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Savage X parts question

Old 06-02-2015, 10:54 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm jumping back into RC with both feet! I have an OOOOOLLLLDDDDD electronic Trtaxxas Rustler, but I'm looking at trading for a nitro Savage X. Not sure what model or how old. Anything I should look for before trading? The guy says it has some brakes issues he's working on, but as long as it runs when I look at it, any reason NOT to get it? Are parts across Savage X models interchangeable? Will I be able to find replacement parts if needed? That's the best part about my 15+ year old Rustler; I can use parts that are on today's model.

Thanks!

Eric
Old 06-08-2015, 05:21 AM
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the newer savages are more beefy and larger, some parts are interchangeable but they still offer parts for the older models readily. I have an older savage X 4.6 and have gotten parts that were stocked at the LHS still. If not just about any big online retailer has what you need. Brakes are easy on these, its a simple design. mine does stoppies if I jam em. Ask how many gallons is on the motor, usually 9-12 gal's is about all you'll get before the engine has low compression & gets hard to tune/ is sluggish. Spin the wheels off the ground and make sure theres no funny noises, see if the differentials work correctly (opposite wheel your turning will go the opposite way). I got my savage that needed quite a bit of TLC for about $100, check out the PICS OF YOUR SAVAGES thread, mine is the last post in there. I wound up doing new servo's a new piston, a new differential, new wheels & tires, new shock towers, some other odds and ends and a lot of cleaning.

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