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Tranny forward brushless conversion

Discussion in 'HPI Savage XL' started by Codered3232, May 15, 2017.

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    Well I'm sorry to say that fast lane machine has discontinued the tranny forward brushless conversion kit. They got back with me through e-mail and said it's been gone for years. Think it's time to update the website. So if anyone knows how to make a brushless savage without the ugly battery boxes hanging off the side, please let me know. They really got me going with that kit and now I can't have it. I hate to say it but I'm this...close to going with a traxxas electric truck :(. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    Jam Racing 1 NPTB Monitor, Master of the known universe.... HPISF Staff

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    If you read through some of the build threads you can see how some others have done their rigs.....

    https://www.hpisavageforum.com/forums/rc-builds-projects/

    Hope you can get some inspiration from some of these
     
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    I used the flm ext. HD tvps on my conversion and relocated my steering servo and put my batteries on the servo plate like tweaked did works great!
     
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    Here's mine finished
     

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    Looks good!! Could I see the side view. They make like 10 different tvps. Just want to make sure it's right
     
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    Hope this helps some they are the lcg ext tvps
     

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    Great help thanks again!
     
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    I was able to locate most of the parts. I still not sure about the mounting of the steering servo. And the ESC mount that you used. I'm just glad your willing to help.
     
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    This looks like your servo plate
     

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    I made my esc mount and I relocated the steering servo. It's under the servo plate mounted to the inside of the tvp.
     
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    And yes that's the correct servo plate.
     
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    Cool, I have the parts on order. Should be here this weekend. Can't wait to get it going!! I'm sure I will need more help when I'm putting it together, do you mind if I keep bugging you
     
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    Not at all. happy to help!
     
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    What all did you order? Cause if you wanna relocate your steering servo like I did you'll need flm servo mount brackets.
     
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    Ok, I ordered the servo plate, new tvps and the motor mount. Good call on the mount brackets I'll get them coming. Do I just need 2?
     
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    Yes unless you use the to mount a homemade esc bracket. I used a aluminum cross bar for my esc bracket.
     
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    Ok it's en route. A really off topic question, if I want wheelies do you know a good bell spur combo
     
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    I'm funding stock Flux gearing and a savage x4.6 two speed tranny converted to single speed tranny and 6s liposuction wheelies no problem!
     
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    you are also going to need the server mounts if you plan on mounting the servo to the frameplate
    upload_2017-5-18_8-17-46.jpeg
     
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    Yes I ordered 2 of those. Should have most of my parts this weekend. What did you use to mount the sle motor
     
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    I ment to say electric motor. I already purchased the Kershaw motor mount I hope it works
     
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    I had to drill two new holes in the lcg bracket and bolted it through the motor plate.
     
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    Here's you a pic
     

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    Parts are in!!
     

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    Looks like it may take a while. Thanks for the help so far
     
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