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Old 08-11-2017, 05:06 PM   #76
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SavageXL 5.9 here, and a few drones
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The Savage XL seems to be a pretty popular rc. Never seen one in action but sounds like they are pretty legit.
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the savage series is about the strongest r/c truck built. the earlier trucks suffer from diff issues, the but the savage x really stepped it up. i bought my savage x ss kit in 2008, ive beat the living hell out of it every time i take it out, and not once have i had to end a day early from a broken truck. mine is now far from stock, its a full flm low cg extended chassis with a picco .28. i absolutely love this truck.

the savage flux is a beast in itself, however the torque from those motors is a little hard on things. i built a conversion truck with a friend, taking a savage x and putting the electric motor in it. it would kill the nitro diffs and driveshafts if you hit the throttle a little too hard. eventually the truck became mostly flux, including the chassis plates, stronger diffs and axles, stronger bulkheads, etc. its a beast, but if you beat it hard it will still break stuff.
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Ahhhh makes sense!

That's how I feel about my XMAXX. Traxxas really hit a home run with it. I jump the living hell out of it and the gas is either on or off and it hasn't skipped a beat all summer. My Stampede I loved but felt I was fixing all the time.
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Headed with a few guys to a bmx track in the woods. Was a little much for the XMAXX. Like shooting a rocket off in a warehouse haha. But was still fun.



Mowed a tree over trying to land a jump. Stayed like this lol.

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Old 09-23-2017, 10:33 AM   #81
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:09 PM   #82
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Installed some paddle tires on my truck for winter. Love it!

Anyone else been out!?

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Installed some paddle tires on my truck for winter. Love it!

Anyone else been out!?

https://youtu.be/YkgUKwIdnjI
I suppose you could say I've been out lmao.
So blueblighting dragged me into the fold ��. And in true rc fashion it broke 5 mins into playing hah. Hit a ramp and gave it too much throttle in air landed ass first and snapped the spoiler/ body mounts at the frame. So Dustin and I rebuilt her ordered some better Hubs and bigger tires. Worth it!


I'll have to snap some pics of the new body Dustin painted for me. It looks crazy!

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Old 12-26-2017, 04:04 PM   #84
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I spent a day bashing in the snow with the xmaxx. Huge jumps, big air, big crashes, with no damage.

Fire it up the next day and barely clip a tree going half throttle and rip the lower arm off the knuckle about 5 minutes into the bash. Talk about a buzzkill.
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I spent a day bashing in the snow with the xmaxx. Huge jumps, big air, big crashes, with no damage.

Fire it up the next day and barely clip a tree going half throttle and rip the lower arm off the knuckle about 5 minutes into the bash. Talk about a buzzkill.
Ah **** that sucks. But atleast the a arms are cheap for the xmaxx. I broke a lower a arm the first time I ever had it out on a tiny jump. Just a fluke landing.

Meanwhile I bash the hell out of it an never break anything haha.
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i raced AE buggies and stadium trucks for a couple years. won many trophies. lots of fun but takes up a lot of time and $
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There is a baja 5b in there somewhere

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:53 PM   #88
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Oh very cool! Id love to do something like that. I bet its big money.

Lmao nice pic. The 5b is very cool.
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Oh very cool! Id love to do something like that. I bet its big money.

Lmao nice pic. The 5b is very cool.
if you're good and don't break very often its not really parts that are expensive. because you just use the plastic pieces because they are lightest... they are cheap, but its the entry fees and tires. and of course travel...

mostly tires i guess. if you use them for more than 2 or 3 races you are at a significant disadvantage.

if the track lets you use traction sauce they can last longer cause then you can pretty much use slicks until they start coming apart. but around here everything is carpet/astroturf and they don't allow sauce, and everyone is using spikes. and they wear out after 2 or 3 races if you're racing 17.5 they wear out faster if you're in a mod class.

the tires are like $30 for pre mounts, i think thats for just front or just rear. can't remember exactly.
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this is the car i raced in the 17.5 class and won all my races with its a b5m


i raced a PRSV3 for a couple months before i got out of racing.
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Soooooo sexy
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The cold lead to some carnage but still an awesome day.

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Installed some paddle tires on my truck for winter. Love it!

Anyone else been out!?

https://youtu.be/YkgUKwIdnjI
I should see if mine will start. Would be a blast in the snow.




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Well ya already got the paddles haha.

Nice Savage
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this is the car i raced in the 17.5 class and won all my races with its a b5m


i raced a PRSV3 for a couple months before i got out of racing.
I used to race indoor back when I was 15. Raced an rc10 back when they were the ****. Only person that could beat me was a guy that worked at the store, never really thought that was fair but we were about 50/50 win rate.
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My first hobby grade rc was a RC18T. That thing was a blast.

Just needed some sort of gear protection. Any small stone would get stuck in the drive gears. Built a small cover out of a piece of plastic.
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I used to race indoor back when I was 15. Raced an rc10 back when they were the ****. Only person that could beat me was a guy that worked at the store, never really thought that was fair but we were about 50/50 win rate.
when i raced indoor touring car we had a few guys that were part of manufacturers teams. one guy was team associated, another one drove for losi, cant remember the other one. they won every race they showed up to. we had a number of talented drivers that could run with them with equal cars, the problem quickly became the fact you couldnt out dollar them. this was in the days of brushed motors and just when nimh batteries came out, these guys had a fresh motor and battery pack for every heat, the best of the best of everything. it was a little unfair for the regular hobbyist trying to have fun.
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