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Old 06-17-2010, 04:13 PM
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nitro's are so badass though, and i already have a brushless, so i think i might get nitro. Maybe in the future i will sell my slash and get a flux. what do you think of the new flux 2350? sounds stupid to me. you can only run 4s in it and it probably has less torque than the regular flux
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:25 PM
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I dunno, i just watched some more videos, damn that flux is fast. If i got it, i'd want 3 more lipos, i already have 1, so that i could decrease my wait time a little bit. God i dont wanna spend that much though.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:26 PM
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and virtually no maintenance. Ugh this is a tough choice. What cant money grow on trees damnit.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:16 PM
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no maintence on a flux?

if you bash hard you got
blown diffs ( free bulletproof ones from hpi)
broken rms
lost top arm pins when the front bumper flexs
pinion comes loose ( red threadlock)

with that much power your bound to break stuff in the driveline and also sending the car sky high.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:19 PM
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lipo's just dont explode or catch fire ( generally)

but no need to fear lipo's
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Originally Posted by savtraxx
no maintence on a flux?

if you bash hard you got.....
blown diffs ( free bulletproof ones from hpi)
Probably a good chance that if he picks up a Flux NOW he'll already have the BP diff's.

broken rims
?.....never broken a rim yet. Never heard that being a problem, must just be you.

lost top arm pins when the front bumper flexs
Thats what zipties are for.

pinion comes loose ( red threadlock)
Ooh, the pinion comes loose. Blue loctite will do just fine.

with that much power your bound to break stuff in the driveline and also sending the car sky high.
I guess I can agree with you there....with the torque of an electric motor, stuff is gonna happen.

Yea maybe play it safe and get a nitro.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Yosh70
blown diffs ( free bulletproof ones from hpi)
Probably a good chance that if he picks up a Flux NOW he'll already have the BP diff's.

broken rims
?.....never broken a rim yet. Never heard that being a problem, must just be you.

lost top arm pins when the front bumper flexs
Thats what zipties are for.

pinion comes loose ( red threadlock)
Ooh, the pinion comes loose. Blue loctite will do just fine.

with that much power your bound to break stuff in the driveline and also sending the car sky high.
I guess I can agree with you there....with the torque of an electric motor, stuff is gonna happen.

Yea maybe play it safe and get a nitro.
i never said anything about broken rims sorry i meant arms ( rms) haha
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:48 PM
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I say go nitro, but no matter what... Your gonna have fun... It is a Savage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnGN4...eature=related

Check out HpiSavageforum.com
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Really isn't this pretty straight forward.. do you want run time or reliability? maintenance on any rc is the same it just depends on the motor source... all rc vehicles require the same attention with upkeep. nitro is more suited to those who have attention to detail for engine tuning etc and electric is more suited to those who like to run a setup that requires less " head stress" than nitro setups. I have always thought that electric guys have more bashing fun(imo).
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:55 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Im gonna get a nitro savage x 4.6 rtr with a SF-50 metal gear servo and a ribbed chrome hpi pipe. Maybe i'll pick up some proline bowties too
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Originally Posted by Crazycajun322
Thanks for the advice. Im gonna get a nitro savage x 4.6 rtr with a SF-50 metal gear servo and a ribbed chrome hpi pipe. Maybe i'll pick up some proline bowties too
great choice no matter what savage you choose!
i put a 30$ hi-tec 645 servo in my nitro savage and never had trouble for over three years now.

my savage x 4.1 that i converted from nitro, needed one of those 130$ servos with the heat sink on the servo motor to make it turn when coming to corners

nitro is more power than the truck can keep on the ground any ways
the flux is for when you want insane overpowered, ripp the tires right off !!!
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get a buku pipe to unlease the beast
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:39 AM
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how much are the bukus? i hear they're kind of expensive, but worth it. how much more low/high end does it give the truck? Im also looking at a 3 speed tranny and reverse maodule. What % fuel should i run? i feel like running some 20% through during break-in would be wise, but then maybe some 25 or 30%? Any other upgrades i should get?
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Buku's are around the $110 mark. I always ran 20% in my Savage for 6 years now. If you decide to run a higher percentage, just use the fuel to break it in that you are always going to use, hence the term "breaking in." 20% nitro is just fine and will do the trick for any basher out there, you aren't really going to see THAT much of an increase in power by using a higher percentage and just wears down the motor slightly faster.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:17 PM
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What do you think of the savage XLs? for only about 150 more, its bigger, has beefier parts, comes stock with the 3 speed tranny, metal gear servo, bowtie similar tires, and 2.4 ghz system. thats a pretty badass deal. how does the 5.9 run? i know its a little newer, so i dont know if people have found it to be unreliable.
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