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Old 04-18-2008, 12:50 PM   #1696
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It's not much of a difference though, and I doubt anyone here would be able to feel that difference between 1.94 and 1.88, and it's an easy swap since you don't have to figure out how to make pulleys fit..
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It's not much of a difference though, and I doubt anyone here would be able to feel that difference between 1.94 and 1.88, and it's an easy swap since you don't have to figure out how to make pulleys fit..
Good points Randy. Only thing is that while I wait for the Gear diffs to show up at Serpent USA, I'll be running the rear ball diff. It can get dirty running on outdoor asphalt like we do here at our local track. Dont know how long it will be till the gear diffs come in...it could a week, two, three..who knows. By that time i'll have anough runs on S400 to warrant cleaning out the diff a few times. The cleaning out could be avoided by either using the Xray Pulleys which seal the diff and keep 99.9% of the dust out, or use the Jaad diff covers or make my own diff cover from some kind of paper or stickers.

I'm just trying to get a short cut and see if anyone had already gotten around to trying out the Xray diff pulleys so that I don't have to run to the hobby shop and try one out myself

I might just make those JAAD type diff covers myself from some sticker sheets I have lying around.

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the aluminun top deck holder: http://www.serpent.com/product/401012/

I think this can modified a bit to allow more flex for outdoor asphalt racing w/ low-med traction layouts.

Maybe if the whole base is cut off, and leave just the top portion so that the top deck has a place to link to the middle bulk-heads. The hole vertical post section of the t-shaped top deck holder can be cut and just leave the top section which will act like a horizontal brace which allows the top deck to still be able to be held in w/ screws.

Why? I just dont see why this piece is needed in the first place. the Bulk heads can easily be made like most other TC's which dont require this t-shape aluminum top deck holding piece, which seems to make the car much stiffer.

Anyone try this, yet? Does it make sense or not? 4 eyes are better than 2
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:50 PM   #1699
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Hey Serpent drivers. I have a question: what's the the oil wt that comes with the kit? I've misplaced my bottle and dont remember what cst or wt oil it comes with

anyone know for sure?

thx

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Johan, I have diff cover stickers I have cut out of black vinyl. Remind me and I will bring some to the track next time out.

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Good points Randy. Only thing is that while I wait for the Gear diffs to show up at Serpent USA, I'll be running the rear ball diff. It can get dirty running on outdoor asphalt like we do here at our local track. Dont know how long it will be till the gear diffs come in...it could a week, two, three..who knows. By that time i'll have anough runs on S400 to warrant cleaning out the diff a few times. The cleaning out could be avoided by either using the Xray Pulleys which seal the diff and keep 99.9% of the dust out, or use the Jaad diff covers or make my own diff cover from some kind of paper or stickers.

I'm just trying to get a short cut and see if anyone had already gotten around to trying out the Xray diff pulleys so that I don't have to run to the hobby shop and try one out myself

I might just make those JAAD type diff covers myself from some sticker sheets I have lying around.
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It's not much of a difference though, and I doubt anyone here would be able to feel that difference between 1.94 and 1.88, and it's an easy swap since you don't have to figure out how to make pulleys fit..
hmmm I dont see 18T pulleys on Serpent website? You have the PN
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Johan, try taking the screw out of the chassis for the t holder... If you must.. maybe take two mil off of it... then you can put a 2mil shim back in there and "stiffen" it up...

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the aluminun top deck holder: http://www.serpent.com/product/401012/

I think this can modified a bit to allow more flex for outdoor asphalt racing w/ low-med traction layouts.

Maybe if the whole base is cut off, and leave just the top portion so that the top deck has a place to link to the middle bulk-heads. The hole vertical post section of the t-shaped top deck holder can be cut and just leave the top section which will act like a horizontal brace which allows the top deck to still be able to be held in w/ screws.

Why? I just dont see why this piece is needed in the first place. the Bulk heads can easily be made like most other TC's which dont require this t-shape aluminum top deck holding piece, which seems to make the car much stiffer.

Anyone try this, yet? Does it make sense or not? 4 eyes are better than 2
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the aluminun top deck holder: http://www.serpent.com/product/401012/

I think this can modified a bit to allow more flex for outdoor asphalt racing w/ low-med traction layouts.

Maybe if the whole base is cut off, and leave just the top portion so that the top deck has a place to link to the middle bulk-heads. The hole vertical post section of the t-shaped top deck holder can be cut and just leave the top section which will act like a horizontal brace which allows the top deck to still be able to be held in w/ screws.

Why? I just dont see why this piece is needed in the first place. the Bulk heads can easily be made like most other TC's which dont require this t-shape aluminum top deck holding piece, which seems to make the car much stiffer.

Anyone try this, yet? Does it make sense or not? 4 eyes are better than 2
I got an xtra top deck holder piece and will get hacking. It makes sense. No other cars seem to have this piece in the middle like that.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #1704
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Johan, I have diff cover stickers I have cut out of black vinyl. Remind me and I will bring some to the track next time out.
Thanks Tim. I'll be there this coming Wed night
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Johan, try taking the screw out of the chassis for the t holder... If you must.. maybe take two mil off of it... then you can put a 2mil shim back in there and "stiffen" it up...
now where talking....the 2mm will allow anough flex as it it the vertical post section wasnt there in the first place, yet the shim gets it back to the stiff position if needed.

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Old 04-18-2008, 11:00 PM   #1706
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Hey Serpent drivers. I have a question: what's the the oil wt that comes with the kit? I've misplaced my bottle and dont remember what cst or wt oil it comes with

anyone know for sure?

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Matisyahu- I am running an 18 tooth center pulley with the stock Serpent drive pulleys. (35 tooth) The 1.94 ratio works great...Just ask Felix
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No, it's false !

it's 500cst and not 50wt !
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:25 PM   #1709
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hmmm I dont see 18T pulleys on Serpent website? You have the PN
They are a Hot Bodies part made for the Cyclone.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:26 PM   #1710
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Matisyahu- I am running an 18 tooth center pulley with the stock Serpent drive pulleys. (35 tooth) The 1.94 ratio works great...Just ask Felix
Are the stock belts long enough to fit?
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