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Old 02-25-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default T4/b4 servo saver issues

Any one else had probles with the servo saver stripping on the T4.
The threaded portion does not seem to have enough material to hold the threaded nut in for more than a few runs. Any ideas on a fix/hop up, that will work?
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How hard are you cranking on the thing to tighten it down? You should just snug it up and it should be fine
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Look at the threads closely, if they look a little flat, it's gone. Get the blue nut #9610B, it's stronger and it won't strip.
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The threads on the servo saver bolt are pretty soft. I would suggest replacing both the plastic and the bolt. Also, the factory team blue bolt works a little better, as the threads are anodized.

As OTE said, make sure you only tighten down the bolt until it is snug. You cannot compress the spring completely, as the bolt will not thread down that far. Once you go too far, you need to replace both bolt and plastic. It will not hold well once the threads strip even slightly.
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That's the one thing that still drives nut's no pun intended about Team Associated cars are those Dam plastic nut's.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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and make sure you CA that thing together before you put it back in your car!
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and make sure you CA that thing together before you put it back in your car!
That's what I do. I put a couple drops of CA on there and it never has a problem.
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and make sure you CA that thing together before you put it back in your car!

Should not have to use glue ...

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If you do glue, you can also break a servo arm or its gear`s...
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i used 2 ton expoy on mine and never stripped are broke a servo or servo arm
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:47 PM   #10
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Default Thanks for the input.

I will get another new one (whenever they are back in stock) and assemble it with a new blue nut.
I did glue the second one I stripped together to finish the day and had no problems, but I am hesitant to leave it like that since I can't seem to keep my truck off the boards.
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Should not have to use glue ...

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If you do glue, you can also break a servo arm or its gear`s...
George, we're not talking about glueing the servo saver together, just using ca on the threads only, which in turn helps make a more solid surface for the nut to grab onto. I have done this since the B4 was released and first put together. Works just great.
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hahaha...nope, I'm talking about gluing the servo saver together....keep the spring in there and everything but before you put the two halfs together....put some CA between them so they literally become one piece.
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believe it or not hes right....My tires were shaking and the truck was pushing before i glued the 2 halves. Now its fine. If you do hit anything the glue will break free and u will be able to finish race. I have spares Just in case
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Ok well tha't not what I do and I've never ran into any problems what so ever. Servo saver works just find and the screw never comes loose.
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I threw the whole assembly out and replaced it with an aluminum assembly that has no servo saver like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GPM-AB4048-Steer...QQcmdZViewItem
I then put a small Kimbrough servo saver right on the servo:
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/692131.asp

I've used this setup for 2 years now with no problems at all.
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