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Old 05-30-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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Good point but my X is only a couple of months old. Still on my second gal of fuel. The cups still look real good.

I really think it's the way it is driven. My 9 year old drives it the most and has the most damage but I too have broken a couple. The last issue was that he snapped the rear dogbone between the tranny and rear diff.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:49 PM   #12
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^ That I would say is definitely too much wheel speed/throttle on landing.

As for the outer dogbones - make sure the Orings are still in the drive cups. I know I totally forgot about em the last time I had my truck stripped down and I lost 3 using compressed air to clean it. :S Without the Orings, the dogbones have a tonne of slop which leads to damage.
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I know nothing about savages, but are they equipped with a slipper clutch at all?

Maybe it is too tight and has no give when landing jumps thus putting stress on the dogbones.
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Wow...there's a lot of good tips in this thread,I have a Savage SS 4.6 not a Savage X 4.6. and I have only had 2 dogbone issues.One bent and one broken,I have had it about a year now and it's pretty much a daily driver....I have Monster MGT's on my truck(heavy wheel'n'tire combo) and a .28RR mill........I bent the one bone on a botched 20foot landing on the front corner(truck was still drivable mind you)and the other I can't really remember how it broke.
Just like JROD and a few other said(yourself included) you may just wanna change the way you drive a little,not so heavy on the gas after landing try not to over strain the drivetrain(climbing curbs,pushing stuff etc...)
Also jatofan69 also has a good comment,try adjusting your slipper clutch so it gives a little when you pound on the throttle........
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after reading some more of the comments, if your son is having the most problems with breaking drive line parts the easiest way to solve that is by limiting the amount of power the motor is making for your son to run and then tune it up for yourself.
go a little richer on the bottom and the top end for your son and loosen the slipper a tad. then for yourself go leaner on both needles and tighten the slipper. then you can gradually get your son used to the power, as he gets better you go leaner.
another way is to just change the end points for the throttle servo so the servo never opens the carb fully, thus the motor will never produce full power. then it is simply a matter of changing the e.p.a back ad forth to accomodate the two different driving needs.
hope this helps.
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