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Old 11-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #601
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Thread seems a little inactive, you guys still out there . Looking at getting a gt car and was wondering what peoples thoughts are on this car, is it becoming a little outdated? I am surprised to see in amain this kit is actually more than the new mgt7 eco. I have seen the serpent for around $100 less than the mugen here in Australia but I am thinking for the extra money is it better to have a latest model car as opposed to a car that is basically 3 or so years old? How much longer will parts support be available for the cobra? I do like this car and money is a little tight but for longevity maybe the mugen might be a better choice, opinions.

The car is bad**s. They say "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I believe the car is so good , there was nothing really to improve upon. I started with the nitro version, loved it then decided I wanted to go electric with all my cars. So I sold the nitro and purchased the electric Cobra GT. The car if fast and planted! In 3+ years of combined ownership, I've never flipped the car(s) over, not once!
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There are also plenty of useful option parts. Oh and its about indestructable!
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Thread seems a little inactive, you guys still out there . Looking at getting a gt car and was wondering what peoples thoughts are on this car, is it becoming a little outdated? I am surprised to see in amain this kit is actually more than the new mgt7 eco. I have seen the serpent for around $100 less than the mugen here in Australia but I am thinking for the extra money is it better to have a latest model car as opposed to a car that is basically 3 or so years old? How much longer will parts support be available for the cobra? I do like this car and money is a little tight but for longevity maybe the mugen might be a better choice, opinions.
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Yeah I am liking the look of the serpent, i know they are tough too. That being said mugen make a good car too. thanks stealth rt, but the aussie dollar is not so good against the US and I reckon postage would be expensive with a big car and included bits. I think with my current financial situation I'm leaning towards the serpent as I can get it here for less than the mugen. One thing that has helped sway my decision was the review on amain about the mugen having limited gearing options.
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Yeah I am liking the look of the serpent, i know they are tough too. That being said mugen make a good car too. thanks stealth rt, but the aussie dollar is not so good against the US and I reckon postage would be expensive with a big car and included bits. I think with my current financial situation I'm leaning towards the serpent as I can get it here for less than the mugen. One thing that has helped sway my decision was the review on amain about the mugen having limited gearing options.
Remember when thinking about this car that it's built on the 811 platform that has been out for years so there are loads of parts and they did do a revision last spring on it to bring the rear suspension in line with the buggys. I really liked mine and feel it's built on a mature platform vs mugen that is fairly new to gt
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Is it true the Cobra GTE can only fit up to a 65 or 67mm long motor?
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Is it true the Cobra GTE can only fit up to a 65 or 67mm long motor?
Got a 77mm can in mine after some mod work.
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Remember when thinking about this car that it's built on the 811 platform that has been out for years so there are loads of parts and they did do a revision last spring on it to bring the rear suspension in line with the buggys. I really liked mine and feel it's built on a mature platform vs mugen that is fairly new to gt
Thanks D.a.v.e, yes once I get a bit extra cash I'm going to get the serpent I think.
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My serpent is a little over a year old has placed top 3 in almost every event I've had it in (and I am not that great a driver) and looks like it will get the club series this yr. My parts bill for the year? Nothing. Haven't broken a thing haven't used a spare.
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Yeah I am liking the look of the serpent, i know they are tough too. That being said mugen make a good car too. thanks stealth rt, but the aussie dollar is not so good against the US and I reckon postage would be expensive with a big car and included bits. I think with my current financial situation I'm leaning towards the serpent as I can get it here for less than the mugen. One thing that has helped sway my decision was the review on amain about the mugen having limited gearing options.
If you guys think the Mugen MGT7 has limited gearing options, check out mine geared to the moon doing 140 mph!

https://youtu.be/V32r86MpJ5s

This car is very tough and can fit very large motors. Im running a 1717 motor (84mm length, 48mm diameter) that fits with no modifications. I have also had a 1527 motor (104mm length) in there with no mods.
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If you guys think the Mugen MGT7 has limited gearing options, check out mine geared to the moon doing 140 mph!

https://youtu.be/V32r86MpJ5s

This car is very tough and can fit very large motors. Im running a 1717 motor (84mm length, 48mm diameter) that fits with no modifications. I have also had a 1527 motor (104mm length) in there with no mods.
So is 18/44 the biggest it will take?
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If you guys think the Mugen MGT7 has limited gearing options, check out mine geared to the moon doing 140 mph!

https://youtu.be/V32r86MpJ5s

This car is very tough and can fit very large motors. Im running a 1717 motor (84mm length, 48mm diameter) that fits with no modifications. I have also had a 1527 motor (104mm length) in there with no mods.
That was serious bro! I thought you were driving a missile!
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So is 18/44 the biggest it will take?
Im using the MGT7 nitro 2 speed shaft and 8mm mod1 pinions as spur gears as a spool to replace the stock center diff. The highest gearing I have tried is 37 pinion/ 29 spur!! Even more is possible!
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That was serious bro! I thought you were driving a missile!
Haha thanks. Just getting my quick fix for that need for speed! Haha. I go out to that street on the weekends since its the only time its clear. On the weekdays I use my Mugen for street bashing. The car is bullet proof and my true daily driver!
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Haha thanks. Just getting my quick fix for that need for speed! Haha. I go out to that street on the weekends since its the only time its clear. On the weekdays I use my Mugen for street bashing. The car is bullet proof and my true daily driver!
What street is that on? I'm somewhat familiar with the Bay Area.
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