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Old 05-10-2015, 04:11 AM   #391
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how does the different transmission location (High, Med, Low) change handling and/or traction? Mine is currently in the High position and was wondering what would happen if i lowered it. Thanks!
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how does the different transmission location (High, Med, Low) change handling and/or traction? Mine is currently in the High position and was wondering what would happen if i lowered it. Thanks!
Less forward grip in general.
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Anyone adding weight to this truck?
I use the rear bias weight which is ~28g (1oz)
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:33 AM   #394
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Less forward grip in general.
Why? My assumption is that is has to do with roll center, and how high or low the rotational mass of the differential sits would tend to affect how much the rear end will roll over in a cornering situation. (just a guess)

But for forward grip, I would think it would depend on how much anti-squat you have. But I am not real sure, just guessing really.

I have a SC that is running stock med position, racing 17.5 stock, and a MM that I bought used, its running in the low position. (need to get more inserts to test)

I would like a more in depth explanation from anyone if possible.
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I would like a more in depth explanation from anyone if possible.
To be honest, there just isn't a lot of information on this. It ultimately comes down to trying it yourself. The rule of thumb is high position for higher grip but Billy mentioned that sometimes the lower position provides higher grip.

Personally, I think it depends on ride height with the different height positions allowing for the driveshafts to be more parallel.
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To be honest, there just isn't a lot of information on this. It ultimately comes down to trying it yourself. The rule of thumb is high position for higher grip but Billy mentioned that sometimes the lower position provides higher grip.

Personally, I think it depends on ride height with the different height positions allowing for the driveshafts to be more parallel.
Thanks, that's something to start with...

Its just such a pain to change.
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Thanks, that's something to start with...

Its just such a pain to change.
Not sure if you're on FB but if you are, join the Serpent Spyder group. This issue was just brought back up today and there's a lot of good stuff to read in there.
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I mad a few runs on my sc before the diff stripped out. I just installed a new one and happened again? All the inserts are the same any info plz??? Tranny is all stock
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I mad a few runs on my sc before the diff stripped out. I just installed a new one and happened again? All the inserts are the same any info plz??? Tranny is all stock
Like the diff gear itself? What diff height setting are you running? The right idler inserts also right? It sounds a lot like the wrong height idler and diff combo is happening.
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That's the only thing I can think of. Nothing appears to be bent. I can't find any info on inserts however I'm using the "m" on idler the diff doesn't have any makings but has the bearing in the middle.
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I mad a few runs on my sc before the diff stripped out. I just installed a new one and happened again? All the inserts are the same any info plz??? Tranny is all stock
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That's the only thing I can think of. Nothing appears to be bent. I can't find any info on inserts however I'm using the "m" on idler the diff doesn't have any makings but has the bearing in the middle.
I always get a steel or aluminum idler gear. (assuming that's what you are talking about stripping out)

The plastic ones suck, especially if you are running a powerful motor. I am all 17.5, and the plastic ones still strip.

I would think it would be pretty hard to put the wrong combo of inserts... Unless maybe you went low on the diff, and high on the idler... check the mesh with 1/2 the tranny case off.
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It came with a steal idler. The diff gear is stripping the mesh appeared to be fine. I'm wondering if the top shaft it something might slightly be bent? I'm new to serpent so not sure if it'd user error. Maybe I'll try a different diff height. I'm using the m and diff is centered on the other ones there not labeled.
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It came with a steal idler. The diff gear is stripping the mesh appeared to be fine. I'm wondering if the top shaft it something might slightly be bent? I'm new to serpent so not sure if it'd user error. Maybe I'll try a different diff height. I'm using the m and diff is centered on the other ones there not labeled.
Your inserts sound right. There should be another set of inserts for the diff where the hole will either be slightly higher or lower than center. It must be paired with the idler inserts that are labeled L/M/H I think. Sounds like you are correct there though.

Can you post a pic? Try opening up the case and seeing if play exists.
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Pics well never figured that out ha. I'm now 100% sure my inserts are correct thanks. So the question is could my top shaft be bent and that's causing the idler gear to move? I don't have a lhs so I have to buy all my parts online hate to order just to wait another week to find out I have to wait another week haha. P.s if u have a lhs support them life with out one is not fun.
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I don't see how the top shaft could be causing this even if slightly bent. Are you on Facebook? You should join ask the question on the Spyder SC page if you are
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