Originally Posted by astgerma52sp
While doing some practice lap on the track the car suddenly went crazy and I lost throttle control. A few guys at the track and myself were able to catch up to the car and repair the track damage. After looking over the car we found that the stock dragon RC throttle servo froze with the throttle in wide open. The servo died and I could not move it manually back to neutral. I purchased a hitec servo to replace it and then found the splines do not fit. Before I drove the car, the steering servo was replaced with a Savox 1267 servo which fit the spline that was already there. I was thinking of getting the savox 1258 servo for the throttle.
Oh yeah Ive had problems with throttle servos in the past as well, it happens. The 1258 would be a decent set up however if you already have a 1267 you may as well go high voltage. This of course only works if you are using a high voltage receiver from a non RTR radio.
My go to setup for servos on the cobra GT is a Savox 2274 steering and a Savox 2271 throttle. The brushless servos work much better in the heavy 8th scale stuff. this setup is ran off of a Lipo and there is a big performance change by doing so.
The 1258 will work but it is not a HV servo. Depending on your setup radio wise i would suggest working towards a HV setup on Lipo as the performance over the NIMH is significant.