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Old 01-20-2010, 07:39 AM   #16
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No need to modify the original product which should last you a long time.

Which one are you getting? I am getting mid-size #201 as one step up from the smallest one.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #17
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I ordered #201 as well. For my TB03. Hope they're as good as people say they are, 'cos it's getting rather tiring to have to recenter the servo every time I "tap" the car against a barrier
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:26 AM   #18
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How long they last depends on the material (in the first instance) and how hard and often you crash. The plastic they use is soft enough to not shatter even on strong impacts.

As far as my experience goes, I have not had any need to replace one yet and the oldest I have got is about 4 years old so it has been through 4 championships of weekly racing. I think that's good value for 6 bucks a piece especially compared to the Tamiya 12? 15? 20? bucks a piece (both prices quoted at my local shop).
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:38 AM   #19
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I hope some day there would be a carbon fiber one or aluminum one with an adjustable spring. I think there is market for it with expensive CF/AL cars.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:21 AM   #20
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I don't think there's any need for that. If you look at the TC cars it seems most manufacturers offer plastic parts now alongside their too fragile carbon counterparts. For a servo saver, there is absolutely no issue with flex.
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I am not talking about "need" but about "want". This hobby is mostly driven by "want".
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If it not broken don't fix it

If you have a kimbrough you want break
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I had 4/5 tamiya horns whare out within
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And have had only one kimbrough for a year
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I am not talking about "need" but about "want". This hobby is mostly driven by "want".
It's a hobby, what did you expect? The problem with the want is that if it doesn't make financial sense it's not going to happen. How much would you pay for one? Well, if no company is able to make a profit off that price, none will do it. Easy.
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I would pay $25 easy. Even at $35 it would be a bargain comparing to prices of some hop up parts. It would look 1000x better. Please do not argue with my "want". LOL!
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I would pay $25 easy. Even at $35 it would be a bargain comparing to prices of some hop up parts. It would look 1000x better. Please do not argue with my "want". LOL!
Ha. Let me guess. You're about 20 give or take (gen Y)? My son (same age) has the same attitude. He wants something and doesn't matter how much it cost he has to have it.

I am not arguing. I am just trying to explain why some things just don't happen. In your case, 35 bucks is tempting, but if you're the only customer, still not profitable for a manufacturer. But who knows? Hang around, a lot of less profitable things have happenned (by mistake mostly) in history. Maybe you're lucky. Would never pay that money for something that has no practical merit.
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LOL! You are funny!

People pay $20, $50 and even $80 for a piece of carbon fiber that has arguable advantage against stock plastic. I think these people would replace plastic servo saver with CF/AL one with no hesitation.

Make one and you have a first customer. But I warn you, I like perfection and I am sometimes hard to please!!!
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In my opinion, the servo saver, is the most important part in the car.

The role is not just save the servo but to steer the car. I would love to see some sensors mounted on some of the servo savers to prove that some give up under hard steering. The remedy is to go with a bigger spring and then the "save" effect for the servo and steering parts is questionable.

Right or wrong, that is how I see it.
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Maybe you want to check the linkages between the knuckle arms and servo saver, or the ball bearings in the knuckles to see if you have any worn out parts. I hope this helps.
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