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    Servo upgrade.

    I'm upgrading my servo in my Xmaxx, as I have done in my previous two. I'm not sure what servo yet, but it will probably be a normal sized one.

    It was a while ago since I did this, but I used these parts

    bought:
    A Servo
    A Servo Horn
    Traxxas Servo Adapter #7749
    A GPM Turnbuckle
    RC4WD Rod Ends as they were bigger.

    I'm struggling to find the Turnbuckle I stock anywhere :

    http://www.rcmart.com/txm024aocbebk-...s-p-67982.html

    IS there a better alternative now?

    Thanks

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    I have the savox 2290sg using with the adapter,itís very strong servo.
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/savox-s...2290sg/p536890
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    Im not too worried about the actual servo, I can sort that, but what about the linkage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    I'm upgrading my servo in my Xmaxx, as I have done in my previous two. I'm not sure what servo yet, but it will probably be a normal sized one.

    It was a while ago since I did this, but I used these parts

    bought:
    A Servo
    A Servo Horn
    Traxxas Servo Adapter #7749
    A GPM Turnbuckle
    RC4WD Rod Ends as they were bigger.

    I'm struggling to find the Turnbuckle I stock anywhere :

    http://www.rcmart.com/txm024aocbebk-...s-p-67982.html

    IS there a better alternative now?

    Thanks
    Now is relative. I ordered mine, coming from China though.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F122802980049

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Now is relative. I ordered mine, coming from China though.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F122802980049
    Does it not need to be adjustable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    Does it not need to be adjustable
    The stock plastic is not, the one that comes with the 2085X is, a destroyed that in short order. This one has had a couple nasty crashes. Works great. Servo horn is now my weak spot. I just stock up on the 4 dollar part.

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    I'll look into the 2085x drop in replacement servo, its around $140 use in the UK, so was hoping to go with a 1/8th scale version but the 2085x might be a better idea

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    I've added up what Ive spent and what I'd sold recently (Sold a few of my Shelfers to fund the X) and Id actually spent a lot less than expected so ordered the 2085x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    I've added up what Ive spent and what I'd sold recently (Sold a few of my Shelfers to fund the X) and Id actually spent a lot less than expected so ordered the 2085x
    Ive been running mine for a year and a half with no issues.

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    Is the 2085 x servo still the servo to go with? Iíve been seeing some bad reviews on it. A lot of good ones but just checking before I make a dumb choice.


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    Never had any problems with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightflier x4.6 View Post
    Is the 2085 x servo still the servo to go with? I’ve been seeing some bad reviews on it. A lot of good ones but just checking before I make a dumb choice.


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    I went with the 2085x as it was easiest and available the next day from a UK website. Its been great so far. My only issue is that should be included as stock on a £1000 rc

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    Ok I just picked mine up last night. Canít wait to get it installed.


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    I agree it should come in the truck stock. I just hope itís worth the price.


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    It's noticeably better than the stock 2085, I was reasonably impressed with it. I have some 450+oz servos in a few of my 8th scale trucks that are better comparatively. For the Xmaxx you'd be talking in the 650 range like a protek btl370 or a savox 2290sg. Double the price, but alot more torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    I've added up what Ive spent and what I'd sold recently (Sold a few of my Shelfers to fund the X) and Id actually spent a lot less than expected so ordered the 2085x
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Never had any problems with mine.
    Me either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    I went with the 2085x as it was easiest and available the next day from a UK website. Its been great so far. My only issue is that should be included as stock on a £1000 rc
    I also went with the 2085x right off the bat, pulled the stocker and sold it unused. And yes it should be included for the price of the truck. Running the HR aluminum servo horn with it, blue loctited on. Hot Racing Traxxas X-Maxx 6S & 8S Blue Aluminum Servo Horn - XMX48A06
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hot-Rac...YAAOSwlHJbOWo4

    I"m also worried about the tiny adjustable steering link that came with it, not failed yet, but I should find something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedog View Post
    Yep.



    Me either.



    I also went with the 2085x right off the bat, pulled the stocker and sold it unused. And yes it should be included for the price of the truck. Running the HR aluminum servo horn with it, blue loctited on. Hot Racing Traxxas X-Maxx 6S & 8S Blue Aluminum Servo Horn - XMX48A06
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hot-Rac...YAAOSwlHJbOWo4

    I"m also worried about the tiny adjustable steering link that came with it, not failed yet, but I should find something better.
    I got an aluminum one, I kept folding the plastic one up. Looked like a banana.


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