With the 720 looking at moving back to Serpent on 1/10th (I'm already a very satisified 960 owner). A little less than 2 years with the 710 I called it quits and went with the MTX-4. I still like the Mugen but it has a few annoying problems. The front uprights snap a bit too easily and the 2-speed will stick to the housing forcing the car into permanent 2'nd gear.
Anyway, looks like Serpent has really responded to user feedback. The new car really seems to reflect that. And if Rene C can change his mind about turnbuckles you know there been a MAJOR change
My plan is to pick up:
1) 710 CVDs
2) 710 Single-piece Engine mount
3) 710 Front one-way (do I use the 710 pulley or is there one in the 720 kit?)
4) 710 lightened mid shaft
5) 710 aluminium mid mount
Does anyone know if 4) and 5) will work? My guess is yes. What about 2? Do I need just the one-way or the pulley as well?
I'd prefer not to over-option the car but I'm completely open to revising my list. Suggest away! I'm a little option shy since my 710 was almost completely optioned to death and most of the options were Serpent ones at that. My MTX4 has few options and it's been an A-main car for me. Hope that's going to be the case for the 720.
My bet on price
Price: Retail $459. Hong Kong shops: $380. Ebay: $360