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Old 01-23-2014, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by elex300 View Post
I had binding in the tranny on my RM buggy. I had to sand out some of the inside of the male half of the case and it spins free now. Probably the same for this buggy too.
If it doesn't seem completely free after running it, may have to do that. Seems fine but I will revisit it if need be.

Gonna post up some photos in a bit.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:45 PM
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Are any of the RM Spyder owners stripping the stock plastic servo horns and upgrading to aluminum? If so, which aluminum horns fit this buggy?

Other than the front pivot, any other parts need to be upgraded or carry spares for? The front bulkhead looks like a weak spot or maybe the rear camber link mount?
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BOLISARIO View Post
Are any of the RM Spyder owners stripping the stock plastic servo horns and upgrading to aluminum? If so, which aluminum horns fit this buggy?

Other than the front pivot, any other parts need to be upgraded or carry spares for? The front bulkhead looks like a weak spot or maybe the rear camber link mount?
Nope, just make sure your screw isn't coming loose or isn't tightening all the way because it is bottoming out in the output gear.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:27 PM
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You can use the AE 1/8th carbide diff balls or better yet, order a bfast kit.
BFast for sure. Just put their stuff in our RM buggies. So buttery smooth.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BOLISARIO View Post
Are any of the RM Spyder owners stripping the stock plastic servo horns and upgrading to aluminum? If so, which aluminum horns fit this buggy?

Other than the front pivot, any other parts need to be upgraded or carry spares for? The front bulkhead looks like a weak spot or maybe the rear camber link mount?
Haven't stripped a servo horn, I was apprehensive about it originally. Both of ours are original and I'm no longer even considering swapping them out.

I've not seen or heard of any rear bulkheads breaking, but one local stripped the ballstud holes. Very happy with the aluminum front bulkheads though on the RM cars, both MM cars will be getting them.
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Originally Posted by DanielC. View Post
Just the carbide diff balls. My RM has the aluminum front pivot, so I have a spare plastic one if I manage to break one.

Build notes (will update as I progress through the build):

Steering assembly includes steel washers now instead of the flimsy aluminum ones

Savox 1257/1258 servo only needs a single thin shim to line up properly

Ball cups look like a different material

Ream out the rear arms. They are tight!!

Manual shows the wrong RF hinge pin holder on the zoomed view. Go by the exploded view on step 16 and the stock setup sheet. Should be 1 down front, 2 down rear

Diff spring looks updated. No binding!

Transmission binds until you crank down all the screws. Looks like the mold has very tight tolerances. Spins free after all the screws are snug

Black gear cover! Need one of these for the RM too.

RM Body will not line up fully with the MM chassis, slightly different angle at rear of chassis.
It's awesome to see how committed serpent are to this car. They already are updating things that they made mistakes on.

By the way. Max Flurer and Mike Truhe looked extremely fast at reedy race. The car is unbelievably good. Conservatively speaking I would say it is in the top 3 best 2wd buggies on the market. I think it's the best. It's durable, good quality, and drives amazing. And to think they still haven't tried half the tuning options that are available for the car. Can't wait to run mine.
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Just need to finalize the wiring, build the shocks and paint the shell. Save that for tomorrow

MORE PICS HERE

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Looks wonderful! Looking forward to getting mine which is still on pre-order from Amain....
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Daniel, is that my kit you are building, or were you building yours first?
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:18 AM
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Got my kit yesterday. Think I'm first in uk .

Just waiting on the front brass bulkhead very impressed so far with the quality.

Anyone else think the shocks are of a top notch quality and so easy to build.
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Beautiful looking MM buggy. I'm jelly!
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Trans case looks like a very tight fit indeed. Diff can't be raised and lowered.

EDIT: Diff can be raised and lowered. My mistake.

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Originally Posted by shagino View Post
Trans case looks like a very tight fit indeed. Diff can't be raised and lowered.
Can't really tell from the pics, but the case moldings look like they use the same inserts for raising/lowering that the RM does?
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Originally Posted by shagino View Post
Trans case looks like a very tight fit indeed. Diff can't be raised and lowered.
The Diff is adjustable like the RM car.
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Originally Posted by chicky03 View Post
The Diff is adjustable like the RM car.
Thanks. My apologies. Looked so from the outside pic but space looked tight on the inside. Thought that the two idler gears may have been problematic for a np adjustable height diff setting.
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