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Discussion in 'HPI Savage' started by Mike c., Oct 31, 2002.
same as top.
Way more power than the 2.5cc. The savage uses a 3.5cc engine rated about 2hp whereas the 2.5cc is only rated about 1hp and change.
oohh! ok thanks pirate:eyepatch:
what does "np" stan for?
np = Nitro Pirate
oh, ok cool
You really need to become acquainted with the cyber world!
I'd hate to ask, but whats that?
Hey guys i got a new question for you if my bro got a rs4 rally (which is electric not nitro s basically it sucks) could he put under glow, head lights, and tail lights on it? Flaming edited out...theres a forum for this. NOT HERE -WoodiE
Looks like you might be on your way to a few more negative points.
LOL where did that come from
Is he banned?
Yeah, now. Probably a nice time out for a few days.
To answer your question, the Savage has been tested again and again against the T-Maxx 2.5. These tests show that the Savage has quicker starts around turns but the T-Maxx accelerates past it in the straight. These quicker starts are due to the .21 engine while the .15 is tuned for more speed. If you want a truck that accelerates faster out of the box, get the Savage. If all you want is speed, get a nitro car. :beard:
Regardless of tests, the engines are not quite equivalent. The .21 is a larger displacement engine and does produce more power. The real question goes to set up. You can gear a big engine down and a small engine up and get better results from the smaller engine.
I'm thinking that if you gear both engines to maximize their output, the .21 will win hands down.
Is there anywhere that lists ratings for engine /gear combinations?
Not that I am a ware of...there are a couple of sites that talk about what different spur and clutch bell sizes will give you in the way of power. There is also one that will give you top speed calculations if you have the engine specs and your gearing.
Some good stuff over there on Maxxskunkworks. Thanks, it was pretty informative.
Even tough a .21 is more powerfull, I'm still trying to get my hands on a 2.5. The Savage is attractive, and reports are that it's hard to kill, still I'm not so excited about the size and weight.
If their close enough performance wise that I need to see them head to head then the difference dosn't matter to me.
i hate my brother. . . he did that. i think i'll change my passoword
question why would u gear a larger engine down? wouldnt u still gear it up for speed?
Some people like to trade speed for torque. They gear it down to get the off the line jump and better low end for rock climbing and bashing. Not everyone wants the high top speed.
I think what Sky is trying to say is why buy a monster truck and use it for speed? It's like buying an RS-4 and trying to take it off road.
so a Savage would be better for off road stuff than a Maxx??
Depends on where you are driving, what you prefer to do,etc.
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