TLR 8IGHT servo torque???

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JamminHyaku

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I have a team losi racing 8ight 4.0 with a spektrum S6250 (0.13s 271oz-in.) In it, i also own a savox SC-1258TG (0.08s 166oz-in.) Would the savox be enough torque for the 1/8 buggy or would it strip out?
 

D3MON

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in my case i run a Hitec HS-645mg servo as my steering in my Monster GT .21 and a Hitec HS-646WP in my MGT4.6, both are 133 oz in at 6.0V.
i am running Pro-Line 40 Series Mashers and Integy 40 Series tires (similar to Bow-ties) on the trucks, for me it is enough turning, for hardcore and or racing situations id say go for stronger ones, but for my bashing they are holding up well.
 

olds97_lss

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166oz would be enough to steer, not sure I'd rely on it if your racing. Like @D3MON, I ran a HS-646WP in a 1/8th buggy for a while and it did ok, was just slow and you could tell it was pretty soft for steering.

I also ran a hitec 985MG for steering and it did better, 172oz .13s @6V. I use those in all 3 of my nitro's now for t/b (2 revo's and a savage X). I use one in one revo for steering and one for t/b. IT does fine in that. So I'm guessing yours should hold up fine in a 1/8th buggy as the tires are quite a bit smaller.
 

hpibasher

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The savox might be a little under powered for a 1/8th scale buggy but also depends what you do with it. In my Losi 8ight xe I run savox sw1211sg
Witch I have no problems at my local track
208oz at 6 volts
347 at 7.4
Torque rating
.10 at 6 volts
.08 at 7.4 volts
 

HeavyBag

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Depending on where you look; what you read, and who you talk to, you will find all kinds of recommendations. Manuals sometimes give a suggestion to what kind of torque a servo should have. I know one kit manual says a 300 oz/in servo should be used 😮. It never hurts to go overboard on servo power (unless power draw causes issues). My generalization has been to use a servo with at least a 200 oz/in of torque for 1/8 scale buggies.
 
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