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Old 02-01-2012, 08:07 PM
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Good find T9.  I would have bought the kit if it was available since without electronics its would be selling the best part of the truck with what looks like cool shocks.  I had mine out for the first time since before christmas tonight and all is well.  I have a new slipper and the HR center cups in it now.
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Xs ss....dang....well I guess thats why they haven't released any parts for the xs...they've been busy....
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:12 AM
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More info on the XS SS...set for EU release...

[link=http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.php?lang=en&partNo=107821]Savage XS SS[/link]

Universal DriveShafts
Adjustable Turnbuckles
E Clip Eliminators
Aluminum Adjustable Shocks

...again with the DANG comment...
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:51 AM
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/59505764/Photo%20Feb%2002%2C%208%2039%2011.jpg

sorry about the temper tantrum i had yesterday. but today is a new day and i am feeling much better. anyhow for right now i made a new pad out of some pressed cardboard until the one comes from HPI. now i just need to find some shims for the rear diff.. anyone know how much shimming i should do?
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sorry about the temper tantrum i had yesterday. but today is a new day and i am feeling much better. anyhow for right now i made a new pad out of some pressed cardboard until the one comes from HPI. now i just need to find some shims for the rear diff.. anyone know how much shimming i should do?
Use the shims that are already there, and move one from the diff cup side and just move it to the ring gear side.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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sorry about the temper tantrum i had yesterday. but today is a new day and i am feeling much better. anyhow for right now i made a new pad out of some pressed cardboard until the one comes from HPI. now i just need to find some shims for the rear diff.. anyone know how much shimming i should do?
There are extra shims in the parts bag that comes with the truck.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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i used the shims in the parts bag for the front diff
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They started putting shims in the bag now?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:40 AM
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Shims came in my parts bag...I got my XS in September '11.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:44 AM
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Mine did, too, and it was pre-ordered so I assume its first batch.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:50 AM
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sorry about the tempertantrumi had yesterday. but today is a new day and i am feeling much better. anyhow for right now i made a new pad out of some pressed cardboarduntilthe one comes from HPI. now i just need to find some shims for the rear diff.. anyone know how much shimming i should do?
Use the shims that are already there, and move one from the diff cup side and just move it to the ring gear side.
sorry i dont understand. what is the diff cup side? and is the ring gear the bevel gear? on the rear diff which i just took apart has a shim behind the pin that holds the bevel gear in place. the front diff did not have that shim. are you saying i can move that shim somewhere else?

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:11 AM
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you know what i think is happening. i think when i put the 3 shims on the front diff it made it to where the bevel gear is touching the diff. gonna take out a shim and see what happends. the rear diff with the pre installed shim actually looks pretty good. i can push the bevel gear all the way in and it mesh's good with the diff.
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They started putting shims in the bag now?
Shims came in a little bag with some extra parts. I mine was in the first batch of trucks that was sent out.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:05 PM
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How come i hear of people having so much bad luck with the flux xs, and others are doing just fine with theirs? im about to purchase this and i dont want to have a pos. ill prob be ordering mine within 2 weeks or so.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:15 PM
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i think alot of my problems are self cause because i am a newb. if you have any experience at all you should be fine.
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Ipersonally like the little truck. Ihave had some problems with it but Ithink it all in all could be chalked up to wear and tear. Imust be one of the lucky ones Igues Ihave had no problems with the esc
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http://youtu.be/uh0upr2QA_w
hope this is how you post a youtube video. this is whats happening.
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Wow havent seen that one before
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i cant figure out how to put a youtube video on here
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hope this is how you post a youtube video. this is whats happening.
That looks like a short in the esc you may have gotten a bad one.
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i cant figure out how to put a youtube video on here

You copy the link to the youtube video and then when you go to post there is a button that says youtube click that and it does this

[youtube][/youtube]

then you past your link between them
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How come i hear of people having so much bad luck with the flux xs, and others are doing just fine with theirs? im about to purchase this and i dont want to have a pos. ill prob be ordering mine within 2 weeks or so.

You've been following the thread for a while....It really seems to come down to complete luck in some cases and/or preventive actions in other cases...

Drive cups, Antenna Wires, Steering Servos, ESCs, Motor's, DogBones, Loose Pinions, etc...

If you are not willing to take the chance....or are ready to replace some of the known deficient parts....Then the XS is not the right choice for you.

It comes down to a choice that you have to make...

I chose to replace the steering servo, motor, gear down, and go through the entire truck before it ever had power to it...I have had my truck since September '11 on 2S and 3S...with no significant issues. No, I don't beat the crap out of my toys but, I do run them hard enough.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh0upr2QA_w[/youtube]
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How come i hear of people having so much bad luck with the flux xs, and others are doing just fine with theirs? im about to purchase this and i dont want to have a pos. ill prob be ordering mine within 2 weeks or so.

You've been following the thread for a while....It really seems to come down to complete luck in some cases and/or preventive actions in other cases...

Drive cups, Antenna Wires, Steering Servos, ESCs, Motor's, DogBones, Loose Pinions, etc...

If you are not willing to take the chance....or are ready to replace some of the known deficient parts....Then the XS is not the right choice for you.

It comes down to a choice that you have to make...

I chose to replace the steering servo, motor, gear down, and go through the entire truck before it ever had power to it...I have had my truck since September '11 on 2S and 3S...with no significant issues. No, I don't beat the crap out of my toys but, I do run them hard enough.

I just dont want to have to be replacing parts on it every week. i'e never beat my rc's, just do speed runs, go thru dirt and maybe a small jump here and there. i dont beat the crap out of it. if i am to get it, i already planned replacing the steering servo. but i dont wanna be the unlucky one who haas to keep replacing parts. hasn't hpi made these better yet since they first came out?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:12 PM
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well i have tried what you said and i cant get the youtube video to post
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