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Old 07-10-2009, 12:39 AM   #646
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cheers for the info toughbeard,muchly appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:25 AM   #647
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Hi! will the kyosho/mugen rim fit the new 966,
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Hi! will the kyosho/mugen rim fit the new 966,
I use rims with no cone groove. I believe standard rims fit the 966.
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Thanks! I'am about to order a 966,do i need any uppgrade parts like orange drivebelts or alu pullys.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:12 AM   #650
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Thanks! I'am about to order a 966,do i need any uppgrade parts like orange drivebelts or alu pullys.
No...
The 966 comes box stock with parts that are only optional with other brands.....
Drivers from the other brands will say there car doesn't need these options, but with the 966 they come stock with the kit, so actually they can not be called optionals...
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Thanks! I'am about to order a 966,do i need any uppgrade parts like orange drivebelts or alu pullys.
the new kits come with the orange belts. The standard plastic pulleys work fine as long as you keep them clean.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:44 AM   #652
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Hi! will the kyosho/mugen rim fit the new 966,
Serpent, Kyosho, Mugen all us the same wheel now.
No need to purchase tires/wheels just for the Serpent anymore
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:45 AM   #653
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gday again guys,sorry to bother you,i just started my build tonight,ive come across a couple of small things im a bit unsure of.first is the screws that hold the steering rods to the ackerman,it says 6mm screws in the manual,but i cant get them to bight on being the screws are to short,tryed longer screws but the thread doesnt go far enough???
second was a bindiing problem,it states in the manual to use 4 shims on the inside of the front axles but it ended up pushing the axles tight into the front oneway,which was causing the binding,i instead used 2 on the inside a 4 on the outside of the hub,this wont be a problem will it???
cheers heaps for the help guys,regards,burty.
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first is the screws that hold the steering rods to the ackerman
Don't exactly understand what you mean...
But check the Serpent site and look at the pictures...
The steering rods go UNDER the ackerman setting...


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second was a bindiing problem,it states in the manual to use 4 shims on the inside of the front axles but it ended up pushing the axles tight into the front oneway,which was causing the binding,i instead used 2 on the inside a 4 on the outside of the hub,this wont be a problem will it???
cheers heaps for the help guys,regards,burty.
It is not a problem, you have now put more offset in the front wheels, you can play with this anyway (yet another option that some other cars don't have), but what you now did is a good starting point anyway, because Kawahara tires will now fit.. and not in the basic set-up...
But, what you can also do is the following.
on page 4 of the manual point A1 there is a plastic shim put on the driveshafts, take that one out, or on page 7 point A10, make the front trackwidth a bit wider, so instead of 2.4 and 1.5mm, add 1 mm, so lets say 3.4 and 2.5mm....

I'm refering to the manual which is on the Serpent site.
http://www.serpent.com/product/903009/downloads/

1 more tip, although not always mentioned in the manual, use blue thread lock on the alu parts (tamiya has a real good one)
If you don't have it yet, then at least use it on the 2 x 3 screws holding the rear main driveshaft, in the manual page 10 point B4, just thight them a little, don't overtight them and use thread lock there.
Because the rear is aluminium, it will be warmed up by the engine, and that way might snap these screws if they are overtightened....
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Are you running the Xceed ones? I just got one and it doesn't seem to have a balancing tap so I was a little concerned since it's a 2S.
yes xceed lipo, i dont worry about the balancing on these
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:23 AM   #656
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awesome info m7h,thanks heaps,in regards to the ackerman,my problem is the length of the screw that holds the steering rods on to the ackerman,the manual says 2 of 6mm screws ,when i go to screw the steering rods on theres bugger all thread showing,i went with a 10mm screw but the thread in the ball that goes into the steering rod end is to short as well.cheers heaps for your help
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awesome info m7h,thanks heaps,in regards to the ackerman,my problem is the length of the screw that holds the steering rods on to the ackerman,the manual says 2 of 6mm screws ,when i go to screw the steering rods on theres bugger all thread showing,i went with a 10mm screw but the thread in the ball that goes into the steering rod end is to short as well.cheers heaps for your help
It could be a mix up of the screw, just use a 3 x 8mm button head screw.
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`thanks sam,that was pretty stupid of me wasnt it,lol.2.38am here now and im still building,this is a very nice kit,the quality is amazing.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:59 AM   #660
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sorry to annoy you guys once again with my stupid questions,but i will,lol.just setting up the 2 speed shoe gap and im not having any gap at all when i put my 2speed shoes into the second gear drum,ive loosened the gap setting screws but i cant get any gapat all,is it alright to give the shoes a light sand on the high spots??or is this a no,no?or am i doing something wrong?sorry,and one more thing,did any of you guys have to trim anything off the bulkhead to get your motor in,mines tight as a nuns.once again guys thank you very much.
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