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Old 12-25-2014, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tony montana View Post
I wouldn't worry even if you got the old kit. If you happen to break the chassis serpent will take care of you
Thanks Tony.
I agree with you in that i'm sure Serpent will take care of me if the chassis breaks. My concern is having it happen at the track, and without a spare.

Since it is a recognized problem, it would be nice to get it in the kit, and not have to worry about if, or when it will break.

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Old 12-25-2014, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bsmooth View Post
Since it is a recognized problem, it would be nice to get it in the kit, and not have to worry about if, or when it will break.

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Serpent isn't shipping the old chassis anymore. Call A Main and ask if you are concerned about it. It measures 4mm at the nose.

Personally, I'd be shocked if they have any old stock. They sold out and had to reorder a few times.
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Ive ran mine a few times with slicks addative on a tight carpet track and am loving it.

Tried it with Tonys setup with minipins rear and sch cuts fronts as well as the astro springs. WOW it works really well.

http://www.petitrc.com/setup/serpent...itime20141130/

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I did this race shell that Im was really happy with but the white flakes and it just went to crap, pretty sad about it really. Ill have to get another shell and have a do over.

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Picking up a used one,

what are the suggested upgrades? the seller says he has the kyosho o rings in it and a b fast diff.

Do you guys run gear diffs?

thanks and look fwd to being part of the community.
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Originally Posted by JEFFs SC10 View Post
Picking up a used one,

what are the suggested upgrades? the seller says he has the kyosho o rings in it and a b fast diff.

Do you guys run gear diffs?

thanks and look fwd to being part of the community.
The aluminum front bulkhead is nice to have. Other than standard tuning parts like springs and pistons, any other optional part is just nice bling. The aluminum rear hubs are sweet, vertical ballstuds and 5 camber link locations instead of the stock rear hubs horizontal mounting and 3 locations. Some people are cutting down the transmission brace so that only the center post remains. Gives the car more flex and more rear grip.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:57 PM
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I sold off my Serpent fleet, no time to race for me (would not race another brand!).

I have a bunch of random stuff left. Front arms, brass ackerman arms (#2), brass rear weight (goes just in front of the motor on the mm), spare idlers, diff gear, tie rods, spare front shocks, tires mounted front and rear, rod ends, spurs, pistons, slipper plates.

PM me if anyone is interested in this stuff.
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So...is this car good yet I have an itch to trying something new. I might look for a well built and maintained used car to play with. I like my B5M, but I have a habit of buying and trying cars, lol.
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For me the Serpent has been my best 2wd buggy to date (and I have run the Losi 22, Team C, Durango, Yokomo, B4.2, B5, B5M). If you go with Serpent, join the FB group (Billy posts there often), start with the Fast Stock setup from there, and get a BFast Pro Driver diff kit. Love my Serpent SRX-2MM!
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Man... I am feeling lazy. Plus the Rctech search function kinda sucks.

Are the B5 offsets the same?
And light weight tranny stuff for 17.5 that is good?
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Serpent has a light wieght top shaft and slipper eliminator kit.

The front and rears are the same offset as a B5, however the front hex is very shallow. A lot of guys including myself just dremeled some clearance in the wheels webs.

If you are using the New B5 60mm JC front wheel, those fit perfectly.
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Originally Posted by rider313 View Post
Serpent has a light wieght top shaft and slipper eliminator kit.

The front and rears are the same offset as a B5, however the front hex is very shallow. A lot of guys including myself just dremeled some clearance in the wheels webs.

If you are using the New B5 60mm JC front wheel, those fit perfectly.
Great info. I see MIP only makes the shiney pucks? no the alum..weird
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Originally Posted by rider313 View Post
Serpent has a light wieght top shaft and slipper eliminator kit.
I prefer the Exotek top shaft and slipper eliminator. With the Exotek, you can easily throw the slipper back on. With the Serpent, you have to open the trans case to replace the top shaft. If you're going to do that, you might as well do the light weight front hexes from Exotek too

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Great info. I see MIP only makes the shiney pucks? no the alum..weird
There are rumors of a Serpent light weight system but details are scarce.
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And RCShox sells narrow, lightweight gears for the trans.
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I'm gonna try the RCShox 2 stage pistons and Garodiscs slipper pads on mine. Loved them on anything else I tried them on. As is now, love this buggy!
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Originally Posted by shagino View Post
I prefer the Exotek top shaft and slipper eliminator. With the Exotek, you can easily throw the slipper back on. With the Serpent, you have to open the trans case to replace the top shaft. If you're going to do that, you might as well do the light weight front hexes from Exotek too



There are rumors of a Serpent light weight system but details are scarce.
Yeah I was kinda bummed when I found I couldn't run a slipper with the serpent shaft. I was unaware of the exotec one. Looks like I got more shopping to do.
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