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This is a wiki page for the new and very interesting concept 4-X from Serpent. This is wiki is meant to develop and grow as more is understood about the car.

Serpent's Product Page - http://www.serpent.com/product/400030
The 4-X Development Story - Here

Manual - Here

Spring Chart
SOFTEST
  • 401705 Spring white C4.4 4X (2)
  • 401706 Spring yellow C4.9 4X (2)
  • 401707 Spring orange C5.5 4X (2) = kit
  • 401708 Spring red C6.3 4X (2)
  • 401709 Spring pink C6.9 4X (2)
  • 401710 Spring blue C7.6 4X (2)
  • 401711 Spring purple C8.4 4X (2) = kit
  • 401712 Spring greenC9.5 4X (2)
  • 401713 Spring grey C10.9 4X (2)
  • 401714 Spring black C12 4X (2)
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RCBuilds.net Build, tip guide and youtube video - http://www.rcbuilds.net/builds/onroa...nt-project-4x/
Heave + Roll Damper Build Tips
Pivot Ball Nut Tip

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Setup Tips

Ride Height Adjustment
Adjusting tweak with roll damper
Usage of washer on lower arm
Tuning ARS


Option Parts List


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Old 03-25-2018, 09:49 PM
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Ran the 4x in a bit of testing on the weekend (bought one that had the VTD and other upgrades fitted) noticed it had a tendancy to oversteer mid corner which was new... All other cars I have encountered off power oversteer (so I reduce droop) but mid corner....

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I don't understand your statement. So you got a used car and that was your first run. And you noticed oversteer mid corner. And all other cars "you have encountered"- does that mean you have driven or you have seen?- ALSO oversteer mid corner. But yours is on power and the others are off power?
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Originally Posted by nexxus View Post
Ran the 4x in a bit of testing on the weekend (bought one that had the VTD and other upgrades fitted) noticed it had a tendancy to oversteer mid corner which was new... All other cars I have encountered off power oversteer (so I reduce droop) but mid corner....

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So what is the "play" like on this car? I assume you can adjust the play(slop) on the pivot balls but what about the rest of the chassis?
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
So what is the "play" like on this car? I assume you can adjust the play(slop) on the pivot balls but what about the rest of the chassis?
You've been researching this car for months already my friend. Just get it and get over it lol.
Play is not really significant anywhere. Some slop on steering rack just like any other car. Since 4x uses pivot balls in uprights, if you don't tighten the nylon screws to fixate the balls well, there will be play there. Pillow balls and ball joints are pretty tight fit that you may have to pinch the joints or burn with lighter a bit in some of them.
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You've been researching this car for months already my friend. Just get it and get over it lol.
Play is not really significant anywhere. Some slop on steering rack just like any other car. Since 4x uses pivot balls in uprights, if you don't tighten the nylon screws to fixate the balls well, there will be play there. Pillow balls and ball joints are pretty tight fit that you may have to pinch the joints or burn with lighter a bit in some of them.
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I also finally got to see one in the flesh at the Canadian Nationals. I apologize to the owner for any drool I may not have wiped off.
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Is there a shop where the new "bigger" springs are available?

Having only the one present in the kit is bothering me...
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Looks like my LHS (Action Hobbies Kingsville) will get signed up with the Serpent dealer so the 4x Evo will be added to my arsenal
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And as soon you decide they make radical changes... Entire suspension assembly is raised up to match typical touring car role centre positions I assume. New hubs and both lower and upper arm are much higher now - only on the rear apparently.
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I think the arms remain identical, it is just the rear hub which is now different from the front one. And with this new part, you will have to mount the arm closer to the center if you want to use the same arms...
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Well, I still want one I thought somebody would have one by now - anyone know if the Evo kits are actually shipping yet?
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Sorry, looks like A main got them yesterday.
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Well, I still want one I thought somebody would have one by now - anyone know if the Evo kits are actually shipping yet?
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Ok going to assume the shocks will fit the old 4X, also which length control rod is the correct one, to fit to the first gen car. Going to fit the new parts to mine, control rods being most important.
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Ok going to assume the shocks will fit the old 4X, also which length control rod is the correct one, to fit to the first gen car. Going to fit the new parts to mine, control rods being most important.
I don't think they will fit.
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