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HPI RTR Nitro Monster Truck Review

HPI Racing has a new Nitro Monster Truck out for 2011. It’s the new RTR Savage X 4.6. Jeremy recently unboxed an electric monster truck – the Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL and took it out for a run and it was awesome. Now I’ll take a look at some of the features of this Nitro powered truck and you guys can let me know what you think.

One for You and Your Significant Other

Now, apparently this bad boy is known as the most durable monster truck on the market and HPI has upgraded it with a lot of new features. You’ve got your the HPI 2.4GHz radio system that prevents frequency conflicts automatically. Don’t know if you’ll use the $65 worth of accessories (we usually don’t) but they got em in the box – A rechargeable 7.2V Plazma battery pack and AC wall charger are now included to power the Roto-Start 2 electronic starter, along with Plazma AA’s for your transmitter and receiver, a glow igniter, 4-way wrench, a fuel bottle and even an extra glow plug! Just add some HPI Power Fuel. Those actually sound like very usable accessories.

They’ve already got the Big Bore Shocks on the truck which we have been known to upgrade to the Big Bore Shocks on our trucks. This means the suspension action you need to get out and blast through the roughest of tracks or Off-Road terrain. They’ve put on a new GT-3 truck body that’s available in two pre-painted color choices, Grey/Red/Black or Yellow/Pink/Black. The GT-3 body comes completely trimmed, decaled and mounted for the ultimate in ease. The intricate paint designs feature an action sports inspired layout for concours quality appearance. And you can always customize your truck with any of the clear or pre-painted polycarbonate body shells from the huge assortment of HPI bodies and other manufacturers. The Savage X 4.6 is set up with a clean set of black chrome Warlock wheels, a grey anodized engine head, and orange anodized aluminum parts.

There’s a lot of other cool features to read about on this 4WD RTR Monster – check them out at HPI’s website.

This thing is pretty expensive selling for around $480 at hobby shops and usually you get what you pay for but I don’t know – it could be overrated for all I know. If anyone has one of these or knows more about it and if it’s worth spending the dough on, feel free to post in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

One thought on “HPI RTR Nitro Monster Truck Review

  1. SportFury says:

    I have a Savy X SS and it is very durable. The only thing I don’t like ’bout the kit is the fuel tank location but that has been solved on mine. It gets an A+ from me.

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