is the e-savage a good entry level vehicle?

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is the e-savage a good entry level vehicle?

Post by joman2055 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:54 pm

my little cousin wants to finally get a "real" r/c car. he is used to the radio shack ones which break after a few days with the way he and his brothers treat their stuff.

his older brother has a MGT and I have my savy and he wants to join the fun.

he needs something really tough (like a savage) and something forgivable and easy to use. he is only 10 so it needs to be fairly simple to use (this is why i am looking for an electric vehicle for him rather than nitro)

so, will an e-savage fit this purpose or is there another truck we should look at?


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i know its against the rules of savy ownership to want a t-maxx or the like, but i found a stock e-maxx locally for $100 i think i might jump on it
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Post by pullstart » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:02 pm

Get him a Wheely King !!

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Post by xtremesavage » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:27 pm

I say buy the Emaxx, its a good price.  I have a stampaede vxl for my son he's 6.

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Post by Ryan422 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:47 pm

I dunno about the e-maxx. I retired mine due to the fact that it broke every time I drove it. I actually broke a shock tower once dropping it from 3 feet up. I got a box full of broken lower arms, uppers, bulks, towers, tierods, fried motors... Thus the savage, broken parts = 2 dogbones and an engine mount.

Does he want a monster tuck like you guys? My little bro is 10 and he drives my electric rustler pretty well. But he has yet to put his hands on my savage  :lol:

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Post by enzo354 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:42 pm

Id say an esavage, i hear theyre good.
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Post by joman2055 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:33 pm

esavy it is. just gota keep an eye out for a good deal. he wants a monster truck because we only drive in off road stuff and he just wants to be cool like us. haha

why isnt the e savage very popular? this section of the site is always pretty dead it seems
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Post by walalyyy » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:58 pm

Heres my two cents ! I  have a e-max from x-mas last year.  The stock moters are ok, and should be enough to get started with.  When u gear for speed it really performs well. Not as tough but a very good price for what u get. Go for it !!! :roll:

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Post by GONE_DSM » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:02 pm

get him a e-savage. my buddy has one and i drive it alle the time and they are very tough. the best part bout it is its a SAVAGE!!!! :D

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Post by joman2055 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:21 pm

i just wish it was the same design as my beloved savy.
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Post by TWISTA » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:44 pm

get him a wheely king!!

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Post by joman2055 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:03 pm

are they really that good? they look pretty cheesy to me. but ive never seen one in person
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Post by TWISTA » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:09 pm

:lol: well i like them :lol: hehe then if he wants to he get convert it to a rockcrawler!!  :twisted:
not saying anyting against the e-savage, there awesome too.

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Post by joman2055 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:23 pm

he really isnt into crawling over things. just bashing around in the dirt and jumping. will the wheely king work? will it be able to do most of the stuff a savage can do? im just concerned that it will be too slow or not capable enough and he will get *censored* and lose interest.
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Post by Baseballdude09 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:01 am

stickwith the e-savage cuz if he likes it enough he will keep driving it until he is ready for the real savvy plus its very close the real savvy but with out being as complex...ii'm thinking about getting my dad one for x-mas cuz he is intrested in r/c trucks (he has a r/c plane) but just doesn have the time to sit down and do the work that is needed for a nitro....thats just my two cents worth

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Post by joman2055 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:55 pm

im starting to think the rustler might be a better idea.

i just cant pick the right charger. it needs to be simple, and idiot proof, and cheap. hmm.
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Post by Dubsak » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:04 pm

The rustler sucks.  He will lose interest really fast with that.  If you want an electric monster truck the e-savage is definitely the way to go.  The rustler is not durable at all and it has very limited ability to bash into or over things.
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Post by joman2055 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:17 pm

*sigh* thats not what i wanted to hear! do you have personal experience with it? i havent heard anything bad about it yet. what exactly are the weak links?

i got his budget up to $240 but thats still hard to work with.

i was considering having him get something like a mini t so he could have some money left over for extra batteries and upgrades.
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Post by xwpzxpunisher » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:42 pm

the rustler sucks? ya right.. the rustler is extremely durable i bought my n-rustler for 50 bucks and purposely tried to break it and could only snap a tie-rod. if he wants an MT,get him a stampede, its the same platform as a rustler....and ask any vet, they are virtually indestructable
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Post by joman2055 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:47 pm

the rustler/stampede is looking like a good option right now. i just need to figure out batteries and a charger and ill be set. there is a guy who is semi local who is selling a very lightly used rustler for $120

so if i get that ill be able to get some good batteries and a good charger.
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Post by xwpzxpunisher » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:50 pm

honestly the n-rustler/pede is pretty novice friendly. how old is this kid?
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