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How good is the e-savage?

Old 03-23-2009, 07:21 AM
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Default How good is the e-savage?

And how fast?
Old 03-23-2009, 08:04 AM
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

It's a decent truck but it's outdated to say the least. If you want a brushed electric MT go with something like the E-Revo. If you want a highn end electric truck the Savage Flux (based off of the Savage X) is excellent and very durable. It can do over 60mph with the right batteries.
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It's a decent truck but it's outdated to say the least. If you want a brushed electric MT go with something like the E-Revo. If you want a highn end electric truck the Savage Flux (based off of the Savage X) is excellent and very durable. It can do over 60mph with the right batteries.
It is time for hpi to revamp the E-Savy....then again i guess the flux is the new thing,if it comes down in price no one will want a brushed truck.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

The savage flux and e-revo is way out of my price range.How fast is it?
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Around 30mph with good batts.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

Is it a good basher? Are there any other good electric trucks in the same price range?
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It's a good basher, but parts can be hard to find sometimes. Even though I prefer the E-Savage, I'd generally recommend the E-maxx to people for that reason.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

Whats stronger the e-maxx or e-savage?
Old 03-23-2009, 02:57 PM
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

The E-savage, but when it does break (and it will as do all RCs) Parts will be harder to find. Maxx parts can be found anywhere, as can Savage X parts... but the E-savage isn't compatible with nitro savage or savage flux parts.
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The E-savage, but when it does break (and it will as do all RCs)
Wow, I didn't know that. Does that mean that most of my RCs are defective? I've had some of them for nearly 10 years and they still haven't broken yet.
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Whats stronger the e-maxx or e-savage?
From personal experience, I say the e-savage. When me and my friends drive our RCs, my one friend's e-maxx is always braking something. My brother's e-savage hasn't broken anything yet, even when we really beat it.

Not only that, but you can get the e-savage for less money than the maxx.
The maxx goes for about $350(requires batteries and charger)
At stormer the e-savage sport is $255(requires batteries and charger)
the e-savage RTR is $310 (only requires 8 AAs for radio)
Old 03-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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I mean that when WE break it, and we generally do over the lifespan of the car. Something will need replacing or repairing.
Old 03-23-2009, 03:42 PM
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

A lot of places carry parts for the e-savage. Tower, for example, carries enough parts for it to build a whole new truck. Stormer and e-bay also have parts for it.
Old 03-23-2009, 04:15 PM
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Yeah, but it's less likely to find them locally than maxx parts at this point. And the availability will only drop from here on out.
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It's a good truck, my 10 year old has one and loves it. You probably won't find too many LHS carrying parts for it but he's pretty rough on it and has only had one failure, a broken diff output gear. HPI was pretty good about sending new diff gears and they looked to be of higher quality steel than the ones I removed so I don't see it happening again. If we were to do it again at around the same price we would get an E firestorm FLUX as I believe it will have a longer parts support in addition to Brushless / LiPo's increase in popularity, less maintanance, and increasingly lower costs as they become mainstream. I just bought a brushless combo and LiPo for his Mini Baja so it's only a matter of time before we go brushless on the E-Savage... hopefully it can handle it.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

Get the e maxx...pretty much the same speed and same type driving style...

just the e maxx has more parts available...and is totally waterproof (trust me, water/mud/snow +truck=fun!
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

I think im gonna get the e-savage for my b-day in june. The hobbytown here has the e-savage and parts.
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If you have a good parts supply then go for it, it's a great truck. One thing to note is that it isn't much aftermarket support for it though, unlike the maxx.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

how long is the average run time?
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

with what batts.?
Old 03-24-2009, 12:32 PM
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

Stock.And whats some good batts that arent to much money?
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

The stock batteries of the e-savage RTR are 3300 packs. I don't know how long they last, though. My bro's e-savage was a sport. On a good day his 3000 packs would last almost 20 minutes. The 3000 packs aren't very good quality, though.
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Default RE: How good is the e-savage?

What about the duratrax 4200 batts?
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What about the duratrax 4200 batts?
I would guess that they'd last at least 25 minutes.
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Can you make you own packs?

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