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Old 02-08-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default How Can I improve the steering on My Nitro RS4 3??

OK my NRS4 3 Type SS has a weak steering system, how can I get the holding power I need?, Maybe a five cell reciever pack? an MG servo?
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Old 02-08-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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well have you upgraded the steering servo? and servo saver?

my NMT had pretty weak steering then I upgraded the servo, its still not perfect but on my budget its fine.

also you could try a few things (these work for the NMT so I assume they would be similar on the RS4)
1 replace the bushes with bearings
2 there is a center bar that moves both wheels, replace this will ball ends, cups and a metal piece in the center
3 on mine there are little metal pieces on the top and bottom of the knuckles, supposidily gluing these in place reduces slop
4 I had one for this but forgot, sorry.
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replace the steering plate with a turnbuckle?
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its part # A396 I've heard replacing that with a turnbuckle will help.
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you should get a mg servo, a good servo saver made specifically for mg servos, also replace the rod with a turnbuckle and make sure the steering parts are binding. take turns turning the left and right wheel with your hand and push the arms up on each side. if anything doesnt feel smooth, then smooth it out with a file. also make sure the screws that hold the servo are snug
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Thanks, I Will try that, Corvette, do you mean the screws on the knuckles? they are Allen, lmk
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Viper, Can you help me find an MG servo saver for my Nitro RS4 3? I have a heck of a time finding options like those for this car, also would a nylon gear with high torque help or does it have to be MG? TIA
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I was using a Hitec HS-5945MG (at least that is what the seller said) and it worked real good.. still have the servo but its in my toolbox now.. is your rs4 3 the rtr version?? You can change the whole steering part to a Wolfpack Radical aluminums.. that might help.
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kimbrough sells servo savers for all kinds of servos
look for the kimbrough heavy duty servo saver or kimbrough hd saver

any servo saver for a metal geared servo is good, but the savers made for mg servos are stronger and better. never get a saver made for mg servos on a all nylon/plastic gear servo. it has a possible chance of stripping the gears

go to towerhobbies.com and go to shop by manufacturer. go to k's then kimbrough and look for the hd servo saver

i have the hd saver and it's black. it comes with an adapter for any servo (hitec, futaba, airtronics, jr, etc.)
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I was using a Hitec HS-5945MG (at least that is what the seller said) and it worked real good.. still have the servo but its in my toolbox now.. is your rs4 3 the rtr version?? You can change the whole steering part to a Wolfpack Radical aluminums.. that might help.
DO you stil have that, can I buy it off you?
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yeah the allen ones. On my NMT there are little metal sleeves in the Knuckles. I assume they are there to prevent the threads from catching and binding up the steering. you can glue those sleeves in place because the wobble a bit.
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so glue the sleeves down with CA, cool
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