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Old 07-21-2014, 12:41 AM   #1096
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every track i run on either extreme high traction or low bite i use red springs all round. 3 hole machined pistons, 1000 cst xceed oil. 25% rebound or none.

Every time i test pink blue and orange i go back to red. i have sued orange on the rear on a really bumpy track with some success.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:09 AM   #1097
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In my experience the 747 doesn't like being sprung heavily. Have a look at the setups on serpent.com you'll see that most are around the orange/red area. Try to run the same spring front and rear as I've found the balance to be not ideal when you run a different spring front/rear. I tune the feeling using shock position but keep the springs the same front/rear.
I've looked at the setups on the serpent, you're right, not 1 has springs harder that pink.
Most also use the rear roll center as low as it can go, and 1mm shim under front upper arm pins. The stock setup had too much on power steering and had alot of understeer.
I haven't done much racing this season, and very little practice with school and other stuff. Im gonna go back to stock setup and start from there.
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Sounds like a good plan!! Let us know how you get on.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:48 PM   #1099
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Got a question guys just picked up a used 747, I see theres two manuals listed on Serpents site. V1 and V2 whats the difference?

And I found a diff gear upgrade maybe that's it? And how would I know what I have?

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Sounds like a good plan!! Let us know how you get on.
Raced this past weekend, with the help of my pit guy we got the car alot better. With the exception of diff oils and roll bars, I'm pretty much at default settings.
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Got a question guys just picked up a used 747, I see theres two manuals listed on Serpents site. V1 and V2 whats the difference?

And I found a diff gear upgrade maybe that's it? And how would I know what I have?

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why didnt you wait for the new car?
The car is going to be awesome! ! The 747 is a great car too.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:45 AM   #1102
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why didnt you wait for the new car?
The car is going to be awesome! ! The 747 is a great car too.
Not patient, and its a nice 747. And looking to save a few bucks. I will upgrade in a year. Coming from a 8 year old Kysoho, so im still stepping up.
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Not patient, and its a nice 747. And looking to save a few bucks. I will upgrade in a year. Coming from a 8 year old Kysoho, so im still stepping up.
Pete you can always use the 748 steering blocks on the 747
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Pete you can always use the 748 steering blocks on the 747
I was wondering that looking at them. How about this Dan?

Got a question guys just picked up a used 747, I see theres two manuals listed on Serpents site. V1 and V2 whats the difference?

And I found a diff gear upgrade maybe that's it? And how would I know what I have?
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I stuck with the stock gears that came in my kit. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:25 AM   #1106
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There's a lot of common parts between 747 and 748. However the major upgrade is to the transmission and chassis balance (engine moved back) as I understand it which is the main reason to wait for the 748. Yes the steering blocks will fit the 747 but I'm not sure it'll make too much difference.
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Looking for my car to rotate more in 180* turns off power.
With stock setup, where would you start making changes?
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Looking for my car to rotate more in 180* turns off power.
With stock setup, where would you start making changes?
Higher rear roll centre and shorter rear wheelbase usually does it for me also more front negative camber can help.
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Got it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #1110
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Whats the purpose of the rear shock extensions and is it really needed?
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