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Old 05-10-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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I'm getting into the hobby and currently debating with myself what monster truck i want to get.

I've been lent a HPI savage 25 rtr, which i like, but i've been intrigued by the team losi LST.

As I'm new to this, i'm looking for recomendations.

I do know i don't want to go buggy and not quite ready to go on road.

So that leaves monster trucks, and i'm looking 1/8 scale.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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if your just starting out i recomend that you get a Savage 25. It can take a beating. Its also fast for a monster truck. I bought my savage last year and I love it. It was my first Nitro truck. Enjoy. If you have any questions please ask.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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whick one?

Get a Savage if you want to just bash. If you want to bash and maybe get into racing get a Revo or A Tmaxx. I own all 3 and I can say that if you get a tmaxx and get all the RPM stuff (cost about $150) its makes the truck very tuff. The Savage is a great basher, but not really ideal for racing. The Revo is best of both worlds. Its not as tuff as a Savage, its tuffer than a stock Tmaxx. It can be bashed fairly hard and it makes a great racer even in stock form. The Revo costs more than both though. Now that my tmaxx is all RPM i can honestly say that Its the most fun of both of them and if you do happen to break somthing most H.S carry all replacement parts.
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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i say get a savage i got one my bro has one and ed has one so we will most likly be bashing together this summer so its good cause everyone has spares to lend although i was realy considering getting a lst as well but might go buggy
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:43 PM   #5
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Get the savage its the toughest truck out there i bash mine hard and it keeps coming back for more.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
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if your a beginner start off with a savage 25 rtr like kawi5 said because it is a tough durable truck and wont break alot with the cage and by the way i got a savage and i love it and my neibour just bought one and so did this guy across my cuzins street so it is a popular truck and you will find alot of parts for it. trust me you will have alot of fun with this thing .
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:35 PM   #7
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I would recommend the savage 4.6 SS, you are required to assemble it yourself, and you do need to buy a radio system, but in most cases when you buy an RTR you will want to upgrade the steering servo. I find you get a better appreciation for a RC truck when you have to assemble yourself... The SS kit come with a better exhaust, and a bigger motor, The new savage RTR comes with the new alloy steering cam and the spider diff gear mod, BUT, you have to tear the truck down and assemble the new parts yourself, why they don’t install it I am not sure, after all it is supposed to be RTR
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:24 AM   #8
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The LST is a great truck. It kicks butt. It will lay the smack down on any Savage or Tmax. You are on the right track. You can't go wronge with a Team Losi product. Look at there other products. The LST handles and is fast. The Revo is also very good. But doesn't have the engine the LST has. The Savage is a good bashing truck. The savage can be raced but a LST will just leave it in the dust. Just my .02
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:26 PM   #10
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Thanks All

it's been a really tough descision, but i think because of availablility of parts and such, i'm going to go with the savage 4.6

overall should give me best performance, with some tweaking of course
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