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Re: savage ss

Post by cmt56ss » Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:35 pm

Do you have a Savage already? If you do, you're probably in the same boat as all of us, you have taken the thing apart so many times that you know exactly how it goes back together, so you should be able to build the kit with few problems......thats why I'm contemplating getting one :lol: .

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Post by FlashRC » Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:59 pm

Ya, its a very nice kit though.

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Post by wizen2002 » Sat Jul 19, 2003 8:40 pm

any news on if it comes with a better clutch system?like a 3 shoe clutch set up or just the 2 shoe set up?

will it come with 4 spider gears in the diffs?

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Post by Savageisthebest » Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:39 pm

I think the RTR's are better because they are cheaper and already put together the only diffrence in the Savage and the SS is its a kit with a little bigger engine.
Savage, take a bashin,and keeps on trashen

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Post by Synthisis » Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:53 pm

Ive been having so much probs with my savage! Im gona send the engine in to get replaced or whatever they do tomarrow. I owe my father $150 that i took out when i bought my IMEX tires and rims. Looks like I gota come up with another 400 in a month or 2:( I am expecting to buy this, should I be aware of anything? its my first kit.
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Post by Synthisis » Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:56 pm

BTW, Im not saying I dont, cuz I do love my Savage
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Post by Krum » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:26 pm

cool

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Post by psykosavage » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:30 pm

the new engine is basically just the force .25 that ofna sells or so i was told by the guys at ofna.

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Post by Fire2ice32 » Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:35 pm

I just ordered one through my lhs and can't wait till it arrives. As I do not own a savage yet, I am thrilled to be here on this board, and also as I am going to be one of the first owners of a Savage SS.

Finally a big name manufacturer listened to the people and make an RTR into a kit!!! Kudos to HPI

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Post by bigjim » Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:45 pm

I agree that you have to be handy with a wrench to be successful in this hobby, but a kit may be a bit much for a new guy like me.

I bought the RTR and a bunch of mods, which will allow me to take the truck apart a bit at a time to change and fix things, but still allow me to run it while I learn.

I'm great with computers, good around the house, ok with (real) cars, but I have no RC experience, so I chose the RTR route.

Anyway, we should be grateful for people who buy nitro cars and trucks and can't keep them running. Lots of cheap stuff on eBay for us to buy.



EdZ- wrote:Im so glad hpi has made this a true kit, im praying to god this will kill the t-maxx generation. You know, the guys who buy a rtr and then have no clue how to fix it nor want to, and expect everything to work right out of the box. This way, you build it, and if you dont think you can, then you should rethink being in this hobby, because, building and fixing things is probably a bigger aspect of this hobby than actually driving the cars.

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Post by BDSax » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:42 pm

Savage #1: Wasp 26 and every hopup needed

Savage #2: Wasp 26 and every hopup needed

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Post by sfgascott » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:50 pm

That's a cool video of the SS! Thanks.

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Post by savageTruck » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:29 pm

I agree with big jim. Its easier for a new RC person to actually take it apart and put it together to have already seen how it looks then to put it together when that person have never looked at it already asembled no matter how easy the directions are. :wink:

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Post by Fire2ice32 » Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:02 pm

That video is amazing. :twisted: Now I really can't wait till I get mine. I was just hoping for a little more power and performance, but that thing should eat a MAXX alive!!!

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Post by new72savage » Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:26 pm

I agree bigjim... i am not at all upsset or unhappy with my RTR savage. I think the kits would be particularly intimidating for begginers because of having to choose ur own radio gear. with all the choices and wide price ranges trying to decide can be very tough. :? (im looing at getting into planes and i am completely baffled by the plethera of 6 channel radio choices)

I am very happy they make a kit, because i wanted to build a shelf queen from a brand new one and use the parts i remove as spares for my basher. now i will have much better spare parts and engine. And dont reallly need a Tx/Rx for a shelf queen. plus it gives me an excuse to go out and by a digital crystalless controller to run mutliple RC's on if i do wanna run it!!

So becuase of kit i:
*save money buying a new motor for basher
*get my shelf queen chassis
*have better spare parts
*and best of all a reason to spend more $ getting a new controller :twisted:

So i am a pretty happy camper!! :D
*El camino SS
*Hitec 645 MG
*HPI HD bones (tips) & HB CVD (cntr)
*CVEC Z165
*GPM alum. str. link
*Dynamite alum. rims w/Trinity 3pc foam & Proline Bowtie treads
*Dubro 2oz hdr tank & fuel filter
*MS filter/Ofna prefilt.
*shock sox
*6v 5-cell

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Post by alexis007 » Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:00 am

:arrow: That'll be a cool kit :P

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Post by ruckusaurus » Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:46 pm

I also agree with big jim

I am not new to R/C and have built many kits but all electric so i am a newbie to gas (and this site)

I still would not wait for the ss cause i could barely wait to get teh *censored* engine to break in. it was pure torture watching that engine idle and if i had to build it i would have had to phone in sick at work, stay up all night building, then watch it idle for 2 tanks of gas. If i was a gas novice i could see buying it but i love my savage and a can now upgrade it as i learn about it. I have already taken it apart twice and am just learning to tune it.

I let my friend try it and he got it stuck under a car (full size) if it had more power it would be even more jammed under that car. I am not racing so i don't need half of the upgrades although the power bug is beginning to grow and i plan on purchacing the picco .26. and do a few mods to the diffs. even with the kit, people still make modifications to it. my personal opinion is that newbies are prolly better off buying the rtr. you can drive it almost right away and it is plenty quick to start off with. the radio workes fine for bashing around.

Just me 0.02 cents worth
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Post by sicj » Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:36 pm

wizen2002 wrote:any news on if it comes with a better clutch system?like a 3 shoe clutch set up or just the 2 shoe set up?

will it come with 4 spider gears in the diffs?


It's a 2 shoe setup.
http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/instr ... ss_P36.jpg

Here's the diff assembly
http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/instr ... ss_P11.jpg

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Post by wizen2002 » Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:05 pm

thanks I am still wondering if that stock set up will last long in the savage....

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Post by dubyadee40 » Sun Aug 10, 2003 8:33 pm

(its a force .25) shhh dont tell
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