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Old 10-17-2014, 08:22 AM   #271
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I know its not a SCT but it's related to it,lol. This was built using the SCT kit and a few parts from the RM buggy (Chassis,Motor guard,Fr. bumper/skid,Wing mounts). The length is obtained by sliding the rear clip back 8mm as you can see in the last picture. First test run is tomorrow so I will report back after that.



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Old 10-19-2014, 11:33 AM   #272
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Running Video. This was the first time on the track. The truck was right on pace and just a few tenths slower then my mm buggy. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...r&notif_t=like
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:11 PM   #273
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Any post-run updates from those of you who have been running the truck? The good, the bad, setup tips?
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #274
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I love my Serpent buggies but the SC is even better. I initially hoped for a MM version but it drives so well, I'm happy with it being RM.

I run 17.5 blinky.
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I love my Serpent buggies but the SC is even better. I initially hoped for a MM version but it drives so well, I'm happy with it being RM.

I run 17.5 blinky.
Alright, that's it, I need one!
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The SRX2 SCT is the real deal!
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I have heard the stock shock seals aren't very good. Is this true? Is there a fix for them?
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I have heard the stock shock seals aren't very good. Is this true? Is there a fix for them?
This is true. Expensive fix is Kyosho x-rings (org03x) or cheap fix is the Traxxas (TRA2362). Serpent is waiting for the new prototype o-rings to try. Billy Easton does not even have them yet to try them.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:18 AM   #279
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So, I've been looking at team driver setup sheets to see how they're running the truck on clay. A front sway bar seems like a recommended addition, but preferred springs vary. Those of you running on indoor clay, what springs have you found to work well? I'm just trying to throw a couple of tuning options into the cart when I'm buying the truck.

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So, I've been looking at team driver setup sheets to see how they're running the truck on clay. A front sway bar seems like a recommended addition, but preferred springs vary. Those of you running on indoor clay, what springs have you found to work well? I'm just trying to throw a couple of tuning options into the cart when I'm buying the truck.

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The spring you choose will vary depending on the track layout and your driving style\preferences. The stock blue spring is a very good starting point, I would also grab one stiffer (purple I think), any softer will make it very hard to handle IMHO.

Edit: pink and red for the rear are good options to have, as are the machined pistons.
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The spring you choose will vary depending on the track layout and your driving style\preferences. The stock blue spring is a very good starting point, I would also grab one stiffer (purple I think), any softer will make it very hard to handle IMHO.

Edit: pink and red for the rear are good options to have, as are the machined pistons.
Thanks! The Serpent machined pistons, I assume? I was already going to get the Kyosho x-rings mentioned in the post above.
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Serpent only makes tapered Pistons. That's what I'm using. Rocket RC makes flat ones. All Serpent machines Pistons have 1.1mm holes so you'll have to self drill to get what you want.
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A great tuning option I have found is the buggy rear hubs. They really help lock the rear end down so you dont have to dial so much steering out to keep it in check. You will have to dremel the inside of the hub to get it to fit but it only takes a minute. Im not saying they are always needed but I have been running them quite a bit on both SCT and ST.
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Serpent only makes tapered Pistons. That's what I'm using. Rocket RC makes flat ones. All Serpent machines Pistons have 1.1mm holes so you'll have to self drill to get what you want.
I believe the stock ones on the tree are two hole, so the equivalent machined would be SER500238?

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A great tuning option I have found is the buggy rear hubs. They really help lock the rear end down so you dont have to dial so much steering out to keep it in check. You will have to dremel the inside of the hub to get it to fit but it only takes a minute. Im not saying they are always needed but I have been running them quite a bit on both SCT and ST.
Hm... that sounds a lot like the 22SCT, then. I thought the handling of this truck was more balanced out of the box. Do you have a part number for the hubs?
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I believe the stock ones on the tree are two hole, so the equivalent machined would be SER500238?



Hm... that sounds a lot like the 22SCT, then. I thought the handling of this truck was more balanced out of the box. Do you have a part number for the hubs?
Yeah, that part number is correct.

It may be a good tuning option but I don't think many people are doing it. I actually thought the hubs were the same. Some use the SC front hubs on the buggy but I'm not doing that either.
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