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Old 12-10-2008, 04:33 PM
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I have a 4 y/o Savage 25. I had a lot of fun with it for one summer, crashed it HARD and broke the engine in half (ouch). I picked up a new engine, also a .25 and packed it away.

Now 4 years later I'm wanting to get it back to running condition. I remember something about putting a .35 engine in for more power ??? What is your reccomendations ? Not a competitive racer, just a backyard fun junky (but always want more power !!). I also had some troubles with the clutch, what is the best one to use ? Propper gearing ?

Just want to get back into the truck and need a little advice. Thanks !!!!

Maybe someone here has a used engine ???
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:14 PM
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Maybe not that big because you have an old savvy and it might not fit, TRY THESE!!!!! the last one should work nicely

http://www.axialracing.com/ftp/engines/

I know for a fact that the .28 spec 1s fits perfect
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:57 PM
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Like this, http://cgi.ebay.com/Axial-28-Spec-1S...3A1%7C294%3A50 .

How about battery packs ? I replaced mine with a rechargable unit (can't remember the name), and I also have a Pirrana charger. Is there something new out there that is much better than what I have ?

THANKS for the help !!!!
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Yep that would work

Heres for the battery, its perfect fits the savage and comes with a charger


http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HPI-SAVAGE-XL-HUMP-BACK-BATTERY-PACK-6V-CHARGER_W0QQitemZ270315109562QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRa dio_Control_Parts_Accessories?hash=item27031510956 2&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

You might have to copy and paste it
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That is very similar to what I have, in fact the charge leads look identical.
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well its cheap, and you prolly want to get a new one anyways to keep batts fresh
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i love the LRP spec 3 .28 have that in my savage x very very fast and powerfull 3.9 hp with a 3 speed
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i love the LRP spec 3 .28 have that in my savage x very very fast and powerfull 3.9 hp with a 3 speed
LOL sorry but no .28 engine has 3.9 hp Your thinking of PS i know your gonna go look it up and "prove me wrong" but they are also confused.
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Many companies use "horsepower" numbers for sale gimmicks. There is no accepted industry standard for testing a nitro engine, so they can make them pretty much whatever they want them to be. Unless you find tests taken from same dyno, the numbers don't compare from company to company, engine to engine.

OS tests and rates all their stuff and they rate their 28XZ at 3.31HP for comparison. Here's a test database - its old, but these results can be used for comparison. Nobody apparently liked this dyno system cause their numbers "looked" low.

http://www.nitrodynesystems.com/Engine%20Database.htm
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The OS is an animal, but it will not work in a Savage. The engine of choice for power would be the 8 port NovaRossi 28, but they are costly, of the 200 dollar class, the Picco is impossible to beat. The Axial 28 is the same as the K4.6. If you are going down that road, just buy the F4.6 out of the RTR kit, it is a much better engine. Your truck will be fine in all areas except the differentials, just pick up a set of X differentials off of Ebay for 20 bucks or so an end and let it rip. I would not bother replacing the old differentials until you broke them. It is not a matter of power breaking them, it is shock from landing jumps under power. Glen
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Picco .28/Jammin .28
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Originally Posted by pinky2252s
LOL sorry but no .28 engine has 3.9 hp Your thinking of PS i know your gonna go look it up and "prove me wrong" but they are also confused.
this is soooo true none of them run corrected H.P. because it just dosnt look as good.
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What about the hot bodies .26's are they any good compared to say an axail 28?

What do you guys think about twin engine savy's, worth the investment?
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Originally Posted by dimerip87gt
What about the hot bodies .26's are they any good compared to say an axail 28?

What do you guys think about twin engine savy's, worth the investment?
I dont like eithier personaly. I never have owned a axial but a few people I know have tried the .28 and it didnt hold up. Maybe we just tune a little to lean for that extra bit of power dont know. we all run either the os .28 or the nova rossi .28 in our savys and they hold up great. one of the guys in our group swears by the hpi f4.6 has put 8 gal through it with not a problem you can pic the hpi 4.6 up on ebay pretty cheap new in box.
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I love my OS 30VG, plenty of torque. I have run countless gallons though this engine, it's going on it's fourth summer in my Savy. I have been very careful to not let it get above 250 (never need to really, it has plenty of power), and it starts like a dream. You can get them for a good price now that they have been out on the market for a few years now.
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