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Old 10-31-2013, 06:33 AM
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Hi,any one try the new serpent brushless conversion part number 600666
it comes with no instruction manual,......... thank you very much
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:43 PM
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What do you need to know.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:40 PM
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WD - thanks for your advice on the build - i started this weekend - it is a bit weird if you have never built the nitro truggy or the ebuggy (like me) - you have to go back and forth between the manuals and do trial and error...because, in the end, there is not a manual that walks you through all the parts/steps of the etruggy - if anyone has any questions i can try to answer them

On a separate note, what motor size are people finding works with the etruggy? - the ebuggy thread talked a lot about 1900/1950kv - i would imagine something bigger? 2000? - 2050? - 2200? - thanks!
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:29 PM
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I run the Tekin 2000kv truggy motor in a nitro conversion for the last 2 years and had no problems with it. The gearing I use is between a 15 and up to a 17 teeth pinion gears.
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I have just ordered the new conversion kit myself , time for a up grade. Had the old nitro chassis for the last 2 years. See how the new kit goes.
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Is there a thread just for the eTruggy yet? Just wondering if the ebuggy rear alum brace will fit on the truggy...
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Originally Posted by tkge View Post
Is there a thread just for the eTruggy yet? Just wondering if the ebuggy rear alum brace will fit on the truggy...
It will not fit. The etruggy battery trays are parallel to eachother, not tapered in towards eachother like the ebuggy. The plate that spans across the battery trays is much wider, and much farther forward from the rear tranny housing. Don't need an aluminum rear brace on the etruggy anyway. Not even sure there is an optional aluminum rear brace made yet.
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Originally Posted by Blink96 View Post
I have just ordered the new conversion kit myself , time for a up grade. Had the old nitro chassis for the last 2 years. See how the new kit goes.
Don't forget to flip the diffs over. Going from an RCM conversion to the official etruggy setup, the motor is turned around, so you need to flip the diffs to make the wheels spin the right way.
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Originally Posted by Stealth_RT View Post
It will not fit. The etruggy battery trays are parallel to eachother, not tapered in towards eachother like the ebuggy. The plate that spans across the battery trays is much wider, and much farther forward from the rear tranny housing. Don't need an aluminum rear brace on the etruggy anyway. Not even sure there is an optional aluminum rear brace made yet.
Ok cool. I love my ebuggy, so I bet this truck handles great like it does once converted. I really didnt like it Nitro, so glad this kit came out.

Also, I know in my ebuggy, the Tekin 1900 buggy motor is close to the steering post, will the truggy 2000 motor fit in this truck with enough room to clear that post because I know its a little longer....
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Is there a thread just for the eTruggy yet? Just wondering if the ebuggy rear alum brace will fit on the truggy...
I think this is the the etruggy thread now...
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has any one got any video of the serpent truggy at all
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Originally Posted by tkge View Post
Ok cool. I love my ebuggy, so I bet this truck handles great like it does once converted. I really didnt like it Nitro, so glad this kit came out.

Also, I know in my ebuggy, the Tekin 1900 buggy motor is close to the steering post, will the truggy 2000 motor fit in this truck with enough room to clear that post because I know its a little longer....
I am running the tekin truggy 2000kv motor in my etruggy, so yes it will fit.
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+1 - bought the same setup to install (hopefully this weekend!) and Serpent America confirmed that not only will it fit, but also recommended it as the right motor for the job
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Originally Posted by Stealth_RT View Post
Don't forget to flip the diffs over. Going from an RCM conversion to the official etruggy setup, the motor is turned around, so you need to flip the diffs to make the wheels spin the right way.
Ah bugger! - now i am not sure if I followed the nitro truggy manual or ebuggy manual on this point - so looking at the ebuggy manual, the diff gear should be to the right of the pinion when looking at the pinion (both front and rear)

short of taking it apart, and forgive the ignorant question, what direction does the drive shaft spin when looking from the back of the car to the front of the car (i am assuming clockwise, but i actually don't know) - once i spin it in that direction, all four wheels will spin counterclockwise if I have the diffs in correctly, right?

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Originally Posted by flyrod View Post
Ah bugger! - now i am not sure if I followed the nitro truggy manual or ebuggy manual on this point - so looking at the ebuggy manual, the diff gear should be to the right of the pinion when looking at the pinion (both front and rear)

short of taking it apart, and forgive the ignorant question, what direction does the drive shaft spin when looking from the back of the car to the front of the car (i am assuming clockwise, but i actually don't know) - once i spin it in that direction, all four wheels will spin counterclockwise if I have the diffs in correctly, right?

thanks!
Clockwise and counterclockwise all depend on how you are looking at the truck. The best way I can explain it is, if you pull the top of the spur gear to the right side of the truck (passenger side), the wheels will turn to move the truck forward. I guess you could call it clockwise for the spur, if you were sitting the back of the truck facing the front.
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