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Old 04-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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i have a traxxas stampede 2wd right now and i have about 1000 dollars into it, hop ups and castle brushless system ect..i want a more durable basher and i have the choice of either getting a savage flux x nitro with alot of extras for 650 or just buying a new flux hp for around 650 as well, i love to bash and catch big air,
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Originally Posted by gehring1995
i have a traxxas stampede 2wd right now and i have about 1000 dollars into it, hop ups and castle brushless system ect..i want a more durable basher and i have the choice of either getting a savage flux x nitro with alot of extras for 650 or just buying a new flux hp for around 650 as well, i love to bash and catch big air,
i would go with the electric for sure if your not a racer the fuel will get really expensive and you will end up paying like double that in less then a year just for fuel depending on how much you run it. lipos may be expensive at first (if buying lipos for it also) but in the long run you will like the electric better, less expensive.
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id get turnigy lipos 5000 mah 30c 3s there only about 40 bucks each
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:33 AM
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Nitro - far cooler.. Much more realism. Electric is maybe(but then maybe not..) easier but more toy-like. Electric costs a hell of a lot for something that doesn't rumble and scream like a nitro..
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Flux HP. It will blow the doors of the Nitro without even trying.

Tons of fun.
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Electric. Trust me.. I have both and the nitro just does not compare.. Will be selling mine soon...
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There is nothing like the smell of nitro in the morning.
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Bashing has gotta have dirt and fumes IMO..
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and the post of 1000 opinions begins !!!

nitro is cooler ... electric is cooler ... nitro is louder .... electric is faster... nitro is realistic ... electric is cheaper ... nitro is cheaper ... etc ... etc..

get which one you first thought about getting and never look back
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Electric. Trust me.. I have both and the nitro just does not compare.. Will be selling mine soon...
selling your electric or nitro?
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Originally Posted by gehring1995
selling your electric or nitro?

The nitro...

Electric is easier to use and MUCH more powerful. Basically the only thing going for the nitro is the noise/smell, which can also be a disadvantage depending on when/where you run it. The nitro is a lot messier.. Oil and unburnt fuel will get all over and dirt will stick to it. Also you will have to spend a bit of time tuning it which can get frustrating if you have to deal with things like air leaks and bad glow plugs..
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Which is precisely what makes electric so much more like a mindless toy for ADD teenagers demanding instant gratification because they're too impatient to figure out nitro. Which isn't even that hard!

Nitro is much more like a motorsport. Electric is an action movie on mute.
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Nitro isn't that hard I have one. But its extremely outclassed in power next to the electric.

I don't bother with nitro anymore for that reason. My flux HP is completely ridiculousnes and insane its awesome.
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Savages can barely stay together with a good nitro engine. With brushless they must require a lot of maintenance..

And in any case, nitro is more exhilerating. I cannot fathom spending a grand on a plug and play electric toy. Just feels dumb. Nitro though is visceral..
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Got_Nitro? I got a couple of both electric and Nitro but:

Electric M/T's are kind of like a lifted 1.1 Diesel truck offroad in mud with mufflers

Kind of like ordering a hamburger and not getting the meat.

Kind of like suckin' boobs through a bra....

Feel what I'm screamin'?
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