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Old 11-21-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Opinions of 1/8th scale Trucks

Losi LST .26 ----HPI Savage 4.6 ---- Team Assoc MGT 4.6 ----

Which is the best truck in your opinion (not sure if MGT is 1/8th or not but I tihnk it is).

I am leaning towards HPI.
What is your experience (OFNA is also in there, still researching).

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Old 11-21-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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Just to Clarify...
Looking for ease of finding parts as well as ease of working on truck. Seems like OFNA has a 2WD 1/8th model?
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Just to Clarify...
Looking for ease of finding parts as well as ease of working on truck. Seems like OFNA has a 2WD 1/8th model?
no easier truck to work on then the mgt and parts are available everywhere lst is a good truck and so is the savage but working on those coparing to the mgt is like night and day
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:06 PM   #4
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THANKS MGTMan, Anyone else have an HPI or Losi 1/8th?
How bout an OFNA?

Does TRAXXAS offer a 1/8 (I thought TMAXX and REVO were 1/10th)?
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i assume from those listed that you are only looking for a big block monster truck...


If you want something easy to work on, stay FAR away from the Savage. Don't get me wrong. I've owned it and loved it, but it was a ***** to work on.'

As far as bwtween the other two, I dont know much...


However, if you arent ONLY looking for a monster truck, maybe an Arena truck (truggy)?

If so, the OFNA (Hong Nor) Jammin CRT is off the hook... Crazy fast, really durable, and cheap parts.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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A "Truggy" is a 1/8th Buggy with Truck suspension added or can it be bought in "truggy" form and RTR?
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I belive they now have a new name though, arena trucks...

and yes they can be bought in arena truck form...

Thats what the CRT is...


They are just as expensive as 1/8 buggies however.....
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So an OFNA Jammin CRT is a TRUGGY that can be bought in RTR form today?
What is the price? Is it 1/8th?

Sounds COOOOOOL
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oops. missed the RTR part... no, they are only available in kit form right now...
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I looked on OFNA web page, no mention on motor size for Jammin CRT kit.
I give that rear spoiler 1 run and it's Gone! Too easy to break!
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Also, A Monster Truck Body and Masher 2K's would look better.
Nothing beats the looks of a Stadium truck with a Monster Wheel/Tire combo.
Best of both worlds - Ground Clearance/Speed/Looks Etc...

I am leaning towards the MGT or LST now. Not sure of the 4WD thing, rather have 2WD. Motor in MGT sounds better (4.6 vs. .26)
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One more thing before someone complains of seeing too much of the "rabbit".
Is the T/A MGT a 1/8 or 1/10th scale? Both LST and MGT are 4WD/Elec Start/2sp Tranny. LST is .26 and MGT is .28.

This info may help when deciding. The OFNA TRUGGY sounds cool, but only chance of owning one without a divorce is EBAY and there aint that many on EBAY.
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I looked on OFNA web page, no mention on motor size for Jammin CRT kit.
I give that rear spoiler 1 run and it's Gone! Too easy to break!
I gurantee that you won't break that wing. Its made of the same stuff that 1/8 buggy wings are made of. You show me a broken Jammin 1/8 buggy wing and I'll show you a flying pig...




I believe both the LST and MGT are 1/8... If you had to pick between the two, get one that has the best parts availability...
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No mention of the engine size because the X1 CRT is a racing chassis kit, so you have to build it and the engine and electrics are up to you..... However there is supposed to be a RTR version of the truck, and it probably will be a .26 in there.....
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Little bit of Savage and CRT experience here.

First, the savage was a beast and a lot of fun, but yes, difficult to work on. With the twin vertical plates, you basically have to take off an entire side to get the front, rear, or center out.

I had a bit of drivetrain trouble with mine (spurs, slipper pads, driveshafts) but I raced it hard and had a hot motor in it. They are very tough, great parts support, and lots of hop-ups.

I've heard, and seen proof that, the first LST's, have some problems. The thing looks great, but some general flaws. However, the LST 2 is coming out soon, with many fixed problems and upgrades.... maybe a good option?

Then there are the truggies. WOW!!!! I got my jammin about a month ago, and LOVE it. The thing is tough, and they are built on race proven buggy principles. No shifting, no gear reduction, just raw power and 3 diffs. That was a major headache for me on the Savage, the two speed. It's cool to watch them shift, but they are hard to keep tuned just right, blow up, and don't always work.

Even nicer is having a lighter truck that spools up quick and never stops, my jammin easily has the top speed of the savage, but none of the tranny problems.

Also, MTs tend to wheelie (a good trick, but it can be annoying when you're always chasing down a turtle on it's back) whilt the truggies are the right shape to keep everything planted.

Which brings me to the next point, your RTR. HPI and Ofna will both have RTR versions of their truggy out soon ( I think both before xmas?), HPI being the Hellfire (www.hpiracing.com) and the CRT RTR. They both come with .28 (4.6) motors (i believe) so there will be plenty of grunt and speed.

Another truggy (i think the first purpose built kit) is the Hot Bodies LSP (Lightning Stadium Pro) which comes in pro style kits or RTRs. Thunder tiger also has one coming out, but I don't know anything about it.

Decide what you want to do, bash or race/bash, then go for it. Whatever you get, it will be fun! Hope this helped!

(Oh, and my wing is still doing just fine!)

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