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Just wondering what's the average runtime of the Savage and Savage .25 ? Also do they keep fairly clean by being sideplate trucks ?
 

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Hi Rizza,



As most people would probably tell you - runtime is largely dependent on how you drive.



At a guess I might hazard - 10 - 15 minutes??? I've never timed it, so I'm just going off gut feeling.



Clean? Is any nitro clean?
The exhaust is mounted fairly high and
the exit is near the front of the truck, so you tend to get alot of oil
running down the side of the TVP, over the tyres, rear suspension, all
around the engine... etc. etc. etc.
 

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I usually get about 20 mins, but i havent even gone through the stock tank let alone my header as well within 1 run, i usually shut it off. So run times inst a problem.


Yes oil goes on the side of the tvp, but a simple 10 second wipe with an old rag will fix that.
 

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run time is very dependant on how you drive it. The first part of breakin is let it idle through a full tank. This took me well over an hour....


One tank of fuel = lots and lots of fun
(say 20min)


Then you just refill.... (say 30sec)
 

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well ive actually timed it the last 3 runs.. heres how i went:



18 mins, 20.5 mins, 14 mins...



when i was driving slowly and peacfully (in my court).. it lasted 20
mins.. at the park.. 14 mins.. yup.. i punch it alot more!.. great fun!



and cleaning it... not a problem.. just get the air pressure out after
i run.. and blow the dust away... also.. i take this oportunity to cool
the engine down... in a matter of seconds.. .. i dont let it cool down
till its cold.. just warm.. coz HOT to COLD very quickly... dont people
say u can crack ur tooth? LOL..
 

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Doesn't sound like a good idea to cool down your engine with compressed air.



Rapid cooling isn't good for engines, and I'd imagine you could even compress the bore aroudn the piston and other nasty things...


Jerrah.
 

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jerrah said:
Doesn't sound like a good idea to cool down your engine with compressed air.



Rapid cooling isn't good for engines, and I'd imagine you could even
compress the bore aroudn the piston and other nasty things...


Jerrah.




yeah.. thats y i dont let it get cold!.. its still hot to touch.. but
not as hot at it was b4 i cooled it........... u saying thats not good
enough.. and too leave it hot?.. i heard thats not good coz its ain air
cooled engine.. and when u dont move and get air flow.. it doesnt cool
down!!!
 

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It does cool down just takes a while, theres nothing wrong with letting it cool by itself... I mean do you honestly believe EVERY single nitro car owner air compressors, or blows air on their engine after they run it every single time?


What about when your bashing out somewhere and just chuck it back in the boot and go home.. you dont actually stand there and blow on it or turn the air con on until its cool do you?


I thinki just had to say it rather bluntly like that to get my point across
 

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true!.. well im only 17.. and i cant exactly drive and put it in the boot just yet
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but anyway. ill still use the air compressor to clean the savage..
works like a dream.. but i'll probably stop wasting electricity to cool
the car down.. !



cheers.. i didnt really know if it was good or not.. so all ur input was 100% welcomed
 

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Thanx for the feedback guys
. What hopups are recommended or what usually breaks first ? If I buy a savage, I plan to do jumping and racing at BDR with it. At the moment I'm just lookin for feedback, Ihave a Traxxas Stampede in bits I've had a while and am weighing up the cost of modding the pede or buy something else. Decisions, decisions.........
 

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Fire said:
true!.. well im only 17.. and i cant exactly drive and put it in the boot just yet
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but anyway. ill still use the air compressor to clean the savage.. works like a dream.. but i'll probably stop wasting electricity to cool the car down.. !

cheers.. i didnt really know if it was good or not.. so all ur input was 100% welcomed

Well im 15 andim talking about the boot on mums car, or once in a while the back of dads ute.


RiZZa said:
Thanx for the feedback guys
. What hopups are recommended or what usually breaks first ? If I buy a savage, I plan to do jumping and racing at BDR with it. At the moment I'm just lookin for feedback, Ihave a Traxxas Stampede in bits I've had a while and am weighing up the cost of modding the pede or buy something else. Decisions, decisions.........

Meh.. It wont likely break except you will more than lilely stratch/bend the heat sink and maybe break a fuel tank. Its a pretty hardy truck, except for when it doesnt start then you might break it yourself from being annoyed at it.
 

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yeh i got to say it is a strong truck i got the savage 25 when it first
came out (20 days after) and still havnt broken a thing on it. not 1
bit. i hav bent my tvps, scratched my heat sink, and dont think that i
dont push it hard!! ive dun just bout everything u can do with it!
jumps 25Ft high on to the lid, smashed in to walls, hit cars, cars hit
it. oh and its still stock. and for sum reason after 34liters the
diffs are still like new.(w/o mod). dont worry ull hav fun
with it!
 

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IlUvMySaVaGe25 said:
yeh i got to say it is a strong truck i got the savage 25 when it first
came out (20 days after) and still havnt broken a thing on it. not 1
bit. i hav bent my tvps, scratched my heat sink, and dont think that i
dont push it hard!! ive dun just bout everything u can do with it!
jumps 25Ft high on to the lid, smashed in to walls, hit cars, cars hit
it. oh and its still stock. and for sum reason after 34liters the
diffs are still like new.(w/o mod). dont worry ull hav fun
with it!




WOW.. nice... i hope mine lasts as long.. im scared of jumping.. incase
i break anything... but knowing my luck.. my battery pack will one day
explode and ignite the nitro.. and nothing will be left!
 

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Jumping is the best part!!! Dont be scared.. Just nail the throttle and hit the jump at full speed and release the throttle just before take off, controll it in the air with the throttle and brake and youre done!!!!!! What have you been doing with it if youre not jumping??????
 

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husky said:
Jumping is the best part!!! Dont be scared.. Just nail the
throttle and hit the jump at full speed and release the throttle just
before take off, controll it in the air with the throttle and brake and
youre done!!!!!! What have you been doing with it if youre not
jumping??????


draggin my neighbours car.. and driving on 2 wheels.. im getting pretty
good.. i find it weird that the UP tires go really thin???.. normal?
 
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