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Old 06-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys I just purchased a Serpent 235MM from a guy at a Swap. I got a great deal for it. It has a Nova mega .15 On it. I would like to know If you could change out the servo saver or steering box on the front servo. It is like a Traxxas POS. Really old school. Does anyone know anything about this car? Does anyone know if it is a Impulse or a Impact? thank you

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That is a circa 1997 Serpent Impact, excellent car. Serpent has/had a plastic servo mount that would clamp the steering servo in place and attach to the upper plate. This would prevent the ears of the servo breaking off in a hard hit. Try contacting Serpent, they might still have that part in stock.
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I might have one of the servo clamps that garen is talkin about. I'll look when I get home and send you a pm
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I would like to know If you could change out the servo saver or steering box on the front servo. It is like a Traxxas POS. Really old school. For Pics
This is the piece your looking for. They are servo specific.
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Hey guys thanks for the posts, yes We just bought this, Engine is good, Dont know about compression yet have to test but She is pretty fast, I need to learn about the Clutch setup and Gearing. It hits RPMS fast and also the 2nd gear engages pretty fast.

Does any1 know any parts I should change right away?????

Where could I get more info on this car????

Do they even make parts for this car????

What engine would you put on this???

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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Hey guys thanks for the posts, yes We just bought this, Engine is good, Dont know about compression yet have to test but She is pretty fast, I need to learn about the Clutch setup and Gearing. It hits RPMS fast and also the 2nd gear engages pretty fast.

Does any1 know any parts I should change right away?????

Where could I get more info on this car????

Do they even make parts for this car????

What engine would you put on this???

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i would suggest contacting Serpent America for parts or hobby shops that have been arround like Ashford for what you need ..
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This is the piece your looking for. They are servo specific.
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where does this part go or what does it replace? Thank you
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where does this part go or what does it replace? Thank you
It's mostly a hop-up,to take the flex out of steering servo and to rise or lower it,good to have but not a must. I have tons of parts,waiting for the 235 come back
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It's mostly a hop-up,to take the flex out of steering servo and to rise or lower it,good to have but not a must. I have tons of parts,waiting for the 235 come back
what parts should i upgrade or change?? and also can you show me where the part goes please. Im trying to remove the servo saver and put sumthing else. any ideas? thank you
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Well does anyone have any parts for this car or any where I should get parts???

Does anyone know how to change out that Steering servo saver? I know u can upgrade it, just not sure how, any help would be great.
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Bruckner hobbies may still have parts I have a few parts still. Is it a 2 or 4wd car.
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That's a pretty old car. It was discontinued a while back. The current serpent website still does list the last revision of the Impact (the WC 2002 version) here:

http://www.serpent.com/product/Gas%20Cars/main/14/

It was replaced by the Serpent 835 which shares some of the same parts but the class died out as it became a one manufacturer class (Serpent) when the Mugen Avance and STS Maddog faded. Although the 835 is still not discontinued, I don't know of many stores that carry it (or parts) anymore. Like the other posters said, you'd have the best luck checking with stores that have been around for a while to see if they still have some left over parts (like Ashford, Brooklyn, maybe Winner's Circle?). You can also check on Ebay as I've seen people giving up waiting for the class to come back and dumping their holdover parts.

But more than parts, I would think you'd have a harder time getting a hold of the foam tires.
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That's a pretty old car. It was discontinued a while back. The current serpent website still does list the last revision of the Impact (the WC 2002 version) here:

http://www.serpent.com/product/Gas%20Cars/main/14/

It was replaced by the Serpent 835 which shares some of the same parts but the class died out as it became a one manufacturer class (Serpent) when the Mugen Avance and STS Maddog faded. Although the 835 is still not discontinued, I don't know of many stores that carry it (or parts) anymore. Like the other posters said, you'd have the best luck checking with stores that have been around for a while to see if they still have some left over parts (like Ashford, Brooklyn, maybe Winner's Circle?). You can also check on Ebay as I've seen people giving up waiting for the class to come back and dumping their holdover parts.

But more than parts, I would think you'd have a harder time getting a hold of the foam tires.
It is 4wd and I love her...

Now I can find tires for her easy, My hobby shop dont have parts for her. What other model serpents can I swap parts from?? I just need to know that part tooo. I love this car and dont want to let her go to waste, I wanna beef her up as much as possible. Thanks
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Hey I got a Hudy set-up station for this thing if you would like it
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I have a lot of spares. send me an email at [email protected]
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