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Old 02-13-2004, 12:38 AM   #4321
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[B]Ummm, if I'm not wrong, didn't the "excellent" after sales service about the tire truer meant anything at all?
The excellent pre/post sales service I got from www.pro8.de - top guys, I tell you I've ordered my 710 through them, too - never know I may end up with 2!!!
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:45 AM   #4322
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The excellent pre/post sales service I got from www.pro8.de - top guys, I tell you I've ordered my 710 through them, too - never know I may end up with 2!!!
Ummm, ok. I thought I remembered it being the border.

Anyway, here's wishing you "twin" happiness with the 710 ! Or come in a bigger package instead in the form the 950R...
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:47 AM   #4323
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You measure droop with a droop gauge. Droop and ride height are two different things. You could also use a caliper if you want but you need to understand how droop is measured in the first place.

This is what the Serpent 710 setup book has got to say about droop or what they also call downstops...

Downstops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward, which determines how far upwards the chassis rises. This affects the carís handling, as it directly impacts the weight transfer of the chassis. The effect may change with the type of track and/or amount of grip available.

In general, more suspension travel (lower downstop value) makes the car more responsive but less stable; it is also typically better on a bumpy track or on a track with slow corners. Less suspension travel (higher downstop value) makes the car more stable; it is typically better on a smooth track.

Reduced downstops (higher downstop value)
?decreases upward chassis travel
?car more stable under braking
?better on smooth tracks

Increased downstops (lower downstop value)
?increases upward chassis travel
?car more responsive but less stable
?better on bumpy tracks

IMPORTANT! Adjust the downstops so the left and right sides are equal.
Thanks for the info. I read this on the setup book but I didnt know its the same as droop
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:51 AM   #4324
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Ummm, ok. I thought I remembered it being the border.

Anyway, here's wishing you "twin" happiness with the 710 ! Or come in a bigger package instead in the form the 950R...
And as for the motor....

Have you noticed that there a quite a few Mazda bodyshells being used in the winternats? I think Ralph is using one.
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:09 AM   #4325
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Have you noticed that there a quite a few Mazda bodyshells being used in the winternats? I think Ralph is using one.
Yes. A lot of Mazda 6 bodyshells. Yeah, you're right about Ralph but Salven is still using the old tried and true Stratus 1.0.

Hopefully, I can get to try the Mazda 6 body this weekend.



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Old 02-13-2004, 01:13 AM   #4326
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The Mazda has a pretty big front spolier - that should help to get rid of any understeer
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:47 AM   #4327
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Hey D,

How did you post pictures the way you did?
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:04 AM   #4328
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How did you post pictures the way you did?
Just reply and quote that particular posting of mine and you'll see it.
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Just reply and quote that particular posting of mine and you'll see it.
What if the picture is already in your files, like your own pics? How do you post those?
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I think signs of aging is catching up with the typing !
I agree with you there but you still haven't beaten me in a race yet so ...
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I agree with you there but you still haven't beaten me in a race yet so ...
This calls for a drag race down Sunset Boulevard strip... Load and load em SNAKEs!!!


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This calls for a drag race down Sunset Boulevard strip... Load and load em SNAKEs!!!


Sounds like a good plan .. you'll organize it?
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Anyone know what happened to Rene C. He had a 21-5.07 in the first round than later on they have him only running once with an 8 lap something
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Hopefully, I can get to try the Mazda 6 body this weekend.
Hope so too! Look forward to hearing your impressions. It looks as though it has met with a lot of racers approval.

Cheers, Mark.
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