Sway bar set and parts

andym2010

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Hi Guys,

Got an old savage that handles like a barge. I want to put the sway bar set on, but I think I've got old school bulkheads.
Can you advise on what I'd need to replace to be able to fit them?
I'd happily consider hop up parts (alloy) if that would be better overall.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
 

lokky

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Sway / anti-roll bars don't miraculously improve handling on their own, it's the relatively high centre of gravity which is the major reason. Lower the ride height by putting about 1/2 inch of fuel tubing on the shock shaft inside the shock. You will have to remove shock oil and shock end, try a different weight shock oil at same time. The arms on the older Savages wont have a hole for securing the sway bar link, so better getting the newer plastic arms, I would stay away from aluminium, plastic flexes.
 

andym2010

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Ok, I'll try that with the shocks.
The part where the sway bars mount centrally, where do they actually attach? I've not found the diagrams from hpi instructions very helpful!
 

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Looks like HPI sells the mount set separately HERE. Full sway bar set HERE.

And here is a picture showing the central mounting.

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SavageXL85

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If you don’t want to buy the new bulkheads and have big bore shocks you can buy two packs of these https://rc4me.us/product/hpi87058/ to add inside the shock shaft then buy https://rc4me.us/product/hpi6561/ as an extra spring on top should be around the same height but without all the droop drastically improving your handling

I don’t even run sway bars anymore since doing this
 

guinnessdublin

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See now not getting sway bars until Jan 16th at earliest! 👎🏻
When I emailed HPI, to be fair they replied back next day with response!

Until an item is on the water we can only give our account holders estimated delivery dates. We apologise if we miss these dates but always try our best to be accurate.

These items from Taiwan have been unavailable for a long time. Unfortunately, a lot of the original Savage optional parts including the Savage Sway Bar set were affected by a supply chain issue that occurred quite some time before Vestergaard bought HPI Racing.



These issues are largely down to the closures of sub suppliers or external manufacturers, which are circumstances outside of HPI’s control at the time.

A major RC factory in Taiwan closed down in the wake of Hobbico’s financial collapse, leaving a lot of financial problems all down that factories supply chain. It is a very complicated picture we and previous HPI Racing owners has been trying to solve/work around since it happened, only ever achieving sporadic supply of limited spare parts. It affected chassis made at this factory including the Baja, Blitz, Firestorm, RS4 Nitro 3 and Sprint 2. However, We are still working very hard with the remaining sub suppliers to be able to supply spare parts for these cars for our customers.



We feel we are very close to being able to resume a high percentage of spare parts and optional parts from these original sub-suppliers.

We are currently trying to schedule the first deliveries of spares and options. When dealing with 60 plus suppliers for the first time, the logistics and QC are taking longer than we would like. You can be sure that once these parts start flowing, the logistics will improve.



We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,
 

lokky

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It is possible to make your own sway bars using piano wire and 2nd hand linkages, screws and cup washers in existng holes to retain bar. Just cut and bend wire to length/shape. 2.5mm piano wire on ebay.
 

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