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Old 06-23-2003, 02:57 PM
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I've tried everything!!! This is a two week old Savage that I just can't dial in the brake on. I've tried dropping the rod down to 5mm as suggested to no avail. I've tightened the threaded rod as far in as I can without actually applying the brake. The brake works a little bit, but it just stops slowly, and won't skid at all. On the bench, I can apply the brake fully with the remote and still push the truck forward fairly pretty easily. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2003, 04:38 PM
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there is a tube on the throttle linkage wheree you adjust the brake. take it out and place a larger peice in there. it is just fuel line
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:46 AM
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Here is a link to a discussion that describes the mod I did to my brakes. The dual brake disks rock! Try it. You won't regret it.

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Old 06-24-2003, 09:09 PM
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I used the double disk setup on my Savage and the damn truck kept flipping over when I applied the brake.I switched it back to the single rotor and still have trouble keeping it from flipping over.

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Take a look at your brake hub(It's the thing that the brake disk slides on to) ans see if it's stripped out at all.I had the same problem with mine and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't stop and that was the culprit.I switched it to a GPM alloy one and it's all good now.Also check to make sure your brake disk isn't stripped out .My buddies Maxx did that once too.
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:05 PM
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Did you try changing you receiver batteries? I've noticed that your brakes are the first thing to go when your batteries get weak.
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:14 PM
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Yes, I've switched to a 5 cell recharge pack for the batteries and still no dice. The hub looks fine. Like I stated earlier, this Savage is brand new...two weeks old. last night I tried swapping out the fuel line on the linkage with a hard tubing(from a Windex bottle) and that also didn't help. With the brake fully applied, I can still push the truck forward fairy easily. But if I tighten up the threaded knob on the linkage it engages the brake applying friction(the truck barely rolls when I push it)....not good. I'm at a loss as to what to try next.....
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:26 PM
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Even thought the truck is new the hub can still be worn.Mine wore out after 3 weeks.Try tightening the screws that hold the brake pads on.
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:44 PM
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This may sound stupid but when i had my truck apart I didn't know it fell out til i had it back together.
the little brass pin that engages the brake pads is it there.
I found also tightening the brake pads down til just snug and backing off about 1/4 turn
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