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Old 04-30-2005, 10:35 AM   #4696
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Is Kimborough the only servo saver manufacturer?
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:37 AM   #4697
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Rear Cell Slot Fitment Tips: The rear slot makes or breaks the battery fitment. When prepping the chassis, intermitently install the rear bulkheads (from Bag-A) to ensure you're filing the rear cell slot in the right direction. Check out the attached picture to see the areas of key importance. Taking material off the green areas (as outlined in the instruction manual) should place the rear cell firmly against the curvature of the rear bulkhead, as well as even with the bottom of the chassis.

If done correctly, you will NEED the battery foam to prevent the battery from rattling around. There's that much space. Hope this helps!
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:39 AM   #4698
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Mr. Greg I saw you in RC Driver Mag this month,your my hero..
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:48 AM   #4699
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Is Kimborough the only servo saver manufacturer?
AE has a med servo saver that was perfect for the RDX, but I couldn't find one this time around. So I settled for the med. Kimbrough which is perfect, the pos. motor tag is toward the rear of the car....
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:16 AM   #4700
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Funny...there is NO WAY a Kimbrough of any size will clear my motor...and thats with a 128/34...and thats not as tall as I wish to go. Maybe it's my servo, but I doubt I am the only one running a JR servo. I will post a pic tonight, but there clearly isn't a servo saver that will fit...one needs to be designed for this car PERIOD. There really needs to be some more infomation on this, it needs to be addressed!

I am running a JR servo
If you are running a servo that the servo link ball cup does not rub on the top of your servo, ( you did not have to file part of your servo) then you have to file the chassis under the servo saver.

The Kimbrough servo saver is not much thicker than the stock servo arm. My Fantom motor fits perfect. The only thing i can see a problem with would be the the nut holding the ball in place (with a 34 tooth). I have no clearance problems with my fantom mod motor, with a 30 tooth...I don't have anything taller, or i would try it, but it would look like you could go to at least 33 tooth, mabe shave part of the nut for 34.



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#114 Servo Gear Savers____ Futaba 25 Spline Drive __$ 4.00 ea
#131 Servo Gear Savers____ Hitec 24 Spline Drive ____$ 4.00 ea
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there are also more low profile non locking nuts you could use.
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:51 AM   #4702
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there are also more low profile non locking nuts you could use.
True. If you use thread lock, it would non lockers will work
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Wannabee is running the Kimbrough medium and is able to get a 128/40 gear mesh with no problems.......
I'll try the Kimbrough medium then...

Got my old KX-1 servo saver on there now with no problems. Springs a little weak though, so I would like to have something stronger.

Hopefully the kimbrough is the answer.
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I am running a JR servo
If you are running a servo that the servo link ball cup does not rub on the top of your servo, ( you did not have to file part of your servo) then you have to file the chassis under the servo saver.

The Kimbrough servo saver is not much thicker than the stock servo arm. My Fantom motor fits perfect. The only thing i can see a problem with would be the the nut holding the ball in place (with a 34 tooth). I have no clearance problems with my fantom mod motor, with a 30 tooth...I don't have anything taller, or i would try it, but it would look like you could go to at least 33 tooth, mabe shave part of the nut for 34.



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#114 Servo Gear Savers____ Futaba 25 Spline Drive __$ 4.00 ea
#131 Servo Gear Savers____ Hitec 24 Spline Drive ____$ 4.00 ea
Hey Gearhead, I assume thats the medium one that we keep hearing about?

Thanks for the part numbers.
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I am using the Kimbrough #113 for my jrXs

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Rear Cell Slot Fitment Tips: The rear slot makes or breaks the battery fitment. When prepping the chassis, intermitently install the rear bulkheads (from Bag-A) to ensure you're filing the rear cell slot in the right direction. Check out the attached picture to see the areas of key importance. Taking material off the green areas (as outlined in the instruction manual) should place the rear cell firmly against the curvature of the rear bulkhead, as well as even with the bottom of the chassis.

If done correctly, you will NEED the battery foam to prevent the battery from rattling around. There's that much space. Hope this helps!
Perfect. Nice pic Greg and thanks..
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I'm confused. Is the book right about the spline for the servos. I have a JR DS8417and I can only fit a 25 spline on it.
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I'm confused. Is the book right about the spline for the servos. I have a JR DS8417and I can only fit a 25 spline on it.

The book is correct. But it seams to me that the arms that come in the kit fit nothing but futaba.......Im not sure....My JR marked servo arm would not work with my JR metal gear servo. But the futaba marked servo arm would work with my JR...........But i know the book is correct, just not the parts in the kit.
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Yeah my KO2143 servo isnt taking the 23 that it should, it says 25, but i know that KO is 23. IT is so tight, it is ripping up the plastic inside of the servo arm....
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