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I am deciding on which monster truck to purchase in the coming weeks. The 3 which i have looked at are the Savage .25, TNX and Tmaxx. THey all sound and loom good but what would be better in the long run as for performance and durability goes.





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Savage, savage, savage



my brother has a t-maxx it a good car but weak in some parts


TNX dont know


savages r the best



where abouts you live
 

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i can tell you now that the tnx will be good just because the factthat it isTAMIYA


tamiya has excellent parts(they make the best plastic parts in the world)and practically any hobby shop in the world stocks tamiya parts


i will keep everyone updated on how my tnx i will do a review and there will be some vids
 

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Look forward to seeing the vids and reviews.





Savage SS, i live in Melbourne
 

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you should come for a bash one day
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go with a savage allus melbourne boys have got one, the best thing is you can get parts of one another
 

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The best thing is to see these things in action. Most pplhere have savages - I have never seen any other monster trucks??? but I'm keen to see a tmaxx in action.


If you want something that can take a thumpin, has heaps & heaps of 'hop ups' and a huge following - you want a savage...
 

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skidd saw my brothers 2 weekends ago and was impressed
 

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Maybe I'm coming to this topic a little late, but anyway here's my $0.02 ...



I can't speak for the TNX other than to say that my two Tamiya cars are
superb for quality and support but maybe a little on the dull side for
performance.



I've owned a very mildly modded (ribbed pipe and filter) Savage .21
(until this week) and currently own a stock T-Maxx. Obviously the Sav
.25 is going to outperform my old .21 but anyway I have these personal
observations.



The quality of both is excellent, not much to choose from. They both
have loads of aftermarket bits and pieces and support. There are loads
of knowledgeable people to help with either truck.



In a straight line, either flat or particularly up hill, the T-Maxx
will totally, absolutely eat the Savvy (sorry guys, has to be said).
Initially my Maxx was not changing into second and it was STILL way
faster than my Savage regarding top speed. Of course there is the fact
that with the Savage there is more terrain where you can actually drive
at top speed (read on:) so its kind of debatable whether this matters.



In smooth-ish hard pack handling again its no contest, the Maxx will
run rings around the Savvy three times before breakfast. If you can be
bothered, doubtless this could be addressed with suspension and
stearing mods to the Sav, however with the Maxx you don't have to
bother, its super responsive out of the box. On loose stuff its closer
but the Maxx handles better until the going gets *extremely* rough at
which point the Maxx starts to just toss around while the Savage just
sails serenely (!) through obstacles without any problem.



You definitely need to drive the Maxx with more concentration though.
There's no way its as stable as the Savage. The Savage is just
super rock solid, which is the payback for the slower steering. Swings
and roundabouts. If there's any grip at all the Maxx will roll at the
drop of a hat, so you need to be more on your toes. The Savage is much
more forgiving.



I suspect the Savage might be a little more durable but I have no hard
evidence, this is a gut call. I find the Maxx a little easier to work
on and prefer the general layout of the Maxx. The battery/radio
tray of the Savage is a total pest and its hard to believe how it
passed into production. Yes, you can replace the receiver pack with
rechargeables and a recharge outlet plug, but why should this be
necessary on such a high end product? On the Maxx you don't need to -
receiver batteries last for ages (I use the lion camera batts) and when
they go its a couple of moments to replace them.



Summing up with extreme examples, the Sav feels like a Panzer while the
Maxx feels like a rally car. Its up to you to evaluate where you are
most likely to run and what you want to do with the truck. If you are
into hardcare monstering, I suspect the Sav might be a better choice.
If you are a bit of a tourist like me and just want to mess around
without too much fiddling about (is this possible in nitro I hear you
ask) the Maxx might be better. If you will mostly be on tracks, fire
trails or even pavement/footpaths (don't ask:) then its no
contest, the Maxx every time.



Mike
 

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u should be a salesamn...hahaha point of view put accross verry nicely.


jus be weary as the maxx aprently brakes very easy if u miss a corner, but a savage will jus come back more and more...if your ona budget get a savvy as you will dump 100's more in repairs into the ma
i dont own one bu chat to ALOT of people that do)


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Thanks for the great imput, i'll sum up the pros and cons and decide in a few weeks when i have the money.
 

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seriously i race my brother almost every weekend and i think the savage beats it evertime, anyway t-maxx's are very quite my bros car at fully speed is half a loud as my idoling
 

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i know many people with Tmaxx's and i can assure you they do not break easily...


The Tmaxx2.5 has an almost cult following in USA.. go to tower hobbies and type in Tmaxx, and you will have more pages worth of hopups than you can ever imagine (or afford).. you can even get RB superchargers,twin engine upgrades, 4 wheel steering kits, "dually" 8x8 wheel adaptors.. the works.. it all depends on what u want to do with it and how far u wish to go..


Yes, out the box they will roll easily when cornering high speed on bitumen due to their soft shock setup from the factory, but with some very minor suspension changes (oil,pistons, preload clips,etc) you can get your maxx to handle on bitumen likea demon... (ihave vids to prove this)


my opinion isgo the Tmaxx... Traxxas customer support is probably the best in the industry, either by phone, email, or even just using their forums..


If you can wait a month look into the new Traxxas Revo.. i think its gunna revolutionise monster trucks, just like the Tmaxx did when it was first released many many years ago.. Ilove the revo'srocker armstyle suspension with laid down shocks...


http://www.traxxas.com/REVO/revo.htm


and heres a video, from RC car action.com


http://videos.radiocontrolzone.com/traxxas_revo.ZIPEdited by: Oblivion
 

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Morphy said:
The best thing is to see these things in action. Most pplhere have savages - I have never seen any other monster trucks??? but I'm keen to see a tmaxx in action.


If you want something that can take a thumpin, has heaps & heaps of 'hop ups' and a huge following - you want a savage...




no need to be keen dude, they are slow and weak as sh!t!! at the MT day up here there was a maxx and it was gutless
 

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Savage it is
 
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