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Old 08-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #2416
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any idea will serpent release a revision kit for top deck n rear bulkhead so we can use lipo easily???

+1. I am wanting to switch from my TC5 to the S400.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:53 AM   #2417
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What is peoples starting setup with the gear diff, 6000 oil with only 1 pair of gears?
And what other changes do you make, it seems to diff out a lot more than a ball diff, feels like it needs to keep the rear end flatter to prevent the wheel unloading.

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Typically I run all the gears with 5000wt oil in them and this seems to be a good general starting point. Obviously you will need to adjust depending on track conditions, but the 5k and ALL gears works fine.

The removal of the 2nd set of gears does not help all that much if you are trying to help with rotating mass, so I have the full set. Also, when using only two gears, you have to go considerably thicker with the oil and I find the lower Wt oils with all gears more consistent.

I will be on this thread answering any questions you guys/gals may have regarding the S400. So ask away.

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:02 PM   #2418
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Butter, do you know where I can pick up an S400 and some spare parts? I'm in California.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #2419
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G,

let me see what's up with the locals here and I'll get back to you. There might be one floating around...

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Butter, any news on when the new shipment of S400 with included gear diffs are arriving?

Any news on the release of the new top deck or a new 2008 S400 version?
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Yohan- Serpent's main focus at this time is the set-up of the new facility in Asia. The only news we have is that the S120 should be arriving in the U.S. within the next 3 weeks. As of right now there is no news about the S400 w/Gear diff or any accessory parts.

However, I can almost guarantee that once operations are up and running there will be no shortage of spares and hop-ups for the full line of Serpent equipment.


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Yohan- Serpent's main focus at this time is the set-up of the new facility in Asia. The only news we have is that the S120 should be arriving in the U.S. within the next 3 weeks. As of right now there is no news about the S400 w/Gear diff or any accessory parts.

However, I can almost guarantee that once operations are up and running there will be no shortage of spares and hop-ups for the full line of Serpent equipment.


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Old 08-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #2423
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let me see what's up with the locals here and I'll get back to you. There might be one floating around...

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #2424
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Thanks Canyon Carver.

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hooray... now we have butter to assist us again...

at least we weren't left alone... jk... what a great lost to all of us as randy has left... but luckily butter is still with us...

i hope serpent will come out with full support on their machines again very soon..

i wan gear diff, i wan lipo friendly top deck, besides that, the car has been great even in stock form...
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we have them in the warehouse Have your local dealer call us and we can get them out.

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Default Belt help 18t conversion. New to S400

I recently purchased a S400 and interested in the 18t conversion. I read you can use the 415 belt and a xray rear belt. I recenty sold my trf415msxx with upgraded 18t pulleys. I do have a few belts lying around. I was wondering if anyone knows the part number for the xray belt and the TRF415 belt.

I have also read back that the swing shafts from the TRF will work can someone confirm the lenght as I have both.

Clearing out one of my msxx , just want to know what parts should I keep. swing shafts, shocks, belts, springs. Any help would be appricated.

I have a 720 and just want to stick to one brand.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:55 PM   #2428
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I too am interested, if someone could summerize the conversion and parts needed I would really appriciate it. Part numbers would be awsome. I assume this is an overdrive conversion?
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I recently purchased a S400 and interested in the 18t conversion. I read you can use the 415 belt and a xray rear belt. I recenty sold my trf415msxx with upgraded 18t pulleys. I do have a few belts lying around. I was wondering if anyone knows the part number for the xray belt and the TRF415 belt.

I have also read back that the swing shafts from the TRF will work can someone confirm the lenght as I have both.

Clearing out one of my msxx , just want to know what parts should I keep. swing shafts, shocks, belts, springs. Any help would be appricated.

I have a 720 and just want to stick to one brand.

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:31 AM   #2429
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The parts for the 18t conversion are;

XRay XR305442 rear belt
Hot Bodies 66492 (or other) 18t pulleys * 2
Tamiya 6245013 415MSZ 169t front belt

and for zleader_99 the driveshafts are the Tamiya 51092 46mm shafts
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I too am interested, if someone could summerize the conversion and parts needed I would really appriciate it. Part numbers would be awsome. I assume this is an overdrive conversion?
I don't think they are overdriving the car, I think they are changing the internal gear ratio.


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