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Old 01-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #31
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Thanks for the pics!

Any ideas on street prices for the conversion??
My guest is around $250.00 to $300.00, that's my guest so it's a 50/50 chance of either I am correct or totally wrong, I based it on the old conversion kit for the 960 08'.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:59 AM   #32
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Well I hope you are wrong Kamikaze!

If the conversion costs that much, I'm not seeing the whole reason for their move to asia... 'more cost friendly products'.

There are many people who have stayed strong with Serpent throughout this 'transition' of theirs. With the 960 '08 just coming out last year, I would hope Serpent would be a bit more understanding and thankful for those who are still Serpent drivers by being reasonable on these new parts and conversion.

I've been a Serpent driver since I started 1/8th scale (5 years ago) and am very loyal. I hung in here, as have many others, and was excited about the move to asia to help us financially. This is when I start to get a bad taste in my mouth.

Serpent... work with us!

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:07 AM   #33
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Well I hope you are wrong Kamikaze!

If the conversion costs that much, I'm not seeing the whole reason for their move to asia... 'more cost friendly products'.

There are many people who have stayed strong with Serpent throughout this 'transition' of theirs. With the 960 '08 just coming out last year, I would hope Serpent would be a bit more understanding and thankful for those who are still Serpent drivers by being reasonable on these new parts and conversion.

I've been a Serpent driver since I started 1/8th scale (5 years ago) and am very loyal. I hung in here, as have many others, and was excited about the move to asia to help us financially. This is when I start to get a bad taste in my mouth.

Serpent... work with us!

Thanks.
You are absolutely correct, that you hope I am wrong! that is why I said "my guest", I just have to look at it this way: it comes with all CNC aluminum parts, chassis and such, but again I could be wrong, but one thing I am going to be sure about is, it's not going to be on a give away price.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:14 AM   #34
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We're getting a new chassis, that in itself is about $120. So, I hope the conversion is less than what Kamikaze said, but if you think about it, the price is not that bad with the chassis included. I cant wait to get mine, whatever the cost is
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:18 PM   #35
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Guys, we are still working on the final price and Serpent America is going to try to make it as affordable as possible. Remember that the kit and update is scheduled to be out in the market worldwide late February. We are making a big effort in order to have some kits and updates sets for the Winternats, so we can present the car and make some people happy.

Regarding what is included, here is the list (description only)

ball bearing-u13-12x18. qty2
ball bearing-u6-6x13. qty2
ball bearing-v5-6x10-flanged. qty2
pin-p16-3x20. qty2
Pin 2.5x812
Brake pad assembly qty2
shim-3-5x8x1. qty12
pivot-pin-966-rr-lw. qty2
966-suspension-bracket-rr-fr. qty1
966-bearing block-rr-. qty2
966-excenter-rr-axle. qty2
966-rearplate. qty1
966-shock tower-rr. qty1
966-upper-suspension mount-rr-fr. qty1
966-upper-suspension mount-rr-rr. qty1
966-bearing block-2sp-r. qty1
966-bearing block-2sp-l. qty1
966-brake-cam. qty1
966-brake-bushing. qty2
966-bushing-2sp-shaft. qty1
pulley-retainer-966-brake. qty1
966-side plate-spacer-left. qty1
chassis-966-lcg. qty1
Screw set 966 (178) qty1
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:59 PM   #36
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Guys, we are still working on the final price and Serpent America is going to try to make it as affordable as possible. Remember that the kit and update is scheduled to be out in the market worldwide late February. We are making a big effort in order to have some kits and updates sets for the Winternats, so we can present the car and make some people happy.

Regarding what is included, here is the list (description only)

ball bearing-u13-12x18. qty2
ball bearing-u6-6x13. qty2
ball bearing-v5-6x10-flanged. qty2
pin-p16-3x20. qty2
Pin 2.5x812
Brake pad assembly qty2
shim-3-5x8x1. qty12
pivot-pin-966-rr-lw. qty2
966-suspension-bracket-rr-fr. qty1
966-bearing block-rr-. qty2
966-excenter-rr-axle. qty2
966-rearplate. qty1
966-shock tower-rr. qty1
966-upper-suspension mount-rr-fr. qty1
966-upper-suspension mount-rr-rr. qty1
966-bearing block-2sp-r. qty1
966-bearing block-2sp-l. qty1
966-brake-cam. qty1
966-brake-bushing. qty2
966-bushing-2sp-shaft. qty1
pulley-retainer-966-brake. qty1
966-side plate-spacer-left. qty1
chassis-966-lcg. qty1
Screw set 966 (178) qty1
Is not just a chassis and a few pieces...quite some stuff..
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #37
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This are Steven Muller's bodies for the new 966 and his 09' 720.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #38
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Nice paint JGO rite
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SER903326 $308.45 source: www.serpentamerica.com
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.. I was hoping they will offer something more afforadable in the current recession climate ...
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.. I was hoping they will offer something more afforadable in the current recession climate ...
write a petition to World Model in Hong Kong, it is the owner of serpent now.
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SER903326 $308.45 source: www.serpentamerica.com
SKU SER903009
Quantity in stock No items available
Price: $670.45

Thats quite expencive.
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SKU SER903009
Quantity in stock No items available
Price: $670.45

Thats quite expencive.
All other 1/8 competitive cars are around that price.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:44 AM   #44
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SKU SER903009
Quantity in stock No items available
Price: $670.45

Thats quite expencive.
You are looking at the full retail price, street price will be way lower than US$670.45, now judging by your avatar the price of the car you have is way more expensive than 966, http://kamikazetoysandhobbies.com/pr...prod=SER903009 the 966 will be available for the public 3rd week of February, the team drivers attending the Winternats already got there cars.
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In a clear point it does come with some Team options that other manufactures do not include
Aluminum hangers
Aluminum middle mount
Front Cvd's
Which would cost you over $100 on top of the kit price so I think it's a fair price. Just IMO
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