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Old 03-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #166
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Hi Pooh, did you switch from Mugen to shepherd? What are the choice bodies to run, I have a central but the car does not seem to like it, thinking Blitz 09 or P909?

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Hey how is everything? Yes, I did switch from Mugen to Shepherd. I like the p909 18mm forward. Light weight. I didn't try the Blitz as of yet. I have plans on getting one and trying it. When I do I let you know how it works out.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #167
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Hey pooh all is good in the land thats hosting the world cup in a few months. Propbably going to go with the P909, ran it on the x last nat and was impressed. One huge plus about the V8 its soo flippen easy to work on.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #168
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Does anyone tried the Blitz R09 on the Velox? Do you know what is the good position for the body on the chassis?
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:08 PM   #169
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One huge plus about the V8 its soo flippen easy to work on.
i know im speaking to the converted, but do you all think this is the car for a first time 1/8er? considering the 966 and new mugen. i dont know if i will have parts at my local shop in nyc...

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i know im speaking to the converted, but do you all think this is the car for a first time 1/8er? considering the 966 and new mugen. i dont know if i will have parts at my local shop in nyc...

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Hello,

I owned Serpent 960 08 and 966. I swithed to the Velox because I wanted a blue car. I know it's crazy!
I do have no regrets. Compare to the serpent the maintenance of the chassis it much easier. Everything is easy to access change or fixe. The only thing you have to be careful is to not put too much loctite on the screws.

About the setup I used Richard Volta as based setup. And I have nothing to complain about the car. I just made the front width smallest to make the car faster to turn. Another good thing about this is that the same setup is an excellent base for a lot track. You just have to make few modifications.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:40 AM   #171
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Hey mate the car is awesome, i switched form X and have been doing plently of riding with the car!!! The car responds well to small changes and is stable and predictable. The box set up is the way to go, with this you can prob get the car around at a decent pace. One thing its not as tough as a Mugen, not saying the car is not durable buti ts hard to top Mugen with durabilty, I have switched some plastics with Mugen (I have tons of spares). But this car there is something special about this car, when you drive it you will see
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Some quick ?`s

Love the car but now for the BUTS

Rear dogbones, bust about 4 waaaay too much movment in hubs on solid axle
Loads of front slop, bearings moving in front uprights, ball links etc....
Oval pulleys
Rear pulley, replaced a couple of times, warping and pin chewing through and eventually no plastic left to drive.

Is this normal or are there upgrade kits to sort this out????
Also how durable are the spur gears compared to Mugen?

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Old 04-11-2010, 01:48 PM   #173
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Replace the ball links with Mugen ones.
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Some quick ?`s

Love the car but now for the BUTS

Rear dogbones, bust about 4 waaaay too much movment in hubs on solid axle
Loads of front slop, bearings moving in front uprights, ball links etc....
Oval pulleys
Rear pulley, replaced a couple of times, warping and pin chewing through and eventually no plastic left to drive.

Is this normal or are there upgrade kits to sort this out????
Also how durable are the spur gears compared to Mugen?

Thank you
Is this an early 08-kit? I have seen a lot of early kits on the market lately, sold for peanuts out of Asia.

Nowaday's we sell a lot of spurs to other brands (drivers) due to its durabilitry.
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Yes it is an early 08 kit but its local not form Asia, why do you ask?
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Yes it is an early 08 kit but its local not form Asia, why do you ask?
A lot has been further improved since the early kit, you could go for a 2009 upgrade-set combined with a 2010 pulley-set. That would solve a lot of your problems.
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Can anyone confirm for me where this kit is made?
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Can anyone confirm for me where this kit is made?
I dont think anybody can, all kits these day's do not come from just one manufacturer.
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I heard that it is Made in Mongolia.
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Dear Josh,
is very easy to work on.
When you assemble the multi piece front and rear bulkheads for the velox do you use any thread lock on those metal to metal parts? I'm kinda paranoid to see the steel screws thread into the aluminium so thru vibration it will definitely wiggle free. I've switched from Mugen to Shepherd because the parts here are selling really well and what i see so far is that the car is very easy to work on.

What is your opinion on the IDM .21 evo engine and the OS XZ engine? I have both and its like choosing between a Lambo or a Ferrari. My Velox is basically running stock except for titanium turnbuckles and misc titanium hardware.
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