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Old 05-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #256
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Thx for the answer. Another question. I cannot find the spacers for the front lower suspension arms, do they come with the kit? What is the part #for them
? I cannot find it in serpent website. Also the front upper suspension arms are tight with spacers, do i need to send it down? Thx
If your refering to the clips that go on the lower arms to set the wheelbase...those are the same as your caster clips that are used on the upper arms. Hope this helps. have fun with your new kit.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #257
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I had the same problem....What is the effect of using the outer hole?
Using the outer hole shorten the length of the link and make the camber gain faster. Inner hole slows it and makes it more progressive.
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Thx for the answer. Another question. I cannot find the spacers for the front lower suspension arms, do they come with the kit? What is the part #for them
? I cannot find it in serpent website. Also the front upper suspension arms are tight with spacers, do i need to send it down? Thx
I also had the same problem with my kit - it was missing a whole set of caster clips. I went back to my hobby shop and they gave me a set free as a replacement (the owner smartly has a 966 kit he opened for replacement parts for customers of new kits that are missing parts)
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Has anyone had any issues with their front rollbar? I installed mine using all the provided parts and the rollbar is now resting on the front driveshafts. I tried extending the ball links but to no avail. Anyone have the same problem?
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Has anyone had any issues with their front rollbar? I installed mine using all the provided parts and the rollbar is now resting on the front driveshafts. I tried extending the ball links but to no avail. Anyone have the same problem?
have you already installed everything and set the front droop? If you have not set the front droop i'm assuming it will rest on the drive shafts. It only requires minimal clearance.
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have you already installed everything and set the front droop? If you have not set the front droop i'm assuming it will rest on the drive shafts. It only requires minimal clearance.

No, I haven't finished building it yet. It just seemed funny because I've not had this issue before on my electric touring cars and so it didn't seem correct.

Thanks for the advice!
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have you already installed everything and set the front droop? If you have not set the front droop i'm assuming it will rest on the drive shafts. It only requires minimal clearance.

However, even though I've not finished building, when I move the suspension arms through the entire range of travel, the rollbars are still resting on the driveshaft throughout the entire range of travel.

Doesn't seem right does it?
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I had the same issue when building the car, I just lengthened the links to stop them from touching.
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However, even though I've not finished building, when I move the suspension arms through the entire range of travel, the rollbars are still resting on the driveshaft throughout the entire range of travel.

Doesn't seem right does it?
First finish the car, then set the droop (downstops) to +1mm
With normal ride height set, the suspension travel is not very big, it is not a buggy!
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FDor those who have not noticed yet, V2 Manual is out and is ready in the Downloads section. V2 Manual will also be in the new batch of cars that are being shipped.

http://www.serpent.com/file.php?FileID=5637

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Hello Everyone,

FDor those who have not noticed yet, V2 Manual is out and is ready in the Downloads section. V2 Manual will also be in the new batch of cars that are being shipped.

http://www.serpent.com/file.php?FileID=5637

Let me know if anyone needs parts
And why would we order parts from Turkey? if we need parts we can get it in the US.
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And why would we order parts from Turkey? if we need parts we can get it in the US.
If you have never ever ordered anything out of state and bought all your stuff from LHS, then you are the man and I wish everyone is like you.
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It seems to me that one should extend(unscrew) the rear ball cup past the noted 11mm measurement on the rear shock shaft. I had to take this measurement to about 13.5mm to able to get a 8 droop on the set up blocks. The 11mm measurement with a fully extended shock would not allow the lower a arm to lower enough to obtain an 8 droop reading. I made sure that I used the longer ball cups on the rear shocks. Did anyone else notice this or am I missing something?
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I have the same problem. I also extended the rods in front and behind to ensure no limit the travel of the arms.
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It seems to me that one should extend(unscrew) the rear ball cup past the noted 11mm measurement on the rear shock shaft. I had to take this measurement to about 13.5mm to able to get a 8 droop on the set up blocks. The 11mm measurement with a fully extended shock would not allow the lower a arm to lower enough to obtain an 8 droop reading. I made sure that I used the longer ball cups on the rear shocks. Did anyone else notice this or am I missing something?
You are both correct and not missing anything. The longer new version 977 ball cups or the older 966 long ball-ends work fine to get a lower downstop setting.
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