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Old 10-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #4096
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Hey everyone:

I'm trying to figure out why one of my diffs is slipping. One of them is pretty smooth, but the other will slip a lot no matter how much i tighten it. So, I think I messed up somewhere when rebuilding it. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 10-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #4097
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Hey everyone:

I'm trying to figure out why one of my diffs is slipping. One of them is pretty smooth, but the other will slip a lot no matter how much i tighten it. So, I think I messed up somewhere when rebuilding it. Any suggestions? Thanks

you probably assembled the thrust washers in the wrong order. one is like .2mm smaller diameter than the other. i believe the smaller one goes towards the inside of the diff. i had this same problem a month or two ago when i rebuilt mine for the first time.
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:27 PM   #4098
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Acutts & Paolo M,

Thanks for your advice to fill Serpent shock...

Any idea for shock set up (piston & oil) for rubber/asphalt (low to medium grip) - 12X2 motor ?

Thanks guys.
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you probably assembled the thrust washers in the wrong order. one is like .2mm smaller diameter than the other. i believe the smaller one goes towards the inside of the diff. i had this same problem a month or two ago when i rebuilt mine for the first time.

Aha, thank you.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #4100
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Acutts & Paolo M,

Thanks for your advice to fill Serpent shock...

Any idea for shock set up (piston & oil) for rubber/asphalt (low to medium grip) - 12X2 motor ?

Thanks guys.
I run 3 hole piston with 30 or 35 weight oil in my and I run on asphalt low grip and it works great.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #4101
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to help maybe . . .or confuse more i think the shocks part #903165
might be rears shocks on the 710 and front shocks on their 1/8th scale S960
i am not 100$ sure . . .
To clear it up Serpent only make one type of new shock .. they fit both the 710 and the 960. On both those cars the front shocks are shorter than rear and no good.

U need the rear shock set x2 to use on the xray and the length is perfect same as xray.

903165 Shock absorber set RCC RR (2)

THIS is the part u NEED!
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:02 PM   #4102
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OK, I was wrong regarding to the length of the Xray shocks. I remeasured them and they are 70mm long fully expanded. So they are inbetween the 68 and 73 Sorry.

Have anybody tested the Serpent Rear shocks with foam shock tower? Do they fit?

What is the difference between the front and rear shocks? only the shaft lenght or the body is different also?

Sorry I don't want to be too annoying but last time everybody told me that tamiya shocks fit perfectly so I've just bought them and I've found out that they actually don't. Had to buy parts for at least 15$ to make them fit but still far from the best. I want to avoid that this time.
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:06 PM   #4103
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For anyone looking to use the Tamiya shocks on their car here is a post I bookmarked a while ago:

http://rctech.net/forum/showpost.php...postcount=2458
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:45 PM   #4104
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I ran with the new Serpent shocks and a foam shock tower yesterday with no problems.

Concerning Tamiya shocks, I've never tried them, but P-dub Racing has "Alloy Shock Mounts" that apparently make it very easy to mount them to just about any touring car. Click on the photo in the 3rd column, 2nd to last row:

http://www.pdubracing.com/products.htm
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:25 PM   #4105
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Still haven't ordered an FK05 - they're out of stock everywhere. I've paid for the BMI kit, but Jason is out of 3mm c/f.

So the FK05 comes with the standard tower, and the carpet tower is an option, correct? How do the BMI towers compare, front and rear?

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Still haven't ordered an FK05 - they're out of stock everywhere. I've paid for the BMI kit, but Jason is out of 3mm c/f.

So the FK05 comes with the standard tower, and the carpet tower is an option, correct? How do the BMI towers compare, front and rear?

Josh
I believe he has just gotten in c/f and should have chassis out in about 2 weeks. The carpet tower is an option. The BMI towers are pretty much identical to the carpet and stock rear shock tower. There are a couple cool mods he has made to the chassis as well.

Later,
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #4107
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I ran with the new Serpent shocks and a foam shock tower yesterday with no problems.

KMW's car is pretty nice. The new serpent shocks are ultra smooth.
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I ordered mine this morning from ashfordhobby. 2 sets of Rears
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:30 PM   #4110
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It's an old car, but here's a photo with the new shocks:

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