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Old 01-11-2008, 09:38 PM   #3241
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thanks for all the replies guys... i really appreciate them... well, err the brake pad came off a bit loose n the diff oil was suppose to be 30,000 but my frens said that it has became to thin (i don't know y) but i've replace with 40,000 now... the rest of the pulleys r default with no OD n tyres... ok, i'll get a new set to try again tommorow... i'm running 37 front n rear... matrix... yes i'm running front cvd (it came with the kit) n front solid one way... i'm running much softer tyres n front solid to avoid getting into accident... still learning... i'll set it up to all default setting with new tyres n try again later... thanks...
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thanks for all the replies guys... i really appreciate them... well, err the brake pad came off a bit loose n the diff oil was suppose to be 30,000 but my frens said that it has became to thin (i don't know y) but i've replace with 40,000 now... the rest of the pulleys r default with no OD n tyres... ok, i'll get a new set to try again tommorow... i'm running 37 front n rear... matrix... yes i'm running front cvd (it came with the kit) n front solid one way... i'm running much softer tyres n front solid to avoid getting into accident... still learning... i'll set it up to all default setting with new tyres n try again later... thanks...

I don't think going to a thicker oil will help, but definitely fixing the break pads should. You may also want to try harder compound in the front (i.e. 37 rears, 40 fronts) to make the car push a little bit and make it a little bit more stable and easier to drive. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #3243
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I just wanted to take the time to thank Serpent-USA for the fine products that they supply. This weekend we had our state race and my car was great. There was good traction and normal tire wear. I was able to take the win with my 720. The car was great all weekend and it really showed in the main. For those of you in need of a good set-up for the Winternats let me know and I will be glad to help.

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #3244
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I just wanted to take the time to thank Serpent-USA for the fine products that they supply. This weekend we had our state race and my car was great. There was good traction and normal tire wear. I was able to take the win with my 720. The car was great all weekend and it really showed in the main. For those of you in need of a good set-up for the Winternats let me know and I will be glad to help.

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Way to go DJ!! Also great job to the rest of the Serpent Team!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:25 AM   #3245
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congrats DJ and great job Serpent team.....
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where can i find setup sheets for the 720 '07-'08?
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #3247
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Yo dude, u can print out blank setup sheets from serpent site (www.serpent.com) go to the product category and select your desired product, and u'll be able to see some contents for download.

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Congrats on another big win DJ. Much more power with the nova than zx
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #3249
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Congrats on another big win DJ. Much more power with the nova than zx
Thanks man!!! I am very happy with the nova's.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:25 AM   #3250
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i've fixed brake pad... everything on default again except some (shown below)now... the tail still slip out but more controlable now...

2 degree toe out front
2 degree camber front
3 degree toe in front
3 degree camber rear
both front n rear belt at loose tension (new belt)
tyres 37 shore front n rear
all default parts
front locked diff (spool)
bearings r ok
aluminium center shaft mount
aluminium upper deck bracket
front n rear anti roll bar at softest
red springs all around
front 5mm rear 6mm ride height
shocks setting default
engine JP FX T-03
pipe 5.2mm
protoform nemesis body
roll center front highest hole
roll center rear lowest hole
rear diff oil 40,000

i tried my friend's car with below setting

3 degree toe out front
2 degree camber front
3 degree toe in front
4 degree camber rear
both front n rear belt at loose tension (new belt)
tyres 40 shore front n rear
all default parts
front one way
bearings r ok
aluminium center shaft mount
aluminium upper deck bracket
front n rear anti roll bar at softest
front blue springs
rear red springs
front 5mm rear 6mm ride height
shocks setting default
rear diff oil 30,000


the track grip is medium/low

my friend's car has better overall grip n doesn't spin out much compare to mine even though his car is very bumpy...

i really will like to solve my mysterious problem... i had severals much much better drivers/racers looked into my car but they had no idea wat's worng with my car...
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:53 AM   #3251
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i just thought your front toe out is way too much.. i never had more than 1 deg. have u check your tyre split differences?
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i have used 2 deg. before , but on very rare occasions.....very tight track...
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:59 AM   #3253
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i've fixed brake pad... everything on default again except some (shown below)now... the tail still slip out but more controlable now...

2 degree toe out front
2 degree camber front
3 degree toe in front
3 degree camber rear
both front n rear belt at loose tension (new belt)
tyres 37 shore front n rear
all default parts
front locked diff (spool)
bearings r ok
aluminium center shaft mount
aluminium upper deck bracket
front n rear anti roll bar at softest
red springs all around
front 5mm rear 6mm ride height
shocks setting default
engine JP FX T-03
pipe 5.2mm
protoform nemesis body
roll center front highest hole
roll center rear lowest hole
rear diff oil 40,000

i tried my friend's car with below setting

3 degree toe out front
2 degree camber front
3 degree toe in front
4 degree camber rear
both front n rear belt at loose tension (new belt)
tyres 40 shore front n rear
all default parts
front one way
bearings r ok
aluminium center shaft mount
aluminium upper deck bracket
front n rear anti roll bar at softest
front blue springs
rear red springs
front 5mm rear 6mm ride height
shocks setting default
rear diff oil 30,000


the track grip is medium/low

my friend's car has better overall grip n doesn't spin out much compare to mine even though his car is very bumpy...

i really will like to solve my mysterious problem... i had severals much much better drivers/racers looked into my car but they had no idea wat's worng with my car...
have you checked ur "droop" setting??? you might be limiting your weight transfer & not even realize it...

just a thought....
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #3254
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Give this a try when you get a chance......

1 degree toe out front

45degree front roll bar

40 fronts 37 rears (0.5mm split i.e. 60mm front, 60.5mm rear)

yellow front springs, red rear springs

35wt all around but 2 hole piston front, 3 hole piston rear

5mm front & 5.5mm rear ride height

rear diff 20k

stratus 3.1 body and if you don't have wing rules, cut the wing 1mm above the cutting line when you prep the body. when mounting the body on the car, make sure it's not too forward.

what radio and servos are you using?
do you have a picture of the track?
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #3255
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Yo dude, u can print out blank setup sheets from serpent site (www.serpent.com) go to the product category and select your desired product, and u'll be able to see some contents for download.

Cheers,
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thanks but i mean setup sheets that are filled out from racers.
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