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Old 10-13-2006, 07:35 PM
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Hi, i'm kind of new to the Monster trucks and i was thinking about getting a savage x ss 4.6 kit. first question how good is the 4.6? how durable are the parts? i have limit of $300 on hop ups. what schould i get? i was thinking about getting the 3 speed, and alum thread shocks. anything else? aslo it comes with a dual brake kit right?
Old 10-13-2006, 07:44 PM
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I have the K4.6 and have well over 6 gallons of run time on it! In my opinion one of if not the best engine HPI ever put out small or big block! Savage is tough. I would not waste money on the aluminum shocks but get a good radio system and good servos, which is not included in the kit. I race my Savage so I do not care about a 3 speed.
Old 10-13-2006, 07:46 PM
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Do not know if the X SS comes with aluminum clutch shoes but if it does not you need to get some and I recommend the Nova.
Old 10-13-2006, 08:08 PM
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Default RE: New to the Hpi Savage

I've heard good things about the LST's aluminum clutch. http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSB3323 Is that a good one?
Old 10-13-2006, 08:14 PM
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I like the Nova as the have thread holes where you can add setscrews to adjust how fast they engage. I have run the Nova so I will vouch for them.
http://www.novarcproducts.com/3shoeclutchshoes.html
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Default RE: New to the Hpi Savage

thanks for the help. and the shocks were a possibility. and the three speed is just to have that raw power![>:]
Old 10-13-2006, 11:48 PM
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If all you do is bash or have a very long straight track a 3 speed is nice but being my track the longest straight is only about 50 feet I really do not need a 3 speed. But there are some races that will disagree. The 3 speed according to HPI gives you 10% more top end.
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Default RE: New to the Hpi Savage

WHY did you start another thread...just go to the savage forum and ask the guys whom know what they are dealing with....????????


Always has to be one, doesn'nt there. How is "your" HPI MT2 forum thesedays, good? Perhaps I should restate myself: Why start a thread in the HPI forum for this question, when it would be easier to simply ask the guys IN THE already WELL established savage THREAD. Just my 2 cents worth.[:-][X(]

I'll go and start a thread for "why we need to start a new thread" for every question.
Old 10-14-2006, 12:21 AM
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I thought this was the Savage forum? [X(]
Old 10-14-2006, 02:16 AM
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ORIGINAL: 46u

I like the Nova as the have thread holes where you can add setscrews to adjust how fast they engage. I have run the Nova so I will vouch for them.
http://www.novarcproducts.com/3shoeclutchshoes.html

My novas ate through my hardened steel cb... prob because I had all the screw in and furthest out. The shoes would work great without the added weight I think.

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