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Old 07-27-2009, 09:19 AM   #6061
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Using the Savöx low profile. It feels more accurate en faster than the KO low-profile a lot of people are using. And it's a lot cheaper too
I just bought the new Sanwa low profile servo, looking at ETS pics Victor Wilck was using one too...I haven't test it yet, just finish mounting it. Anyhow where can I get this Savox servos that sell and ship international?
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:29 AM   #6062
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I like my s9550.
The KO is good too but,
time to try the bls551.
And who said Lo-pro servos don't center as well?
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #6063
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Low profile servo should not reduce your steering angle at all...

I had heard in the TA05 forum that the Kimbrogh saver does not have as long of an arm as the Tamiya Hi-Torque saver. This will reduce your total steering throw. That forum member got some back by using the offset hole on the Kimbrough, that sits a bit further away from the center. Just something to keep in mind...
The high torque servo saver does not last long. The springs get warped and you lose your center pretty badly. Keep a couple of them with you at all times.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #6064
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or buy the kimbrough

i have had this one for about a year and it is as strong as ever
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #6065
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The Kimbrough makes the car feel so disconnected.

I use the Tamiya high-torque as well, but they do need to be replaced every few months. You'll know when they're not right.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:52 AM   #6066
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disconnected ????

i set my fastest time yesterday evening with it on our track !!!

i was using the tamiya high torque till it fell apart in the mornings Quali's

i think the feeling is as good as the tamiya one but time will tell as i only did 20 or so laps on it
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #6067
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Make sure to use the MEDIUM Kimbro servo saver...
The small one is for 12th cars.
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Given I'm outdoors now, I'm back on a solid horn... my Tamiya one developed a nasty bend in the springs following a large crash, so pulled it out and put on the soild, and haven't seen the need to put one back on yet!

The saver will go back on for the winter mind, it's all re-built and ready

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Low profile servo should not reduce your steering angle at all...

I had heard in the TA05 forum that the Kimbrogh saver does not have as long of an arm as the Tamiya Hi-Torque saver. This will reduce your total steering throw. That forum member got some back by using the offset hole on the Kimbrough, that sits a bit further away from the center. Just something to keep in mind...

Not sure how that can be since the center of the servo hole to the center hole position on the arm is the same on small (you need to make the holes a little larger for the linkage screws) and medium size Kimbrough servo saver. I was running the Tamiya hi-torque saver with the aluminum horn and within a weekend of racing the saver would drift. I'm a big fan of he Kimbrough since it has a more direct feel for me and hasn't drifted since then.
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I've been using Kimbrough's saver for the past couple of years (since I ditched Tamiya's) and so far only 1pc sort of spoilt (loose) out of 10pcs that I have....
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When running the HPI springs, are you guys changing to a different spring retainer (bottom) ?

I'm running the stock plastic ones, and these springs seem almost just a tad too big. I can see the retainer cup actually forcing its way inside the spring during a hard collision...
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When running the HPI springs, are you guys changing to a different spring retainer (bottom) ?

I'm running the stock plastic ones, and these springs seem almost just a tad too big. I can see the retainer cup actually forcing its way inside the spring during a hard collision...
I know what you mean but this has never happened to me. And I've had some pretty hard collisions!
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I know what you mean but this has never happened to me. And I've had some pretty hard collisions!
same goes here.....
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I just bought the new Sanwa low profile servo, looking at ETS pics Victor Wilck was using one too...I haven't test it yet, just finish mounting it. Anyhow where can I get this Savox servos that sell and ship international?
About Savox servos try this: www.racingfactory.fi
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When running the HPI springs, are you guys changing to a different spring retainer (bottom) ?

I'm running the stock plastic ones, and these springs seem almost just a tad too big. I can see the retainer cup actually forcing its way inside the spring during a hard collision...
I noticed that too, Tamiya 1 mm down aluminium retainers supports the spring better but they are still the same diameter as the plastic, for sure they are better but not perfect. Square were supposed to make some special ones for Tamiya dampers using HPI springs, anyone know the status of that?
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