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Hi guys New to Savage and building a new savage

Discussion in 'HPI Savage XL' started by Northernnightmare, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:07 AM.

  1. Northernnightmare

    Northernnightmare New Member

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    Hi guys glade to have found this site, After recently buying a new Savage X for 100 bucks i am now hooked on the nitro savages. Always been a clod and mad force guy.

    The Savage X part of the story, well I just got the X summer mainly because it was so cheap! I was shocked to find out it was brand new maybe used once origial body and everything! Another big reason I bought her was it came with jumbo swamp kong tires also new witch i was looking for at the time. When I saw it in person my eyes almost popped out, I planned to use the big tire for a different build for obivous reason's. But when I saw the condition of the truck I was truly shocked.(I can only gess the jumbo tires made it a shelf queen for its entire life) Oh well lucky me hehehe

    So i took the tires as planned for a project, and gave the X to my pops as a gift, we have been Having a blast with it ever since and it runs great. We have since switched out the roto to pull start and added a rr 52/14 gear set. Also some purple billet parts for added bling and performance, like rear caster lock blocks, front knuckles steering crank setup and bulkhead braces, oh ya a fuel cap too hehe

    Onto the XL, ya so the X runs so nice and was such a blast to build I had to get another just for myself, as most know they are not currently on sale for a while now! So I set a budget to build a better XL from scratch, heres what I got so far

    Carbon XL chassi
    billet steering crank
    Billet rear caster block lockouts
    Billet front caster hubs (purple)
    billet throttle crank and fuel tank mounts
    Billet bulk head braces x2
    Kyosho ke25 engine
    RR 47/16 spure/pinion
    Rear dual exhaust pipe
    yeah race engine mounts
    Ofna linkage setup
    integy three shoe flywheel/clutch
    New hpi three speed box and dual disc brake
    Hardend front drive
    kyosho 1/8 hardened helical diffs
    Rc best CVD shafts all around
    Imex jumbo rims
    Pro line or Imex maxx tires
    New ebay partout oem parts include
    orange billet flux parts/ XL engine mount
    flux composite bulks/shock towers
    New x/xl radio box

    Still need a fuel tank, a xl size body and bumpers f/r

    Also need a handfull of oem screws and little parts but am waiting on a few in the mail the rest i have yet to source, they are so hard to get parts for.

    I will try to post pics when i have extra time to take some first.

    Look forward to hearing from you savage experts

    Cheers
     
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  2. NightFlier X4.6

    NightFlier X4.6 Well-Known Member

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    Wow great find and welcome to the forum. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    Northernnightmare New Member

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    Thanks NightFlier, do you know of any xl bodies in stock somewhere
     
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    NightFlier X4.6 Well-Known Member

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    You need to post some Pictures... that a lot what you did...
     
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    Thanks didnt know dollarhobby had a store only used e-bay so far yikes, I must a blew a bunch on e-bay single item shipping lol

    That body is just what I need (even the color is good) but a bit pricey for me, might have to do that HPI oem unit though, I kinda wanted the vintage dodge looking lid (mopar guy)

    I just got back from the LHS and got a small bundle of things I needed, yahoo!

    Will do pictures asap, Of both savages!
     
  7. Jam Racing 1

    Jam Racing 1 NPTB Monitor, Master of the known universe.... HPISF Staff

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    You can check Proline or Team Blue Groove and look for any of the available 1/8 Truck bodies, most all can be fitted to a Savage XL easily enuff......

    http://stores.ebay.com/TEAM-BLUEGROOVE
    Be aware most of the TBG bodies come minus window masks and decal sets...

    https://www.prolineracing.com/monster-truck-bodies
    They even have a Ram body available

    https://parmapse.shptron.com/k/search?q=1%2F8+truck+bodys&x=0&y=0

    so with that I just have to say most any body can be made to fit with a bit of careful trimming and fitting before laying your paint down.....
     
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