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Old 04-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #4711
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how did you 720 guys do today at floyde the new layout is looking good
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:15 PM   #4712
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Hey guys after leaving nitro and going electric (not the greatest decision) I decided to go back to nitro and i am really considering getting the 720 09 kit but i was wondering what is the brass plate and what does it do and do i need it? Also what parts break on it the most that i would have to order enough of because no one around here supports serpent except for the fact i am only three hours away from ashford hobbies. Thanks in advance
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Oh and i guess i should have added that i plan on racing at two tracks one that is a bowl (mushroombowl.com) that has about medium traction but has some bumps and the other track (bluediamondpark.com) is a flat track and it was moved away from the offroad track so it doesn't have to be constantly cleaned and so far what i heard is that it is like tennis court asphalt and looks like glass and i was told traction is going to be ridiculous.
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how did you 720 guys do today at floyde the new layout is looking good
Thing worked out pretty good. The traction did not come up until late in the day, but the Serpents that ran looked good. You need to come and see for your self!
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Hey beta bob, the brass plate is used for two reasons 1) it adds weight 2)when installed it makes the front end stiffer. Robert at ashford will have what u need and any info u need, also kamikaze is just as helpful and will also have parts. Very good car. Lots of support when u need it here.
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Hey guys after leaving nitro and going electric (not the greatest decision) I decided to go back to nitro and i am really considering getting the 720 09 kit but i was wondering what is the brass plate and what does it do and do i need it? Also what parts break on it the most that i would have to order enough of because no one around here supports serpent except for the fact i am only three hours away from ashford hobbies. Thanks in advance
Hey Beta Bob, in my opinion you should get the following just in case:

-Front Racepack
-Rear Racepack
-Set of belts
-Extra set of spurs

With this you should really be alright. I have yet to strip a spur. Belts last alot of runtime if taken like they should (keep the pulleys clean). Since I bought this car, I have yet to break a pulley on the diff, spool or either internal pulley.

I have never broken a front/rear shock tower, and the updated rear end is much much stronger so youll break the rear arm before this.

If you do crash alot and you anticipate your crashes will be catastrophic, just then I would suggest to carry an extra set of CVDs.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the help guys but what is a front and rear race pack? Is that bulkheads?
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torque is how many parts you have to replace afterwards !
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Thanks for the help guys but what is a front and rear race pack? Is that bulkheads?
Serpent sell crash packs for the front and back they come with front upper and lower arms front upper and lower bumper brackets and steering blocks, no bulkheads. The rear also has arms and body mount support. Good way to get your spare parts started.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #4720
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i was out there for a lil i saw some races i was out there with my dog and girl freind tho i did not run because my gas tank but i should b running next time it was deff the perfect weather for racing tho
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Haha thats also true. But thanks for the help guys im pretty sure i will be back on this thread in the next week or two to ask some more questions
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i was out there for a lil i saw some races i was out there with my dog and girl freind tho i did not run because my gas tank but i should b running next time it was deff the perfect weather for racing tho
Hey man, you should have dropped the tank in so we could get you rolling! You know where to find us, we got you covered!
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What could I make to improve the steering of my serpent 720???
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:06 PM   #4724
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What could I make to improve the steering of my serpent 720???
Post your setup and we could probably steer you in the right direction.

Are you struggling with initial steeringm mid corner exit etc?

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yea im deff gonna need the help i have not ran serpent in a long time and last time i ran i was running my mugen 1/8th but i should b ok lol
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