Combining the Best of Two Worlds!
HPI designers worked overtime to stretch, massage and form the Savage monster truck into the latest extension of the Savage line-up: the Savage 5T
This is probably the BIGGEST nitro
monster truck ever offered, and is the largest version of the famous HPI Savage! The Savage 5T comes complete with highly detailed desert racing truck bodyshell, scale all-terrain tyres, real beadlock wheels, 4WD drivetrain and a heart-pounding 5.9cc nitro-powered engine! The Savage 5T uses all of the latest heavy-duty options available for the Savage line-up of trucks, plus the Savage 3-speed auto-shifting transmission, extra-long centre dogbones and dual shocks at each corner to make it a four-wheel drive, go-anywhere ground-chomping monster desert racer!
Huge Scale Looks and Fun to Drive!
The Savage 5T means a huge size - nearly 1 metre long - and the gigantic bodyshell, beadlock wheels and authentic all-terrain tyres give it a look and feel that can't be matched by any other nitro-powered car or truck, anywhere!
All this power and durability gets you nowhere unless the truck is easy to drive and can get you through the rough stuff, so HPI designers made sure that the Savage 5T can take everything you can through it at and come through like a champ!
Four-wheel drive traction gives you the confidence and control to tackle any sort of terrain, and proven Savage-tough durability lets you rip across tracks, fields and much more with total confidence! 4WD gives grip, power and braking ability into corners, and its light weight combined with the massive K5.9 nitro engine allows the Savage 5T to accelerate cleanly and smoothly out of trouble!
The tall desert racing tyres make handling the rough stuff easy, and the ground clearance of better than 7cm (over 3 inches) gets you over any obstacles with room to spare! Each corner of the Savage 5T is suspended from 2 long-stroke composite-body shocks, each one filled with oil for consistent damping and fitted with strong racing springs to give you traction and stability no matter where you go.
In addition to the easy handling, the Savage 5T can handle even rougher terrain than the rest of the Savage monster trucks because its massive size. The Savage 5T is more forgiving in extreme terrain than other Savage trucks, making it easier to control and more forgiving in the most terrifying conditions!
Super-Long Alloy Chassis
To get the extra-long wheelbase of the Savage 5T, HPI designers used an all-new super-extended TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis that is made from 3mm thick 6061 aluminium. 6061-series aluminium is light and strong and provides the strength for stretching the Savage platform to a massive 562mm wheelbase! The chassis features the unique Savage ‘X’ styling, plus a few extra design features etched into the chassis to really make it stand out! The engine is fitted to a one-piece engine mount which is then firmly attached to a 3mm extra thick engine mounting plate that is mounted between the TVP chassis. These are the thickest standard TVP and engine plate parts used on a Savage monster truck, and can easily withstand the torque of the massive Nitro Star K5.9 engine, plus anything else you can throw at the truck!
The K5.9 engine delivers the muscle and grunt that you’ll want for powering the Savage 5T over any type of terrain and through any obstacle! The low powerband supplies the torque for getting up to speed fast, and the curved manifold and aluminium tuned pipe get the most power out of the engine. The K5.9 is also fitted with a Roto-Start 2 for easy starting, a vented heavy-duty clutchbell and aluminium 3-shoe clutch for tough and reliable power transfer and a giant heatsink head so you won’t have to worry about overheating!
The Savage 5T is loaded with features that make it the great choice for anyone looking for a massive great monster truck! Check out this hugely impressive list of new parts and custom features that are standard features!
Tall All-Terrain Tyres
To soak up ruts, bumps, rough landings and more, the Savage 5T is fitted with realistic all-terrain tyres straight off the Baja 5T! You'll get good traction on hard surfaces like tarmac, plus plenty of grip on gravel and dirt. The tall sidewalls provide extra shock absorption and allow the tyres to grip extremely well as they roll over obstacles.
Terra Pin Tyres Included
The Savage 5T kit also includes a set of four Terra Pin tyre mounted on sturdy Savage wheels with 17mm hex hubs, the same exact wheels and tyres fitted to the Savage XL! These give you even greater versatility for going through all types of terrain! A complete set of 17mm hex hubs are included to allow you to fit these and any other monster truck wheels with 17mm hexes (which includes most HPI Savage wheels).
3 Speed Transmission Installed
The Savage 5T features the Savage 3-speed transmission to get the most out of the huge torque from the K5.9 engine. This gives you the best acceleration and top speed possible, getting all the power efficiently to the ground for maximum fun and enjoyment! The transmission is fully adjustable, too, so you can choose how early or late the Savage 5T will shift into higher gear!
Wider Stance & 17mm Hex Hubs
To widen the stance of the Savage chassis, the Savage 5T uses aluminium extending axles with 17mm hex hubs. These are lightweight and tough, and fit any 17mm hex monster truck or truggy type wheel, so your collection of monster truck wheels are perfectly usable! Serrated steel wheel nuts grip the plastic of the wheels to keep them locked in place, making sure that you’ll never see a wheel bouncing past your truck! You can also fit the Savage XL and Baja 5T wheels and tyres for extra options!
New Tougher Suspension Uprights
The Savage 5T features the XL uprights (shown here with XL wheel hubs), which are designed for the larger tyres and weight of this massive beast. Beefier parts means the truck can take far more abuse and punishment, giving you plenty of big-air thrills before a parts breakages forces you to take a break. These are the types of running changes HPI customers are used to, and why Savage owners keep coming back for more and more!
Reinforced All-Metal Differentials
The Savage 5T uses all of our existing extra-tough differential parts for a solid drivetrain. Machined diff ring and pinion bevel gears easily take the power of 5.9cc of nitro-burning mayhem, alloy diff cases and 4-gear diffs with new larger diff outdrives and axles round out the ultra-strong differentials, while extra heavy-duty dogbones get the power to both ends and all four wheels with ease.
Extra Large Diff Outdrives
Getting the power to the dogbones are larger, thicker and stronger diff outdrive cups. These machined steel outdrives can take the punishment of the suspension movement and the power of the K5.9 engine to get you through the toughest driving conditions and terrain with no problems!
Thick Super Duty Dogbones
Extra-thick, super duty dogbones provide the insurance you'll want when you take the Savage 5T way off-road and into rough country! The thicker diameter, larger ends and sleek black anodizing add up to all the assurance you'll want that the drivetrain won't let you down when the going gets tough! You'll be able to commit the full power of the K5.9 engine to the ground without worrying about drivetrain breakages or anything else!
Machined Steel Spur Gear
A machined steel 52T spur gear is the perfect match for the horsepower of the Nitro Star K5.9 engine. With the heavy duty vented clutchbell spinning the spur gear, you get a huge amount of drivetrain protection with gears that won't strip, melt or break! You'll have security and peace of mind that your truck will not only perform superbly, but last as long as possible in the roughest of terrain and conditions!
Aluminium Three-Shoe Clutch
The Savage 5T uses a sturdy 3-shoe aluminium clutch to get the power from the engine into the drivetrain. Using a unique, new blend of aluminium, the clutch shoes will resist wear, not be affected by engine heat and last for a very long time. There's no more secure way to get the power to the ground!
High Torque Metal Gear Steering Servo
HPI designers settled on a super-strong, extra-tough high torque metal gear servo. With nearly 9kg of force per centimeter (that's 126psi!), the SF-5 will get those tall truck tyres turning easily at any speed! There's no need to upgrade the servo for anything else - this baby's got it all! With the bellcrank steering and built-in servo saver, you can be sure that the SF-5 will be fully protected against crash damage or bad landings, too!
6v NiMH Receiver Pack and Charger
To make sure the servos have all the power they need and then some, we're throwing in an HPI 1200mAh NiMH battery pack! This rechargeable pack even includes a convenient wall charger so you can make sure that the Savage 5T is always ready to rumble! You don't even need to take the pack out of the truck to charge it - just use the convenient charging jack built into the radio box and you'll be ready to go in no time!
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Full-time shaft drive 4WD system for maximum grip, power and grunt!
Extra tough slipper clutch for drivetrain security when landing big-air jumps
Massive 160cc fuel tank for long run times and huge amounts of bashing and racing fun.
Easy-access radio box protects the electronics from splashes, dirt and more
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Radio box features openings for battery charging plug (included) and #308
illuminated Battery Level Indicator (not included)
Eight long-stroke oil-filled shock absorbers provide confidence over the jumps and on big-air landings
Savage X shock towers for loads of strength and adjustable suspension settings
Double wishbone suspension for amazing handling and performance at any speed
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Lightweight suspension arms improve suspension action and give great response in corners and over bumps
Large alloy hex hubs prevent the hex stripping in the wheels under heavy load applications
Hardened 4-gear diff setup can handle the abuse of high-horsepower engines
Alloy differential cases enhance drivetrain reliability and reduce maintenance downtime
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Full array of heavy-duty drivetrain components, from clutch to brakes and outdrives to hubs, ensure you have plenty of fun!
Machined steel brake hub and dual red fibreglass brake discs provide secure and fast stopping power
Cam-type servo saver steering arms improve the efficiency and power of the steering servo
Extremely easy access to front and rear differentials - no chassis disassembly required to get to diffs or tranny gears!
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Savage X-style vertical transmission case for fast disassembly and simple access to internal gears
Stronger transmission case with extra webbing and improved strength over earlier Savage designs
Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings for maximum efficiency and power from the engine
Awesome scale looks from the desert racing bodyshell and realistic treaded tyres!
Fully Assembled and Ready to Run Out of the Box
HPI makes it as easy as possible for beginners to get into Nitro RC. The Savage 5T RTR it is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box!
Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals - diffs, slipper clutch, shocks and more are perfect before you even open the kit and with all the top Savage options already installed, so you don't have to do a thing to get going fast!
HPI Ready-To-Run models bring you the same high performance and quality that you'd expect from a high end model car kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards - giving you a high performance RC truck straight from the box!
HPI RTR cars and trucks are 98% factory assembled - they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter and receiver and if you have a nitro powered car, running in the engine - which is now even easier with our comprehensive manual and HPI RC cars DVD which are both included in every box.
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your monster truck for maintenance and easy servicing.
The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of RC model cars. This DVD will show you step by step how to start and run in a Nitro engine, and how to get the best performance from your HPI RC car.
The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
High Quality Radio Gear
The reliable and sturdy HPI TF-3 radio controls the Savage 5T, giving you superb control in a well-designed pistol-grip radio! The steering wheel design makes you feel as if you’re actually driving the truck, and the trigger-style throttle and brake controls provide you with finger-sensitive action when accelerating and stopping! The radio transmitter features interchangeable frequency crystals so you can drive with your friends, servo reverse switches, a retractable aerial with sliding cover, easy access to radio adjustments and simple AA battery replacement.
The steering for the Savage 5T is handled by the new, tougher metal-gear HPI SF-5 high-torque servo, which has plenty of grunt to turn the front wheels at low and high speeds, in any sort of terrain. A truck this size needs the power and torque of a strong servo, and the SF-5 is just the ticket, providing 8.9kg/cm2 at 6 volts (that’s 126 psi!) of power. To make sure the servos have plenty of juice, the Savage 5T includes an HPI 1200mAh NiMH receiver battery pack. Recharging is easy with the charging jack built into the radio box – just remove the rubber plug and insert the charging plug.
The HPI TF-3 radio gives you long-range and reliable communication with your truck. Finally, if you ever want to upgrade your electronics you’ll find it extremely easy, because all of the electronics are standard-size RC components with standardized connectors. Any or all of the components can be upgraded or replaced whenever you like, or even moved into a different RC vehicle in the future. The Savage 5T will accept any standard-size servos and any 4- or 5-cell receiver battery pack.
Overall length: 930mm
- Savage 5T RTR
Comes with Nitro Star K5.9 engine, HPI TF-3 radio system, SF-1 throttle/brake servo, SF-5 high torque metal gear steering servo, 6v receiver pack battery, painted & trimmed bodyshell.
Also contains detailed instruction manual and HPI RC Cars DVD. Ready to bash straight from the box!