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Old 10-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Serpent Excel and new tires... how?

I'm have old serpent excel mk2. What do I need to change in order to put the wheels of the new model?

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Hi!
So I believe that your problem is that you cannot "lock" the wheel on the axle because the wheel is too large. Yes?

Here is a solution:

You can dremel the inside of the tip of the quick change aluminum bit until you can "lock" the wheel. I did that with my 950 and it worked for me. But you have to be careful and do it little by little until the fit is perfect and be careful not to break the bit.
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Let us know if you managed to do it.
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The Excel has a hex adapter to hold the rim. You can try to remove the hex part and see if a new stye rim will fit.
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The Excel has a hex adapter to hold the rim. You can try to remove the hex part and see if a new stye rim will fit.
Thanks for the precision Roelof. If I'm not mistaken the hex adaptor system was replaced by the quick change system at some point.

Yes of course if you have the hex system you might want to get the quick change system then dremel the bit to the right size.

What system do you have?
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In order to swap wheels you must have your Excel and a 966 side by side. Start at the left rear of each car and start by swapping pieces one at a time such as the hub, axle, block etc. Don't stop untill you finish off at the right front. Then your wheel conversion will be ready for some new tires.
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In order to swap wheels you must have your Excel and a 966 side by side. Start at the left rear of each car and start by swapping pieces one at a time such as the hub, axle, block etc. Don't stop untill you finish off at the right front. Then your wheel conversion will be ready for some new tires.
you could strip the old foam's off the rim's, purchase foam donut's and remount them to your old rim's....
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