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Old 09-23-2008, 05:16 AM   #1
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i have a caster racing K8T i took the servo saver spring out and put a piece of rubber there, now it turns wicked! but i have no servo saver, could the servo cop a couple of rolls? i dont usally slam into anything. most of the time :P

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Mike, A servo saver is not there just to protect from an accident. It protects from jolts during cornering and from landings. If you dont run a servo saver you will always run the risk of damage.
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Mike, A servo saver is not there just to protect from an accident. It protects from jolts during cornering and from landings. If you dont run a servo saver you will always run the risk of damage.
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Pretty simple concept really, they don't call them servoSAVERS for nothing.
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i have a caster racing K8T i took the servo saver spring out and put a piece of rubber there, now it turns wicked! but i have no servo saver, could the servo cop a couple of rolls? i dont usally slam into anything. most of the time :P

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Sounds like the servo saver was loose to begin with.
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Why do most buggy drivers run those metal arms directly on the servo then?

They don't care about blowing them?
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LMFAO There still is a spring in the akerman if you use a Aluminum servo arm.... They use these so there is less chance of loss of steering due to a plastic arm stripping and aluminum does not strip unless you install it improper... Also your spring is not tight enough if you cannot turn good tighten it up and you will be good to go..
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The std Caster servo saver spring is a bit soft but just tension it up and it will be good.
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Why do most buggy drivers run those metal arms directly on the servo then?

They don't care about blowing them?
To an extent yes, they also run servos that are way beyond the needs of the buggy (torque) or its steering capability. At the same time the designs have extra linkages built into the steering that absorb a lot of the shock that if they had less they'd probably require a servosaver.
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To an extent yes, they also run servos that are way beyond the needs of the buggy (torque) or its steering capability. At the same time the designs have extra linkages built into the steering that absorb a lot of the shock that if they had less they'd probably require a servosaver.
Oh this makes since (Sorry for the dumb question I'm a noob).

So what types of vehicles should run a servo saver then? And should it only be on the steering linkage?
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Oh this makes since (Sorry for the dumb question I'm a noob).

So what types of vehicles should run a servo saver then? And should it only be on the steering linkage?
All of them! hehe. Good servos (which everyone should run) are not cheap. The throttle servo doesn't require a servo saver.

If you don't know, all a servo saver does is provide a 'weak link' in the system that will give before the servo gears, splines, or links. A good servo saver will react to a harsh impact and reset itself.

Too loose of servo saver and it'll react under light conditions, like ruts, bumps and jumps. When it does react, it will change the toe angle of the tire. You certainly want to keep the toe adjustment consistant.

Too tight of a servo saver and you risk damage to the gears (or motor) of the servo. They can only take so much before they strip or burn. Not to mention, if the servo takes a hard hit and there is no give, it puts a heck of a strain on the battery and receiver.
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