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Old 09-24-2016, 11:52 AM   #106
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hi just got this car, ho do you get the body to sit level to high in the rear. thks
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:27 PM   #107
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I know the SF2 is getting overshadowed by the hype over newer releases. But I'm very interested in this car, but want to know more about it and most importantly, how big the the setup window in these? Most of the xray guys say that their 2016s have quite a big setup window (where the car will perform very well without needing the perfect settings).

In Aus we don't have very many carpet tracks available country wide, so most of the time it is tarmac with the rules limiting us to rubber wheels (not foam).

How easy is it to set up a serpent sf2 in these kinds of conditions? Is there a simple default setting for say the front suspension (and is it marked) so if you go in the wrong setup direction you can simply go back to the basic setup and start again without needing to remember all the changes you made?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I've done some skim reading, but most people talk about this car being used on carpet from what I can tell and I can't work out how the setups are measured (I don't know anyone with a Serpent at my local track) as I can't have a good look at them.
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This car performs also very well on tarmac.
There are multiple setup available on the Serpent website.
What griplevel are you racing? What rubber tyre?

Setupwise it is not that difficult and you can Always go back to the setting before.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:19 PM   #109
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This car performs also very well on tarmac.
There are multiple setup available on the Serpent website.
What griplevel are you racing? What rubber tyre?

Setupwise it is not that difficult and you can Always go back to the setting before.
It's fairly low grip and improves as it rubbers in, the tyres are the ride r1s from memory (I'm told these are looking likely to become the regulated tyres at least for our neck of the woods).
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You can basically Always use my setup which is still at the Serpent website. http://www.serpent.com/product/410061/setups/
Take the one from Tim Jansen BNL Rucphen. I think this is an ok basis for outdoor rubber racing.
This setup is driven with Ride ETS tyres and Montech wings.
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You can basically Always use my setup which is still at the Serpent website. http://www.serpent.com/product/410061/setups/
Take the one from Tim Jansen BNL Rucphen. I think this is an ok basis for outdoor rubber racing.
This setup is driven with Ride ETS tyres and Montech wings.
Thanks heaps!
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No problem mate!
Any questions you can always ask.
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Guys I'm new to F1 can you please recommend good rubber tires. Running on tarmac in Australia
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Mostly the Pitshimitsu's are good tyres.
But also the Ride ETS sets work.

I suggest to go and look what others are driving at you local club.
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Mostly the Pitshimitsu's are good tyres.
But also the Ride ETS sets work.

I suggest to go and look what others are driving at you local club.
Thanks will do
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Is serpent going to do something about the weak front wing?
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Is serpent going to do something about the weak front wing?
Are there no other front wings that you can swap with the Serpent wing?
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Is serpent going to do something about the weak front wing?
The original SF2 wing was weak around the centre. Serpent changed the mould and strengthened considerably that area. I've had no breakages since and the wing is also one of the control wings for the ETS series for the last couple years without any problems. An alternative wing is the Montech wing which bolts right up but yeah there isn't anything wrong with the serpent wing (with the updated design).
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I have ran all the other wings without breaking but i really want to run the serpent wing, car handles the best with it.
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The original SF2 wing was weak around the centre. Serpent changed the mould and strengthened considerably that area. I've had no breakages since and the wing is also one of the control wings for the ETS series for the last couple years without any problems. An alternative wing is the Montech wing which bolts right up but yeah there isn't anything wrong with the serpent wing (with the updated design).
New wing still breaks.
Unless there is a new..new one I missed.
Small carpet tracks are really hard on front f1 wings.
Agree the Montech wing works great (that is what I use)...but surely they (Serpent) can do a better job with this part. I know most would not mind some extra weight if it produces a stronger part.
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