FLM Savage big block XL build

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
Been a quite a few years since I’ve built anything and I’ve been getting an itch to replace the 5.9 xl I regretfully sold years back. I bought a barely used stock 5.9 xl to start with. Here’s what’s gathered up so far.

FLM:
Ext lcg chassis
Control arms
Driveshafts
Servo plate
Motor plate
HPI big bore aluminum shocks
LRP zr .32x spec 4
Proline 2015 Silverado body
Phaltlines on some HK wheels.

Eventually I’ll be doing FLM bulkheads, shock towers, and trans case. Electronic and gearing upgrades coming also. 650765086509651265136514651565166517
 

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
Have a question regarding spur gear/clutch bell combinations. I have a 16t/52t and it definitely isn’t going to work. Can anyone tell me if a
15t/44t will fit. Trying to get right without buying a ton of different combinations
65206521
 

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
Made some progress finding a pull start setup. SH pull start for a .28 will bolt right up and function with no binding or noticeable malfunction. The pics show a spec difference I believe may be overcome with high temp gasket maker if need be.
New steel 47T spur should be here wed and I can start break in. 65916592659365946595
 

Scooter

Member
Messages
38
Location
Connecticut
Nice job on the truck jssouthtx !! I love flm stuff . They make a real quality product. Hey would you be interested in selling the orange body? I’m looking to switch mine to orange I have the blue xl
 

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
I went electric years ago and have missed nitro ever since. Hence the reason for this build. Speaking of... sorry for the delay. Had to get my hands on a 5x4x11 bushing for the spur gear. Got that Tuesday and did the break in today. Got some traveling to do this week but hopefully I can post a run video on YouTube next weekend sometime.
6633
Had to have these to run the rrp 47t spur
66346635
Had to use smaller screws on the motor mount to clear the frame rail on the exhaust side
6637
Got a little dirty on break in
6636
 

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
Towards the end of the 6th tank of fuel on break in I opened this .32 up and wow. I’m impressed. Much better than the 5.9 and I haven’t even started tuning it yet. I still need a pipe and some different glow plugs or I would have tuned it right after break in. Nitro can be pretty fast if built right....that’s not saying any of my builds are but I’ve seen some that move pretty good.
 

Seanthemechanic

Active Member
Messages
81
Looks great man! Yes nitro can be extremely fast. I have neighbor kids with brushless revos and I come out with one my xl savages with a modded o.s .30 that I have dialed with a 3 speed and we do shots up and down the street and my old nitro girl runs all day with them bottom to top end haha
 

jssouthtx

Active Member
Messages
97
Location
New Braunfels TX
Still haven’t gotten a video but managed to acquire a few bashing scars. Barely on the second tank after break in lol. This Lrp runs great. No problem getting the front end up in the air. Got that shell damage after cutting a flip from a dig. 1st gear just wheelies at will.

6776

Upgraded steering servo coming as soon as I get back from Memorial Day weekend.
6778
 
Top