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Old 01-31-2012, 01:45 PM
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here is what i found out. the pin in one of the dog bones was missing luckily the pin on the hub of my rustler was the same so i had that. and then i shimmed the diff because it wasnt quite making contact. i am putting it back together now. hopfully it works.

Edit: and it actually does work. i havent had it outside again but i have ran it in the house and it seems to be ok. i had to go to the hardware store for a couple screws that were stipped and use the pin from the rustler but i am back up and going. sheesh what a pain in the butthole.
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here is what i found out. the pin in one of the dog bones was missing luckily the pin on the hub of my rustler was the same so i had that. and then i shimmed the diff because it wasnt quite making contact. i am putting it back together now. hopfully it works.

Edit: and it actually does work. i havent had it outside again but i have ran it in the house and it seems to be ok. i had to go to the hardware store for a couple screws that were stipped and use the pin from the rustler but i am back up and going. sheesh what a pain in the butthole.
Well next time you take the wheels off make sure you don't lose the pins.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:17 PM
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maybe i said it wrong but i didnt lose a pin. the pin that was supposed to be in the dogbone on the dif side was missing. i am not sure it was ever there. or if it was how the heck did it fall out. anyhow i ran it again outside and it did really well untill i flew off a jump and it cart wheeled so hard that the battery box came open and the battery went flying. now i have to look to see if i caused any damage


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maybe i said it wrong but i didnt lose a pin. the pin that was supposed to be in the dogbone on the dif side was missing. i am not sure it was ever there. or if it was how the heck did it fall out. anyhow i ran it again outside and it did really well untill i flew off a jump and it cart wheeled so hard that the battery box came open and the battery went flying. now i have to look to see if i caused any damage


The only pin on the diff side is inside the diff. Is that what you are refering to? The other pin is the one that sits behind the hex hub.
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maybe i said it wrong but i didnt lose a pin. the pin that was supposed to be in the dogbone on the dif side was missing. i am not sure it was ever there. or if it was how the heck did it fall out. anyhow i ran it again outside and it did really well untill i flew off a jump and it cart wheeled so hard that the battery box came open and the battery went flying. now i have to look to see if i caused any damage


The only pin on the diff side is inside the diff. Is that what you are refering to? The other pin is the one that sits behind the hex hub.
there is the one behind the hex hub yes. but there is a dog bone/drive shaft as well that has pins on each end. mine was missing the pin on the dif side.

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maybe i said it wrong but i didnt lose a pin. the pin that was supposed to be in the dogbone on the dif side was missing. i am not sure it was ever there. or if it was how the heck did it fall out. anyhow i ran it again outside and it did really well untill i flew off a jump and it cart wheeled so hard that the battery box came open and the battery went flying. now i have to look to see if i caused any damage


The only pin on the diff side is inside the diff. Is that what you are refering to? The other pin is the one that sits behind the hex hub.
there is the one behind the hex hub yes. but there is a dog bone/drive shaft as well that has pins on each end. mine was missing the pin on the dif side.


Are you refering to the pins in the ends of the axle like these?
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those would be them. dog bones/drive shafts never heard them called axles i just thought those go into the axles

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I have had a problem with those pins coming out to. I ended up getting a set of hot racing CVD's I would say they work great but after about 5 packs on them one of them snapped today. I dont know if the hpi cvds are any better or if its just better to stick with dogbones.
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those would be them. dog bones/drive shafts never heard them called axles i just thought those go into the axles

Have you tried to contact HPI about the problem?
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Yeah I did and they were very nice. They said there gonna send me a dog bone and some screws that were stripped. The only trouble is they said there on back order and it will be a couple weeks before there In stock. Luckily I had a pin and I was able to procure some screws from a local hardware shop. I actually used a couple lipos now.
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I have had a problem with those pins coming out to. I ended up getting a set of hot racing CVD's I would say they work great but after about 5 packs on them one of them snapped today. I dont know if the hpi cvds are any better or if its just better to stick with dogbones.
I purchased the HPI CVD and they snapped pretty quickly too. I would just suggest buying stock axles since they are fairly cheap compared to CVDs.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:02 PM
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Yeah looks like that would be the best way to go
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:13 PM
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Will this system work in a xs? Just curious I like the easy pay feature from tower

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAETU&P=0
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That motor would not fit.  I think the stock can is 57mm long and there is no more room.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:56 PM
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Notcied my drive cups on my gearbox are starting to wear I ordered some from hot racing her is the link.http://www.ebay.com/itm/200696532430...84.m1439.l2649

Are these the right ones cause I think I may have ordered the wrong ones
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Hey Dragon, what 5000mah 2s did you run???
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well now i have a new problem. something is catching and i cant figure out what. when i plug in the battery and give it throttle somthing is catching then if i let off the throttle and start again sometimes it catches again and sometimes it works. i have checked the pinion and difs and i dont see a problem.. any suggestions?

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one of the slipper clutch pads was turned to powder. ugh this truck
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Hey Dragon, what 5000mah 2s did you run???
I run Venom and Tenergy lipos
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LOOKY LOKKY WHAT I FOUND.......

SAVAGE XS SS....








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Well looks like I'll be joining the xs club soon seeing as its now in kit form and i can use my own esc/motor combo with my own radio. I wonder what the price tag will be on this, i would assume much cheaper then the rtr but 200-300 range maybe? (Why i say 2-300 is i got my nitro x ss for 319, i know this was years ago but i can't see this being kit more or less the same of its rtr brother.)
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man am i frustrated. this stupid truck is a lemon. tower hobbies wont take it back. and HPI just wants you to wait weeks to get warranty parts. seriously this thing is a real pos. anyone want a used savage xs? ill sell it cheap. as is
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receiveda few pms. i would probably take like 300 with the two new trakpower lipos. i just paid over 500 last week.


actually to tell you the truth i have been doing these RC cars for about a month now with only about 3 or 4 hours of actual run time. its getting really old and i dont think its for me. i have a rustler vxl 2 1/18 scale team associated and the savage xs with chargers and batteries extra parts wheels tires 2000 dollars worth of crap id sell for 1000
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received a few pms. i would probably take like 300 with the two new trakpower lipos. i just paid over 500 last week.


actually to tell you the truth i have been doing these RC cars for about a month now with only about 3 or 4 hours of actual run time. its getting really old and i dont think its for me. i have a rustler vxl 2 1/18 scale team associated and the savage xs with chargers and batteries extra parts wheels tires 2000 dollars worth of crap id sell for 1000
Give ya $150 shipped for just the XS...
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