SAVAGE Break In, Tuning, Build and General Tips

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Post by HIRISK » Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:59 pm

Have a good search around Ebay and you should find them on there. They are not there all the time but do show up now and then.
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Post by edvvc » Sat Jan 10, 2004 1:33 pm

Hirisk,

Thanks for your excellent tips and pictures, but I can't work out how the centre skid plate is mounted (page 2 of this thread). I have what appears to be the same skid plate and 4 silver mounting screws, but these are designed to screw into metal and the transverse bar where the original screws went into is plastic. Did you replace this with an aluminium bar?

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Post by HIRISK » Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:06 am

Hi there edvvc,

I just used the the silver screws that came with the skid plate. Metal thread screws still grip in plastic fine, in actual fact I find they grip better.

I am actually going to replace the stock plastic chassis braces though, as the screws that go into the sides of the TVP and then into them are starting to thread. GPM have some nice alloy ones that come with new metal thread screws and all.

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Post by Savage187 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:27 pm

What kind of fuel should I use to break in my engine?

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Post by HIRISK » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:24 pm

I tend to use the same fuel for break in as what I will be using for after break in. This way your motor and it's internals will be conditioned to the particular heat range and tolerances that your choice in fuel will create.

If ever changing fuels, it is always a good idea to run the truck a bit rich again for a tank just to allow the motor to adapt to the new tolerances that will be introduced with the new fuel.
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Post by punani » Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:50 am

With the throttle/brake mod, do you have instructions on how to do the one in your picture( the one with those two blue things)?

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Post by HIRISK » Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:56 pm

I have not got any instructions as such.

If you use the instructions that are in the Tech Tips section as a guide and then just slightly alter the set up to use a complete new servo horn and two OFNA slide linkages rather than just one.

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Post by rc_corbo » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:20 am

Hi Guys:

First off, I just wanted to say that if you

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Post by ed_savage25 » Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:07 pm

Quick question,

is the 2mm gap for the idle a starting point for tuning the idle or is that what it should be.

If i have a 2mm gap and all the other settings are factory as well the truck wants to move or should I say the truck moves.

Once i tune the idle to about 1mm or 1.5mm it idles good.

any advice here is appriciated.

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Post by Ausar » Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:02 pm

What happend to the pics??? I just got my Savage and I am using this and tbill's threads for help and advice. I remember seeing the pics, but I never saved them to my hd. Does anyone have these pics? I would gretly appreciate it if I could get them. 8)
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Post by kidwonder333 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:17 am

Hey, I am about to buy my first monster truck, anyone have any more tips for a rookie? I plan on buying the Savage SS kit so that I can learn how it all goes together better than buying it put together already. Plus, I like the idea of having the hop ups in the box.

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Post by TimP » Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:41 am

yeah, thos epics were helpfull.. very nice ones.

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Post by ETriffin » Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:26 pm

Anybody know what happened to the pics? I know HIRISK sold his sav and bought another truck, and doesn't come to the forum anymore. Maybe someone else could host the pics if we can find them.
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Post by HIRISK » Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:41 am

Hi Guys,

It has been a LONG time since I have been visiting these forums on a regular basis, but lately I have been doing a bit more surfing.

Firstly, BIG SORRY to anyone who missed out on the pictures. I did not realise the host was down. I have rehosted all the photos on my own space and they are there to stay now.

Secondly, I think it is time for another Savage!! Can't wait!! I have just bought an SS from someone on these forums and it is on it's way to Oz as we speak!!

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Post by ETriffin » Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:14 am

Glad to hear your back. Thx for getting the pics back up, I know they have and will help many. Hope you enjoy your new toy.
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Post by jfc_tech » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:36 am

Hello everyone? im glad im into MT.im glad that i own this truck. it rocks!!! even only on its 6th tank. it managed to reach 133 deg celcius and still running good and climbing hill. im so glad. thanks HPI! 8)
Give me space, my RTR Savage 25 is coming through! :) :) or else!!!!!!!!!

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Post by HIRISK » Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:02 am

Keep an eye on those temps.

133c is at the top end of the scale and you really do not want to let it get any hotter than that.

Try to keep it around 120c to 125c.

133c is OK, but just no higher.

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Post by jfc_tech » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:58 am

HIRISK wrote:Keep an eye on those temps.

133c is at the top end of the scale and you really do not want to let it get any hotter than that.

Try to keep it around 120c to 125c.

133c is OK, but just no higher.

Cheers,
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thanks for reminding me...my hsn is 4turn and my lsn=3 1/2. but not as flush to the carb as other ppl said??? :(
i think its the lsn is the lean needle here. what do u think?
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Post by Savior » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:29 am

ed_savage25 wrote:Quick question,

is the 2mm gap for the idle a starting point for tuning the idle or is that what it should be.

If i have a 2mm gap and all the other settings are factory as well the truck wants to move or should I say the truck moves.

Once i tune the idle to about 1mm or 1.5mm it idles good.

any advice here is appriciated.

Thanks


2mm is just the factory settings, i think u can turn it down a bit as long as your truck doesn't stall when idling

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Post by Shifty » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:19 am

Thanks so much for the tips!!!

I've basically set my truck up exactly the way that you recommend and I can definately tell the difference/advantage! Thanks for all the hard work you put into writing this stuff down and documenting it, so that newbies like me find it easier to get the Savage up and running :)

Great work!!!

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