Originally Posted by Roelof
Looking at Serpent 960 (which is a good car to drive with), it is crazy to have several filling rings to make it all fit.
Because you don't know why these rings/shims are there, doesn't mean the design is bad. Because that is the only thing you can reffer to when saying that you need a lot of rings "to make it all fit"....
Serpent gave customers the option to instead of using the Serpent type of wheels, to also use Mugen/Kyosho type of wheels.
Now, when you go for the Mugen/Kyosho type of wheel, you have an additional set-up option there, because with installing more or less shims on the inside or outside of the bearing, you can offset the wheel/rim, compared to it's rotation point....
I am a old fasion guy and keep the motormount to the engine, with Serpent that is impossible to do, with some mounts you even need to remove the rear end to fit them.
I am not that old fashion.
I leave the engine mount in the car, and just unscrew the engine with 4 screws, loosen the screws of the fibre carbon stiffener behind the engine (which a Mugen doesn't have) and the engine comes out the car without any problem.