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Old 11-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #1531
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That is good to hear that it worked out for you.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:51 AM   #1532
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Just try to add some caster. easiest to try and works mostly mid corner and onwards. Thinner front bar will give more steering everywhere but might make the transitions too slow. Other optins are less rear toe, or softer front diff oil.
just to confirm: more caster = top arms more rearwards right?

will try more caster 1st then less rear toe; hate messy oils.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:00 AM   #1533
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just to confirm: more caster = top arms more rearwards right?

will try more caster 1st then less rear toe; hate messy oils.
You are right about the caster. Both adjustments are simple and quick to make and change back if it doesn;t work.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:04 AM   #1534
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Here is my take on the rear belt. The bottom of the belt sits a mere fraction of a millimeter above the bottom of the chassis, almost flush. The 710 had a similar situation with a two tooth larger rear pulley.

If there was a stone anywhere on the track, it would find it's way into my car and wedge itself between the rear pulley and the chassis. When they released the LCG chassis for the 710, it did not have the opening under the rear belt. Problem solved.

My contention is that the rear belt is very vulnerable to contact with debris on the track, or if you clip a berm, or dragging the rear of the car when the tires and ride height get low. All in the pursuit of the lowest CG.

I would much rather have the rear diff sit a millimeter or two higher, and do away with the opening in the chassis. The front belt is similarly placed, but is not as much of an issue as the rear.

The belt on the 720 sits much higher and is virtually protected from contact. A set of belts on my 720 would last me all season.

This is the very thing that will take you out 5 min before the end of your main when you hit somebodies drive dog or shock spring or whatever laying on the track. I'm disappointed that they created this situation again with the 733.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a total Serpent player and am way into this car. I'm just beginning to see a number of post's from guys having rear belt problems.

When you're running a sub A program, like 95% of us out there are, despite what we fool ourselves into thinking, attrition and survivability are at least 50% of the game. I think the rear belt/pulley are just asking for trouble.

Check your rear belt for scratches in the writing, nicks or dents, or dents in the edges of the pulley. If you have them, then you know where they are coming from.

I'd like to give a shout out to my Serpent brethren at 301 Raceway, and all those who traveled to races there. Let's all keep the faith that whatever issues there are will be resolved, and that the 301 facility is reborn for 2010.

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Mark,
you made many great points, I can agree that the black belts do no last. I only got one day with my black rear belt. When I switched to the orange belts I have had no problems since. The rear belt has shown no wear. It has had multiple 30 min A-mains and a 45 min a-main. I suppose how well the track has been prepped and what area the track is loacated could make a huge impact with diffrent types of debris.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:35 PM   #1535
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nice product from xceed rc. A one piece
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #1536
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nice product from xceed rc. A one piece
this week release !
http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....oducts_id=7524

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Old 11-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #1537
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Okay, I checked my chassis on the board today and despite cranking on the screws in the bulkheads to force the pins in, the chassis didn't tweak. If I had reamed the holes lightly, the chassis would have assembled easily without any complication. I will remember to do that next time.

I do want to say that the hard anodizing did a good job. After a days worth of runs, I took a rag with Nitroclean and wiped the bottom of the chassis clean and saw that the anodize coating is still very much intact. So the plating is good and wears well so far.
isn't anodize !
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isn't anodize !
Then what kind of plating is it?
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #1539
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nice product from xceed rc. A one piece
I need one Sam!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:50 PM   #1540
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Then what kind of plating is it?
I think rcmarket means that it isn't the anodizing which causes the holes to be to small.

Anodizing is, in contrary to paint or powder-coating, put into the material instead of on top of it. It only adds a couple of microns to the material.

So it probably has to do with low tolerances, what else can you expect for such a low pricetag?.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:25 AM   #1541
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Then what kind of plating is it?
this is hard coated ,more hard
Sorry ! my english too bad , so unknow how to say it ,
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:25 AM   #1542
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CSO New Product
7075 T6 ALUM. SUSPENSION FRONT BRACKET L/R FOR 733
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:21 AM   #1543
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Will send you one as soon as I receive it
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