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Old 11-22-2007, 08:52 PM
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I was wondering what you guys all think about building a Savage from the ground up. Would it be cheaper to buy it in a kit or get pieces from eBay? I have one already so I know where everything goes.

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dude, it would be cheapest to fix the one you already have. you can pick up parts on ebay. and only get the ones you need, then when you break something up-grade
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The revo does not come in a kit version.... but you could get a roller off ebay and build it from the ground up and it would be cheaper cause then you can do all your mods you want on it and not mess with taking off all the useless stuff. But thats just my 2 cents.
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Cheaper? I'm not sure... more fun? Probably... I guess in the long run, it may be cheaper, depending on what your plans are... if you want to go with a lot of aftermarket parts, I'd say it would be cheaper, because you aren't buying the parts twice.
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That may be what I do. By the way games beer the Revo runs and everything is fine.
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If you're getting a SECOND truck... I'd get something else (that's what I did)... I'm not a fan of having the same truck for both of my trucks. I know people who do, but it doesn't make sense to me... I'd rather experience the different trucks if I'm buying a SECOND truck. (Which is why I own a MiniT and a LST2 as well as my Revo)
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LOL, I have a Mini-T and hate the thing to death, I just haven't gotten around to selling it.

Now the Micro-T, a whole different story. I jump it off 5 foot ramps at full speed and have only broken a few minor things. They are tougher than anything. Scale to Scale they smoke any modded Savage or other bash worthy RC. It is a beast!
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That may be what I do. By the way games beer the Revo runs and everything is fine.
sorry i didn't realize. by all means get a savage roller, that way you can do what you want with it and not buy parts you don't need. and it's always fun to have a different truck. i have 4 a savage l.e., a revo 3.3, a hellfire, and a jato 3.3
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The only problem I can see with say me, building a savage rather than a revo list you insist is that I have no clue where things go.
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That may be what I do. By the way games beer the Revo runs and everything is fine.
sorry i didn't realize. by all means get a savage roller, that way you can do what you want with it and not buy parts you don't need. and it's always fun to have a different truck. i have 4 a savage l.e., a revo 3.3, a hellfire, and a jato 3.3
I am the same way. I have a Mini-T, 2 Micro-Ts, a Revo and now maybe something else. By they way for this winter I would suggest checking out a Micro-T. They will make a grown man smile from ear to ear.
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you can download the manual here as a pdf file http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/867.html and if you get and earlier model hpi has the same page for those
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Hey, thanks that look like it would help a lot.
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no problem, it's always nice to have something different. go for a savage, i did and it's great
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OK, I am still 50/50 though. But your input helps.
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for me building and upgrading is 80%of the fun,that way you can get it just the way you want,and its something to be proud of,after you created it.build away,i say
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for me building and upgrading is 80%of the fun,that way you can get it just the way you want,and its something to be proud of,after you created it.build away,i say
I agree, if you have the money; then get a roller off of ebay and build from the ground up. However, if you're crunched financially, then get the RTR and replace parts when they break with upgraded ones. I would like to build a Revo from the ground up, problem is the money though.
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That is exactly what I need. I also hate wasting money.
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Is this worth $200, it a regular Savage X not SS.
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you can get the ss for 355 on ebay...and then sell the motor and then build from there and the ss kit has alum diffs....
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Yes I totaly agree, I e-mailed the guy to see if he has X SS rollers so we will see. It would be perfect if he has them.
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Do you think that I will get to know the Savage as well as the Revo. Or is the Revo a lot easier to remember and "see".
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The one thing i like about the Savages is they are BB unlike traxxas. so it all depends on what you want im thinking of a savy for x-mass........ not sure yet...=/ and umm... ur in the traxxas posts i know it says MODS PLZ MOVE TO HPI but just thought i would put that in....
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IMO the revo is easier to work I own both and my revo is a breeze compared to the savage the savage it a pain to work on just b/c you have to take most of the truck apart to get to the tranny and other stuff but the savage can take a beating and never needs alot of maintence so thats not much of a problem. they both are awesome trucks and each has their pros and cons it just comes down to your opinion...
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The one thing i like about the Savages is they are BB unlike traxxas. so it all depends on what you want im thinking of a savy for x-mass........ not sure yet...=/ and umm... ur in the traxxas posts i know it says MODS PLZ MOVE TO HPI but just thought i would put that in....
agreed,thats one the nice thinga about that truck(savage),allot of engine choices,with the traxxas trucks you are limited some what to what you can stuff in them,and that roller is def. worth the money,that looks like a sick hobbies deal there........
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IMO the revo is easier to work I own both and my revo is a breeze compared to the savage the savage it a pain to work on just b/c you have to take most of the truck apart to get to the tranny and other stuff but the savage can take a beating and never needs alot of maintence so thats not much of a problem. they both are awesome trucks and each has their pros and cons it just comes down to your opinion...
but with the 4.6 easy acess cases it eliminates allot of the hassles of maintainance,plus you cant even campare the way thes 2 trucks look,heres my revo and savage,love them both ,both very tough trucks
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