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Old 06-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #2191
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The one weak point that I see is the upper bearing block, both front and rear. ( though I am told they have an updated part )
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:08 PM   #2192
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Hey guys. I just picked up a s400 from yyhayyim. What are the common weak points, and most common issues.

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Yohan- So I guess you don't need an answer on weight bias or set-up's for an S400 anymore. What thread will you be trolling in? HB, Schumacher???
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:22 PM   #2193
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HAHAHAHHAHA. HB..I just sold mine, I was new disapointed in the durability, thats the biggest reason for selling, the handling was great. I was very impressed on its cornering speed, I am hoping that the Serpent will be similar.

And if anybody has a good carpet setup for me as a base line, that would be great.


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Old 06-10-2008, 07:01 PM   #2194
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Thanks Randy, Thats good to hear, my old cyclone was pron to break-well everything. Do you have a carpet setup-for 27t or 19t

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Carpet setups with 27T/19T, some with 13.5BL and more -> http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/serp...erpentS400.htm
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:13 PM   #2195
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Yohan- So I guess you don't need an answer on weight bias or set-up's for an S400 anymore. What thread will you be trolling in? HB, Schumacher???
not so fast Butter...I'm awaiting a rumored shipment of new S400 with gear diffs included in them

And did you have to say something about static weight and weight bias and the design on the S400 or other cars in general?
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Sure buddy......Whatever lets you sleep at night.
Acere donde esta mi dinero?
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #2197
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HAHAHAHHAHA. HB..I just sold mine, I was new disapointed in the durability, thats the biggest reason for selling, the handling was great. I was very impressed on its cornering speed, I am hoping that the Serpent will be similar.

And if anybody has a good carpet setup for me as a base line, that would be great.


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From experience, the S400 handles as well as the HB Cyclones, and carries exellent corner speed as well. But its much tougher and parts are cheaper to get. No stinkin diff screwz snapping, no ball studs snapping inside the hubs, no flimsy c-hubs, no leaking shocks, etc.

You'll love the car
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:21 PM   #2198
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Sure buddy......Whatever lets you sleep at night.
Acere donde esta mi dinero?
el cash esta conmigo...pero si sigues saliendo a Washinton como te lo doy? I'll call you tomorrow...will you be at MDI tomorrow night?
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Thanks Randy, Thats good to hear, my old cyclone was pron to break-well everything. Do you have a carpet setup-for 27t or 19t

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Sorry, I'm just an asphalt guy, pretty clueless on carpet...
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how come so quiet here??

wanna ask, any1 ever use tamiya 415 front spool ? it's more lighter than s400...
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how come so quiet here??

wanna ask, any1 ever use tamiya 415 front spool ? it's more lighter than s400...
Never tried it, in mod I definately think we have one of the strongest spools out there so I don't want to replace it...

Where's everyone been? I've been busy building my cars for the nats next week.
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It's the calm before the storm Randy - I race this Saturday and will be back with more questions...
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You better make pictures of the cars.

Previously i asked about the suspension bridges, setting the same toe-in angle but with wider bridges, Jaad found that on the Cyclone it makes the car stiffer, so that means it wont roll as easy given the other settings dont change.

That is what i wanted to know.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:51 PM   #2204
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I have a S400 for sale with two gear diff, and two servos and som parts spring, etc.

PM it any are intrested, i tak Pay Pal, i gues

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I have a S400 for sale with two gear diff, and two servos and som parts spring, etc.

PM it any are intrested, i tak Pay Pal, i gues

I will ony sell the gear diff whit the car.

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