alittle weak but also very good truck i would go with tc go with what ever you like best check them all out also make sure you lhs (LOCAL HOBBY SHOP) has parts for you truck you will need them with what ever you get unless you drive that like a wimp.
so you are saying that you own a tmaxx and a TC?
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i didnt know CMO is back again , where youve been man its been awhile are still doing some recon in the mideast heheh,,welcome back again
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Originally posted by badboy2
i didnt know CMO is back again , where youve been man its been awhile are still doing some recon in the mideast heheh,,welcome back again

badboy2....Thanks for the welcome back!

No...I was not in the mideast (thankfully) but instead have been busy doing home projects....building shelving in the hobby room to house all of my stuff....and little time to play and enjoy the RC toys lately. I hope to have most of the big project work completed by the time real summer hits so I don't have to melt out in the heat when it shows up.....and then can enjoy the toys more.

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no, but my dads friend works on them at the lhs all the time t-maxx and tc
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Why does everybody have to get a tmaxx------be different
most choices you can make will waxx a tmaxx
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