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Recommendation for 1/8 nitro monster truck basher

Old 12-02-2022, 08:42 PM
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Default Recommendation for 1/8 nitro monster truck basher

Hi, I'm looking to get a 1/8 scale nitro monster truck as a basher. I'm looking for something durable. I am also open to older trucks as I'm not looking to break the bank (it does not have to be the latest). What do you recommend?
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:39 PM
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HPI savage, I never had one but that’s what I would get if it were me. I had a revo but that’s 1/10th so a little smaller but still an awesome monster truck to bash and they handle much better than any 8th scale monster truck.
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Revo vs. Savage, I definitely like the Revo more, especially if you're new. They're basically the same size.
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Old 12-07-2022, 06:53 AM
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the new HPI Savage XL 5.9 offcourse. Brand new release now

3speed and alot more

this is the one to buy now 2022

The XL has XtraLong TVP chassis, XtraLong wheelbase, XtraLarge stance and XtraLarge 5.9cc engine! It’s based on the nearly indestructible Savage X chassis but features XtraLarge 3mm TVP chassis and engine plates, XtraLarge F5.9 Nitro Star engine, XtraLarge axle extenders and an XtraLarge GTXL-6 body with an all-new look, the Savage XL is ready to rock and roll over any kind of terrain!


revo is 20 years old

Highlights new SAVAGE 2022 XL
  • NEW! Standardized 17mm aluminum hex hubs
  • NEW! Tredz Terrahex 3.8" tires
  • NEW! 3.8" Havok wheels
  • NEW! Pre-cut factory painted and finished GTXL-6 body
  • NEW! Plastic molded body detail parts
  • NEW! 3-Shoe aluminum clutch
  • NEW! Rugged modern styled bumpers
  • NEW! Captured hinge pins
  • NEW! All hex hardware
  • NEW! TF-50 transmitter
  • NEW! RF-50N nitro receiver (with low-voltage failsafe)
  • Super HD drivetrain - standardized with Savage Flux
  • 4WD shaft driven monster truck
  • 3.0mm TVP chassis and motor plates
  • Independent double wishbone suspension
  • Oil-filled adjustable coilover shocks
  • Bulletproof 29/9T differentials
  • Steel Spur and hardend clucth bell
  • Dual stage air filter
  • Enclosed radio box
  • Nitro Star F5.9 engine
  • Rotostart 3 starting system
  • Roll hoop and XL engine extension included
  • and the amazing Savage 3 Speed transmission!

Looks Badass !!! the xl long chassis must be awsome.
This is real monster truck. Super strong car, made stronger this year.with 17mm wheelhex and Captured Hinge pins, this will be the best NITRO Monster awaible now

This is the one you want now 2022 !!! .

Hobbytown have them in stock

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Old 12-07-2022, 09:22 AM
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Revo tried and true dont matter if its 20+ years old.if it works why redesign..
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Old 12-07-2022, 12:22 PM
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to me the old revo is truggy anyways.
Tmaxx is the real monster truck.
Anyways Tmaxx is way too unstable, not good basher at all also.

The last version of Savage before this new 2022 was almost perfect to be true.
The only two weak things was hinge pins, and the wheel hexes.

Now HPI made everything perfect finally.
And this new version Savage XL looks awsome.

Go see this in real at your hobbyshop,
!! it is huge real 1/8 monster truck, revo looks like toy if you compare both in real.!!
The difference is like night and day between these two in real.

You must see this new Savage XL with your own eys in real !
It is a bad ass Monster !! true 1/8 xl, and these new tyres feel so grippy, this must be totally awsome truck
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The Revo is a nimble, agile truck with an incredible suspension. It handles very well. The Savage is a tank. It is incredibly durable. You won't go wrong wither either. The shame is mostly that the MT body market has dried up and bodies for both are slightly more difficult to come by than they once were. Aftermarket engines for the Revo are also limited now.

Personally, I would pick up either a used 3.3 or an XL and bring it back to life rather than spend new money on either one.
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Old 12-11-2022, 12:01 AM
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Kevin Talbot have the New Savage XL.
He already broke couple parts. Video coming soon.

Savage is his personal Nitro Monster Favorite.
I will link his video when it comes with the new XL Savage Nitro here. I do watch all his videos

Here you can see some footage about his new XL Nitro

Is it possible to mount 21 size 3.5cc pullstarter motor to Revo ? What part is needed ?


This is one work horse that runs and runs
13mm turbo ported crankshaft along with the ABC 6-port piston and sleeve allow this engine to deliver superior horsepower, high torque and extreme efficiency matched only by engines at much higher price points.

Less than 150bucks

great upgrade to RTR motors
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