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Not your average Savage Hop ups. These are highly modified, with some home-made parts.

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Post by Ryan222 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Thanks MrGrouch
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Post by Ascender » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:06 pm

That steering linkage looks a bit lightweight for a brick like you're building. I used two Integy Jato shock ends and a cut-down M4 bolt to make the linkage for my Flux. Big, beefy, and much less slop than the stock plastic garbage link.


I may have to look at RCDamper's steering setup... it looks like it might work better with the FLM draglink than the Hot Racing set I have now that I had to use half of the stock plastic bellcrank with.
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Post by Uberbricky » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:56 pm

The Cen mid tank mod was very easy, with a couple extra chassis braces you can do it no prob.

I got the bracket fabbed up for the throttle servo and made some linkages.
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Post by Uberbricky » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 pm

[quote="Ascender";p="858450"]That steering linkage looks a bit lightweight for a brick like you're building. I used two Integy Jato shock ends and a cut-down M4 bolt to make the linkage for my Flux. Big, beefy, and much less slop than the stock plastic garbage link.


I may have to look at RCDamper's steering setup... it looks like it might work better with the FLM draglink than the Hot Racing set I have now that I had to use half of the stock plastic bellcrank with.[/quote]

I agree, the steering linkage can use some work, but I'm going to build something tonight to see what we can do...

And I get a lot of throw with the RCD C-Hubs, FLM drag and Hot Racing cranks.  But for $100 I sure want to put the c-hubs to the test.
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Post by mrgrouchyguy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:48 pm

Hey Back up the camera 2 steps for us next pic.

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Post by pipedup » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:57 pm

That is an awesome looking build, great job. I was wondering if you were worried about the tank being mounted up that high? I built my first extendo and used a cen 220 tank for the mid tank as well. I mounted it as low as I could possibly go and think the weight distribution is as good as it gets. I will include a link to my build for you to have a look at. If you wanted to mount that tank lower this may be an option you would like to try.

I am in no way trying to get this thread off topic, I am just adding a link for ease of you seeing what I am talking about. I built 2 trucks, the second one being a stainless steel tvp onroad savage. Let me know if you have any questions or need any better pictures if you are interested. I love what you are doing looks very professional, kudos.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:13 pm

Are you really going to use the hitec 7955tg servo for your throttle/brake? If so thats SUPER overkill and you will end up bending and braking things. I used a 222oz savox servo like that and I bent the crap out of my linkage. I would suggest a servo with 100 or so ounces of torque, there is no need for more than that.

You can also flip your steering posts and mount the tank with the pick up in the rear. Servo will also have to switch sides.

Oops pipedups thread covers that^^^
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Post by Purenitro » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:16 am

Here are some detailed pictures of what needs to be done and how I made it work, should you decide to change it around.

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Post by mrgrouchyguy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:27 am

?? Swapped out the flm tvp's?

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Post by Purenitro » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:59 am

Not at all, that truck is sweet just the way it is. I was just showing the mounting/modding involved with dropping that tank down low. One thing to keep in mind if you run it up higher is once you prime the engine, it will want to gravity feed due to the elevation difference. The tune will be more consistent with it higher, you just have to be ready to start the engine once it's primed and pull the fuel line off the carb and let it drain back to the tank once the engine shuts off, and your set :D
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Post by mrgrouchyguy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:09 am

[quote="purenitro";p="858492"]Not at all, that truck is sweet just the way it is. I was just showing the mounting/modding involved with dropping that tank down low. One thing to keep in mind if you run it up higher is once you prime the engine, it will want to gravity feed due to the elevation difference. The tune will be more consistent with it higher, you just have to be ready to start the engine once it's primed and pull the fuel line off the carb and let it drain back to the tank once the engine shuts off, and your set :D[/quote]Omg lol, Sorry that's it time to get off the comp for the night. Must be late when i don't notice it wasn't uberbricky post. I do like your tvp's...kinda wondering where from?

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Post by Purenitro » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:19 am

LOL, no worries. I wanted to redesign my 2.5" extended TVP's that I had made so one night pipedup came over and we drew them up. You can talk to him for a set, my plate is a little full at the moment.
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Post by borneoben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:35 am

I too am concerned about your steering linkage

You are relying only on the grub screws to keep your linkage from moving.
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Strongly suggest you go back to ball links.

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Post by nitronly » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:25 am

[quote="purenitro";p="858492"]Not at all, that truck is sweet just the way it is. I was just showing the mounting/modding involved with dropping that tank down low. One thing to keep in mind if you run it up higher is once you prime the engine, it will want to gravity feed due to the elevation difference. The tune will be more consistent with it higher, you just have to be ready to start the engine once it's primed and pull the fuel line off the carb and let it drain back to the tank once the engine shuts off, and your set :D[/quote]
I love my cen/mugen midtank. If I pull the line from the carb fuel will gravity feed out of it. I had to completely retune the engine when I went to this setup and it took a little while. I think I ended up doing over a full turn on both needles. It runs awesome, very consistant tune.
As for the steering linkage 2 tie rod ends or shock ends with balls and cut a bolt to length. Heres a pic of my first midtank. Ignore the throttle/brake linkage, it didn't work well at all.

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Post by dragonbat13 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:56 am

[quote="Ryan222";p="858436"]Hey
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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:27 pm

Those are the patented Dragaonbat13 mounts!!!

Thanks for all the feedback guys, lots of things I hadnt thought about being my first savage.

With the parts I had laying around, i made this steering linkage:

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I honestly didnt think anything of the tank being high, but looking and thinking about it, the tank could definably be dropped.
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Post by borneoben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:59 pm

That steering linkage looks Great!!

(although it looks a little long but that could just be the angle of the photo?)

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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 pm

It is long, had to switch the servo around to make it work with the parts I had.  I'm going to make a trip to a LHS to pick something else up, but I'm a lot happier with this setup compared to the first one
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:05 pm

Phew glad it was a Mach up, that would have bad news

Truck looks great so far
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Post by borneoben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:07 pm

you could always just take a bit off the end of each ball joint to make it a little shorter?

once you have the final length sorted you can then thread lock it all together.

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