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Old 03-07-2004, 08:24 AM   #5401
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Not at first - I want to try and modify my driving style a little. I've been driving my EVO III Surikarn the whole winter with a one-way and found that I was quicker with it. I think it is simply a case of adapting your driving style to a one-way - less hard brake hitting and more smooth flowing lines.
That's the theory, at least
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Old 03-07-2004, 10:00 AM   #5402
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Couldn't resist one more in the evening sunset
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Old 03-07-2004, 11:14 AM   #5403
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Hello all ... been busy rendering a small video for you folks.

Enjoy!
S&S, are you going to put some more vid's up on the website - we need to study that killer instinct of InitialD more closely
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Nice car! Any tips or anything that you think I need to pay extra attention to when I get my 710 this week?
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Old 03-07-2004, 12:20 PM   #5405
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Very nice!

Basically just the things which are mentioned in the FAQ (small items; nothing major)

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...faq#post752683

Really, though, the car goes together so well, you shouldn't have any problems - it's a dream to put together!!

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 03-07-2004, 12:21 PM   #5406
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Oh yeah, try and get the lubes and oils mentioned in the FAQ (at the begining) and apply them where recommended - it makes a big difference and allows the car to work better and smoother.
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Old 03-07-2004, 06:59 PM   #5407
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As a current driver of MTX3,Evo and recently G4 I'd to get the much hype 710.From the box the 710 has massive understeer for my liking.After much fiddling I manage to set the car near to my driving style and starting to like it.But the biggest drawback of the car is its durability.In three weeks I've replaced 3 rear lower arms,3 shock shafts,front belt,2 spurs,3 pinions,front knuckle and 2 sets dogbones.Never have I replaced parts for my other cars this much in 3 months let alone 3 weeks.Any ways to bulletproof this cars is very much appreciated especially shock shafts.Thanks
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #5408
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There is also a spray on molybond available in pressure pack cans. Sprays on wet, but dries. Acts just like graphite powder without the dust and migration of lubericant.
Would it be similar to Loctite 8191 that some team drivers are using?

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Would be good to reduce friction on pullies and belts... hint hint...
I spray and soak the belts with Silicone lube. They seem to last longer.
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Answered my own question - the orange ones have a lot more resistance than the pink ones.
There's a difference between pink and purple ! The pink one gives even less ressistance ! (j/k) If ever there was one !
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Kudo Serpent! Just got a reply from Pieter Bervoets about this missing parts (only took him a few minutes to reply!!!) - they'll be sent on Monday!!
Pieter now doing after sales service?
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Going back to an older topic. The rear link arm or whatever you guys call that plastic rod link that goes to the rear knuckle. You guys say that it pulls the threads out with the stock pillowballs because the threads on the stock pillowballs aren't long enough, correct? And buy buying the steel pillowballs for the Impulse this will remedy the thread stripping problem right? Let me know as I'm getting to order my spare parts!!!
This is what I'll do but perhaps may differ from what others would have done. Run the car as is. By the time you get your car up and running and replace the "broken" part (if you ever break the rear link arm or lower arm), Serpent probably already updated the plastic quality of the parts. My 2 cents.
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By the way, this was the race which was closed to most of us because it was meant for first timers only.
Woow ! That looked like AGES ago ! Luckily it was not porn stuff !

And I was driving the Impulse PRO with a one way front on rubber tires in my first ever race !
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I posted an email to Pieter Bervoets on Sat and within an hour he had replied, saying the parts would be sent out on monday!!! [IMG]
Saturday? What is he doing in the office replying mails on Saturday? That's unheard of !
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You sent that poor rookie out and then had a pack of good guys behind him to hunt him down - wasn't that last car to hit him from InitialD!! I think we need to more know more about this
I'm innocent !
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The next one>
Well, from which LHS did you get to shoot a pic of the 710 from?

Are you planning to run without shocks?

Hey excellent pics of an excellent car BTW !
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