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Old 10-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #6811
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thinking about getting the full spring set. so far i have grey, black, and green. i run 17.5 asphalt rubber tire. even the green though doesnt seem stiff enough.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:15 PM   #6812
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Carpet season approaching fast. Anyone have a good starting setup on medium-high grip carpet? I'll be running 17.5 blinky.
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Carpet season approaching fast. Anyone have a good starting setup on medium-high grip carpet? I'll be running 17.5 blinky.
Try this site, scroll down to Serpent and then pick which car, lots of setups to pick from.

http://www.petitrc.com/index.php?/setupsheet.html/
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:36 AM   #6815
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I'm trying to play with different camber link lengths and roll center adjustments but the stock camber track rods are too long to use the inner sets of upper link mounting holes on the rear. Is there a shorter turnbuckle than the stock 3x26mm or is there a shorter ball joint that will work?
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:10 AM   #6816
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I'm trying to play with different camber link lengths and roll center adjustments but the stock camber track rods are too long to use the inner sets of upper link mounting holes on the rear. Is there a shorter turnbuckle than the stock 3x26mm or is there a shorter ball joint that will work?
Strange? I have run shortest configuration before with the stock pieces and had no issues getting to adjustments I required. I guess you could file some material off you turnbuckle?
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:59 PM   #6817
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Carpet season approaching fast. Anyone have a good starting setup on medium-high grip carpet? I'll be running 17.5 blinky.
I got my 3.0 pretty dialed atm on the rug in 17.5 blinky, Team Powers 36 premounts, 24K.

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mylaps.com/en/practice-results/activity/677790945

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Forgot to add: Using Team Associated 6.2 CVD Blades for spool, they last longer than the Serpent blades. The blades have to be filed a little on each side to fit into the spool drives.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:38 AM   #6818
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XH arms, huh... I think they meant extra "brittle."
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:21 AM   #6819
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XH arms, huh... I think they meant extra "brittle."
Really? I haven't broken any despite some pretty hard attempts! The XH arms definitely sharpened my car up in higher traction asphalt conditions. The H arms are better indoors on carpet.
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Really? I haven't broken any despite some pretty hard attempts! The XH arms definitely sharpened my car up in higher traction asphalt conditions. The H arms are better indoors on carpet.
I appreciate your voice. I find it curious that i have only broken rear XH arms. I still have mediums on the front and have taken some pretty hard front and T-Bone hits that i just knew had caused some serious damage, but none received on the front end. It has been alot colder than normal here, around 50 deg outdoors, so maybe the XH arms are more susceptible to damage in colder temps...
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Don't think so, they are very hard, you can hear the difference in them just tapping them, very high carbon content and very little give to them.

I've only had one set, and of that I broke one front arm eventually, although it would be questionalble if a hard arm would have broke as well. In any matter I use the hard arms, and like the way they work.
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Anybody run the S411 as a VTA car? I've been doing it now for about a season and s half and I'm looking to gain those last few 10th to hang with the big guys (who all run XRays).

Does anyone have a set up they care to share? I run indoors on carpet.

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This setup worked pretty well for me on medium bite carpet. Should be a good starting place. Let me know how it works for you and I can probably give you some ideas to improve it.
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This setup worked pretty well for me on medium bite carpet. Should be a good starting place. Let me know how it works for you and I can probably give you some ideas to improve it.
AWESOME.

Thank you. I've been tinkering so much that I need a new baseline to start from. Plus, it's hard to ask for set up help when no one else runs a Serpent.

I'll keep you posted as to how well it works.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:34 AM   #6825
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Plus, it's hard to ask for set up help when no one else runs a Serpent.
I feel your pain, but getting a lesser-driven car dialled-in is so much more satisfying that running what everyone else does.
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