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Old 11-19-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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hey guys i want to run my savage in the snow but i dont no what i need to do to it if any thing and what temp should it run at in the winter
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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waterproof the servos with thick grease inside the case, and you should be good. as for temps, i forget what mine ran at. but my friend and i had our cars running in freezing rain at 102*F and 86*F, lol. i dont recommend those temps, but they did run good untill the air filter was totally soaked.
also, be carefull with certain servos. in my Savage i have a Hitec and a Hobbico servo. the Hitec is awsome and works all the time, but when the Hobbico gets too cold, it starts to not return the throttle back to neutral untill i hit the brakes. the stock servos are better then the Hobbico i have, if thats what your running.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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use a return spring on your hobbico wont stick because it will always return back to your idle pin everytime you let off the gas..
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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also balloon your receiver and you might soak the tire foams, mine are still wet. and make sure your engine and chassis are warmed up before you start bashing hard. and you could wrap some aluminum foil around cooling head to archive desirable temps!
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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thanks jatofan69, i already stripped it appart to find there was dirt inside, which means it got wet every time it stuck. but then i greased it and ran it at night in the cold and it ran flawlessly. also, thanks Buzz, you reminded me. you should melt holes in the center of the tread on your tires (melt, not poke or rip, to prevent tearing.) i did that only to the fronts because i got lazy after 2 and then after a watery bash, the rear tires ballooned SO MUCH ! from the extra weight of the water, and the fronts were just damp, with no performance downfall. i could not squeeze a drop out of the front tires (after a street drag race to sling all of it out)
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