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Not happy with Savage X 4.6 RTR

Old 10-28-2008, 05:23 AM
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I had the same problem with my brakes when I first got it new, nothing I did would fix it. I found the screws that held the rotor assembly were backing out from the tranny housing, put some red loctite on and tightened, no probs ever again. Check it out.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:12 AM
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ORIGINAL: PhillH

I had the same problem with my brakes when I first got it new, nothing I did would fix it. I found the screws that held the rotor assembly were backing out from the tranny housing, put some red loctite on and tightened, no probs ever again. Check it out.
I will look at that, thanks. Feels like I have some brakes now, on the bench at least. I'm going to go out and run it today.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:03 PM
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Red lock-tite for plastic to metal contact? Red lock-tite is permanent, so if needed use BLUE lock-tite
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:37 PM
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Don't run any locktite in plastic to metal contacks actually.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:42 PM
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Default RE: Not happy with Savage X 4.6 RTR

yeah it can melt the plastic, when it gets exposed to the air as is drys, i think thats the officail exlination but it eats the plastic i've seen it....

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:33 PM
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Took the Savage out today. I'm getting her tuned in nicely. Bashed for about two tanks and no problems. If it continues to perform like it did then it will be my new favorite. As far as speed and handling it kicks my T-MAXX's A**.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:13 PM
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that's good to hear. mine was runnign like crap for the past few days and i found out today, there is a small hole in the fuel line. it's a relief. i spent half a gollon of fuel just trying to tune the dang thing.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:58 PM
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Received my servo from HPI today. They also included a set of suspension arms even though HPI told me they were not covered in the warranty. Hats off to HPI customer service. I have ran my truck three more times and no problems. So after all is said and done I am happy I bought the Savage, It kicks A**.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:43 PM
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Don't run any locktite in plastic to metal contacks actually.

Loctite 425. Used for locking plastic and metal fasteners; recommended for metal, nylon, polyester and many thermoplastic materials.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:54 PM
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links please???

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:30 PM
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links please???
I wasn't sure if you were asking about the loctite or not. But here is a link for those interested.
[link=http://www.henkelna.com/cps/rde/xchg/henkel_us/hs.xsl/7932_USE_HTML.htm?countryCode=us&BU=ut&parentredDotUID=productfinder&redDotUID=0000000I29]Loctite 425[/link]

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:33 PM
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thanks for that

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Old 11-02-2008, 10:53 PM
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my steering servo took a crap. i wonder if i could get a new one from hpi? does anybody know how long the warrenty is? i've had my savage since july.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: Not happy with Savage X 4.6 RTR

Don't bother. Upgrade time!
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:11 PM
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Upgrade is the way to go. My steering is working great with the Hitec 645mg. Call HPI if they send you a new steering servo you can put it in as your throttle servo. The stock steering servo is a little better than the throttle servo.
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