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Old 07-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #1756
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #1757
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Assembling the new SL8 gearbox atm and Im having a question about the two shims that are supplied and where theyre supposed to go.
Cause the thing is, the bearing on the brakemounting thing wont go all the way out, as it does on the old gearbox. So are those shims supposed to go on the bearings on the outside, or on the inside of the plastic?
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #1758
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Assembling the new SL8 gearbox atm and Im having a question about the two shims that are supplied and where theyre supposed to go.
Cause the thing is, the bearing on the brakemounting thing wont go all the way out, as it does on the old gearbox. So are those shims supposed to go on the bearings on the outside, or on the inside of the plastic?
The bearing adapter and bearing do sit inboard - no worries use one or two shims as necessary to achieve gear alignment between the bearing and the drive pin/shift hub.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:29 PM   #1759
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The bearing adapter and bearing do sit inboard - no worries use one or two shims as necessary to achieve gear alignment between the bearing and the drive pin/shift hub.
Yea I was fiddling with it for a while. Turns out I cant use any shims at all because if I do the outer gear on the 2 speed wont turn freely. Suppose you can get the bearing further in if you grind even more on the brakeshaft but it works like this aswell so why fiddle.

Anyways. Got another question as Ive been installing the new rear end aswell. I downloaded the instructions via Serpents webpage, but if I set it up like on the webpage, with all the shims under the upper arms, I cant mount the bodymount in the original setting because the bodymount will hit the outer links on the upper arms. So Im not sure what setup you guys are using or if modification is necessary.
Also using this setup the driveshafts are very close to popping out, so it just feels strange.

Im sorry for all the questions but Im sort of new to Serpent in onroad and I havent driven onroad at all for several years


EDIT: was looking through setups of other people and it seems like the way to go is to mount the bodymount as far up as is possible. Still dont like how the driveshafts are sitting though, they are on the edge of popping out and if I run less droop I can pull them out with my fingers.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #1760
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Yea I was fiddling with it for a while. Turns out I cant use any shims at all because if I do the outer gear on the 2 speed wont turn freely. Suppose you can get the bearing further in if you grind even more on the brakeshaft but it works like this aswell so why fiddle.

Anyways. Got another question as Ive been installing the new rear end aswell. I downloaded the instructions via Serpents webpage, but if I set it up like on the webpage, with all the shims under the upper arms, I cant mount the bodymount in the original setting because the bodymount will hit the outer links on the upper arms. So Im not sure what setup you guys are using or if modification is necessary.
Also using this setup the driveshafts are very close to popping out, so it just feels strange.

Im sorry for all the questions but Im sort of new to Serpent in onroad and I havent driven onroad at all for several years


EDIT: was looking through setups of other people and it seems like the way to go is to mount the bodymount as far up as is possible. Still dont like how the driveshafts are sitting though, they are on the edge of popping out and if I run less droop I can pull them out with my fingers.
What is the measurement of the rear track width? just wondering why your dogbones are sitting on the edge, you might have set it too wide.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 AM   #1761
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Still dont like how the driveshafts are sitting though, they are on the edge of popping out and if I run less droop I can pull them out with my fingers.
Do they have a lot of play?
I always put some fuel tube in both the wheel axles and drive axle, to give the drive shafts less room to move.
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The gap between the A-arms and the hubs is around 5-5,5 mm as per instructions in the manual.

But yea think Im gonna put some fueltubing on both sides so they cant move around too much.
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"locking" them into position with fueltube, can also help preventing them to bend in case of a hard crash.
It doesn't prevent loosing them though.
That's where cvd's come into play.
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"locking" them into position with fueltube, can also help preventing them to bend in case of a hard crash.
It doesn't prevent loosing them though.
That's where cvd's come into play.
Yea I did that just now and it turned out great!

So yea pretty much got the car together without any issues. Now I need to find a good base setup and I need to get a new engine as the old one I have barely has any compression left.
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Ok, so I've been running with my front uprights 1 left and 2 right. Gonna try running 1 on the right. What difference should I notice and should I have the bearing blocks facing the rear?

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Does anyone know if theres anything out there than give the 966 4wd braking, i tried my 966 today and cant seem to get comfortable with just the rears braking, on my 733 i dont use drag break at all, i just manual break and this suits my driving style, i want the 966 to have 4wd braking just like the 733, is that even possible?
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Does anyone know if theres anything out there than give the 966 4wd braking, i tried my 966 today and cant seem to get comfortable with just the rears braking, on my 733 i dont use drag break at all, i just manual break and this suits my driving style, i want the 966 to have 4wd braking just like the 733, is that even possible?

It is possible but I think it is illegal to do that in 1/8th!
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It is possible but I think it is illegal to do that in 1/8th!
for club racing we not too concerned, so it can be done, how?
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for club racing we not too concerned, so it can be done, how?
easiest way ....................... Brick Wall.


it isnt worth the effort. the one way up front, you will have to have a brake on each front wheel. Good luck with that. turn your EPA down on your brakes, set them so it slows the car down only, not locking up the rear.
i run on a fairly tight track for 1/8th, and i rarely use brake. only one corner really.
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