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Old 03-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #2026
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I guess you guys are running 8th scale at Blue Diamond? Can you please give me all the information on this years plans for track expansion and making it user friendly for the 1/8 guys? Any schedule posted, hotels, etc? Please fill me in. Who is the track administrator and what it their contact information?

I'd love to come back to Blue Diamond and run some races this summer.

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Hello Supafast:

I guess you guys are running 8th scale at Blue Diamond? Can you please give me all the information on this years plans for track expansion and making it user friendly for the 1/8 guys? Any schedule posted, hotels, etc? Please fill me in. Who is the track administrator and what it their contact information?

I'd love to come back to Blue Diamond and run some races this summer.

Thanks,
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hi paulie you can go to the racing forum and go to bluediamonds page to get all of the info race you soon, glad to get more serpent driver to bluediamond
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hi paulie you can go to the racing forum and go to bluediamonds page to get all of the info race you soon, glad to get more serpent driver to bluediamond
Looking forward to seeing all my DE and MD friends again. What awesome memories.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #2029
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I'm wondering which kind of cars is pointing my choice:

- Serpent 966 TE v2
- Mugen MRX5

I'd like to know pros and cons, an honest and open discussion.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:10 AM   #2030
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Hahaha, and what answer do you think you will get?

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Hahaha, and what answer do you think you will get?

I hope an honest answer...but I think more focus on the 966
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Both cars you are asking about are good cars, and both can be fast as you can see in my signature i run the 966. I have built several mrx5 for friends and have drove it as well, it has its good and bad like any car does. What i would say to you is see which one is easiest to get parts for.

On another note the newest addition the te and now v2 have a big sweet spot for setups, i have a base setup i use for me that has been a good starting point for any surface i have run it on. I think the serpent is the most durable car i have raced with and that is a big part of racing.

You will not be disappointed with a Serpent 966!
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Both cars you are asking about are good cars, and both can be fast as you can see in my signature i run the 966. I have built several mrx5 for friends and have drove it as well, it has its good and bad like any car does. What i would say to you is see which one is easiest to get parts for.

On another note the newest addition the te and now v2 have a big sweet spot for setups, i have a base setup i use for me that has been a good starting point for any surface i have run it on. I think the serpent is the most durable car i have raced with and that is a big part of racing.

You will not be disappointed with a Serpent 966!
Thank you for the feeback, appreciate. I'll let you know my next choice.
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Hi there,

Can anyone explain what's the effect that we notice on the track, having 1, 2 or 4mm shims under the front suspension bracket?
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The best Aluminum Clutch bell (903387) set up is with 6587XP Black shoe, 909520 clutch spring and 903199 leading flyweights.
I am looking to get my clutch set up right as its on of the main things that will make you fast, if you have it right. So far, I have not had it working well..

Since the release of the Serpent Centax True Motion Clutch. Is this now the better way to go for the best clutch? Or is the above set up, still the way to go??

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I am looking to get my clutch set up right as its on of the main things that will make you fast, if you have it right. So far, I have not had it working well..

Since the release of the Serpent Centax True Motion Clutch. Is this now the better way to go for the best clutch? Or is the above set up, still the way to go??

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the Bell and shoe are still the same. flywheel shoe holder and Flyweights are different. so you can still use that Alloy bell and Black shoe setup for the true motion clutch. but the alloy bell and black shoe is definately the best clutch i have had, cant wait to try it with the updated flywheel bits.
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Hi there,

Can anyone explain what's the effect that we notice on the track, having 1, 2 or 4mm shims under the front suspension bracket?
Hello Zeca:
Obrigado for the Good Question!

I’m glad you asked because it helps refresh my memory too.
This is copied in part from a leading set-up company's set-up book: This is how I understood it the first time. I'm not sure if it the best explination but it helped me to get a basic understanding. I suggest testing and trying for yourself.
Good luck...Paulie B
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I am assuming you are placing equal amounts of shims under the bracket, front and rear holes, bracket and pin obviously stays flat as you go up or down:

EFFECTS OF FRONT ROLL CENTER ADJUSTMENT

In General, Front roll center has most effect on on-throttle steering during mid-corner and corner exit.
Front roll center Effect

Lower the RC---You are raising the pin More Shims under the bracket:
• More on-throttle steering.
• Car is less responsive.
• More weight transfer at front of car.
• Better on smooth, high grip tracks with long fast corners.

Raising (Higher) the RC---You are lowering the pin Less Shims under the bracket:
• Less on-throttle steering.
• Car is more responsive.
• Less weight transfer at front of car.
• Use in high grip conditions to avoid traction rolling.
• Use on tracks with quick direction changes (chicanes).

Don't forget to re-check your set-up after changing the RC each time.
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what r the best 2 speed gears to run on the 966
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I'm not confirming that this is the "best" as you are requesting though this is dependant on the track size, motor/header/pipe combo, tire size, traction, etc, etc, etc, but generally you can start with 15/48, 19/45 then test and adjust.

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After trying this gear ratio, consider swapping the spur gear sizes first before changing-out the 15/19.
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Hello Zeca:
Obrigado for the Good Question!

I’m glad you asked because it helps refresh my memory too.
This is copied in part from a leading set-up company's set-up book: This is how I understood it the first time. I'm not sure if it the best explination but it helped me to get a basic understanding. I suggest testing and trying for yourself.
Good luck...Paulie B
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I am assuming you are placing equal amounts of shims under the bracket, front and rear holes, bracket and pin obviously stays flat as you go up or down:

EFFECTS OF FRONT ROLL CENTER ADJUSTMENT

In General, Front roll center has most effect on on-throttle steering during mid-corner and corner exit.
Front roll center Effect

Lower the RC---You are raising the pin More Shims under the bracket:
• More on-throttle steering.
• Car is less responsive.
• More weight transfer at front of car.
• Better on smooth, high grip tracks with long fast corners.

Raising (Higher) the RC---You are lowering the pin Less Shims under the bracket:
• Less on-throttle steering.
• Car is more responsive.
• Less weight transfer at front of car.
• Use in high grip conditions to avoid traction rolling.
• Use on tracks with quick direction changes (chicanes).

Don't forget to re-check your set-up after changing the RC each time.
Hi Paulie B,

Thanks a lot for your help

Abrašo, thanks

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