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More Savage mods should be here by the end of the week.


Can't wait.....


Dual Disk Brakes (thanks Mark from MRCModelCarParts - great service and price)


Ofna MP Steering Servo Mod
2 Speed Maintenance kit for 2 Speed mod
Proline 2004 F150 Body
16T Clutch Bell
48T Delrin Spur
Heavy Duty Drive Cups
Ernst Charge Jack / Socket
Trinity Manifold Seal for the Wasp
Craploads of spares - screws, shock bits, clutch shoes, ball ends, glowplugs.


I will put some "pictorial how-tos" together on the weekend.


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I to just bought some nice hop ups from MRC (mark)





Ofna MP Steering Servo Mod


Ogna throttle/brake linkage mod


New spur gear (PICCO ate it!)



Dual brake set up.





Cant Wait to do stoppies!!!





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i wouldn't call the delrin spur a hop up! I havn't seen one run for more than a tank or two before melting out. They seem to be oil based cos they are self lubricating. They donot like heat
 

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Husky,


I have used the GPM Delrin spurs on many occasions and have always found them to be excellent... like any spur - mesh and slipper clutch are king.....


As for the mods.... no photos - sorry.


I have completely stripped the truck, 2nd Gear mod is complete, new HPI dual brakes are installed, Heavy duty drive cups on the rear half of the truck are in place. Completely rebuild the arse end, diffs, shocks and can confirm that the 4 spider gear diffs look as good as new, even after some hard running with the picco.


The stock drive cups are severly chewed out - the heavy duty dogbones look brand new.


Tomorrow night (crikey - make that tonight,,,,, I will be completely rebuilding the front end, installing the Steering Servo Saver mod, installing the charge socket for the hump pack and triming the body.


Sunday is looking good......


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I've found that even the HD drive cups chew out on the rear
The HD dog bones on the front of my truck are also bent at the ends and twisted about 60 degrees, this could have happened from a really bad landing but not sure, for them to twist i think they may have been a bad batch that wernt hardned properly.
 

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AUSRC, nice mods


by any chance are you going to the monster truck super sunday that is being held down the gold coast? i am definatly going and zack might be coming along with his cousins x-factor that hes borrowing
 

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SG,


It is going to depend on whther or not I am in 1 piece. I intend to try and get most of it back together tonight... body tomorrow... should be in good shape for Sunday. THAT SAID - with a wife and 3 kids - those plans may very well change....


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i see, well i think my rear diff is nearly gone or doin something odd...


it makes a sort of squeeling noise when rolled backwards so im gonna take it to mr toys and have one of the guys check it out, either way im goin on sunday and if i have to ill make it rear wheel drive





you wouldnt happen to have a spare working savage diff would you?
 

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Not much is "necessary", except maybe:


1) hi-po air filter = higher airflow, larger filter area, easier to clean


2) decent servo for steering if you run in small/tight areas


3) HPI cam steering = bit more precise


4) build the throttle linkage from scratch yourself


5) NiMH pack for radiobox


Otherwise it runs pretty ok as is.
 

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HAHAH zoomer i think i have gone all out on the savage.



Hated the brake, too used to revo braking, so getting the dual disk brake setup



also getting:



hump pack

35wt shock oil

air filter and spare filter sponges

hi torque servo

hi speed servo

spare spur gears

spare exhaust couplers

servo linkage kit

steering servo saver



I think i have gone overboard
 

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first mod i done on my savage was the 4 bevel diff gears.


then i did:
'2nd gear mod'
STS.28 engine
venom smart temp
HPI dual chamber exhaust
Motorsaver filter

Next i wanta set of Zombie maxx tyres.
 

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Mighty Revo said:
HAHAH zoomer i think i have gone all out on the savage.

Hated the brake, too used to revo braking, so getting the dual disk brake setup

also getting:

hump pack
35wt shock oil
air filter and spare filter sponges
hi torque servo
hi speed servo
spare spur gears
spare exhaust couplers
servo linkage kit
steering servo saver

I think i have gone overboard

Welcome to the club.



On my xmas SS (the labourday one I've been building since xmas), that's got:
<UL>
<LI>HPI cam steering</LI>
<LI>ballbearings for steering</LI>
<LI>HPI twin brakes</LI>
<LI>HPI hipo filter</LI>
<LI>30wt oil</LI>
<LI>stainless & high-tensile screws</LI>
<LI>645MG for steering</LI>
<LI>DIY linkage</LI>
<LI>4-spiders... now standard on newies</LI>
<LI>double-spring on the exhaust</LI>
<LI>metal-shielded bearings for clutchbell</LI>[/list]


As for the accumulated spares, try:-
<UL>
<LI>diff spider gears - lots!</LI>
<LI>13t bevel</LI>
<LI>plastic diff case</LI>
<LI>big diff gear</LI>
<LI>whole extra diff with 4-spider</LI>
<LI>tank</LI>
<LI>a few spurs</LI>
<LI>exhaust coupler</LI>
<LI>wheel nuts, BOTH black and chrome</LI>
<LI>what-da-heck, plus one whole new kit...
</LI>[/list]


Haven't actually used any spares other than spider gears, but hey?!






Honestly speaking... the BEST upgrade you can go is to buy a thicker-lexan 060 Proline body. It will protect your truck and last much longer than the HPI paper-thin joke.


Don't forget the THREADLOCK!!!
 

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my savage has:


Mach 26, Home Made RC Cage, 4 Spyder diffs, hd cups all over, ball bearings all over, triple rate springs, 30wt front 35 rear, 645mg steering, MP Servo Saver, Alloy Diff cases, Reverse modual, 2nd gear mod, throttle linkage, 6v hump pack, tmxx tyres and rims, alloy braces for skid plates, tank guard, ribbed pipe,





i think thats all.
 

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4 diff gears and alloy cups (front diff still never rebuilt after alloy cup! rear on the 3rd build)

Chassis (with skid plate that BOLTS IN, not BOLT ON..very rigid)

heavy duty CVDs on the front (bent the rear 2...)

steel brake hub,

steel disc

fibre pads (to replace soon)

Hi torque servo (steering)

hi speed servo (throttle)

OFNA Cam servo for steering (with bearings)

OFNA linkage mod (for throttle)

Reverse mod (with a dead JR XS3 stock servo...grr)

Hump Pack

Rotostart

beadlock rims

imexx pinndawg tyres

clamp on hexs

Black RTR 25 springs

30/35wt oil front/rear

alloy fuel tank mounts

alloy throttle arm

Venom Failsafe

washers under wheel nuts.



SPARES!

TEN spurs

4 diff rebuilds

piston

sleeve

carby

misc servo horns and linkages

full clutch and fly wheel

4 one way bearings

5 7.2V batteries

wheel nuts (both kinds)







I dont know how much of that is really 'necessities' but hey, my truck runs when i want it to run.
 

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Didn't it not run very long at the anzac day bash?



I have so many spares for my revo i think i could have built a new
one. All just in case
Broke my first revo shock on the
weekend. That shock lasted through 1 2.5r and half way through
the .18tz with many big hits
 

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zoomer said:
Welcome to the club.



On my xmas SS (the labourday one I've been building since xmas), that's got:
<UL>
<LI>HPI cam steering
<LI>ballbearings for steering
<LI>HPI twin brakes
<LI>HPI hipo filter
<LI>30wt oil
<LI>stainless & high-tensile screws
<LI>645MG for steering
<LI>DIY linkage
<LI>4-spiders... now standard on newies
<LI>double-spring on the exhaust
<LI>metal-shielded bearings for clutchbell</LI>[/list]


As for the accumulated spares, try:-
<UL>
<LI>diff spider gears - lots!
<LI>13t bevel
<LI>plastic diff case
<LI>big diff gear
<LI>whole extra diff with 4-spider
<LI>tank
<LI>a few spurs
<LI>exhaust coupler
<LI>wheel nuts, BOTH black and chrome
<LI>what-da-heck, plus one whole new kit...
</LI>[/list]


Haven't actually used any spares other than spider gears, but hey?!






Honestly speaking... the BEST upgrade you can go is to buy a thicker-lexan 060 Proline body. It will protect your truck and last much longer than the HPI paper-thin joke.


Don't forget the THREADLOCK!!!




LOL that savage SS i brought for the missus as a cheap stock run around has cost me another 550 ontop of the price for the truck. Not such a cheap idea anymore
 
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