Monster GT vs.
|Associated Monster GT||HPI Savage 25|
|Scale||1/8 rc monster truck||1/8 rc monster truck|
|Top speed||32 mph||35 - 40 mph|
|Engine||AE Pro-21 2.1hp||Nitro Star 2.5hp@29,000rpm|
|Muffler||tuned pipe||dual chamber tuned pipe|
|Cooling fan||fan type flywheel||-|
|Starting mechanism||pull start and hex shaft drill start||roto start system|
|Chassis||extruded aluminum||rigid aluminum twin plates|
|Transmission||2 speed forward, 2 speed reverse||2 speed forward, higher ratio|
|Ball bearing||full ball bearings||full 18 pcs bearing set|
|Drive||4 wheel drive||4 wheel drive shaft drive|
||17" wide track|
|Shock absorbers||8 long coil over oil filled||8 long coil over oil filled|
|Brakes||single disc||fiberglass disc brake|
|Fuel tank||135cc w/ dual pickup||160cc w/ rear fuel pickup|
|Body||Pre-painted truck||Pre-painted truck|
|Width||17.25in / 438.25mm||426.7mm|
|Length||22.5in / 571.5mm||533.4mm|
|Radio control||3-channel XP3||3-channel narrowband AM|
Items in yellow indicate an advantage. It is a tight battle, but the slight edge may go to the HPI Savage 25. However, the Savage rc truck does not have reversing transmission, and if you want a nitro monster truck that has reverse, then the Associated Monster GT is the truck for you.
Both nitro monster trucks are ready to run (RTR) kits. However you still need to buy items such as a glow igniter, fuel, fuel bottle, transmitter batteries (8 AA-size), and receiver batteries (4 AA-size).
Excited? You can buy from your local hobby shop or from an online hobby shop. The advantage of shopping online is the convenience of buying and having the model delivered to your door.
P.S. Sometimes you get a cheaper price by buying online.
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