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l300lover
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Need a stronger steering servo

Post by l300lover » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:15 pm

My steering servos are not cutting it. My current steering servos are 107 oz-in torque. I want to put this steering servo on the front....
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... H=rgzm0640

Will this one fit and improve steering response?

Thanks for your time

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Sixtys Guy
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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:31 am

It's a standard sized servo, so it should work fine.

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by l300lover » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:38 pm

will this servo move the tires while its standing still?

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:37 pm

Stock steering?.... no.
Axle mounted servo and linkage?... Yes.

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by l300lover » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:34 am

whats axle mounted servo and linkage?

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by l300lover » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:35 am

Even with its high torque it wont move stock wheels? I'm surprised! Will it help at all? What would I need to buy for axle mounted servo and linkage? Also is there 2 servos? One for the front and one for the back?

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:56 am

Okay, I have to ask... do you even have a clodbuster yet? If you do, pics of what you have would help us to help you.

A stock clod has a (single) central servo mounted inside the chassis with linkage going to the axles. The swivel(s) it hooks to on the axle(s) is/are the servo saver, and it's spring-loaded. This spring-loaded swivel, and the weak-ish linkage rods won't turn the tires much from a stop. You are are going to want to inspect your truck and look at how things work. You will need to understand these things before you try and modify things, otherwise you are just going to get frustrated with trying to mod something.

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Re: Need a stronger steering servo

Post by l300lover » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:24 am

yes I have the clod now. got it 2 days ago. got the brace for the chassis and waiting on the steering servo and those traxxas xxl long shocks. I am going to have hobbytown do the work on it. Whats the easiest way to get those tires turning or maybe disengaging the rear tires so they don't move making the front tires move better. I guess what I mean is whats the cheapest way to get these tires turning the way they should. I don't want to have to buy 2 steering servos so I guess not hook up the rear tires.

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