[Tutorial] How To Improve Your Savage's Steering

Fx

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Shave the off plastic in all the places I point to

-Top of the knuckles




-Shave both sides of the carriers.




-Next shave both sides of the knuckles.






Once the plastic is shaved off you will have a better turning radius and your savage will feel like a different truck. Compare your stock carriers and knuckles to my modded ones and you will see the difference. This is an easy effective mod that will make a big difference in the handling of your truck.



 
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Bankrupter

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FX this is here already, is it not ? I have seen these pics b4 I think
 
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AZN dubs

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well either way, its always good to have on hand :). people ask about this simple mod all the time, but they are never sure exactly what to shave down.
 

Fx

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FX this is here already, is it not ? I have seen these pics b4 I think
Yeah I posted this in someone's thread over a year ago. It took me about 25 mins to find the thread so I just made my own thread so it's easier for people to find.
 

martin34

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Silly question time but i noticed that the knuckles are different to my xl ones.Do i do the same to my xl ones as in your pics?
 

Pope

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yep yours looks diffrent because his pics are all post mod. His looked just like yours before he started.
 

ryan86

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Silly question time but i noticed that the knuckles are different to my xl ones.Do i do the same to my xl ones as in your pics?
My xl knuckles look different too. I don't think it will matter, but yeah, they are slightly different. One difference is, If you look at the outter bearing on fx's knuckles, above and below it there is 2 supports:

\ /
.O <---- Outter bearing
/ \

On my xl there is 4 either side.

\ll/
.O <---- Outter bearing
/ll\

Would have taken a pic but no camera with me. Probably makes no difference with the mod but yeah martin, they are different
 

ryan86

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There are some more tabs on the xl knuckles that need to be taken off. When i get home from night shift i will take a pic or 2
 

ryan86

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Sorry, i meant the carriers, the xl carriers are a little different aswell. Only one or two extras tabs to be cut. Pic later
 

ryan86

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Here are the pics of my knuckles and carriers. Just a bit of extra shaving. I guess they did this to make them stronger but they only get in the way with this mod





 

ryan86

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Forgot to mention that you still need to shave where fx said these are just extra spots for newer style knuckles. I just looked and saw where needed to be shaved,
 

MikeK1981

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I did this mod to my knuckles and carriers and didn't see a ton of improvement on my XL's steering. A little but not a lot. This mod is free, but the RSC is probably a much better upgrade.
 

Fx

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I did this mod to my knuckles and carriers and didn't see a ton of improvement on my XL's steering. A little but not a lot. This mod is free, but the RSC is probably a much better upgrade.
Not sure how different the XL hubs are to the stock ones but maybe you didn't shave enough off. RSC is better but this is free.
 

punisher

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is there a kit i can buy that allready alows me a better turning radius like aluminum carriers and knuckles ?
 

nitrobasher

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I did this mod a few weeks ago. Every once in a while my front dogbones are popping out of the cups on the wheel side. Hopefully I didn't shave too much off.
 

300m

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Ive been working on this mod on my XL for a little while now.
Did the stuff on the first page a couple hours ago, put it all back together then viewed the second page and saw the trim instructions for the newer parts.
 

pantera-x

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Hey I really liked this post thanxs I'm fixing to tear mine down and do mine thanx again
OK I tore mine down and trimmed on mine and it does make a difference once I get a better servo it should b awesome but again thanx for the great pics and the awesome post it was so simple,lightened the truck a little and best of all it was a free upgrade I also adjusted my tiers while I had I down
 

Jam Racing 1

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I have never had a steering problem with my Savage, using a servo with 240 oz in and I had to turn down the rate knob a bit caz it steers too much at times....
 
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