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Old 09-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #406
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Default Side to Side play of rear dogbones (considered normal)

Hey guys, got a question.

So I just purchased a pre assembled 977 off ebay listed as new. As I was overlooking the roller, it definitely looked new, however I noticed both of the rear dogbones had a lot of (side to side) play. I also noticed that the diff shaft (I think thats what its called) that both dog bones fit into (center) was brown on one side and silver on the other? Is this normal, or should I suspect some tampering, or someone trying to unload a defective product. When I inquired the seller, he said its normal that dog bones have play in 1/8 and 1/10 onroad cars and to mend it easily by putting a piece of fuel line between the tip of the dogbone and shaft. I'm skeptical! All replies are encouraged and appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:35 AM   #407
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Hey guys, got a question.

So I just purchased a pre assembled 977 off ebay listed as new. As I was overlooking the roller, it definitely looked new, however I noticed both of the rear dogbones had a lot of (side to side) play. I also noticed that the diff shaft (I think thats what its called) that both dog bones fit into (center) was brown on one side and silver on the other? Is this normal, or should I suspect some tampering, or someone trying to unload a defective product. When I inquired the seller, he said its normal that dog bones have play in 1/8 and 1/10 onroad cars and to mend it easily by putting a piece of fuel line between the tip of the dogbone and shaft. I'm skeptical! All replies are encouraged and appreciated.
The side to side play in the dog bones is normal , no worries there , suspicious that the lack of color on one end of the spool is probably due to the assembler polishing it for better bearing fit - One of mine needed that treatment. The tell on condition would be drive pin condition.
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The side to side play in the dog bones is normal , no worries there , suspicious that the lack of color on one end of the spool is probably due to the assembler polishing it for better bearing fit - One of mine needed that treatment. The tell on condition would be drive pin condition.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:08 AM   #409
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First thought to get a 747 but now I fell in love with the 977. This is for me the first 1/8. The car went together beautiful no problems at all. My question is which body should I start with? OK track depending, driving stile .... but I don't have the luxury of this information I see many serpent drivers use the P909 (set-up sheets)!?

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First thought to get a 747 but now I fell in love with the 977. This is for me the first 1/8. The car went together beautiful no problems at all. My question is which body should I start with? OK track depending, driving stile .... but I don't have the luxury of this information I see many serpent drivers use the P909 (set-up sheets)!?

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The P909 is a very balanced body and rotates very well. I would find out what most people at your track is running and I would run that.. Then adapt from there.
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I would agree that the P909 is probably the best balanced body out there and it sets great results. Every other body that i tried was initially slower.
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Default 977 TQ @ Worlds

Serpent Viper dominates qualifying at Worlds in Japan. The Viper, in the hands of the Sahashi brothers, TQs 4 out of the 6 rounds and overall TQ.



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Morganti & 977 win 1/4 Even to advance to Semis. Salven runs out of gas while in a transfer spot in other 1/4.
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Great showing by the Serpent Team. The 977 is showing its worth! Great chassis. Let's get that hardware!
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I'm sporting my Orange today! Nice showing at Worlds thus far, I hope to see Paolo bring home something to the US!

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977 Viper and Tadahiko are World Champs! Congrats to Tadahiko and Serpent
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That car and engine package ran strong the entire event.
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Some on road motors for sale if anyone is interested
, tends to get lost in the shuffle in the for sale area

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Is there an advantage to use CVDs #903391 in the rear instead of dog bones?
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Is there an advantage to use CVDs #903391 in the rear instead of dog bones?
According to the description, it makes more rear grip.
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