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Old 01-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #5011
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something else I just picked up on... shock volume is the same with the lower shocks... so does that mean bigger diameter bodies (and new pistons?) or has the height all been removed from other parts, so the damper body is still the same size... looking at the pics, I'm guessing the latter
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You can pretty much see what they appear to have done to the shocks. The top and bottom aluminum parts look to be shorter, and also the top and bottom plastic parts are shorter as well. This appears to be were they made the difference and still allow the standard length springs to be used. They mention that pretty much all the parts are interchangeable within the other versions and the new car. Time will tell though.

I think the new car looks great and they did some very clever things on the new car. Can't wait to get one.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #5012
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It looks like you could almost use the shorter plastics on the old shocks and they might be short enough for the new tower.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:27 AM   #5013
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Hello Ed,

You can pretty much see what they appear to have done to the shocks. The top and bottom aluminum parts look to be shorter, and also the top and bottom plastic parts are shorter as well. This appears to be were they made the difference and still allow the standard length springs to be used. They mention that pretty much all the parts are interchangeable within the other versions and the new car. Time will tell though.

I think the new car looks great and they did some very clever things on the new car. Can't wait to get one.

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The new shorter shocks have only one silicone o-ring. The old shocks have two plus a second delrin shim. That shortend the inside with aprx. 3 mm. Another thing is the top. The top is lowered and a new membrane is in the top. That is another maybe 2 mm you can add to the inside volume. You can use the same springs as the bottom linkage is shortend up and the spring collar is lowered, therefore, you can use the same lenght of springs.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #5015
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i wonder which chassis, top deck, and motor mount everyone will end up using.
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The new car is doing very well at the on-going ETS race. Marc Fischer finished 4th in the second round, and second in the third round. Volker got him by 4 hundreths of a second.

Not too bad for a guy who missed the first heat of practice because of travel issues and had to run someone else's car in the second practice because he did not have time to get his own car ready having just arrived. Pretty darn impressive. Other Serpent drivers are doing well as well.

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The new car is doing very well at the on-going ETS race. Marc Fischer finished 4th in the second round, and second in the third round. Volker got him by 4 hundreths of a second.

Not too bad for a guy who missed the first heat of practice because of travel issues and had to run someone else's car in the second practice because he did not have time to get his own car ready having just arrived. Pretty darn impressive. Other Serpent drivers are doing well as well.

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some pics and info on marc fisher's car
http://ets.redrc.net/2013/01/chassis-focus-marc-fisher/
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Marc is in the first place after 2 finals.
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Fischer second overall at ETS. Car looks awesome on track. Can't wait to get my hands on this ride!
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Car looks great . Good run Fischer despite lack of practice
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here's a question for everyone, how high are the bottom of your bodies from the racing surface, front, sides? after looking at some pictures from the euro series it seems that the bodies are really slammed on the chassis or they are cut pretty high off the ground. looking at the front splitters, they seem to be very thin compared to all the bodies i've done and seen in person.
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Fischer second overall at ETS. Car looks awesome on track. Can't wait to get my hands on this ride!
Wow, that was a great race
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here's a question for everyone, how high are the bottom of your bodies from the racing surface, front, sides? after looking at some pictures from the euro series it seems that the bodies are really slammed on the chassis or they are cut pretty high off the ground. looking at the front splitters, they seem to be very thin compared to all the bodies i've done and seen in person.
I would think the dots have something to do with the height, especially the front splitter.
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any idea when the new parts will be available. I might look at upgrading one of my TE's to the new spec. lower shocks, steering ect.
cheaper than a whole new car and there isnt really anything wrong with either of the cars atm.
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