Savage XL bulkhead?

Savagebeast93

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Hi,

I have a question about the savage XL bulkhead.

Are the front and rear differential cases the bulkheads? I am looking for aluminium bulkheads for my savage to improve durability since I have back and front aluminium wishbones/suspension set up. I know it seems really noobish but I can't figure out if there is an actual bulk head underneath the casing or is that the bulkhead itself
?!

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olds97_lss

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The diff case and the bulkhead are one piece. On the older 25 on down to the 21 savage, there were two bulkhead pieces and diff case/gear box pieces.
Old: http://www.hpiracing.com/en/part/85045

Technically, 4 pieces, but the bulkhead/diff case were 2 sets of pieces.

X, flux on up to XL: http://www.hpiracing.com/en/part/85235
Still 2 pieces, but it's a front piece everything bolts to and the diff cover so you can remove the diff from the front/rear without removing the entire assembly from the truck.
 

Savagebeast93

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Thanks for the info. Really helpful. I am also looking for a replacement clutch bell at the moment, but the only ones I can seem to find are 13t (the heavy duty hpi ones made specially for the XL) would I be able to fit another clutch bell on? I’ve only just got my savage and I absolutely love it :( I have it in full working order right now but sooner or later something is gonna give. Any clutch bells you could recommend? Cheers
 

olds97_lss

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You can use other bells. I used to run OFNA hardenend bells all the time as they would last forever. The last one I bought for my savage was a tekno hardened 15 or 16T, can't recall. It's holding up ok to the HPI steel spur I run.

Probably a good idea to get some 5mm shims. I use a mix of traxxas teflon 5x8mm washers and steel shims to get the bells shimmed right. The teflon washers are thick to take up a lot of space. Then a steel shim against the bearing and against the screw to fine tune it.
 

Savagebeast93

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You can use other bells. I used to run OFNA hardenend bells all the time as they would last forever. The last one I bought for my savage was a tekno hardened 15 or 16T, can't recall. It's holding up ok to the HPI steel spur I run.

Probably a good idea to get some 5mm shims. I use a mix of traxxas teflon 5x8mm washers and steel shims to get the bells shimmed right. The teflon washers are thick to take up a lot of space. Then a steel shim against the bearing and against the screw to fine tune it.
Awesome. Thank you very much 😋
 

olds97_lss

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Yeah, was tekno: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DKMMDM

I will say though, it's not holding up as well as the OFNA ones I used to run. You might be better served to try robinson racing hardened bells.

http://www.robinsonracing.com/catalog/catalog.html
7014Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 14 Tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95
7015Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 15 Tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95
7016Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 16 tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95
7017Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 17 Tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95
7018Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 18 Tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95
7019Savage 2.1 thru 5.9 XL - 19 Tooth Extra-Hard Steel Clutchbell$19.95

I was only running the 15T because I was trying to run a set of trencher 3.8's on it, but was having a hard time with tune. 99% sure the tuning issue was due to my lack of ability combined with the pipe I was running and the tires were just exacerbating the issue.
 

Savagebeast93

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Thanks for that. I can’t seem to buy anything from the RR site though? Do they ship to the UK? I don’t mind buying things from the US but they always get hit with import tax which is a ball ache. I just wish there were more UK available parts. Nitro seems so much more well catered for in the states!
 

Jam Racing 1

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Thanks for that. I can’t seem to buy anything from the RR site though? Do they ship to the UK? I don’t mind buying things from the US but they always get hit with import tax which is a ball ache. I just wish there were more UK available parts. Nitro seems so much more well catered for in the states!


You can find RRP bells and spur gears on E Bay UK..... Thing about this stuff is yes it costs, Nitro has ALWAYS been on the spendy side of this hobby.......


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Robinson+Racing+Savage+&_sacat=0
 
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