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This is a wiki page for the new and very interesting concept 4-X from Serpent. This is wiki is meant to develop and grow as more is understood about the car.

Serpent's Product Page - http://www.serpent.com/product/400030
The 4-X Development Story - Here

Manual - Here

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SOFTEST
  • 401705 Spring white C4.4 4X (2)
  • 401706 Spring yellow C4.9 4X (2)
  • 401707 Spring orange C5.5 4X (2) = kit
  • 401708 Spring red C6.3 4X (2)
  • 401709 Spring pink C6.9 4X (2)
  • 401710 Spring blue C7.6 4X (2)
  • 401711 Spring purple C8.4 4X (2) = kit
  • 401712 Spring greenC9.5 4X (2)
  • 401713 Spring grey C10.9 4X (2)
  • 401714 Spring black C12 4X (2)
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RCBuilds.net Build, tip guide and youtube video - http://www.rcbuilds.net/builds/onroa...nt-project-4x/
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:42 PM   #241
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Where are the markings that specify left and right knuckles? I cannot find any and you have me wondering about this.
How have you found the car Ben, handling compared to the 4.0 and X-ray, also what is the race ready weight, hope your enjoying the new car 👍
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How have you found the car Ben, handling compared to the 4.0 and X-ray, also what is the race ready weight, hope your enjoying the new car 👍
les, no 4.0 for me so only compare to eryx 3.0'and the Xray 16/17 I had. Both built like tank. I've chewed more drive blades with the serpent but that's minor. I found the xray numb and lacked corner speed/rotation. I find the new car has the perfect balance between steering and rear grip. You only need springs, oils and shins to tune. Changing caster quickly is a revelation and the adjustability inn the new steering rack is awesome especially in hot conditions. I'm runing heavy battery and fans so I'm at 1400 grams. Loving the new car but Still getting whooped by young eyes and awesomatix :/
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:52 AM   #243
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Where are the markings that specify left and right knuckles? I cannot find any and you have me wondering about this.
The arms on the knuckles sweep downwards, below the center of the axle. That should help you determine which is which.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:08 PM   #244
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Yeah, everyones least favorite subject - droop.

Just to be clear, per the setup sheet: 10mm blocks and then a droop gauge at the bottom of the ball pivot correct?
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Most of us are getting our droop number in mm by placing chassis flat on the set up board and using a ride height gauge to measure under the hub. This is reflected in the set up sheets.
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The more I live with this chassis, the less I can tolerate a traditional one. So easy to work on and tune.

Steering and grip for days...

Really looking forward to how it develops over the next few cycles. Serpent is really onto something here.
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Anybody run one of these in VTA racing?
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Not Mine, I don't run one yet but I pulled it off the Face book page for you.

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Bent a bulkhead - 401654 - seems impossible to get a hold of! I've had this ordered with my LHS for over a month now... nothing
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It looks like Serpent America has the bulkheads in stock at the moment if you want to order online.

Also you should take a look at the facebook page. There is a member over there making a very nice brace to help strenghthen the bulkheads to help prevent bending.
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Anyone have some vids?
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Videos about what exactly? Serpent have a few videos on the 4x by its designer David Ehbar. You'll find links to them on the serpent site.
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Hiro Seiko screw kits back in stock finally!!

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Hey have any of you guys that race on the high traction black carpet tried the Mid-High lower arm position?
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Hey have any of you guys that race on the high traction black carpet tried the Mid-High lower arm position?
Yep frees the car up and makes it faster imo.
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