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Old 10-29-2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
I madea turnbuckle rear brace that gave me the rear grip i was missing on our track which is covered clay witih some dust so its a little tricky
Turnbuckle rear brace? Pics please. I think I know what you're talking about, but clarification would be nice. Thanks
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:48 PM
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V1 pictured here making a new one in the morning that is raised so i can put the battery back a little more.

Also latest gear design
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:15 PM
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Mine will be here tomorrow...

I need to know, what spares will I need as my hobby shop doesn't stock serpent
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Zspeed36 View Post
Mine will be here tomorrow...

I need to know, what spares will I need as my hobby shop doesn't stock serpent
  • front hubs
  • front arms
  • rear hubs
  • the tiny shock mount nuts
  • ball ends

I havent broken anything but the front hubs and ball ends wear out and get sloppy and i had a stud pull out of the rear hub

Oh and get the aluminum steering rack!!
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:06 PM
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Is there a reason I can't find the ball ends on a mains website?
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Zspeed36 View Post
Is there a reason I can't find the ball ends on a mains website?
They are there search for it with the part number.
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Is exotek the only option for an aluminum topshaft ? I thought I had seen another one on this thread, but can't find it.
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Is exotek the only option for an aluminum topshaft ? I thought I had seen another one on this thread, but can't find it.
Serpent has one also.
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ok thanks ! assuming my car is bone stock, what other option parts are recomended by any of you fast stock guys. I plan on tranny gears and lite top shaft, but all other suggestions are appreciated. Since i run on carpet, "should" there be any gains in performance from adding sway bar(s) ?
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Originally Posted by Supertruck1 View Post
ok thanks ! assuming my car is bone stock, what other option parts are recomended by any of you fast stock guys. I plan on tranny gears and lite top shaft, but all other suggestions are appreciated. Since i run on carpet, "should" there be any gains in performance from adding sway bar(s) ?
For carpet, get the rear carpet springs. They are shorter. Allowing you to achieve proper ride height.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Supertruck1 View Post
ok thanks ! assuming my car is bone stock, what other option parts are recomended by any of you fast stock guys. I plan on tranny gears and lite top shaft, but all other suggestions are appreciated. Since i run on carpet, "should" there be any gains in performance from adding sway bar(s) ?
Are you on Facebook? Join the serpent Spyder group. There were a few posts recently about this about a track in NY.

Gear diff and front/rear sway bars helped me a lot on the carpet. I run CB's Custom cut gears and was fine in stock.

I also went for the aluminum bulkhead so I can change caster.
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I noticed on the setup sheet from facebook for stock 17.5 that the spur gear is shown as 72t and pinion of 30t. is that was everyone is using for 17.5? I have been running the 70t spur with 30t pinion, what would be the difference I would see on the track?
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What gains are you seeing with the turnbuckle rear brace? More rear grip on power?
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Originally Posted by Zspeed36 View Post
Mine will be here tomorrow...

I need to know, what spares will I need as my hobby shop doesn't stock serpent
The aluminum front bulkhead is nice, to add a bit of weight to the front. Also a selection of 2, 3, and 4 hole tapered pistons are a nice tuning option.
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Originally Posted by shagino View Post
Are you on Facebook? Join the serpent Spyder group. There were a few posts recently about this about a track in NY.

Gear diff and front/rear sway bars helped me a lot on the carpet. I run CB's Custom cut gears and was fine in stock.

I also went for the aluminum bulkhead so I can change caster.
I am part of that group, but haven't seen anything about a track in ny, which is weird, because I'm in Ny lol.
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