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Old 01-24-2016, 05:50 PM
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I'm looking to upgrade the throttle / brake servo on my 4wd FG Sportsline to something that will stop the car fast. Out of the box, when applying the brakes, it takes up to 10 feet to bring the car to a full stop. Perhaps the brakes and cables need tuning but I still want to understand if there are better servo options out there.
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Originally Posted by bennieblanco View Post
Gents,

I'm looking to upgrade the throttle / brake servo on my 4wd FG Sportsline to something that will stop the car fast. Out of the box, when applying the brakes, it takes up to 10 feet to bring the car to a full stop. Perhaps the brakes and cables need tuning but I still want to understand if there are better servo options out there.
I am using a Savox SC-1257TG servo in my car. As you saw, my car stops in a very short distance. Whether you go Savox and any other brand, you want one that had a .08 to .11 transition time at 6v with torque more than 150oz. Mine has a transition time of .09 and torque at 138oz. Just a temporary fill in from the RTR Savox that came with the car that had some glitch issues. Going to step up the servo on the torque side soon.
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Here is a good servo that is a step up from the one I am using (and will be switching to soon). Also, it is not ultra expensive:

http://www.savoxusa.com/Savox_SC1258...avsc1258tg.htm
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Here is a good servo that is a step up from the one I am using (and will be switching to soon). Also, it is not ultra expensive:
Thanks, Juan. I'll take a look at it.

I ordered the rear disc brakes set from DDM as well.

I'm serious about being able to stop on a dime.
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R u guys happy with the sports line ??
I'm about to pull the trigger on the porsche
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The FG Sportsline is great. I own 3 of them.

That said, I prefer the 530mm (sedans) wheelbase over the shorter 510mm (Porsche) because 90% of body shells are made for the 530mm.

If you're keen on the Porsche, get it. You won't be disappointed with the quality of the FG brand.
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Originally Posted by bennieblanco View Post
The FG Sportsline is great. I own 3 of them.

That said, I prefer the 530mm (sedans) wheelbase over the shorter 510mm (Porsche) because 90% of body shells are made for the 530mm.

If you're keen on the Porsche, get it. You won't be disappointed with the quality of the FG brand.
I second Ben's comments about the FG Sportsline. FG has been making good quality 5th scale cars for years. It was nice that they decided in their business model to produce a car that was more affordable and still had the FG quality they have been known to have. Fun can be had with the Sportsline model just as much as the higher-end, more expensive chassis 5th scale cars (which are nice to have if you are a hardcore racer).
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check out the servos from wcmracing.com They are for 1/4 scale cars and have a ton of torque and are cheaper than savox
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Originally Posted by bennieblanco View Post
The FG Sportsline is great. I own 3 of them.

That said, I prefer the 530mm (sedans) wheelbase over the shorter 510mm (Porsche) because 90% of body shells are made for the 530mm.

If you're keen on the Porsche, get it. You won't be disappointed with the quality of the FG brand.
Exactly. I say the same thing to anyone that asks. Unless you are completely in love with the Porsche body you should get a 530mm car.
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