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    Replace steering servo?

    Hi, I am a proud new owner of the 1/10 Summit. I've had it for a few months and recently I am into some upgrade work. I firstly put PL Trencher X tires on it for the good looking, but immediately one of the steer servo got stripped. I was wondering if I just got bad luck and if gears are replaced it would be fine, or it's due to the new tires are heavier than the stock ones so that I need to upgrade the servo to metal gear or even replace both to stronger ones. Advices are much appreciated. Thanks!

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. olds97_lss's Avatar
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    Stock servos aren't that great. I'd upgrade to something stronger/metal geared.

    If money is a concern, you can try a servo I started running recently in my ERBEv2 and Outcast 6S with trencher 3.8 standard tires. I run it at 7.2V though, so I get a bit more torque/speed out of it than a 6V system would. Still, it's relatively cheap and if it isn't enough for you, get a second.

    Looks like they are on sale again for $36:
    https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-hc...ler-servo.html

    I run a single on both trucks with the trencher 3.8's and so far, it's doing well.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/olds97lss

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    Thanks for the reply! I know a stronger servo need more voltage to work but I am wondering how do those third parties compare to Traxxas servos in terms of compatible to stock ESC. Also if I want to do a single servo, do I just connect one servo and let the other side free? Does anywhere else need more upgrade, for example the servo horn?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. olds97_lss's Avatar
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    I don't know what servos work with the fully connected traxxas receiver. I never used it, I use spektrum receivers.

    I run the stock servo horn with my single servo, but I cut off the other side of the arm so it doesn't snag on anything. I also replace the stock servo saver spring with the HD one and I typically use whatever HD horn comes with the servo I buy, usually have to cut it/grind it down to fit with the servo guard in place.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/olds97lss

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