ive just ordered my SS... the guys on here suggested a few other things, and from savage central and savage unleashed i found the following common suggestions aswell.
I decided to cut back a little tho, as adding in all the following items will have the price over $1k in no time!
Hi-Tech 645MG Servo (ESSENTIAL!)
OFNA Linkage Mod
4 Spider Gear Diff Mod, with 3K and 1K Oil (Rear and Front Diff's respectively)
OFNA Monster Pirate Servo Saver
Lunsofrd Titanium Turnbuckles
Lunsford Stainless Steel Screw Set
MotorSaver Air Filter or K&N SuperCharge Air Filter
3 Shoe Clutch
Metal Spur Gear
Personally I am getting the top 3, and the others can wait for later. I wanted to see where my own experiences lead me before spending more spondoolies on my savage...
Mark from MRC said that the shock oil that comes with the Savage SS is fine, so unless you are intending on racing it and need to adjustability of changing it for different wait oils, use the cash to get something else...
I would strongly suggest the top four plus the motor saveg air filter. Just the steering servo alone wont inprove performance much(as toiletduck found out) coupling it with the MP servo saver givea a 100000% improvment over stock. The servo saver isnt that expensive either, maybe $35 with full bearings
Ive stripped a robinson racing spur/clutch bell combo and I also tried
a GPM metal spur and its fine but it destroyes clutchbells. For the
amount Ive spent on metal spurs I could have bought 7 plastic spurs and
not have damaged any clutchbells !!!
The plastic spurs I have damages were from backflips and poor mesh i.e.
trying to run a 13 tooth c/b with a 49 tooth spur, fun for wheelies but
no good for spurs
Yep, I'm with the majority on this... stick to a plastic spur that is cheap and easy to replace when required. Keep at least 4 in your toolbox for bash days and order any you need to replace them on Monday.