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Old 06-01-2003, 03:29 AM
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Hello Everyone,

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I am looking for my first gas off-road car and, the T-maxxTRX2.5 n XTM XTERMINATOR are the two I have came down with after doing research on off-road cars. What are the Pros and Cons, which do you guys suggest is the best for me.

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Default Traxxas TMAXX2.5 VS XTM XTERMINATOR

I have both.
They are totally different trucks.
X-Factor is fun to drive for a Sunday driver.
If you full-out bash it WILL break.
T-Maxx is a little more race oriented.Great all around truck.
Bashes well with minimal broken parts.

With both trucks:
They will break pretty much everytime you run,if you run to have fun!

Overall:
X-Factor has the Motor
T-Maxx has the design!

Just my humble opinion.

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Being new to the sport I don't think either one of those is a good choice! But, this is just my opinion! I would get something that is not known for having tunning problems for a starter truck. Then after you get the tunning part down you can move on to some more challenging engines!
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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

Thanks for any input.
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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

Thanks for any input.
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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

Thanks for any input.
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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

Thanks for any input.
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What are the reputable less-tunning engine monster truck out there are good for starters?
I'm new to the off-roaders but I have a couple of on-roads. I don't think they are very different from eachother, engine wise.
The X-terminator I was refering to is the BUGGY kind.

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Default Maybe you could delete 4 of the 5 post??

If you have experiance with on-road then you don't need a starter truck! Go ahead and get what ever you want! The 2 you listed are very different! One is a buggy and the other is a MT! The buggy will not do so well in tall grass as the T-Maxx will run right through it! As it is with the T-Maxx having tunning problems I could not recommend it to anyone! Now if you buy it and sell the engine on Ebay and buy a Sirio .18 which is a drop in engine then it is a great truck for anyone to own!
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I happen to have both the xterminator buggy and 2.5 t maxx. The XTM is alot of fun!! I play with it while my maxx is down =o) Going on tank 12 and the 24.7 has still never stalled!!
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I have a Nitro Rustler and am Pro Traxxas... I chose the HPI Savage 25 after my researching........

The final point came when the LHS dude picked up the Savage & dropped it from 5-6 feet up in the air and it didn't bottom out! The modified T-Maxx did...

Have run 3 tanks in the Savage & its an absolute beast... Purchased a new HPI ribbed muffler & Hi-Torque steering servo for it as well as a hi-flow air filter....

Should be able to lean it out in 2 more tanks....
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