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Old 03-13-2018, 07:28 PM
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Got a chance to get my hands on the sold out SRX8E kit in Feb/Mar. Here's my honest review, thoughts and how it compares to a few of the other main stream buggies.

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Your car looked good this past weekend Moe, nice write up!
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Interesting comment about lack of support, because now a days almost every car has a FB Group that can get help from. I picked up this car late in Summer (Sept. 17) and was easy to find or get help thru the FB pages.
Most people seem to post setups in the FB groups versus the Petit RC Databse, its just easier to upload thru FB.

So good and interesting feedback though, nice review.
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Very good write up. Quality of the kit looks good as no surprise from serpent, but the chassis looks cheesy and offer a better option chassis for $100. Include the nice chassis in the kit serpent!!
Would like to read more of your reviews
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The LW Chassis is a tuning option, some have tried it and liked it, others have tried it and went back to original chassis.
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Your car looked good this past weekend Moe, nice write up!
Thanks Bill. Hoping in the next few months I can bump up a class and run with you Open drivers !
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Originally Posted by snwchris View Post
Interesting comment about lack of support, because now a days almost every car has a FB Group that can get help from. I picked up this car late in Summer (Sept. 17) and was easy to find or get help thru the FB pages.
Most people seem to post setups in the FB groups versus the Petit RC Databse, its just easier to upload thru FB.

So good and interesting feedback though, nice review.
Funny thing is after the review, I've got responses from Billy, Paul and even Ricardo.

Paul has been extremely insightful and helpful in terms of setup help and what to do when...

In all my reviews - I mention Team Support, both locally and also virtually. PetItRC should be used more often, but you are absolutely right, sometimes FB is more useful.
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Originally Posted by hairymuffin View Post
Very good write up. Quality of the kit looks good as no surprise from serpent, but the chassis looks cheesy and offer a better option chassis for $100. Include the nice chassis in the kit serpent!!
Would like to read more of your reviews
Thank You for reading.

The LW vs HW (or stock chassis) has a difference of close to 106g, so I'd say its a huge tuning option. I need more time with both chassis to see what I like more.

The last car I reviewed/tested/raced was the lightest 1/8 buggy I've ever played with - the EB48.4. I loved how light and nimble it was but disliked how it got upset really quick if I got slightly 'rubbed' by a fellow racer or missed by apex point and the whole buggy would get upset.

So going from that (EB48.4) to this - the heaviest in the market (SRX8E) has been a drastic change. I will say, this one feels very planted (like the Kyosho MP9e) and the extra weight does help fair better in Sportsman classes, HA.

I'll report back when I test it out some more.

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Thanks Bill. Hoping in the next few months I can bump up a class and run with you Open drivers !
Looking forward to it, we're pretty close in skill, in fact Parker just bumped up this past week and we had lots of close racing together all day long... it's really nice running with the pros because then I can follow their lines and then I can pick up a little more speed than compared to running in sportsman
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