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Old 02-01-2014, 02:41 AM   #811
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I forgot, I have another problem,after I put the super short front shocks with the lower front shock tower, the spring cup at the bottom of the shocks rubs on the front lower arms.especially if I use the holes furthest apart in the shocktower. Should I shave off the lower arms?I think I have to or else there will be too much weight on the shock axls,it might bend?

Agree?

If I shave, then the arms might lose its strength.

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Not in my end,they would have showed it in Nuremberg if there was. How do I.attach the center front body post?
They don't always show it, especially if there is sometime to go until the worlds to prevent copying I guess Anyway rumours usually start around now if a later release is planned. All is quiet for now so lets wait and see - I'm sure there will be WC specific upgrades released at the event. I'm just wandering what they are likely to be as the car is so good right now.

I attach the centre body post to the front shock tower. I use a standard plastic rear body mount from the 747 or 411. Fits perfectly!
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I forgot, I have another problem,after I put the super short front shocks with the lower front shock tower, the spring cup at the bottom of the shocks rubs on the front lower arms.especially if I use the holes furthest apart in the shocktower. Should I shave off the lower arms?I think I have to or else there will be too much weight on the shock axls,it might bend?

Agree?

If I shave, then the arms might lose its strength.

Any suggestions?
Photo? I don't have that problem on my car with the SS shocks and low tower?
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I used rather the lowest holes nearest the center of the front shock tower.try it, the spring cups touch the front lower arms. When I say spring cups, its the thing that touches the spring at the low side
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Hmmm. I don't have that issue. Anyone else?
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Put it this way,when u screw in the bottom part of the supershort shocks in Front,its like u have to force in the shocks to reach the screw of the lower arm because of the the spring cup rubs on the lower front arm.I use the lowest holes of the lowered shock tower.try doing it,it will rub and screw in the top screw first,ul have a hard time screwing in the bottom
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Put it this way,when u screw in the bottom part of the supershort shocks in Front,its like u have to force in the shocks to reach the screw of the lower arm because of the the spring cup rubs on the lower front arm.I use the lowest holes of the lowered shock tower.try doing it,it will rub and screw in the top screw first,ul have a hard time screwing in the bottom
A pic would def help, but it sounds like u need to use a 2 or 3mm spacer at the shock mount position on the arm to move the spring retainer out a little bit........
or maybe you might need one where the shock mounts to the tower!
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Yes the short shocks bind on the front lower suspension arm. We just dremel a little of the suspension arm off to create a grove. No broken arms or weakened arms. don't go too crazy just take enough to clear the spring and spring retainer. Also in the rear if you use the shock extensions we use the standard shock retainer and standard ball cup. Hope this helps.

If you haven't tried the Shock extensions or hand no luck there is a setup on the Serpent website using these extensions.

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Old 02-03-2014, 06:52 AM   #819
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I think il shave off the arm instead of adding shims because I need a lot of shims to have a good gap
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I think il shave off the arm instead of adding shims because I need a lot of shims to have a good gap
I'm still interested in before and after shots of the binding/shaved arms. I don't have the problem and would be interested to see what I'm doing different!
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I ordered my new kit. Besides drilling the diffs to avoid hydrolock, and anything else to look out for? Not a ton of info on SAs website. Any hop-ups you guys feel are needed from the get-go? Thanks.
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I ordered my new kit. Besides drilling the diffs to avoid hydrolock, and anything else to look out for? Not a ton of info on SAs website. Any hop-ups you guys feel are needed from the get-go? Thanks.
Welcome! You'll love the car!

I'd get the new low shock towers and super short shocks as a starter for ten. I also like the hard plastics on the lower wishbones and hub carriers as to me it just seems to sharpen the car up. A nice to have is the alloy radio tray rear mount.
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Drill and shave the chassis where it touches the front and rear belts, and the clutchbell
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Spray the bearings and put little ball diff grease.this will free up the drive train.and get the sliding weights 2pieces.best option part I got!
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Drill and shave the chassis where it touches the front and rear belts, and the clutchbell
I bought Serpent Dans car a while back. I see what you mean about the tolerance between the chassis and belts. Although their is no fraying or other wear marks on the existing belts.
Is the new, lowered shock tower stronger than the version 1? My tower is cracked and seems rather suspect in the durability department. I remember a local guy had his rr. tower reinforced. I forget the material he used. Ran it all summer like that.
Can't wait to start a new build!
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