Originally Posted by party_wagon
Here is some advice. Unless you plan on going through steering servos faster then alum. clutch bells then I would go with non digital servos. non digital servos are not quite as precise. What this means. When your throtle down your car and it vibrates that servo is having minimal pulls on it as well. So basicly your digital servo is under load for every second that your engine is running. If you go with a non digital servo. It is only under load when you tell it to move. A good set of coreless non digital servos will actualy last you two years.
I appreciate the input and I think that everyone will have a variety of their own experiences to bring to the table.
I have been running my MBX5 with a JR Z8800T Digital Servo on the steering for almost two years now without a failure. Same reliability for the JR Z590 (non digital) on the throttle/brake.
Not arguing the point; just passing along my experience with those two specific JR Servos.
I also run a Traxxas Jato on a dirt oval track with a JR Z8800S (also a digital servo) for steering and the JR Z590 on the throttle/brake with the same amount of longevity, reliability and performance.
I guess that is why I stick with the JR Servos.