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Old 05-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #301
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anyone got any tips for the adjusting the rear roll bar, I find it hard to get too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #302
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anyone got any tips for the adjusting the rear roll bar, I find it hard to get too.
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For setting droop and stuff like that? I like to have the set screw facing towards the outside of the car. When I want to loosen the set screw I push the roll bar forward so I can actually get to the screw. When I want to tighten the screw I do the same thing.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #303
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anyone got any tips for the adjusting the rear roll bar, I find it hard to get too.
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Not 100% sure of the issue , if it's getting to the set screws Brandon's answer above has it covered - if it's side to side balance I substituted some turnbuckles that I had kicking around that have holes drilled into them and then just made an adjusting tool from1/16th music wire.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #304
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Sorry guys,should of explained myself better ,just when I'm tweaking the car , I fing it hard to adjust the length of the rod.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:46 AM   #305
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You can easily reach the rods, with a hex driver from under the rear arms....
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:14 AM   #306
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You can easily reach the rods, with a hex driver from under the rear arms....
http://serpent.com/product/411063
Eh rear side uses tie rods. You're referring to the front...
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:24 AM   #307
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hahaha...
My mistake, going for coffee now.....
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:48 AM   #308
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The item between the tank and the pipe, is that a cooling chamber? What´s the brand?

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The item between the tank and the pipe, is that a cooling chamber? What´s the brand?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...r-img_1520.jpg
Looks like an older Mugen item - probably has a minor cooling effect but at the time it was thought of as providing more volume to the pressure loop attempting to remove the spikes in pressure - current direction seems to be cooling also and the Nova one is in very common use.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #310
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Paulie, one last question.....at least for this week...

Did you first build your car to the default setup? I dont need any of your secret tweaks, but were there any settings you recommend I use that may differ from default setting. Better yet, what feel does the default setup give the car. I like alot of steering, and I characterize FBF as technical/tight with medium traction. Therefore, I usually pull setup sheets off serpent site that are for tracks with similar qualities. Just trying to catch up as quick as possible. Getting a late start to this season. New girlfriend, daughter graduating HS, shucks, its a wonder I am even able to think about racing...

Thanks again for all you help!!!!

Matter of fact: Anyone that can shed some light I definitely welcome all advice, drove Mugen for the last 7 years, and the last snake I raced was the 950, so I havent had a reptile as a pet in a good while...
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Build the car box-stock. The 977 VIPER is far from the 950. After you use the car and decide on your body and tires for the season, then we'll talk about what you feel on the car and what your missing. Keep those two variables constant (Body and Tires) as your coming back to racing and start with a good balanced car. Other people's set-ups are for other people. The box-set-up was developed for us average racers to start from. Learning by research, testing, trial and error and then more testing will make you understand what to do to your car no matter what track you place your car on.

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:52 AM   #311
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I just bought my new 977 - pumped! I'll be building it this weekend. This may have been answered but what suggestions, hop-ups, set-ups, etc. should I do/consider? Look to your left, I'm passing!!
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I just bought my new 977 - pumped! I'll be building it this weekend. This may have been answered but what suggestions, hop-ups, set-ups, etc. should I do/consider? Look to your left, I'm passing!!
Just like Paulie B advised someone up above - start with the base kit setup , it's an excellent starting point. My opinion is the first two hop-ups are the aluminum servo saver lower and the weight , of course you'll want to get the alternate bars (grab both the heavy and light) and some springs either sie of the ones in the kit (download the spring chart from the website). I'm sure you'll be pleased kit goes together very well with everything fitting almost perfect right out of the box.
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I just bought my new 977 - pumped! I'll be building it this weekend. This may have been answered but what suggestions, hop-ups, set-ups, etc. should I do/consider? Look to your left, I'm passing!!
You may also want to consider the carbon rim covers part# 903579 & 903578. Besides that Mr Davis hit the nail on the head. Enjoy your build and the car.
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Also consider the front flex system, depending on your driving style you may like it.

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