Originally posted by InitialD
Rookie, sometimes I wonder with all the information you're pumping out, if you really bought and fixed up the 710...
I actually like to know how I could spend USD 150 on the 710 to make it race worthy.
That $150 is what I said I will have to add onto the R40 to convert the R40 to 2004 spec to race spec, not on the S710.....I want to make a point to say that R40 2004 spec is NOT a brand new car, it is just like a fully loaded R40 with options, just like Mugen MTX3 vs the Pro Spec, or the 705 vs the 710.....and I was using these 2 chassis (including 710) cause they are already OPTIONED.......please don't tell me a Serpent Impulse (with no option) can race national box stock.....S710 is a LOADED and OPTIONED RC car......and can still have more option to add, but they are not required.
Also....to spend $150 on S710 to get even better.........TOO EASY, you can try add up all the lightweight dogbones, hubs, front diff, upgrade rear tower, upgrade front bumper set, pivot balls...............etc...however, I am sure the stock S710 is good enough, but....what is GOOD ENOUGH...? When the sponcered driver beat you with some of the Serpent options, then you will consider those options are the reason that he beat you....
I know, cause I sells plenty of those parts to the local S710 ppl....and everyweek I have to order the exact same parts over and over and over....
Again, please don't think I am putting the S710 or MTX3 ppl down, I know better then that...........and if I have to put someone down, I will pick cars like Traxxx or Tamiya Grasshopper (LOL).........I just can't see myself to spend 2-3X the price on the Serpent parts compare to the AE or HPI parts...........they are dirt cheap, and since, they just break as easy as Serpent, why would i want to spend more money to support a more expensive car when I am running as good with the NTC3 or R40 just like the Impulse or 705 that I used to race.