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Old 06-16-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default Savage Flux or Savage X 4.6?

Im looking to do a lot of big jumps and bashing in grass/ dirt. I dont mind too much maintenance, but i would like long run times as well. What would you recommend?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:11 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:11 PM
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well if your looking for long run times, its a simple choice, look at this way, does it take longer to fill up your gas tank or to recharge your batteries? I'd go Nitro if i was you.
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ignor the tool who posted above

savage flux is 10x power of the 4.6
you will only get around 15-20 mins depending on where your driving , that motor sucks quiet a bit
and the flux is simply a blast to drive
if you can afford it go the flux
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I'd recommend the Flux as well - buy some 8000mah lipos and you'll have run times approaching 45min. Invest in good lipos and a quality charger and you'll have a setup that can provide a lot of runtime and fun.
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My Savage 25 dinosaur still treats me well. Never really been into the electric stuff. Too quite and no nitro smell.
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i say nitro all the way...love the sound of a savage beast shifting to 2nd or 3rd gear & hearing the engine rpm's rev high when doing high insane jumps and back flips...i don't mind electic for onroad but electric for MT, i hear alot of stories how lipos catch fire(the blue flame)but if you go nitro look into a buku pipe
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My opinion may be biased, for I am an electric guy, but I will give you good reasons why! Go with the Flux, and get yourself a few nice Lipos, charge them the night before and you're set for the day! No tuning of an engine, just plug and go! Not to mention, 10x more power than a nitro as mentioned above. Again, I am an electric guy, but for these reasons, I don't see why you would want to go nitro. Again, just my opinion!
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Originally Posted by Tyler350
My opinion may be biased, for I am an electric guy, but I will give you good reasons why! Go with the Flux, and get yourself a few nice Lipos, charge them the night before and you're set for the day! No tuning of an engine, just plug and go! Not to mention, 10x more power than a nitro as mentioned above. Again, I am an electric guy, but for these reasons, I don't see why you would want to go nitro. Again, just my opinion!
+1 on you opinion...i'm not familar with electic and not bashing it either but this guy want long run times, in nitro its good to let the engine cool ...but do have to do the same with electric even its brushless?
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I already have a slash 4x4 and a stampede too(both electric), and lipos are frickin expensive, so i was thinkin maybe go for nitro. I mean tuning is no big deal, just adjust the screw to change the mixture in the carburetor. I dunno. The flux is expensive, but with the maintenance on the 4.6 it'll even out pretty soon. And heat issues can be solved easily on both. integy makes a heatsink with a fan for brushless, and there are plenty of 4.6 hop up heatsinks you can mount on your car. 4.6 is $400, flux is $600. I can buy a mamba monster for $250, then a little more to put it in the savage x when the 4.6 block gives out. Then you have the durability of the nitro truck with brushless power.
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Originally Posted by bobbyblaze
+1 on you opinion...i'm not familar with electic and not bashing it either but this guy want long run times, in nitro its good to let the engine cool ...but do have to do the same with electric even its brushless?
Not if you're running 4S - my Flux motor gets just a little above ambient temp and this is after 2 pacs run back to back. That was almost an hours run time.

I have a older Sav 4.6SS and my Flux is what always gets run. I like nitro, but usually run my Inferno GT when I want to hear and smell burnt nitro. The 4.6SS is way more maintenance and it sits a lot these days.
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Find a cheap used 4.6 and try it out and see if you like it. If you don't like it put it up for sale or trade towards a flux. You always get what you paid out of a used savage as long as you don't demolish it. I have a x and an XL, I am thinking about selling some of my other less used trucks to fund a flux. I get between 25-30 minutes a tank on my X playing in a park jumping off a tall hill and then across a dirt road, and about 20 minutes on my XL. No matter which way you go I doubt you will regret it, I love both my Savages and drive them more than anything else in my "garage" my sig lists all I have.
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Originally Posted by Yosh70
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Originally Posted by Crazycajun322
I already have a slash 4x4 and a stampede too(both electric), and lipos are frickin expensive, so i was thinkin maybe go for nitro. I mean tuning is no big deal, just adjust the screw to change the mixture in the carburetor. I dunno. The flux is expensive, but with the maintenance on the 4.6 it'll even out pretty soon. And heat issues can be solved easily on both. integy makes a heatsink with a fan for brushless, and there are plenty of 4.6 hop up heatsinks you can mount on your car. 4.6 is $400, flux is $600. I can buy a mamba monster for $250, then a little more to put it in the savage x when the 4.6 block gives out. Then you have the durability of the nitro truck with brushless power.
then you need ....
it's not the same truck ...frame, motoer mounts, tranny , diff, axles , you need to change soo much stuff to be able to handle brushless power don't think it's soo easy to convert
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