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Old 04-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Savage or T-Maxx

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what one is better and why?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:06 AM   #2
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re savage vs tmaxx

if your looking for the best all around basher truck then imo the savage is the best bet.

you can get a savage x with a .25 big block all the way to a savage xl with a huge 5.9 (.46) with a 3 speed tranny .

if you really want power check out the new savage flux brushless. parts support and hop are parts for the savage are second to none . savages are very tough monster trucks that can really take a beating.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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stock savage vs stock t-maxx i think the savage is a better truck, but with a few hop-ups and the t-maxx is a better truck in my opinion, the savage is harder to work on and in the end less reliable they have braking issues and diff problems. Jam a bigblock in your t-maxx with a set of rpm arms and better bulk heads and the t-maxx is a beast
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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i own both trucks.
savage is better by far !
i like working on the savage better and think that the over all layout is better.
aaaaand its a million more times durable aaaaaaaand ive never had any diff problems.

savage all the way
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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You guy's got it all wrong Kyosho MFR is the monster truck to run! my flies!
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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The twin vertical plate chassis design of the Savage is the toughest out there! There are sooo many versions of this Hpi beast that you can never stop changing the truck, but the both of them still have no place on the track, i mean to compete anyways, the revo will always spank both of them for lap times, but bashing is a whole different entity.
I jumped a small school bus on concrete with my Savage 21 with a Xtm 24-7 engine, landed it, and rolled a few times but ended up back on it's wheels and didnt break anything! now that is tough. I have never owned a Tmaxx so i cant really say anything about it.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:03 PM   #7
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My opinion

I Likeboth trucks. Stock the savage rules any stock monster truck. but a tmaxx with a os.21 forward only with a metal gear kit, rocks also. Its not a cheap conversion, but i rather race my tmaxx over the savage.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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savage v. t-maxx

i have a savage 25 that was bought about six years ago am on my second engine with it. the stock engine had approx. 15 gals thourgh it and then I put in An Os 30 and propably have 8 gals through it . I have jumped and bashed all the time and other then wear parts and one set of diffs have never broke anything the worst that I did to it one time was, that I was screwing around and hit a five foot daimeter tree. All I did was bent one of the screws in the front bumper. A friend that I run with has T-Maxxs and is always replaceing something.

Just my experience

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #9
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Don't overlook the Revo... just as tough of a basher, but turns/handles like a Truggy. You'll be driving circles around the savage+t-maxx, and it is pretty much race ready out of the box if you ever wanted to venture down that road. The 3.3 makes alot of power... and theres lots of cheap upgrade motors from OS and the like.
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I would go with savage.i have both and i prefer the savage and i also prefer the x over the xl.
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