Racing Savage build

Pines

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Hello everyone,

I recently started working on a project I've wanted to do for some time. As some background, I have been involved with the R/C hobby for 16 years, starting when I received a Savage 25 for my tenth birthday. Fast forward to today, I'm my own man with my own pay, and I decided to build what I would consider a serious contender in monster truck racing, a truck I would have similarly built in the day when I was racing at Trax 70 in New Jersey as a kid, had I the money or knowledge.

I'll start with the main chassis, this is a NOS piece, a LCG chassis set from HPI, as well as a machined heatsink engine mount. The truck also has a three speed transmission.


This build will end up being a variety of parts from a number of generations of the Savage, and may take some time, as it will progress as I am able to track down parts I wish to use. Thanks for looking, I hope to have an update soon.
 

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Conspiracy of One
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Welcome @Pines! Looking forward to the build process.

FYI, your engine mount is backwards. ;) :D

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Pines

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Hello again! Wow, time has flown by and I've made very little progress. I'm still in need of small things to convert to X style differentials such as hardware. Not much has changed, but I have swapped to the sintered ring and pinion and... bought an engine! This is going to be a very SLOW build as I am essentially building my dream truck, and I want it to be perfect. Thanks for looking everyone, there will be more I promise!
 

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Seanthemechanic

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Awesome man! I wish they still had the monster truck class down here in Florida. I used to run nitro buggy and the monster truck class with an old revo. Tons of fun. There was one guy with a savage at that time
 

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