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Old 05-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #2416
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Hello to all! I've bough t a Serpent 720 '07 (#803005) and i've got a few parts missing in the kit.I list the missing parts:
-It does not came with the front CVD kit, instead it cames with normal dogbones
-front one way system as well the one way lock set to make it into a solid axle
-Bumper LeMans type

Does anyone have the same problem?? Anyway the quality looks great but especialy the CVD and the SPool as an extra where what makes me decide for this kit and not for any other brand.
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I also just got a 720-07 with the following missing parts:
-no CVD axles for front, only dogbones
-no front multi-diff, just the gear diff
-no fuel tank o-ring gasket at all not even the standard one
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:41 AM   #2417
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Forgive the stupidity of the question but I have to ask

When the rear spoiler is mounted further away from the front of the car (as far back as possible) = the most amount of rear downforce? When the rear spoiler is mounted closer to the front of the car = least amount of rear down force?

The above is true for long sweeping corners. Does the above hold for quick tight corners (90 and 180 degree) type corners?

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The rear spoiler relies on airflow for it to work. Up to the certain point, the faster the airflow, the higher the downforce. For the above corners you mentioned, it would depend on the cornering speed of your car.

Clearly though, even for those corners, the further back you mount the spoiler, the more downforce is attained due to the "lever action" of the spoiler over the front-to-rear balance of the car.
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I also just got a 720-07 with the following missing parts:
-no CVD axles for front, only dogbones
-no front multi-diff, just the gear diff
-no fuel tank o-ring gasket at all not even the standard one
Multi Diff is a XRAY item and not included in a Serpent kit.

Serpent kit boxes have seals on the sides of the box. Serpent also weighs each box prior to shipment. We have been very loyal Serpent dealer for 10 plus years and we have shipped a lot of kits and there is almost never a problem with the kits missing parts. As for missing that many parts I would suggest you contact the dealer you got the kit from and ask them to supply the parts.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:51 AM   #2419
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Hi Guys

Forgive the stupidity of the question but I have to ask

When the rear spoiler is mounted further away from the front of the car (as far back as possible) = the most amount of rear downforce? When the rear spoiler is mounted closer to the front of the car = least amount of rear down force?

The above is true for long sweeping corners. Does the above hold for quick tight corners (90 and 180 degree) type corners?

Thanks

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Generally, the wing mounted forward (towards the front of the car) gives you more steering and mounting it back stabilizes the rear more and less steering. If you have quick tight corners track, then I suggest having it mid or towards the front.
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I also just got a 720-07 with the following missing parts:
-no CVD axles for front, only dogbones
-no front multi-diff, just the gear diff
-no fuel tank o-ring gasket at all not even the standard one


I'd be making sure it has the upgraded arms and stuff also..
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:27 PM   #2421
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I'd be making sure it has the upgraded arms and stuff also..
OK to be more precise, it's missing the Serpent 720-07 one-way front diff with locker option.....

I'll be going over all the parts tonight as it certainly has some of the '07 parts (black chassis plate, nylon pivot ball cups etc. but not all. Is there any quick way of identifying the "hardened" plastic parts from the standard ones?
BTW, my friend bought a kit from the same shipment at the same time and is also missing the same parts. I have contacted my dealer and he is looking into it.
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OK to be more precise, it's missing the Serpent 720-07 one-way front diff with locker option.....

I'll be going over all the parts tonight as it certainly has some of the '07 parts (black chassis plate, nylon pivot ball cups etc. but not all. Is there any quick way of identifying the "hardened" plastic parts from the standard ones?
BTW, my friend bought a kit from the same shipment at the same time and is also missing the same parts. I have contacted my dealer and he is looking into it.
Where did you buy the kits from? is it in the USA?
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They were bought from a Serpent dealer in London, Canada, which Serpent USA distributes to I believe.
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need some info please.How many teeth on Serpent 720 front,side and rear drive belts ???
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They were bought from a Serpent dealer in London, Canada, which Serpent USA distributes to I believe.
??? London or Canada or is it London, Canada ???
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #2426
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Yes there is another London - in Ontario Canada... look it up.
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They were bought from a Serpent dealer in London, Canada, which Serpent USA distributes to I believe.
I know there is a London, Canada. but you wrote London,Canada, both comas so I though you are talking about 2 separate locations, just clarifying.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:03 PM   #2428
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serpent usa is aware of the missing items

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The rear spoiler relies on airflow for it to work. Up to the certain point, the faster the airflow, the higher the downforce. For the above corners you mentioned, it would depend on the cornering speed of your car.

Clearly though, even for those corners, the further back you mount the spoiler, the more downforce is attained due to the "lever action" of the spoiler over the front-to-rear balance of the car.
Thanks Sow&Steady and Jo Gutierrez.

Perfect, so, more back = more downforce and more forward = more steering.

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Note Acid that we are limited to a max of 10mm overhang.
best medium is mounting wing inline with bumper.
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