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Old 07-27-2017, 06:48 AM   #466
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Anyone still racing the Serpent SRX2 SCT with good results? Was wondering if this truck can hang with the SC5M, Kyosho SC6 and the Losi 22SCT 3.0.

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Old 07-27-2017, 06:31 PM   #467
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Anyone still racing the Serpent SRX2 SCT with good results? Was wondering if this truck can hang with the SC5M, Kyosho SC6 and the Losi 22SCT 3.0.

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We have 2 friends running them in mod CORR and they usually take a podium. Jason Smith can't wait to race his SRX-2 against our SCX-61 after seeing how it performed last week. I figured out the setup for Medina, finally. Hopefully we will see him there Saturday. We've been chasing him for a long time lol
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:34 PM   #468
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Won't have a chance to run my truck this weekend but I did order some new pistons from RC Shox so will get those put in and change the oils a little lighter for my home track and see what happens next time I take it to the track. Think I will have a new body for it as well.
Good luck to you. Marcus should be able to get you dialed in pretty well on a Serpent
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:38 AM   #469
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Good luck to you. Marcus should be able to get you dialed in pretty well on a Serpent
I have the new pistons in and overall the truck feels great. Truck is much more predicable thru the rough stuff with the new pistons in it. I been running my SC outdoors and in 6 races I finished 3rd twice, 2nd 3 times and won so its very competitive. I like the truck overall and if I took the gear diff out and put in a ball diff the truck could be made to handle a little better overall. I bought the truck used and it had a gear diff in it. Overall I like the truck with the RC Shox pistons.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:01 PM   #470
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Has your Serpent SRX2 SCT been reliable? Do you recommend any upgrades?

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Old 07-28-2017, 01:11 PM   #471
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Has your Serpent SRX2 SCT been reliable? Do you recommend any upgrades?

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I bought it used but the parts where not too loose when I got so I only changed the oil, springs and pistons. The rest I left however the original owner has it setup shock positions and camber link positions I have not changed. I have not broken a part since I bought it. On a typical indoor 6 month season I might break 1 part buts normally it. I'm very easy on my stuff compared to some guys. I only race my stuff at the track and that's it. I would say get the normal stuff (caster block, steering knuckle, rear hubs and maybe a arms but I don't see much breaking on it. Its a solid SC. I have a little slop in the front bearings in the hubs but its an easy fix if I just put in fresh bearings so not a big deal.

My truck has zero upgrades other than the RC Shox brand pistons and different Serpent springs buts that's it.
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Hey guys. I bought a used srx2 sc which I rebuilt to be safe....burned out 3 motors! I have tried the gear diff and the gear diff with the same results.

Anyone have a guess for me to investigate?
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What motor and gearing are you running? You on a track or bashing? Are you running 2s lipo or something different.
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Hi, can someone tell me if I have my diff screw on the incorrect side? I built it as shown in the diagram, but as you know it says "diff screw must be on the right side of the vehicle" and that goes against the diagram.

Right now, the diff screw is on the left side if you look from behind the truck. Just need to know if I need to switch it around. thanks,
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Hi, can someone tell me if I have my diff screw on the incorrect side? I built it as shown in the diagram, but as you know it says "diff screw must be on the right side of the vehicle" and that goes against the diagram.

Right now, the diff screw is on the left side if you look from behind the truck. Just need to know if I need to switch it around. thanks,
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I always run mine out the right hand side. You will be ok with out the left as well. Over the years I have done it both ways but I normally do out the right side but the ones out the left are just fine. If the diff is built correctly in the end it won't matter.
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Thanks, I switched it real quick and now im breaking it in. Matt
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Hi, can someone tell me if I have my diff screw on the incorrect side? I built it as shown in the diagram, but as you know it says "diff screw must be on the right side of the vehicle" and that goes against the diagram.

Right now, the diff screw is on the left side if you look from behind the truck. Just need to know if I need to switch it around. thanks,
Matt
We run the diff screw and slipper on the same side just for familiarity's sake lol. I'm sure you'll be fine either way.
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After my shakedown run, I only needed to tighten a bolt in the front steering assembly, so that's good. However, in stock form and built following the manual, I have very slow rebound on the rear shocks. The front's are pretty quick but not the rears. Any suggestions?
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After my shakedown run, I only needed to tighten a bolt in the front steering assembly, so that's good. However, in stock form and built following the manual, I have very slow rebound on the rear shocks. The front's are pretty quick but not the rears. Any suggestions?
My shocks in the rear without the springs I have almost zero rebound and I have my front done the same way. Oils I would probably start with a fairly common oil setup with say 35 front and 30 rear and go from there. Ride height I run mine at 27mm in the front and 28 or so in the rear so I can get a little more off power steering. Springs you cold start with the kit ones and again change out as needed. I would start with this weather I'm indoor or outdoor racing. Once I run it once or twice and I know I have the right tires then I would start changing my setup a little at a time to dial it in a little better.
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