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Fiend - 6.15.17, 2:21 am Post #21: | Reply With Quote
Good effort on the crash dbdynsty, that's a lesson to us all!!
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Noel2 - 6.18.17, 1:28 pm Post #22: | Reply With Quote
dbdynsty25 said
Yup, thankfully my homeowners insurance covered me, but still, scary. I had a couple drinks, screwing around with some friends and was doing a speed run into my cul-de-sac and hit the brakes too hard at the end of the street and it went end over end into my other friends year old Jetta. Right into the drivers side door. So yeah, those German cars aren't cheap to fix. Anyway, lesson learned, no speed runs into dead ends when there are cars parked lol. So we try to stick to the yard, hence the reason i built the jump. So it's a litter safer around the house now.

As for stock of the XS...I just think they are going to replace it with that green/black version now. Everyone complained about the terrible stock tires, so they are freshening it up w/ the Pin style tires. Guess that one's releasing any day now. But it's been rumored for 9 months, so who knows. Didn't want to wait personally.
Hopefully they keep the f150 version. The pin tires on the green version are probably going to get teared apart after a few runs and wear out quickly.

I just checked and the duratrax 2.2 Lockups I have are too small (89mm tall) compared to stock (109mm tall). I'm planning on getting some big joe 2s for it (which are 111mm). any other recommendations for tires? Preferably not pin tires, I'll be running it a lot on road and a good amount off-road. So like a neighborhood basher tire, a good all around.
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dbdynsty25 - 6.23.17, 10:58 am Post #23: | Reply With Quote
Noel2 said
Hopefully they keep the f150 version. The pin tires on the green version are probably going to get teared apart after a few runs and wear out quickly.

I just checked and the duratrax 2.2 Lockups I have are too small (89mm tall) compared to stock (109mm tall). I'm planning on getting some big joe 2s for it (which are 111mm). any other recommendations for tires? Preferably not pin tires, I'll be running it a lot on road and a good amount off-road. So like a neighborhood basher tire, a good all around.
HPI Yokohama Geolander...every so slightly bigger than the stockers and they grip exponentially better on all surfaces. It's the first thing I do when I get a new Savage XS. Problem is they are kind of difficult to find right now. I did find a set tho finally.
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Noel2 - 6.23.17, 2:06 pm Post #24: | Reply With Quote
I'll keep an eye out for them, thanks! The savage XS is out of stock till Mid August, I'll probably pick one up early September.
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Backyard RC - 6.23.17, 5:12 pm Post #25: | Reply With Quote
I have two sets (4) of Geolanders. One set is mounted and the other is just the tires. I'm willing to sell either set. P.M. me if you're interested.
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Eric1977 - 6.26.17, 8:36 pm Post #26: | Reply With Quote
Wow, just took mine out after filling the front with 10k. Previously I had the front with grease, and rear with 7k and was having a blast drifting around corners in the dirt. I was hesitant about thicker fluid in the front as I thought it would take away from the drifting, but all it did was give great on throttle steering even after drifting.

I've never played with diff fluids before so the difference compared to grease was astonishing.

I was going to put 30k in the front but my understanding was that since it has four internal diff spider gears, a thinner fluid would act similarly to a thicker, thus 30k may be too much.
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Noel2 - 7.11.17, 4:42 pm Post #27: | Reply With Quote
Eric1977 said
Wow, just took mine out after filling the front with 10k. Previously I had the front with grease, and rear with 7k and was having a blast drifting around corners in the dirt. I was hesitant about thicker fluid in the front as I thought it would take away from the drifting, but all it did was give great on throttle steering even after drifting.

I've never played with diff fluids before so the difference compared to grease was astonishing.

I was going to put 30k in the front but my understanding was that since it has four internal diff spider gears, a thinner fluid would act similarly to a thicker, thus 30k may be too much.
I never thought about gear design affecting oil performance, nice observation. 10k front/7k rear sounds like a good place to start.
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onedoesnotrc - 7.12.17, 6:53 am Post #28: | Reply With Quote
I would say 2.8 lockups st, 105 mm tall I think
It is available at my LHS under the brand of Louise rc, and the model is uphill st, I'm not sure who is re branding who
I'm just a guy who likes all kinds of RC vehicles
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Noel2 - 7.12.17, 8:41 am Post #29: | Reply With Quote
onedoesnotrc said
I would say 2.8 lockups st, 105 mm tall I think
It is available at my LHS under the brand of Louise rc, and the model is uphill st, I'm not sure who is re branding who
Thanks for the suggestion. I have them in the 2.2 size by duratrax. They grip really well but wear out quickly on road. I was looking at the proline gladiators but those won't last too long on pavement either. I'm leaning towards the Big joe 2s right now.

Another option is to use the stock tires for street runs and gladiators for off road. I'd take the 2.2 truck gladiators over the 2.8 lockups just because of the looks and extra height (5mm I think lol.)
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slick2500 - 7.12.17, 9:09 pm Post #30: | Reply With Quote
Noel2 said
Thanks for the suggestion. I have them in the 2.2 size by duratrax. They grip really well but wear out quickly on road. I was looking at the proline gladiators but those won't last too long on pavement either. I'm leaning towards the Big joe 2s right now.

Another option is to use the stock tires for street runs and gladiators for off road. I'd take the 2.2 truck gladiators over the 2.8 lockups just because of the looks and extra height (5mm I think lol.)
I find it hard to get most tires to last on pavement, went through a set of tires on my tc in 3 battery packs. Then 4-5 or packs on the second set.
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