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Old 03-28-2012, 02:01 AM   #2041
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Hi,

How does the upper/lower position of the eccenter on the front steering knuckle affect handling?

Would really appreciate if anybody can assist me on this .

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:33 AM   #2042
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Hi,

How does the upper/lower position of the eccenter on the front steering knuckle affect handling?

Would really appreciate if anybody can assist me on this .

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In brief this affects front roll-center:
  1. axle down - most steering
    axle in middle- neutral steering
    axle up- least steering (I've hardly ever used)

Try both mid the lower positions at the track back-to-back, and you will see a major difference between down and mid positions

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #2043
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Hi Paulie,

Thank U for the reply.Much appreciated.

Just to confirm, axle down is, using the top eccenter hole?
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Hi Paulie,

Thank U for the reply.Much appreciated.

Just to confirm, axle down is, using the top eccenter hole?
I think so. Not sure because I dont have the car in front of me but basically, when you are looking at the steering blocks from the side, the axle down means that the axle is below the center of the hole of the steering block. When the axle is in the center, it is the mid/neutral position. These are the two positions I use most. If you flip the eccenter piece then the axle would be in the upper position which we rarely use.

Let me know how it feels after you try it!

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #2045
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Paulie - Thank U very much !
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #2046
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hi,

i have a 966TE but just noticed a V2 has come out

what is the difference?

can the parts be purchased seperately to make my original TE a V2?

I cant seem to find info anywherE?
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #2047
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hi,

i have a 966TE but just noticed a V2 has come out

what is the difference?

can the parts be purchased seperately to make my original TE a V2?

I cant seem to find info anywherE?
Yes, you can buy the parts. The only thing different on the V2 are the new shocks and the new clutch. Everything else is the same as your TE. Im picking up my V2 next saturday, Im running a 966 that I bought new back in 2009, Im NEED new car
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #2048
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Yes, you can buy the parts. The only thing different on the V2 are the new shocks and the new clutch. Everything else is the same as your TE. Im picking up my V2 next saturday, Im running a 966 that I bought new back in 2009, Im NEED new car
Thanks

Do you know the part number for the new clutch? Is this it:

http://www.serpent.com/product/903222

So only some minor change (clutchbell, spring, Flywheel are unchanged)

Do you guys think the new shocks are worth the extra $$$
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http://www.serpent.com/product/903011

No, thats the old clutch. Look at the link above.

Centax True Motion Clutch

Serpent introduces new Centax clutches for 1/8 onroad.

The development of the Centax clutch continues. Serpentís designer Ron Ton was the innovator of this revolutionary clutch system in the mid 90-ties. Soon it has become the standard in onroad racing, as all other brands adopted similar systems.

Many variations have been tried, but in the end it still comes close to the original idea.In the latest development the tapered shape has been moved from the flywheel to the pressure plate instead, improves punch and reliability.

Serpent continues the use of the hard Centax spring to set preload, as its less critical and faster to adjust.

The 1/8 scale Centax True motion clutch, has the black shoe and aluminum cutch housing as standard. Yellow and red shoes can be tried as well, as well as the steel or light steel clutch housing.


The Centax system, invented by Serpent (Ron Ton) in 1992 is since long a standard in the rc industry.
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hi,

i have a 966TE but just noticed a V2 has come out

what is the difference?

can the parts be purchased seperately to make my original TE a V2?

I cant seem to find info anywherE?
True motion clutch and membrane (bladder) shocks.
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put some laps in with the 966te yesterday very happy with it. I only had one problem, I strip second gear twice, I think it was because the track was fresh and still had some debris on the track pinion was beatup as well.
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whats the internal gear Raito from the 966te
and how do you calculate that

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whats the internal gear Raito from the 966te
and how do you calculate that

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http://serpent.com/file.php?FileID=4833

try this out. it may be what your after.
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ran my 966 te yeasterday and the car was good on the first outting of the day before my second run i wanted to change the shift point to shift a little later and when i went to pop off the E clip it would not come off. I had to lossen the left side gear and slide the shaft over. Well after all that I changed the shift point and put the car back out first lap was good and hit the straight on the second lap and off went the E clip, gears, gear spacer and pin. I found everything but the gear spacer and pin, are these parts available yet without buying the whole two speed kit.
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ran my 966 te yeasterday and the car was good on the first outting of the day before my second run i wanted to change the shift point to shift a little later and when i went to pop off the E clip it would not come off. I had to lossen the left side gear and slide the shaft over. Well after all that I changed the shift point and put the car back out first lap was good and hit the straight on the second lap and off went the E clip, gears, gear spacer and pin. I found everything but the gear spacer and pin, are these parts available yet without buying the whole two speed kit.
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