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Old 05-04-2003, 08:24 PM
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Hi I am planning to buy a savage and I've heard the best place to buy it online is MegaNitro.com. does anyone know what the shipping is? Another question I have for anyone that has a savage is what parts break easily? Do you suggest to buy stainless dogbones? What are uprights?

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Old 05-07-2003, 12:12 PM
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Could someone please reply! :disappoin
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Old 05-07-2003, 01:22 PM
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Uprights below (thanks Unstable)
Dog bones twist easy (though ive beat mine hard and still in good shape) I have the chrome looking HPI heavy duties standing by incase.
So far as the best place, I dunno.......from other threads here everyones out of stock.
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Old 05-07-2003, 01:33 PM
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the uprights are the assembly in set 8 in this pic.




HPI has updated them and all new savages have the improved set.

what was happening is the in cold weather they were getting brittle so HPI re-engineered them and used a diffrent plastic for them.

I have yet to break a new one in hot or cold weather. and If I do they are only a few bucks for the set so its not a big deal.

as for the dogbones the stock ones seem to break if you take a hard landing at full throttle/brakes as alot of stress is placed on the drivetrain at that point. the HD dogbones stand up alot better for the abuse.

these will run you about 30-40 bucks for a set depending on where you get them.

as for the best place to get a savage? I got mine at my local hobby shop. I would rather keep them in buisness then send my money to someone I will never meet.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:19 PM
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The guy at my LHS said that HPI updated there stock dogbones.HPI told him the reason they where twisting and breaking is because the cooling process was wrong and it was making the steel more britle then it should have been.They made him send back all the stock dogbones he had in stock and they sent him the new updated ones.
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:32 PM
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The stock dog bones will end up breaking, unless HPI has updated them and now they are fixed. I would also consider getting a metal brake hub. If you find yourself doing alot of brakeing, then you will eventually melt the plastic hub that the brake rides on. The stock clutch is pretty whimp, but works...so it is really not a must have upgrade. I would also look into getting another set of rims if you don't want to have to keep on tighting up the locknuts, or gluing in the metal drive hubs. I have the HB devestator rims (they are $20 for a set) and they fit the hub tight. The savage is one tuff truck...I love mine. It reminds me of a RC 10gt on steriods!!!!
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Old 05-09-2003, 06:35 PM
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the cheapest is meganitro.com 380+19.99s/h so its 399shipped via ups..
now my question i just got mine last week ..what are the extra parts the include in the box are those dogbones too they have 4 in there together with the post and some small parts..i just dont know which area this dogbones would go?
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Mine didnt come with extra dogbones... check out these pages and tell me what parts they look like

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...ge/s21_p51.jpg

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...ge/s21_p52.jpg

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...ge/s21_p53.jpg

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...ge/s21_p54.jpg
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Old 05-09-2003, 06:58 PM
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its on the second ..p52 its a dogbone they are metal 4 of them but i dunno if which size it doesnt say maybe the longest on the pics
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Usually the pics are the same size as the parts so just match them with the instruction book and see witch one it is.They probably sent extra ones to drive the wheels because they break.

The really long one is from the diff to the wheels
The second longest one goes from the tranny to the front
The shorest one goes from the tranny to the rear
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which dog bones breaks easily then ..i think they gave the one that goes to the wheels..i tried to measure it too long for the differentials..so its the one that goes to wheels
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The ones for the wheels are the ones that break so they probably sent some extra ones just like they did when the Savage first came out and the uprights were breaking they sent an extra set in the box until they fixed everything.
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rex are you close to atlantic city?cuz sjcrc have a race on june 29 backyard bashers its in elwood its by atlantic city expwy..i might go try to run on the tracks..idont care if i loose..
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rex i am looking at your hop up list and isee servo saver which part wwas that why did u changed it ?is it important?is that the one that turns the wheels?
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I live in near Pittsburgh Pa.The kimbrough servo saver is what goes on the servo.I changed my servo to the hitec 945 and the stock one was kinda weak for the tires I wanted to use so I upgraded it.It's not necessary unless you change the servo or the tires.I'm using the 40 series big joes and a 6volt battery pack and the servo will turn the wheels fine with the truck sitting still.
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which part do ineed to put thread lock?is it the pin on the shaft in the differential?if i use big joes on my stock servo would it be hard to steer is that what you mean?
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are these servos compatible with any radio?cuz my terra crusher is hardly turning so im guessing its the servos ..like its hard for it to turn left its always making wide turns..do u think thats a servo problem can i change my servos with out changing the radio?
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Definately have a metal gear servo on hand and plenty of glow plugs. Make sure u wear a glove during the break in process...have two hands full of blisters....can be a b*tch to start once it stall from the rich low end setting

Stripped the gears out in servo and barely hit the fence that hard and was pretty much straight on. turned the gear 180...worked for a while, but with the dual rate turned up and the 3-4 teeth i took out initially, there wasnt enough teeth to cover the full range of movement.

I think im going with the hi-tec 625 or 645. I think the ke to a good servo it go for the metal gears. Especially if ur gonna use ur savage for what it is made for......HIGH SPEED ABUSE...lmao
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It's not harder but to steer but the new servo and servo saver help allot.I'm not sure what you mean about the thread lock?
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sounds like a missing tooth on servo gear badboy...thats what mine did. Pull the 4 screws out of bottom and seperate in the middle..not the bottom where circuit board is. If ur only missing one or two teeth..turn it 180 degrees (so missing teeth face away from the engaging gear. Will work for a while if u didnt take out to may teeth (i lost 4..was too many)
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liquid threadlock its like a toothpaste but it hardens so it would protect some pins or screws from fallin out..
new 72sav are u talkin about your terra crusher?where is that part?
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Put thread lock on any screw that goes metal to metal.Thats what I did and I haven't lost one since.
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no im talking about savage...but sound like ur problem is with the servo. If there is no visable damage to the steering components, then pull the steering servo remove the four screws and separate the servo and teh seem closest to the horn/servo saver. look and the gears and be sure to remove any teeth that came off. separate it slowly and keep an eye how they connect to together
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