View Full Version : Which MT is better??

02-28-2004, 06:29 PM
I was wondering which R/C is better: The XTm Mammoth or the HPI Savage-25. I am getting ready to purchase my first MT and have heard that these two trucks are very good but i cant decide between the two. Please be honest and tell me which one is better.

02-28-2004, 06:45 PM
the savage. but if i were u i would get a tmaxx

02-28-2004, 11:53 PM
It just depends on what you are wanting it to do and what your preference is. They are both great trucks. I think the Mammoth seems to be better but thats my opinion.

02-29-2004, 01:05 AM
The mammoth looks like a good m/t and so does the savage..I would post in the m/t forum if I were you, this is one of the first threads Ive seen comparing a mammoth and savage :D But either way you cant go wrong imo.

02-29-2004, 04:17 AM
The Savage is probly more stable at high speeds, and can its way around a race track. The Mammoth will be good for extreme bashing, jumping, etc. Ive actually seen a mammoth drive at my local track. It was pretty slowww on the track.

03-01-2004, 09:45 PM
Really??? I heard that the Mammoth is supposed to be the fastest RTR M/T you could buy. It was supposed to top at 52 MPH!

03-03-2004, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by hpikidd4
Really??? I heard that the Mammoth is supposed to be the fastest RTR M/T you could buy. It was supposed to top at 52 MPH!

Top speed has almost nothing to do with track speed. You will never really get up to top speed on a track. By him saying that it is slow on the track would mean that it didn't accelerate very well, and didn't get much punch out of the corners. Having a good top speed will not help you at all on the track. If top speed meant best track speed, the Traxxas Rustler would be winning most ST races, but I have never seen it win one. Track speed is based on 3 things: Driving, Driving, and Driving, although it does help to have punch out of the corners and good acceleration.

- Alex

03-03-2004, 02:12 AM
I'd pick up a savage 25 purely based on the amount of parts support and aftermarket parts are availible. When comething breaks it will be 10 times easier to get the parts for a savage then it would for a mammouth.

03-03-2004, 08:14 PM
Alright thx guys. I have made up my decision and I am gonna buy a Savage-25 but which online shop has the best prices now for the Savage??

03-03-2004, 08:50 PM
Use Tower, there very fast at shipping and they have great customer service. Also tower has discount codes, Right now its save $15 over $150 so a savage 25 RTR is $399.99 - $15

its $384.99 + shipping. The code is 011fx.

Towers standard shipping is like $7.99 I believe.

03-03-2004, 09:10 PM
Aight cool but i also have a code that lets you get $25 off plus a $15 gift card when you buy something over $300

03-05-2004, 01:24 AM
well then use it and save yourself $40 off the savage 25 rtr, then its only $360.

Dan H
03-05-2004, 09:20 PM
Savage all the way...

03-05-2004, 10:03 PM
Why do u say that Dan??

03-06-2004, 11:30 AM
Because he just bought one.

Dan H
03-13-2004, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by hpikidd4
Why do u say that Dan??

The XTM doesn't seem too bad, but I would be more weary of parts support and if your LHS carries those parts.

03-13-2004, 04:11 PM
My LHS doesn't carry squat for HPI, much less the Savage. They probably have never even heard of the Mammoth. All they know is T-Maxx. One nice thing about the Savage is that you can find stock parts pretty much anywhere online and the aftermarket is growing quite well. For a few months, it's been hard to find replacement parts for the Savage, but I think a lot of that is from people doing mods and HPI didn't anticipate the popularity of the trucks (RTR and SS kit). They're catching up pretty fast, though. Heck, for a while it was pretty hard to find a Savage for sale anywhere. The demand outgrew the supply big time. I think the popularity caught HPI off guard and they weren't quite prepared with sufficient supply.

That alone should say something about the Savage. Plus, there are a few online communities dedicated just for Savage owners.

It's obvious what my choice would be. I already have a Savage SS, but if I were to purchase a second nitro MT, it likely would be Savage #2 for me. =)

03-13-2004, 05:18 PM
if you havent bought it www.stormerhobbies.com has the savge for $360

edit: omg nvm thats a horrible deal. $360 for the .21 bb that sux

03-15-2004, 11:21 PM
Yeah I just ordered my MT 8 days ago. I ended up getting the Savage b/c my lhs carries hpi stuff primarily. It got last Thursday and I'll tell you that that thing is the best overall R/C I've owned. I bought it at Tower Hobbies for $399. The whole setup ended up costing about $484 without the $15 rebate.