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Old 11-25-2014, 11:03 AM
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I personally run the full brace. I do however only use 2 of the 4 battery hold down points. I use the 2 in the front with a Jconcepts B5M battery brace.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jkirkwood View Post
It does seem to increase traction to a point. In modified I feel the additional flex makes the car inconsistent.
I agree with you as well. I have run the full brace and then a brace with only the center leg. The car does weird inconsistent things with the one leg brace.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:25 PM
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I run the single turnbuckle style and the car is much more consistent but I am not running on grip levels as high as you guys are. I can see how it would act wierd with high grip. This past saturday I had my best night out with the car and came sooooooo close to 15 laps which is unheard of on this track and really i had it but bobbled on the last jump of the last lap
I had more fun and felt more comfortable driving this car than my wheeler!
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:00 AM
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can someone help me out ? this question is for the rm buggy,,i am asking in both threads so i can get a faster reply.... im running the stock spur gear 78t with a hobbywing just stock 17.5 combo.. what pinion should i run or is there another gearing set up i should run ? thanks

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what servo is recommended?i see a few people had issues with certain brands.
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Originally Posted by bkuff-losi View Post
can someone help me out ? this question is for the rm buggy,,i am asking in both threads so i can get a faster reply.... im running the stock spur gear 78t with a hobbywing just stock 17.5 combo.. what pinion should i run or is there another gearing set up i should run ? thanks
78 is going to be too big for 17.5, go with the 72t and 33 to start off with
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by chad423 View Post
what servo is recommended?i see a few people had issues with certain brands.
I run a Xpert 3431 low profile in mine and love it. Very fast and smooth at 6.0v and about $70.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:13 AM
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I run Savox 1257.
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thks for the replies.do you need to ream the a-arms.if so what size reamer do you need.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by chad423 View Post
thks for the replies.do you need to ream the a-arms.if so what size reamer do you need.
i have never reamed out a arm on one of these cars, on my car the rear inner pins do seem to corrode and/or get dirt around them and get tight.

The manual shows the sizes of all the pins but the rear inner pins ......
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Just got my MM and got the electronics in and started my indoor carpet setup based on this one: http://www.petitrc.com/setup/serpent...s_MIO20141109/

I have it all setup the same but I have my rear shock towers bottomed out and can only get down to 22mm ride height. Why is that? Only difference is I put blue springs in the rear instead of green (because that's all I had) but will that make a 5mm difference? Are the green springs shorter? I'm going to stop and pick up some grey AE springs that were mentioned earlier in this thread for carpet but I'm not sure that will lower it down to the 17mm this calls for.

Also, does anyone have a link to a good stock 17.5 blinky MM carpet setup sheet? I cannot seem to find one. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by louie8269 View Post
Just got my MM and got the electronics in and started my indoor carpet setup based on this one: http://www.petitrc.com/setup/serpent...s_MIO20141109/

I have it all setup the same but I have my rear shock towers bottomed out and can only get down to 22mm ride height. Why is that? Only difference is I put blue springs in the rear instead of green (because that's all I had) but will that make a 5mm difference? Are the green springs shorter? I'm going to stop and pick up some grey AE springs that were mentioned earlier in this thread for carpet but I'm not sure that will lower it down to the 17mm this calls for.

Also, does anyone have a link to a good stock 17.5 blinky MM carpet setup sheet? I cannot seem to find one. Thanks!
Serpent makes shorter rear springs specifically for carpet running.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:31 PM
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Where is THE best place to get serpent parts?
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I use AE springs and they can get me to lowest about 16mm.
Atm I have blue rear grey front
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Originally Posted by onekiwi View Post
I use AE springs and they can get me to lowest about 16mm.
Atm I have blue rear grey front
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I went to my LHS yesterday after my previous post and looked at the AE springs. The diameter looks too small and the length looks the same as the regular serpent springs? Do you have a part# for the AE or TLR springs you're using? I'm going to order the serpent springs soon but I have a race tomorrow night and I would like to get my rear end lower if possible.

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