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Old 09-01-2014, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by tony montana View Post
The orings is probably in a bag. Just look for it. I had the same problem and after searching I found it around a screw. I think others had the same problem. As far as the diff goes it depends on what you consider not feeling great. The diff needs to be pretty tight. Even with the stock diff I break every diff in the way b fast recommends. The stock diff should last a while.
I couldn't find my o-ring at first either, think it was hiding in the out-drive..lol My stock diff was decent, but the b-fast diff parts are definitely an improvement, but that just goes to say they are better than any stock part IMO..
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:59 AM
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I agree. I also put the b fast in mine after prob 8 race days with the stock one.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:09 PM
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Loosen a touch, after bench break in you can tighten up a touch
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:18 AM
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Thanks ya'all. I went ahead and assembled the diff without the O-ring so hopefully its not needed and the diff will function without it. After loosening the diff a bit it seems good now. The decision to Buy the Serpent was mainly based on the fact that Losi 22 buggy diff was always crunchy even after a fresh rebuild.

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Originally Posted by tony montana View Post
The orings is probably in a bag. Just look for it. I had the same problem and after searching I found it around a screw. I think others had the same problem. As far as the diff goes it depends on what you consider not feeling great. The diff needs to be pretty tight. Even with the stock diff I break every diff in the way b fast recommends. The stock diff should last a while.
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Anybody have any luck running a bladder in the shocks instead of the emulsion style? I have a defective shock cap, and probably won't have a replacement in time for racing next week, so I'll have to throw some bladders in so they won't leak all the oil out. Just wondering how I should change oils/springs to compensate.
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Originally Posted by Supertruck1 View Post
Anybody have any luck running a bladder in the shocks instead of the emulsion style? I have a defective shock cap, and probably won't have a replacement in time for racing next week, so I'll have to throw some bladders in so they won't leak all the oil out. Just wondering how I should change oils/springs to compensate.
Pm sent..I just bought a giant parts lot, and have more spares than I will ever use..Pm me if anyone is looking for something before I post some of them up...
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My Spyder MM should arrive today. Have the day off from work tomorrow to build.
Anyone have a starting point for gearing a 13.5 on a smallish indoor clay track?
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Originally Posted by slakr View Post
My Spyder MM should arrive today. Have the day off from work tomorrow to build.
Anyone have a starting point for gearing a 13.5 on a smallish indoor clay track?
I believe Dave McEwen races alot in that area. And probably would be a good source.
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So, haven't really run my mm buggy all summer, but the indoor season is right around the corner. What is the current popular setup for low to medium grip, smaller indoor tracks? Track I run at, we usually ran M4 Ion rear tires, and M3 Ion or scrub front tires. At least we did last season. This year, I think M4 electron rears and electron or transistor front are gonna work well.
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Originally Posted by TJames987 View Post
Thanks ya'all. I went ahead and assembled the diff without the O-ring so hopefully its not needed and the diff will function without it. After loosening the diff a bit it seems good now. The decision to Buy the Serpent was mainly based on the fact that Losi 22 buggy diff was always crunchy even after a fresh rebuild.

Tony Montana- Do you race at Mimis? If so what springs/setup is working for you on your spyder mm?
Sorry for the late reply but yeah I race at mimi's. I mainly use red and blue springs. Send me a pm and I can hook you up with my setup although it may change since there gonna redo the track in 2 weeks
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Originally Posted by Stealth_RT View Post
So, haven't really run my mm buggy all summer, but the indoor season is right around the corner. What is the current popular setup for low to medium grip, smaller indoor tracks? Track I run at, we usually ran M4 Ion rear tires, and M3 Ion or scrub front tires. At least we did last season. This year, I think M4 electron rears and electron or transistor front are gonna work well.
For tires I would try dirt webs or suburbs m3 or clay or m4
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Can someone show me where the brass rear bulkhead weight goes? I thought it would be kinda obvious.
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I believe it sits upright towards the bottom of the bulkhead, below where the tranny bolts to the bulkhead, with the pointed end down. I could be wrong because i have never used one. Here is a pic of the bulkhead. Do you see the single mounting hole towards the bottom? Thats where it goes but the opposite side.
http://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/p...cat=161&page=3
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Thanks Erik. Unfortunately I have the mm so this part is not compatible it's a shame none of the retailers specify this.
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Originally Posted by jwill05 View Post
Thanks Erik. Unfortunately I have the mm so this part is not compatible it's a shame none of the retailers specify this.
Yeah the mm weight wedges in with the motor.
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