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Decisions on a Savage Flux

Discussion in 'HPI Savage Flux' started by Rusty Nail, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Active Member

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    I'm trying to decide whether I want a New Savage flux XL or the new Hobao Hyper MT sport plus. The electric version. Read pretty good reviews on the Hobao. What's your opinions ?
     
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    um savage. did you expect a different answer?
     
  4. Rusty Nail

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    Well there might have been someone out there that may have had experience with the Hobao...so yea maybe
     
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    Guess I should have put the question another way...
     
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    Might depend more on what your looking for. The savage will sit taller and is built for a basher, whereas the ST's are built to run on a track. Less suspension, lower slung chassis, shorter shocks...

    I'd have to guess an ST will be easier to wrench on. The savage can be a bit of a pain in that regard.

    An ST will also probably have a center diff vs a slipper, which will let you tame the wheelies, but with electric, it won't tame them much. I always found though (as a basher) having a center diff just meant I fried front tires a lot unless I ran very heavy center oil. Then my center was more of a "slipper". In the past, I preferred a rig with a 2 speed trans with nitro to have good take off and top speed. But now that I'm getting into electric, 2 speed isn't necessary or preferred.

    For me, I still have been liking a solid center driveline with slipper. Tried a center diff in my 4x4 stampede and it sapped some of the fun out of that rig. Then again, was only running 2S, so power was on the low side.
     
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    Thanks so much for that reply. Lots of good information. I have a nitro Savage x and XL. Pretty new to electric and didn't know how different the electric version was compared to the nitro. This electric stuff has little bit of a learning curve but doesn't seem to be as steep. Guess that should have been my question lol. Anyway that gave me something I can compare things with. Thanks again.
     
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    Right at the moment parts are hard to come by (at least for me). I know i'm struggling to get my conversion done.
     
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    Looking for parts try jrc they chopped up new flux xl I just got battery boxes for mine and to other guy if you’re not wanting a savage witch I think is still one of the best badgers out today get a arrma kraton or tekno mt4
     
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    I ended up getting the Hobao MT HYPER moster truck...BUT...found a good deal on an XL roller that was started to an electric conversion. All it needed was an esc, motor, radio, and receiver. I found a flux set fron eVilbay and kind of got me a flux in a roundabout way... :-D
     
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    If I my make a suggestion for your Savage build, Try the Alza Center diff. It seems to end alot of the parts breakage and makes the truck handle way better.
     
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