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Old 03-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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i have one servo and that is the HS-925MG. It has 107 oz. of torque and around 0.09 sec. speed (give or take .01). I'm looking to buy another servo around $50.00 and saw the JR Z650M for $45.00 plus shipping. it has around 145 oz of torque and 0.17 sec. speed.

i'm wondering two questions:

1. is the JR Z650M a good serov for buggies?

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2. which one does better at throttle and brake? and which one does better at steering?

lmk. thanks!!!
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The 925 is a great throttle servo.You want at least 130+ on steering.
Most guys try to get 165 or above.
I will have to say I think the 590 and 650 are falsely rated when compared to Airtronics,Futaba or Ko.
JR does have REAL servo's but you also pay for them.
Just being honest here.
Everyone spends $90.00-130.00 for a steering servo for a reason.You will smoke cheap servo's left and right.
Dont even waste your time buying a 650 unless you dont race at ALL and wanna replace it pretty quick.
I would buy used at $60.00-70.00 before I purchased a NEW 650 for $50.00
There is NO CUTTING corners when it comes to steering servo's.
It's buy used if $60.00 is your limit.
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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i put you in a used Airtronics 94358 They sell for $104.00

$60+shipping.

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Torque: 200 oz/in. @ 6.0v
Speed: 0.10 sec / 60 degrees

This servo has incredible torque as well as speed, and is ideal for 1/8 buggy steering and monster truck steering. Upgrade your steering servo to the 94358, and you'll NEVER go back!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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i'm mostly racing my ad2. intill i get more money i'll upgrade to something better. for right now this is all i have. this buggy is not going to see much racing till i get some better stuff. so for right now you can say i'll bash/race with it (meaning a few races here and there).

nitro- i'd love to buy that servo for that price but i just don't have the dough.
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If that guy is offering you that servo and money is available you would be Stupid(Sorry to be so blunt) not to buy it.
10x's the servo a 650 or 5645 is and $64.00-65.00 is alot better than spending $50.00 now and then spending $100.00 later.
Just a thought.
If your going to race on ANY organized track with jumps than you can kiss a 5645 goodbye pretty quick.You may get lucky as SOME people have but it's been wayyyy more bad response than good.

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P.S. 94358 is a great servo.What I use in my buggy actually for steering right now.

P.S.S.While the Hyper 7 is a tank weight wise it's their best buggy from the past.If your going to be wheeling this thing I would buy something pretty strong.It's heavier than most cars today demanding even MORE servo.
Not a bad car though.
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yea um $45 isnt gonna get you a steering servo that will last if it even works good
go with the hi-tec 5955 or futaba s9351
ps pay the price for those servos cause you will end up paying 2-3 times more if you go with the jr
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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Futabas are just as good and a little cheaper, and is all I run now. I bought one Hitec servo for a B4, and it crapped out in the first race.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:35 PM   #8
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I've never had anyproblem with hitecs or futabas.

so right now i'm going to see how much money i'll have after im done getting my buggy going(hyper 7). after that i should have a little money left over.

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You might want to consider the airtronics servos out of the cen matrix rtr. All metal gears and 144oz trq. The cen parts # is C82122 and is $57.
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Hitec servos are good as long as you use the hi end units !!! The 56 series digital servos are JUNK!!! 5625,5645 The 59 series are the good ones !! Also good are the 925's -985's anolog units . All the digital Futaba servos work great too. As do the high end JR's and KO's I HATE Airtronics servos ,never had one hold up for more than a day .
Never tried the new Ace units but have heard nothing but good from others that are using them .
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i'm leaning towards the HS-5945MG. i'm looking to see if i can pick one up used. lmk if this would be a good choice.


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gobs of torque but a bit slow for 1/8 steering , but a good choice just the same , buy it new !! You never know what someone may have done to the servo.
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i'm leaning towards the HS-5945MG. i'm looking to see if i can pick one up used. lmk if this would be a good choice.


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hitec servos suck! get airtronics or jr
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:18 AM   #14
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i've never had a problem with my hitecs??????
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Many people I know swear by the Hitec Ti series. However, the older servos have a reputation for not centering correctly. Hitec also has one of the best C/S depts in the industry. Many times, I have sent in servos for repair...only to have them return NEW! ones, no charge.Personally, I have been using Ace servos. Awesome, never had a problem with them.Every bit as powerful and smooth as Air servos, but much less expensive
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