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Old 04-13-2008, 07:45 PM   #1621
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The 46mm Aluminum swing shaft works in the rear, I have run them on my car since I built it.

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hi randy, u mean rear must use 46mm ??

i'm thinkin wan to use tamiya aluminium swing shaft for rear.....if 46mm no problem then i will get it...how bout front ? also 46mm ??

tamiya shaft fit front and rear without any modification rite??

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #1622
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hi randy, u mean rear must use 46mm ??

i'm thinkin wan to use tamiya aluminium swing shaft for rear.....if 46mm no problem then i will get it...how bout front ? also 46mm ??

tamiya shaft fit front and rear without any modification rite??

thanks man!
I'm running the stock steel bones in front, they seem to hold up just fine for me.. Use the Tamiya collet in the universal as well, ours is slightly smaller and will have slop and wear fast.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:10 PM   #1623
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thanks man....then i will look for d lightweight swing shaft.....but if 46mm can fit then 48mm shud b no problem oso rite? cos currently 46mm dun hv stock at all...left 48mm...

this coming sunday will have a mod race........
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You going to stick with this car ?



Glad to have you back
Yep...I'm trying to sell everything else and just focus on the S400.

We had a great time at Coral Springs today. We set up the lap counting system and began practicing around 2pm. Super nice weather. Around 81F but with a nice breeze.

Track was very clean and we had around 10 cars out today for practice despite the Kyosho US Open.

Electric sedans ran 10.5 and mod. The fastest mod times were set by Carlos Rodriguez who had his new TC5 dialed, with CS27 and Novak 5.5BL mod motor His fastest lap time with the TC5, running a 13.94, and then breaking that and setting a new fast lap of 13.87 for the fastest lap time at CS on the new layout.

In 10.5 BL, I was able to set new fastest laps with 14.26 and then 14.22, with the S400...with Jaco blues with 10+ runs on them and using no tire sauce. I'm sure with a newer set of tires and 15 min of tire sauce and tire warmers, the S400 will go a tenth or two faster over all. Just changed shock position to 3rd hole from outside up front, and 3rd hole from out side on rear. Also used the short rear camber link. The car was very easy to drive and had nice and smooth turn in and was quick to rotate and get on power very fast.

Very happy to be back with the S400. Now that finally parts are becoming more easily available, and with Tim and Butter' and AJ's help and support locally will defenitely make it that much more enjoyable.

For Mod: I'm awaiting my gear diff- hopefully Serpent will get the huge shipment of parts this week so I can slap on the gear diff and run my true love- MOD...the MI3 has been reserved for mod duties for the past few weeks, and its a great car for that power...the S400 with the gear diff will make mod racing a bit easier with less maintanance so I can focus on set up/lines, etc.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:00 PM   #1625
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Question; what is the biggest lipo batteries will fit in the car?
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Question; what is the biggest lipo batteries will fit in the car?
SMC4000, Orion 3200, CORE3250 fit with out mods.

Orion 3600 fits, but you have shave off about .5mm from bulkhead or battery to get it to slide in.

Orion 4800, CORE5000, Trackpower 4900, etc: these 23mm plus packs don't fit, so you have to to just sit them next to the bulkhead and have them sit out about 7-8mm out from chassis.

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Old 04-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #1627
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thanks man....then i will look for d lightweight swing shaft.....but if 46mm can fit then 48mm shud b no problem oso rite? cos currently 46mm dun hv stock at all...left 48mm...

this coming sunday will have a mod race........
I haven't tried 48mm yet, I think they will fit but not sure. If you run narrow suspension blocks they probably won't fit...
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #1628
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Hi Randy: using a 0 deg susp block in the front rear, and a 2 deg front suspension block for 2 deg inboard toe out: will the stock bones fit in the spool cups OK?...I'd like to try this combo but dont know if the bones are not too far in. They should work OK it seems.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:41 PM   #1629
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Yeah, no problem there. I run 2.0 with -.5 to make my front end 188mm wide with 2.5 degrees of sweep.
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I haven't tried 48mm yet, I think they will fit but not sure. If you run narrow suspension blocks they probably won't fit...
i will be running standard toe block 3deg for front n rear...

hopefully it's dun hv any problem with 48mm....

speed passion motor u ever use ?
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Yeah, no problem there. I run 2.0 with -.5 to make my front end 188mm wide with 2.5 degrees of sweep.
i think i maybe try serpent s400 also. I like all the tuning parts and option and seem like Serpent is making very good and fast changes to any issue the car might have. I like the support here also.
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i will be running standard toe block 3deg for front n rear...

hopefully it's dun hv any problem with 48mm....

speed passion motor u ever use ?
The Vortex is basically just a Speed Passion motor that has been tuned and relabeled. The can on the vortex has been milled out for better airflow and cooler temps though.
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i think i maybe try serpent s400 also. I like all the tuning parts and option and seem like Serpent is making very good and fast changes to any issue the car might have. I like the support here also.
Honestly since building my kit, the only thing I didn't like were the origional belts which had a running update before I even hit the track with the car, and the new belts seem awesome. There's a number of us here on RCTech that can answer any questions you have once you get the car. It's definately worth trying, mine has been great so far.
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if anybody wants to part with their s400, shoot me a PM..
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Serpent just posted some pics on their website of the newly designed and innovative front and rear Arms for the S400. Pretty cool looking. It also states that the front arms were shortened slightly for tighter tracks.

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