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Old 06-21-2003, 11:56 PM
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i have bought a new hpi savage and everything inside is stock (except for a reverse module) is there anything that anyone can suggest to make it better.
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:24 AM
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A hyper 8 port engine will make it faster. It'll be able to compete with a t-maxx as far as speed goes. Just run the crap out of it like it is and as you break stuff, buy better stuff for it.
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:27 AM
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Amen POJACK!!!!
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:38 AM
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i added a rb one piece pipe, a 16t clutch bell and a 3 shoe clutch and added a motor saver air filter, and it runs alot better than stock. But come wednesday i'm ditchiing the stock engine and dropping a picco .26 in, that will make it much better..
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:02 AM
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Now I don't feel nearly as bad because I need to replace a cracked tank & might as well order new wheels , tires, & hex wheel hubs since they are already stripping my stock rims. Has anyone tried the hubs from HPI?
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Old 06-22-2003, 03:22 PM
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I stripped the stock hubs, and my big joes are starting, but I'm running RPM rims with road dawg tires, and not even a slight sign of stripping, truely impressed with RPM.... Wish they made more aftermarket stuff for the savage...
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:37 PM
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The RB 063 improved torque on my Savage, but then again, most any pipe will improve performance over the stock unit. I kept the 2 shoe clutch but used MP shoes since I had them on hand and it worked pretty good. Don't need to do much, it's a solid truck out of the box.
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True dat drksyd. I haven't tried any of the 15' jumps or any crazy stuff like that but I've had some hits that would've tore my electrics to pieces by now. I took my Savage to a local skate park Friday & it blew my mind. I rank 3 tanks through it without letting the engine shut off. I wouldn't have stopped but a wheel nut came loose & I lost rear wheel drive so I had to fix that.
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Old 06-23-2003, 05:50 AM
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how can we prevent that stripping ? they said tightened the wheel nut ..so i did that ..but today it strippped again..and everytime i run before i start i tightened them up to make sure..and today i was running on grass showin off and it was embarrasing when people saw the left rear wheel went the other way..and of course i was on that spot looking for the hub and nut...ahhhhhhhh
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If it brand new i would rank em like this from experience (u can look at my signature to get an idea on brands/models i wont recomend any specifics here):

immediate on hand parts (replace as broken):
*hvy. duty dog bones for the corners
*high torque metal gear steering servo
*spare glow plugs
*protective/functional zip strapping (heads, make handles etc.)
*spare screw set

First round:
*2 stage high performance air cleaner
*tuned pipe
*dual tank mod.
*relocate throttle return spring to handle
*second glow plug starter (dry cell)

second round:
*alum. or high quality plastic rims
*temp gauge on board or hand held
*fail safe
*rechargeable 6.0v hump pack

third round:
*engine
*brakes
*CVDs for center
*new body
*shock springs/oil/sleves
*cable pull start
*high speed throttle servo and improved torque, not high torque
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I have had no luck at all with HPI's rims! It really sucks to because they have such a big selection! They don't fit right on the drive nut (too loose)!
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The Rpm rims are great and rpm gaurantees all products for life. Also just tried running thr new hot bodies devastator wheels on my stock savage tires, and raced and bashed this past weekend on them and no sign of stripping.

SO i would sugest RPM first because of the gaurantee and then hotbodies because no stripping yet and you can get 4 for like 15-20 bucks...
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do they fit the stock tires?cuz one mine is stripped
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yes i am runnung stock tires on my hot bodies rims. all the rims say tmaxx on them pretty much good luck finding ones that say for the savage unless they are HPI and we all know how good HPI rims are...
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what other tires would fit those rpm rims?and how much again?
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Old 06-25-2003, 12:19 PM
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any tires that would fit the tmaxx or savage. I am running Imex road dawgs on them right no, I use them for the street. I paid like 16 bucks a pair at my lHS. The hot bodies I'm running my staock savage tires on, and those cost anywhere between and 7 and 10 bucks a pair..

I really like IMex tires, you can do a search on ebay and they have a bunch of diierent thread designs for your application
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