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    Is servo upgrade necessary?

    I been driving my stampede vxl 4x4 for a while with no servo issues, turning ratio isn't the tightest, but I can live with that Could be nice to have tighter steering ration as the rally is a car and not a big truck, so as question in thread says is servo upgrade necessary?

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    Im not convinced that its "necessary"... but its not a bad idea. There are many servos out there with better specs than the stock one for $25-50. I personally run a Savox 1258 and its SUPER fast... But I did run the stock servo a bit and the car handled just fine with it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Im not convinced that its "necessary"... but its not a bad idea. There are many servos out there with better specs than the stock one for $25-50. I personally run a Savox 1258 and its SUPER fast... But I did run the stock servo a bit and the car handled just fine with it as well.
    Is it a bolt in without any mods? I would like a servo that has quicker reaction (compared to stock stampede vxl 4x4 servo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Im not convinced that its "necessary"... but its not a bad idea. There are many servos out there with better specs than the stock one for $25-50. I personally run a Savox 1258 and its SUPER fast... But I did run the stock servo a bit and the car handled just fine with it as well.
    Is it a bolt in without any mods? I would like a servo that has quicker reaction (compared to stock stampede vxl 4x4 servo)
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    The savox is a direct bolt in. The servo horn even fits correctly as does the servo horn screw. Takes a while to install as you have to take the whole front of the car off. But once your done its well worth it. Some say you should use a BEC to run a servo like this... but I have never had an issue with glitching or brown outs running mine with an Airtronics RX... works great in my stampede and this car.
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    +1 the stock 2075 isnt to bad, just transition time is slow. I havent installed a Savox 1258TG in my Rally yet, but have most of the rest of my fleet with one. Last night I soldered up a CC 10a BEC to my P4de with the same Savox and boy what a difference it made. It moved/reacted side to side at the speed of light. Glitch busters typically remedy the shakiness if you have this issue.
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    Noob question: when upgrading to a better servo do I jus slap it on or do I need an extra power box to enhance the power of thr servo? What's thr proper setup??

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    Depends on the servo. If its a super high speed or torque than you can use an external BEC. For the savox 1258 you don't need anything extra. Most mid level upgrade servos for a 1/10 vehicle won't require an external BEC. Just plug and play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Depends on the servo. If its a super high speed or torque than you can use an external BEC. For the savox 1258 you don't need anything extra. Most mid level upgrade servos for a 1/10 vehicle won't require an external BEC. Just plug and play.

    Sweet. Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Sometimes it will matter what speed control you are running. Many have had issues with the castle mmp needing an external bec to handle the high draw savox servos. I dont think anyone was having issues with the vxl esc though.
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