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Old 04-23-2003, 07:40 PM
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Don't know much about RC Truck's other than they look cool


So i need help cause i wanna buy a Nitro's truck (some day in the near future)
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Old 04-23-2003, 08:44 PM
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www.traxxas.com
www.hpi.com

Theses are your best bet for entry level trucks..depends on what size you are interested in..TMAXX & SAVAGE r huge trucks, while the HPI Nitro MT's, Rustler Etc..are smaller scale..whichever you choose will still be awesome..good luck and you definitely are in the best rc forum on the web..
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:03 PM
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hpi nitro mt owner here
it was my first nitro and i sure am pleased with it
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:37 AM
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OK, i don't know anything about those names you guys are talking about, but they sound cool, and that hpi place brings me to cameras ,

and i'm not really interested in driving in races, just driving around in the yard, around the pond, on some rocks, you get the picture.

but one things is bugging me, is the Tmaxx and savage everyone talks about nitro's or electric?
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:46 AM
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They are both nitro.Traxxas makes the T-Maxx and HPI makes the Savage21. Iwould recamend either one if you want to start with a Monster truck but they are kinda pricey.

BTW heres the HPI site: http://www.hpiracing.com/

If your just starting out I would recamend you get someething thats easy to tune and find parts for because YOU WILL break something and it's never fun looking at a broken truck while your waiting for parts to arrive.Check yout local hobby shop to see what they carry and base your decision off a that because everybody here has different opinions on what is better but your the one who has to pay for it and drive it.

Have fun with whatever you decide to get!!!!!
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:54 AM
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Well, we only have one hobby shop near us (hobby town USA) and all they have are buggy's and other small cars, i'm just not into those

as far as the price, what are the ranges of price? 500-1,000 1,000-2,000?
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:00 AM
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Most monster trucks will run you between 400 and 500 dollars plus all the stuff you need to make them run..Fuel,Glowplugs,Batteries,Chargers....ect.

Have you looked into Stadium trucks?
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:04 AM
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Stadium trucks? nope, i saw monster truck forum's and came running

Actually, what are stadium trucks?
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:10 AM
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXJG49**&P=0


This is a good beginer stadium truck it has lots of power and goes 40mph(I think) I have the older version and still play with it when I just want to bash in the yard and The hobby shop always has allot of parts for it.
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:16 AM
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OK, looking at the Tmaxx it says ready to drive, does that mean when you get it in the mail or how ever you buy it, its pre-built?
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:20 AM
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Yeah RTR mean READY TO RUN all you gotta do is put in the batteries and add fuel and you can start the engine for break in.Most trucks are prebuilt so you can get it on the road as soon as possible.
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:27 AM
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Oohh, well I'm pretty much set on a monster truck type, just need to decide which type

if I buy a Tmaxx or savage will it Tell me the other stuff I need?

like glow plug,fuel,battery's and stuff

and does it come with a controller and receiver
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Yup,they both come with a radio and all the electronics allready installed.If I might add my Biased opinion I would strongly suggest the Savage over the T-maxx just because the Savage seems to be little bit easier to tune(Since your just starting out).I have read allot of storys on this forum about people haveing all kinds of problems with getting the T-maxx to stay running.My savage was easy to get started and I had no problems with the stock motor as far as keeping it running and tuning it.

You need a glowplug igniter and charger
20% fuel(Trinity,Odonnel,Blue Thunder are good fuels)
A few extra glow plugs O.S #8 seem to work nice
A fuel Dispensing bottle
12 AA alkaline or rechargable batteries

Check to see if your Hobby shop sell a starter kit for Nitro.Some places do and it makes it easier to find all the stuff you need because it all comes in a kit.
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:42 AM
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Cool, so savage over Tmaxx?

ok heres another anoyying question, when you go to a order form, how do you order the truck, all i see is parts and add on's
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:48 AM
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what web site are you ordering from?

If you go to tower hobbies they have all you need

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...r&I=LXCZW1&P=0

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXATF7&P=7

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCB27&P=0

Here is everything you need except the batteries. Just click on the yellow BUY IT NOW and it will add it all up for you and tell you what to do next.
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:55 AM
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Cool, thx for all the help, didnt order yet, lack of funds from my dad, but will be driving soon
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The savage is on backorder anyway plus it will give you time to poke around and see if you might like something else.Just search the site for monster trucks but I think you'll have allot of fun with the savage it's a sweet truck I love mine
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Muzzy,
I'm new to the mt scene. I live in the UK so a lot of the trucks available in the states are only mail order here.
I ended up buying an OFNA Pirate Monster and I am very happy with it. Its a rugged machine, and not as complex as some of the others so its easy to learn how everything works. It goes really well with a hyper .21 engine, and just needs some basic hop ups to make it a great truck (first thing is an uprated steering servo).

You'll notice that everyone argues about which truck is best, in truth they all have good points and bad points. If you stick to a well known make and stay in this forum, I don't think you'll go far wrong, as there is a wealth of expertese in here and everyone is friendly and willing to help.
Good luck, your gonna love it!
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good choice!
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muzzy just my opinion the first trucks we owned approx 6mo ago, were a t maxx and a savage. and from a first time owner stand point and ease of tuning the savage is better suited and much much easer to break in than a t maxx but once you get a handle on things the t maxx is also a great truck . don't know how far from va you are but our local hobby store has some in stock www.linvillehobbies.com. both trucks handle and have different speed than each other so if possible see both run hope this will help.
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Old 04-24-2003, 11:51 PM
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Savage is an awsome truck... I've been reading all the comments from this forum till I'm thoroughly convinced... I'll be getting a Savage on my next paycheck and kicking ass at the tracks soon Have fun trucking boys!!
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Tower hobbies has been out of Savages for a while now. I couldn't stand to wait the 2-3 weeks my LHS said it would be, so I ordered mine from Stormer Hobbies (www.stormerhobbies.com), and got it on Monday. Within 1 hour I had my truck running. After about an hour's worth of breaking in the engine, I was having a great time driving this truck. I don't have any experience with any other nitro trucks, but this Savage feels really well-made. My only gripe is that it is sometimes really difficult to start.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:38 AM
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You have to be very careful with the fuel getting into carb. When priming, as soon as the fuel hits the carb nipple, press the primer just once more, turn the engine three or four times, put the glow starter in, and it will start in no more than 3 pulls, most of the time at first or second.

Turning the throttle trim 1/4 turn clockwise (open position) may help the engine not to stall during start procedure.

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Mine only refuses to start quickly when I flood it by priming in excess.
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