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i am to be buying a savage SS soon from MRC, and want to do the preventative mods as i build it


i have read about the common mods to do.





diff mod


servo saver


throttle mod


silicone shock oil


fuel tank guard





what else should i do that would be a good idea
 

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I wouldn't bother with the fuel tank guard, its more for show. Ive
cracked tanks even with it on. Its the shock bold being installed the
wrong way that cracks the tanks.
 

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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
RotoStart
3 Shoe Clutch
Metal Spur Gear
Reverse Module


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...
 

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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
 

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Definetly get the servo saver. Even with the 645 its totally sloppy without it




Uncyspam, i wouldnt bother with a metal spur once you can set the mesh right a spur will last for ages.
 

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my mate has a SS with a picco 26, he has the stock servo saver, but with a hi-torque servo and his turns really hard, or is it just a response thing





he has also had 8 or so litres thru it with the same spur gear


(this msg was meant to be from MR DOHC, he was using my pc whilst i was logged in.... )


Edited by: RudeSavage
 

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I would never use a steel spur gear. In 10 minths of bashing i have
worn out 3, and they were all doing stupid stuff such as backflips.
With a steel spur you will wear out clutchbells.
 

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Im with husky regarding the metal spurs,



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
 

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i'll probably buy a spare spur from tower hobbies when i get the rest of the stuff i'm gonna order {all the stuff from my first post}
 

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Mr DOHC said:
i'll probably buy a spare spur from tower hobbies when i get the rest of the stuff i'm gonna order {all the stuff from my first post}

May as well get a few. Nothing worse than not being able to run cos of a $4 part
 

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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.
 
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