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by scrogg
Tue May 26, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: General R/C Talk
Topic: Its been a BAD day in my nitro world!
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Its been a BAD day in my nitro world!

Poor ERCM engine, you are killing it. PREHERAT ALL new nitro engines to 189F before you attempt to start them  Lean your LSN to get a good idle with the idle gap roughly 1/2 to 1mm. The LSN is set properly once the engine can idle without the temps climbing..
by scrogg
Tue May 26, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: How to make my xs wider in stance
Replies: 5
Views: 2941

Re: How to make my xs wider in stance

I'd do a 17mm buggy hex conversion and run buggy tires. Super durable and lightweight
by scrogg
Tue May 26, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: Wheels/Tires
Topic: need new grass/dirt tires
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

Re: need new grass/dirt tires

Pro-Line Mashers were always my favorite all around tire. Great forward bite but will still allow you to slide sideways at high speeeds without traction rolling on grasss, pavement and dirt. They are very differential friendly too.
by scrogg
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: squealing screeching? but no lack of performance??
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: squealing screeching? but no lack of performance??

Check the brakes for binding, they may be adjusted too tight or too loose causing a binding issue. Brake pads could be worn out, or you have bearings somewhere in the drivetrain worn out. It could be something else entirely but those are my first "go to" items..
by scrogg
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Savage Flux HP
Topic: keep breaking shock shafts.......need some ideas please
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: keep breaking shock shafts.......need some ideas please

Nothing new bud, I tried all different kinds of shocks and towers. Al. shocks and shock towers just don't belong on a hardcore basher. The plastic HPI big bores or the standard plastic 8 shock setup is your best bet. Go back to the stock shock towers or an aftermarket Delrin shock tower if they are ...
by scrogg
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: How to make my xs wider in stance
Replies: 5
Views: 2941

Re: How to make my xs wider in stance

Yeah, I was really pleased with the handling of my XS right out of the box. I bought sway bars and never even put them on. The only way I would want it wider would be if I extended the wheel base at the same time. The XS is almost race worthy out the box. I spent tons on my Nitro's trying to get the...
by scrogg
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: How to make my xs wider in stance
Replies: 5
Views: 2941

Re: How to make my xs wider in stance

Use a 1/2" offset wheel. I have seen all kinds on towerhobbies for the XS.
by scrogg
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: my Flux XS review so far...
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

my Flux XS review so far...

So far nothing but a scratched up lid and 1 broken antenna tube. I have only ran it 30 minutes tops, but it seems plenty tough to me. The power from my 2s 5000mah Lipos is plenty. Pretty much wheely on demand, anything past 1/2 throttle and it stands up no matter what speed I am running. I love the ...
by scrogg
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Been out of the hobby for a while... need help
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Been out of the hobby for a while... need help

^^ They should have included braces that are milled out for clearance. Just find a set, it will be worth it. The extra length helps imo.
by scrogg
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Who has dealt with IRC
Replies: 13
Views: 3239

Re: Who has dealt with IRC

He makes excellent products and if there is a problem, he will handle it. I speak from experience. I ordered a set of extended lcg tvp's and it came with a the wrong skidplate. One photo in an email and he shipped me the correct skidplate and let me keep the other part for free. Top notch guy imo.
by scrogg
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Problems Starting Savage XL
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: Problems Starting Savage XL

Make sure you prime the engine before you hook up the glow ignitor. Put your finger over the exhaust pipe outlet, hit the button on the rotostart and watch the fuel go through the fuel lines and stop when you see fuel enter the HSN housing inlet. Then attach your ignitor and fire it up. Lean the LSN...
by scrogg
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: Savage Drive cups/ Wheel axles/ Out drives
Replies: 1
Views: 2065

Re: Savage Drive cups/ Wheel axles/ Out drives

Somebody sticky the good driveline part numbers for us. SavageBasher7, thanks for sharing. I swear I saw a ceramic slipper clutch setup for our trucks, but I can't find it again. I'd like to run a looser setting on my slipper, cheap easy way to prevent breakage.
by scrogg
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: Gearing setup with 2.2 big joe 2's
Replies: 3
Views: 2346

Re: Gearing setup with 2.2 big joe 2's

I think it will be fine. How did it turn out? Did you change the gearing?
by scrogg
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Savage Flux HP
Topic: Alza center diff question please help
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Re: Alza center diff question please help

Will the truck still pull the front tires off the ground on demand with the center diff installed? I imagine it would not, but I am a brushless noob. I wondered when someone would finallly build a "bolt in" center diff option for Savages, took em long enough.
by scrogg
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Today's little project..
Replies: 22
Views: 5235

Re: Today's little project..

The Savage was always my favorite rc to tear down and rebuild... just somethin' about em. Nice rig.
by scrogg
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Steering Servo Tests
Replies: 27
Views: 8221

Re: Steering Servo Tests

Yes it will but you will need a Voltage Regulator with most Radios... I just bought a 7.4V ready rx and Tx off ebay for 50 bucks. Looked good with my beer goggles on anyways.. :D  This radio frees me from using a regulator. One big advantage to the regulator is it increases run time by dropping the ...
by scrogg
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: General Savage Forum
Topic: Steering Servo Tests
Replies: 27
Views: 8221

Re: Steering Servo Tests

Switch to a 2s lilo receiver pack with an adjustable regulator set at 6.5V .... That makes a world of difference... plus you can run the truck for days without charging the Rx pack. Nimh and Nicds  are just plain obsolete IMO. This a great thread with great info. I just wanted to add some things tha...
by scrogg
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: Always breaking..
Replies: 12
Views: 6935

Re: Always breaking..

Real simple solution, don't be on the throttle or brakes when you land your jumps. The only r/c setups that can handle that are ones equipped with a center diff and good cvd's. Like 1/8th scale buggies and truggies
by scrogg
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: steering servo recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: steering servo recommendations

I'd rather spend the money on one good servo and be done with it  I have used these which are rebadged Hitec servos. Never had one die on me. I have had countless Traxxas servos die on me even with proper linkage and end point adjustment. You can tighten up your steeering servo saver and add a metal...
by scrogg
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Savage XS Flux
Topic: New Savage dropped its drive shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: New Savage dropped its drive shaft

Blue Loc-tite is a must for any moving parts that are metal. Trust me, years of nitro bashing and racing under my belt. I have been out of the hobby for a several years, but I am impatiently awaiting my new Flux XS... Loc-tite will be put every where I think it needs it before the first lipo pack go...