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Old 12-13-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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1st of all, is there any reason at all to buy a hellfire? The price is insane and there are better running Truggies on the market (is the Hellfire just outdated?).

2nd - I know you guys probably get sick of this but I was wondering vehicle you would recommend to a beginner Nitro user. I had a Revo for a little while in the summer but didn't have it long enough to really know what I was doing. It will be 90% bashed and 10% raced and I want something extremely reliable.

I was thinking MT or Truggy since I'll be running it in grass and rough terrain but I'm not opposed to giong with a buggy if it meets my needs. I'm looking in the 4-500 range and don't want a pull start (I'll go with a starter box for either a truggy or a buggy, and a roto start if it's going to be a MT), that much I figured out. I was also thinking about a RTR since I don't want to spend a lot of time building it and I do have good servos to replace the steering and throttle servo and I have a Spectrum to replace the radio with.

With all that in mind, I was leaning towards a Savage X 4.6 RTR and just lowering it (plus a new pipe down the road and new tires). Would you recommend something else? An LST2 looks pretty sweet but pricey (and team losi doesn't have as much support around here), or maybe an Ofna truggy or buggy.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:26 PM   #2
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I've also thought about a Hyper 7 TQ RTR. For about the same price as the Savage I could get the Hyper 7 TQ RTR, a starter box and JP3 pipe (which with the rebate and depending on which starter box, I could be looking at around $370).

Anyone have a suggestion or opinions on which would be more reliable? I'd love to go with a Truggy but they just seem overpriced.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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i have had great luck with savage
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:03 AM   #4
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my savage was the best truck iv ever owned!!
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:29 AM   #5
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I think it's safe to say anyone who has had a savage will highly recommend it. I do , you can't go wrong they are a blast and inexpensive to repair and the engine just keeps going and going (f4.1). I think starting with a truggy might be a little too much , there are so many tuning options with the chassis and making changes ( usually )produces very subtle results. Also most lhs will have the major parts for a savage , not usually for a truggy.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:26 AM   #6
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I disagree I owned a Savage and it was a nightmare....I'd spend the extra dough on an LST2....
you said that you will be mostly bashing arround with it so a 2 speed Monster Truck is likely your best option.....buggies and truggies are more suited to the race track although you can bash with them...they are purpose built for the track so your paying for the upgrades on those vehicles that allow them to race......you should have kept the Revo it is an excellant MT that is a very capable race truck right out of the box....
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