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Old 10-27-2020, 08:23 PM
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With my last kit being a savage... are there any nitro monster trucks available besides the traxxas kits?
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:00 AM
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Sadly, not many. There’s still the Kyosho Mad Crusher and the Hobao Hyper MT. There’s also Redcat.

i wish Losi would bring back the LST as a nitro.
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by nismoflip View Post
Sadly, not many. Thereís still the Kyosho Mad Crusher and the Hobao Hyper MT. Thereís also Redcat.

i wish Losi would bring back the LST as a nitro.
itís a sad time. It sucks the trx 3.3 imo is a pointless engine . Iíve been considering the hobao tho
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I agree the lst is my all time favorite platform , the savage and revo are tied for me and tmaxx being last . Brushless is super easy and crazy fast but we live in a world where itís ďI want it nowĒ so nobody has patience anymore for nitro break in and tuning . If the 3.3 had better crank bearings it would be an good engine , Iíve got a couple used and threw some fast Eddie bearings and the engine tuned way better (because of front bearing air leak) and I wasnít afraid to rev em high and be worried the rear bearing would come apart. But I do miss running nitro with all my buddies , thereís just something so cool about a tiny engine powering an rc truck .
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I agree the lst is my all time favorite platform , the savage and revo are tied for me and tmaxx being last . Brushless is super easy and crazy fast but we live in a world where itís ďI want it nowĒ so nobody has patience anymore for nitro break in and tuning . If the 3.3 had better crank bearings it would be an good engine , Iíve got a couple used and threw some fast Eddie bearings and the engine tuned way better (because of front bearing air leak) and I wasnít afraid to rev em high and be worried the rear bearing would come apart. But I do miss running nitro with all my buddies , thereís just something so cool about a tiny engine powering an rc truck .
yes Iíve had them all too and sold my savage in 2017. I guess I just miss the realism. Yes Iíve got electric kits and yes they are faster but that doesnít take much skill to make an electric kit wheelie anymore
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sadly the truth,
missing the good times when ppl are debating which is better then the rest: revo, lst, tmaxx, savage, AE monster gt, , tamiya txt, mad force etc.
at that time, I wanted to punch someone insisting tmaxx 2.5 is better then lst2
but now days, as long as they are driving MT, I want to be his penpal and bestie




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Hpi is slowly getting back on their feet.
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That would be awesome if they did the savage flux was a beast , I only sold mine because no parts support
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That would be awesome if they did the savage flux was a beast , I only sold mine because no parts support
Iíve had 3 nitro and electric and sold them for the same reason .
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What do you mean, the TRX3.3 is a pointless engine? Lots of people run it and it works fine. Not sure about the crankshaft bearings, but if yours go bad you know you can replace the bearings with better ones, right? Just strip down the engine and stick the crankcase in the oven until the bearings fall out when you tap it on the countertop, then use the crankshaft as an installation tool to insert new bearings. All my RTR engines have ceramic bearings thanks to this.

Also you can get the OS 21TM engine which has the same small-block mounting tabs as the TRX3.3.
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What do you mean, the TRX3.3 is a pointless engine? Lots of people run it and it works fine. Not sure about the crankshaft bearings, but if yours go bad you know you can replace the bearings with better ones, right? Just strip down the engine and stick the crankcase in the oven until the bearings fall out when you tap it on the countertop, then use the crankshaft as an installation tool to insert new bearings. All my RTR engines have ceramic bearings thanks to this.

Also you can get the OS 21TM engine which has the same small-block mounting tabs as the TRX3.3.
I never liked the performance of them
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Which one, the TRX3.3 or the 21TM?
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Which one, the TRX3.3 or the 21TM?
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I always had pretty decent luck from the trx 3.3. Ive had them last several seasons with a fair amount of use. Its all I how you tune and maintain them. The 3.3 doesn't like to be leaned out to far and run hot!
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Hpi is slowly getting back on their feet.
Really? That would be awesome, some of my Vorza spares are drying up.
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