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Old 04-27-2003, 09:35 PM
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I wa sjust out running my savage and finally got it tuned after the change in weather and wouldn't you know I broke the front dogbones.I figured the rear ones would go before the front.Oh well time for for the HD dogbones!!!!

And what the heck is up with this engine?It has enough power to snap a dogbone but it won't pull the front wheels.I'm using 70wt in the rear and 30wt up front and it still won't pull the wheels.
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:38 PM
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Don't feel bad, my Maxx won't wheelie either, and it has a rep for doing wheelies.
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Old 04-28-2003, 12:35 AM
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I just thought it was kinda weird that the engine has enough torque to break a dogbone but it won't wheelie...lol
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I'm curious, wouldnt it make more sense to have the lighter weight oil in the rear shocks if you wanted it to pull wheelies. My thought is, that if your shocks compress easier, the more likely it is that you will pull a wheelie. Anyone want to correct me.
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All I know is that the back shocks need to be hard so that all that power will not be absorbed by a softer shock, but instead direct all effort to a proper wheelie
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I would suggest what wannabeturbo said. you need to put lighter wt in the back if you wanna wheelie, and possibly some harder springs
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congratulations! you might wanna try HB CVDs


i am using HD dogbone in the rear.

CVDs in the front
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Old 04-28-2003, 02:55 AM
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One reason that the stock dogbones break up front is that when you turn tight, they rub the hub, which puts them in a bind. The HD ones do not do this, or at least mine do not. Also, if you want to wheelie, tighten your slipper all the way down. You will also need to be on a high traction surface, like grass.
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Are the HB CVDs any good or would the HPI HD bone be better?I was just gonna get the HD bones but the CVDs would be nice if they are just as strong.Also I get plenty of traction on pavement I use road rage 40's with velocity wheels so traction isn't an isue.I don't have any tracks or many places to run offraod so thats why i'm using street tires and the slipper is tightened almost all the way.I guess it isn't a bad thing that it won't wheelie but it does accelerate like crazy I think thats how I broke the dogbone,trying to wheelie by stopping and then WOT all it did was take off.I'll try lighter oil in the back to see if this helps any but i thought you needed heavy oil in the rear for wheelies?
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no, you need lighter in the back
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does your savage runs good on grass too?or does it sounds like its losing power when its on grass ?
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It's not as fast on grass and it still goess pretty good but I did notice the temp of the engine increases when I run on grass but it stays about the same on pavement and the ballfeild up the road.I just got back from the hobby shop and much to my suprise they had the HPI hd bones so I picked those up instead of the CVDs.
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I am not sure what is up but my savage will pull wheelies with the stock motor. I am not sure how it does it but I will try to get a video for you so you can see.
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