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Old 10-09-2011, 05:40 AM
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I have a brand new savage XS...have been running it for a week now and the truck has been running great. I started to notice a clicking noise as i was running it through the grass but not on the road. I then started to notice the clicking noice coming as it was on the road.....it seems to be getting worse, so i stopped driving it and started digging into it.....i thought maybe it had something to do with motor and or spur gear....took all of that apart and all seems good.

now i am thinking diffs.....the wheels spin like they should when you lift off of ground and turn by hand the other wheel spins opposite direction......so it seems to work correctly

possible to have stripped gears inside of diff so under load of motor it is skipping gears and making clicking noise....i am new to working on the difff

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Sounds like a tooth on the ring gear has been damaged, IMO keep running it until it breaks, parts aren't readily available yet, so enjoy it till it gives up.

..usually it's the ESC that gives it up in these.
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Sounds like a tooth on the ring gear has been damaged, IMO keep running it until it breaks, parts aren't readily available yet, so enjoy it till it gives up.

..usually it's the ESC that gives it up in these.
what exactly is the ring gear?
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Drive gear around the diff on the axle.
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Drive gear around the diff on the axle.
thanks i am going to rip that apart and check it out
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it was that ring gear/ bevel gear on the front differential that has about three broken teeth on it......can't believe it was the front and not the back
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the savage xs seem to have lots of problems

i have a revo vxl and i m very disapoiment about the diffs
i was thinking of bying the xs but now ...
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the savage xs seem to have lots of problems

i have a revo vxl and i m very disapoiment about the diffs
i was thinking of bying the xs but now ...
I've had the E-Revo VXL and have the Flux XS now, it's def a stronger truck, but both have their flaws. The E-Revo VXL felt more "Wallmart toy like" than the Flux XS does though.
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I've had the E-Revo VXL and have the Flux XS now, it's def a stronger truck, but both have their flaws. The E-Revo VXL felt more "Wallmart toy like" than the Flux XS does though.
i know that savage xs is stronger but icare only about the diffs the others can be easy upgrated with rpm and other stuf

but i have aprombel witw e revo vxl low arms , they are too low and i can t drive well on off road . just savage xs costs about 300$ +shiping to greece 50$
to buy it i must sell my revo 200$ ang give about 150$ .

i don t think it s worth it i will play 2s lipo e revo and i hope that i mgoing to find a solution about the arms
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Well, I have experienced this clicking noise that your talking about. It was also comming from the front diff. Pulled it out and same issue! Two teeth broke off the steel gear. All the way through. Theres a freakin hole there! The truck has never seen 3s! BS if ya ask me! Becouse I check HPI's site and its all blank under drivetrain. Just a bunch of "Image not Available" and no part #'s or anything. Just that generic pic mentioned above and "Outta Stock" So what the hell am I suppost to do???? I was really starting to like this truck. Hardly has any runtime on it
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I've heard a few people shimming their xs diffs and now they don't have a diff problem.

I honestly don't think of any other truck that is as cheaply made as the merv, had one, and after dumping 100s of dollars, I sold it and cut my lost.
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The XS is my set and forget basher, so if it's clicking I'll ignore it, it gets maintenance when it becomes undriveable
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