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Old 03-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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im gona get a savox 1258 and im gona put a aluminum steering thing in it forgot what it was called and i heard if you higt something hard with it an the servo saver isnt there it will break the servo. My question is would savox cover this and for how long and if not what would it break exactly inside the servo and could you just replace that part
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More than likely you would strip the gears and those can be replaced. Question is, why wouldn't you run a servo saver?
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i was told with the aluminum steering rack i have it would take away the servo saver so i didnt put it in because of i was afraid of ruining the servo or could u suggest and better steering racks for the b4 that dint take away the servo saver
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Depends on how you are using the B4, and your personal comfort level, but many experienced racers run 2WD buggies without servo savers. A lot of B4 guys glue it together or eliminate it because of issues. The TLR 22 doesn't even have a saver.

While it can seem risky, the front of a 2WD buggy is pretty light, combined with modern stout metal geared servos it seems to work reasonably well. Can help "walk" away from a pipe if you get stuck at an angle. Be smart about it of course, if you end up jammed under a pipe with the wheels forced over hold the steering over until marshaled, etc.

But if you aren't comfortable then keep the saver setup, and check it occasionally.
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excellent advice Dave !
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Last I heard savox does not warranty stripped gears at all so you are on your own to replace them if they break.
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