UberSavvy!

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

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Post by nitronly » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:08 pm

[quote="borneoben";p="858585"]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.[/quote]
Thats what I did on my cen/mugen tank. Mine was pretty easy though. I used 2 big bore shock ends
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Tank looks good. You will defiately want to keep the front end lower because of the fuel pick up being on the front of the tank.

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Post by Ascender » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:08 pm

[quote="Uberbricky";p="858581"]It is long, had to switch the servo around to make it work with the parts I had.
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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:52 pm

Thanks Ascender, that's what I will look for then!

Finished the battery box mount, seems very solid but only time will tell!

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Hopefully I get some goodies in the mail tomorrow, need the receiver box and Integy HD rear carriers to keep going....another week or so and the LST shock mount kit will be here...getting closer to a test run!!
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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:17 pm

Just wondering what everyone's thoughts on this type of throttle setup is:

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The more I look at mine, the less I like it, but this setup would clean things up a bit....
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Post by dragonbat13 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:47 pm

I like mine.
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Post by Uberbricky » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:47 pm

Thanks Mark, here is version 3.0:

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And that moment when you realized you ordered the standard rear hubs instead of the HD ones......oops!

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Oh well, gonna put them to the test, see what they can take!

And the whole shot for Grouchy:

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Something else came today too, have to go to the post office to pick it up tomorrow...I only have 2 more big ticket items coming so either way it will be good!!!



So what is everyone's thoughts on header tanks?  I have one here and there is a mile of space behind the engine.  Just thinking of a little extra capacity...I'm even thinking of mounting the receiver box in the trunk, but don't want too much weight back there...hmmm
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Post by mrgrouchyguy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:15 am

Dang that's looking pretty good Uberbricky, thanks for the zoom out pic too.  :)

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Post by nitronly » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:39 am

I like your new linkage set up. Looks like mine http://i.imgur.com/EnPuv.jpg

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Post by Uberbricky » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 am

[quote="nitronly";p="858801"]I like your new linkage set up. Looks like mine http://i.imgur.com/EnPuv.jpg[/quote]

Oh thats not mine, just an example.  That is what I'm going to do with mine though, clean things up a bit.
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Post by nitronly » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:48 pm

I tried several other set ups on my first midtank that used the  swing arm thingy and found this to be the easiest and best working set up. The one you showed had a bend in the brake linkage for some reason. I just flipped the stock one. He has both sliders on the top of the horn. Notice how my brake is mounted on the underside of the horn so I didn't need to have any bends in my linkage. It works very well.
I got the gold horn to add some bling, lol.

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Post by Ascender » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:22 pm

Uber, you need to set the rear hubs carriers to the center hole on top for the upper arm.
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Post by Uberbricky » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:01 pm

[quote="Ascender";p="858850"]Uber, you need to set the rear hubs carriers to the center hole on top for the upper arm.[/quote]


Thanks, I was looking at that and thinking it wasnt right!  

Receiver box and roll cage came in today...also hellfire wing and mount, but I don't think I can mount the wing the same way others have with the LST shocks...but I think I will just turn the rear body mounts around and use them...I'll get a mock up pick a little later.
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Post by dragonbat13 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:40 pm

Man those full length TVPs look nice.  I can see now that my next build is not going to be using the stockers as planned!

Is it possible for you take a pic of the wheel end of the swaybar setup?  I want to run them but want to see that end before I try them out.

Nice build!!
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Post by Uberbricky » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 pm

Thanks Mark.  My name is Kevin, and I'm a Savaholic!

Here's the pic of the end link on the sways.  These sways are very similar to the ones on my mustang, let me know if this is what you are looking for:

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The only complaint is that the screw going into the arm is just long enough.  I'll be swapping it out for a hex screw to make sure there is enough bite.

So it ends up the two lower screws on the Hellfire mount line right up with the 2 bigger shock tower screws, and I'll have to try something for the top two.  Also mocked up the cage tonight, have to take a bit of material off the mounts to make them fit where I want them, and for looks too.  Then I will install and screw in the mounting posts to the cage:

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All that is left is making another carbon fiber bracket for the receiver box and wait for the right LST kit to show, but Innovative has quick shipping, last one came in just over a week!
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Post by Uberbricky » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:28 pm

Any opinions on the header tank?  Worth the effort?  I was also thinking of moving the battery to the back if I'm not running the tank.  I guess it is pretty easy to change if I don't like it?
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Post by rumpity_z28 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:39 am

looks like its pretty much scratch built? very cool

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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:12 am

I guess it is somewhat a scratch build, although I did have a fully working stock savvy to build from.

Today I mounted the receiver box using another CF plate, I'm going to take some more material out of it later but for now its good:

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Using an Axial radio box, I just searched ebay until I found one that I liked:

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I also need to find a bit of metal to make a proper switch mount, but the ties will do for now.  Set all the servo travels and everything is working smoothly.  The only slop in the steering is a tiny bit in the ball ends, nothing really.

Ran the fuel lines, did the final install of the cage mounts too.  Just have to drill them for a set screw and make a wire mount for the pipe....hopefully the shock mounting kit will be here soon so I can test it while the weather is good!!!

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:29 am

I wouldn't use the header tank if your keeping the cen fuel tank. Truck look like a race tank, nice job
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Post by Uberbricky » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 pm

I am with you on the header tank, after looking at it, it would be a pain to mount nicely and would just be forced in.
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Post by Uberbricky » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:43 am

Just wondering how everyone is securing their shock socks, I put together the first shock and tucked the top into the spring and threw a zip tie on the bottom....on a side note the dual rate springs sure feel a lot better!

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