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T maxx 3.3 vs. Savage 3.5

Old 04-04-2010, 02:23 PM
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Hi guys, i would like some of your opinions on which on is better as this two were my top choice... which in better in a way that, who jumps better? who have better speed/torque? which is more durable? and any other way possible... any pro/cons on these trucks...

All are welcome to speak, and i would appreciate any opinion told...
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I owned a Traxxas T-Maxx 2.5 back in the day and more recently a Hpi Savage 4.6. Obviously the Savage was faster because it has a larger, more modern engine. Excluding the speed factor, I still liked the Savage over the T-Maxx. The Savage seemed to have better balance when jumping. It also seemed more stable while cornering.

It would seem your buying used because both of these models are out of date. If that is case, I would suggest getting the one that is in the best condition. Also check your local hobby shop(s) and see what parts they carry.

Both trucks are great and offer limitless upgrade options.
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The Savage with the TVP chassis, is one of the toughest truck in the market.
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the tmaxx stock is kind of weak and lame....i sold my 3.3tmaxx after 2 months....but it has the largest aftermarket support....can you say SUPERMAXX.
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Savage 3.5, isn't that a Savage 21?
I love my Savage. Ive had 2 of them a truckzilla converted from a savage 25 and my current Savage X 4.6.

I've always been under the impression that the Savage 21 was a truck to stay clear of.

I'd look for a nice Savage 25
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thankz for the reply...yes im buying a second hand...hmmm so savage i see... i didnt expect many savage supporters...i researched in another forum where tmaxx is over powering the savages hahaaha...but i was wondering that 1/8 truck might be abit heavier than a 1/10, so can i say that tmaxx has more speed and could jump better as in more speed + lighter weight = higher jumps? was wondering abt that too...as tmaxx is onli slightly smaller engine but the ratio for its size to the engine size, tmaxx is bigger... so i wanna know whether my prediction/calculation is correct...since one of u did mentioned that this two truck is out of date, what's the latest truck on the market? im not a person who updates on it so much hahaha...out dated person...
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Originally Posted by Big Midget
Savage 3.5, isn't that a Savage 21?
I love my Savage. Ive had 2 of them a truckzilla converted from a savage 25 and my current Savage X 4.6.

I've always been under the impression that the Savage 21 was a truck to stay clear of.

I'd look for a nice Savage 25
3.5cc = .21ic

centimeter cubic and inch cubic....
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Here's a chart for those who were still confused about the cc (cubic centimeters) that some manufacturer prefer to use, i.e. Traxxas Revo 3.5, HPI Savage X 4.6 etc...

Engine Size Conversion Chart (ci=cc)
Cubic Inches Cubic Centimeters
.049 .8
.09 1.5
.15 2.5
.19 3.1
.21 3.5
.25 4.1
.29 4.8
.35 5.7
.40 6.5
.46 7.5
.50 8.2
.61 10.0
.80 13.0
.91 14.9
1.20 20.0
1.50 25.0
1.60 26.2
1.80 30.0
2.00 32.8
2.40 39.3
2.70 44.3
3.00 49.2

1Cubic Inch = 16.3934 Cubic Centimeters
.061 Cubic Inch = 1 Cubic Centimeter
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Originally Posted by Big Midget
Savage 3.5, isn't that a Savage 21?
I love my Savage. Ive had 2 of them a truckzilla converted from a savage 25 and my current Savage X 4.6.

I've always been under the impression that the Savage 21 was a truck to stay clear of.

I'd look for a nice Savage 25
A Savage X is easier to work on than the older models.
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I would say go with the t maxx, can be just as strong as the savage for bashing and will corner MUCH better than a savage.
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Savage all the way. way more durable than a tmaxx
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Savage is pretty much bullet proof. Strong and great for hardcore bashing
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:59 PM
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Default i have 3 savage myself

they are super strong and they are better then the tmaxx most def

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They're both good trucks, but I'd suggest the T-Maxx if you're a newbie to nitro RC as long as it's not a first generation T-Maxx. But the big issue is parts availability. If you're new to nitro you're going to crash and break parts. Go to your local hobby shop and see if they have more T-Maxx or Savage parts in stock. That should be a big factor in your decision because you don't want to have to wait for parts each time you break one.
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T-Maxx is easier to work on during repairs, so it's good for a newcomer, but comes to toughness and durability, nothing comes close to a Savage X.
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