Originally Posted by Niky_Freaky
Next week I am gonna order the ERYX and want to ask couple of things. I am gonna run modified on asphalt track and sometimes carpet.
What motor do you think I should get? 4.5? 5.0?...
Depends a lot on the size of track. For decent sized outdoor tracks, 4.5t is a good choice, as the wind means it can be tuned for a decent range of tracks (tighter, less boost, more open, more boost). For tight indoors I'd look towards a 5.5t. If your taking mod seriously, then I strongly recommend getting a faster motor from the start, and backing down the throttle EPA and adding expo until your used to it, rather than running a slower motor. It'll teach you better throttle control, and save having to up the motor when you want more power
What Body works good with this car ?
Normal two choices would be the Pf Speed6 and LTC-R. Pretty much LTC for outdoors, Speed6 for carpet.
what spare parts should I get?
The serpent cars are really tough, in my whole time of running mod with the car I've done one rear hub... So I would just get a spare set of all the plastics (arms, wishbones, hub's). Also grab a set of belts, just in case.
Last part to grab would be a spare set of diff gears (#401594)
For a 4.5, using the kit 84t spur, look for 20, 21 and 22t pinions (will give FDR range of 8.4 - 7.6)
And option parts ?
Thanks in advance
Options wise, I strongly recommend the following;
#401445 - DCJ driveshafts for the front
#401597 - 1.5/0.5 mirrored blocks (to help remove some of the front arm sweep)
#160110 - Clear o-rings, a must to help stop the shocks leaking.
Optional's that are not essential, but well worth picking up;
#401585 - Second set of 0.0/2.0 mirrored blocks (to run wider, straight arms)
#401418 - 1.5 One-piece block (for front straight arms, narrower)
#401375 - 0.0 One-piece block (use in RF, helps to give more steering on wide open tracks)
#401591 - 2.0mm stiff chassis... seems to be the ticket for indoor carpet, but the kit chassis is better for outdoors.
#401427 - 19t Alloy pulleys. I personally never had an issue with the plastic pulleys (even running mod), but the alloy ones are nicer, and definitely won't strip!
#401592 - Spare composite diff... essential if you want to run a front gear diff, although most still use a spool.
Otherwise, just the usuals on springs (HPI and RIDE work well) and oils (400-600 for the shocks, 1k-3k for the diff) , and your all set