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Old 10-04-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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cooling holes in savage body.

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I have noticed that my savage runs about 50 degrees hotter with the body installed, is this normal and what are most people doing about it.
IE:tuning the engine richer or maybe cutting a hole in winshield to help allow more air to the engine.

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Old 10-04-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Cooling holes are a must in any nitro vehicle. Cut out about 1/2 the windshield and if the back of the cab disrupts airflow, cut out that area in front of the engine also.

Make sure your cutouts have nice rounded corners to help against body cracking. I believe there is a good article about thins on the rc car action website under articles. If not there than it is on the rc nitro website under articles.

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Old 10-04-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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I think this is the one that Mike was talking about.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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I have no holes in my stock body and havent noticed a difference in the temp with body on or off. With my racer thats a different story, holes everwhere. LOL
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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Cutting holes is key. Even if you don't notice an increased temp one day, you might run a bit harder the next and the temp will go up...perhaps to dangerous levels. If you want to prolong the life of your engine and car, cut out some holes
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