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Old 09-05-2001, 08:46 PM   #16
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Default New Graphite Components

Serpent has "officially" released the prototype graphite components for the Impulse that they have been testing for a while. Now available are a graphite radio tray, a new battery pack kit designed specifically for use with the new radio tray, a front shock tower, and a rear shock tower. I highly recommend them... you gotta get the towers at the very least!
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Old 09-06-2001, 04:59 PM   #17
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1. Well, I have the first model impulse. Single speed, side exhaust. First off, what temp do you guys run the side exhaust at. I find that I don't get good top end unless I am at least 280F.

2. Has anyone put a four stroke engine in their car? I was thinking that if I got the OS .26, and then the centax clutch, that it would work out nicely. Any thoughts.

3. But then I thought that a 4 stroke would be a pain, so what engine would be a good ROAR legal engine? (I will also get the two speed).
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Old 09-08-2001, 09:18 AM   #18
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The NovaMega SX-12 RE rocks! You will need the aluminum chassis brace/belt tensioner though, because the mid belt will rub on the header without it.
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Yeah, that is probably the one that I will get. But for some reason, I would just really like to try a four stroke. Prolly won't be able to afford it, but I sure would like to try it.
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I have one for sale. It's been hopped up to the max with tons of extra parts. You don't need to buy stuff for it anymore. It's race ready. E-mail me at [email protected] for details.
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Old 09-18-2001, 10:16 PM   #21
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Default X-Ray Front Steering Blocks

I am Using the X-ray Front Steering Blocks and They Are working well With 1 exception The balls (pillow) will come out Sometimes (ok When The Boards Jump Out In Front Of Me)If you have any More Questions On this Please ask.
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Old 09-18-2001, 10:21 PM   #22
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Default Carbon Parts

Turn -N- Burn I couldnt Agree With You More I have the Total Carbon Fiber Package Before Serpent Put It Out (RC extream)And It Is By Far the best thing Any Impulse Owner Could Ever Do To their Car and I have many many Hop-ups and This is The Best $$$ I have Ever Spent On it.
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Old 09-18-2001, 10:25 PM   #23
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Default Re: Exhaust header

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I noticed yesterday that my rear tires were getting covered in oil...I ended up noticing a crack in my header. What is the best way to get rid of all the oil that is all over my car? Also, is this common to find cracks in the header?

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I use Denatured Alochol and a Air Compressor to Clean Oil From My Car after racing Be carful Of the Electronics ....
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Old 09-19-2001, 04:00 AM   #24
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Default Re: X-Ray Front Steering Blocks

which pillow balls? the ones for the track rods or the ones that holds the steering blocks? What parts did you replace? bearings? what else?

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I am Using the X-ray Front Steering Blocks and They Are working well With 1 exception The balls (pillow) will come out Sometimes (ok When The Boards Jump Out In Front Of Me)If you have any More Questions On this Please ask.
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Old 09-19-2001, 07:06 AM   #25
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The Pillow Balls are the 2 - 8.5mm That Is Used For Adjustment Of the Front End And Are Mounted Into The Steering Blocks.
The Front Steering Block # is 30 2220 = Left ......30 2210=Right
Both Of These Are (Serpent) X ray Numbers.....You Will Also Need To Replace The Bearings With The X-Ray Bearings For the Steering Blocks.Me and The Team(local) Serpent Drivers Also Found That If you Put Ball Cups & balls Into the Steering Blocks It Gives a Little added Clearance. All Of this Allows You To Run 25mm Front Foams With Out Cutting them Down and Not Wear The Links Out and Makes It easier to Adjust the Front End.I have Put Many Differant Hop-ups On My Car Front Solid Front Axle,
FPS Pro Rear Diff,Carbon Fiber top Plate/ Shock Towers I highly Reccomend HIGHLY The # 1 Thing For any Impulse, And I am Also Working on a front 1 way at the Cost Of 12.00 That Has Worked Good So far But Still Testing. AlsoThe Front Impact Front Bumper works Great Igives You Much More Bumping Power hehehe But Must Be trimmed Down Some For ROAR events. If you Have any Question Please ask There Is 6 Of us On the Local (serpent) Team And we are alwyas Tring Something Differant.
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Old 09-19-2001, 07:16 AM   #26
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Default Impulse Front Universals (CVDs)

I finally Found The Universals(CVDs) For the Impulse Waiting By The mail Box Till They Get Here. They Was about the Same Price As the PRO Front Bonz And They are Steel Hoping no Mo Lost Bonz on the Track To Look For They Are Made By GPM Racing Products Part # SPU 1246SF Hope They work I have 3 Sets Coming. Hope This Helps.
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Old 09-19-2001, 07:28 AM   #27
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I live in Miami, FL -- home of SerpentUSA. I saw this on a team member's car this weekend.

Pt. #808337 (rear 1.5mm anti-roll bar) is listed as an optional part for the Impulse. By itself, it will not fit if you mount it in the groove that is in the back of the chassis. You can get the Impact's Top brake plate and install it on the Impulse. In this configuration, you will be abe to mount the anti-roll bar on the brake plate so that it swings back towards the rear arms like on the Impact. Also spotted on the car was an Impact-like graphite "L" brace. I was told that this was a prototype part. This part would be required because the brake plate uses the mount holes normally used by the right and left-side chassis braces.

NOTE: If you have the rear exhaust engine, you can't install this brake plate unless you find another belt tensioner that mounts on the radioplate somewhere. You won't be able to mount the chassis brace if you install the Impact brake plate. Some people are drilling and tapping a hole in the side of the optional aluminum radio tray "X" brace, in order to mount a fixed belt tensioner there.
Turn N Burn You Can Also Run a Yokomo Clutch Bell With A wide Selection Of Gearing And A fraction Of the Cost Of the Centax With More Gearing options.(without ) the Centax Action. You Can Also Cut Down The Side Exhaust Tentioners To Fit the Impact Rear Brake Plate In Place of the Rear Exhaust Tentioners And They Also Work Great Been Running This setup For about 2 Months Now With Out any problems.
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... did you use xray's front wheel axle as well? because bearing's internal diameter is different ? i can use the impulse's steering pivot ball, same size right?

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The Pillow Balls are the 2 - 8.5mm That Is Used For Adjustment Of the Front End And Are Mounted Into The Steering Blocks.
The Front Steering Block # is 30 2220 = Left ......30 2210=Right
Both Of These Are (Serpent) X ray Numbers.....You Will Also Need To Replace The Bearings With The X-Ray Bearings For the Steering Blocks.Me and The Team(local) Serpent Drivers Also Found That If you Put Ball Cups & balls Into the Steering Blocks It Gives a Little added Clearance. All Of this Allows You To Run 25mm Front Foams With Out Cutting them Down and Not Wear The Links Out and Makes It easier to Adjust the Front End.I have Put Many Differant Hop-ups On My Car Front Solid Front Axle,
FPS Pro Rear Diff,Carbon Fiber top Plate/ Shock Towers I highly Reccomend HIGHLY The # 1 Thing For any Impulse, And I am Also Working on a front 1 way at the Cost Of 12.00 That Has Worked Good So far But Still Testing. AlsoThe Front Impact Front Bumper works Great Igives You Much More Bumping Power hehehe But Must Be trimmed Down Some For ROAR events. If you Have any Question Please ask There Is 6 Of us On the Local (serpent) Team And we are alwyas Tring Something Differant.
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... did you use xray's front wheel axle as well? because bearing's internal diameter is different ? i can use the impulse's steering pivot ball, same size right?

You can Use the Impulse Front Axles They are the same The only Differance is the Outide Dia. Of the Bearing Also I failed to mention You Will Need a Small Shim On the Axle (back Side) Before Inserting in the Bearing (We Used a Brass Washer Found at a Plumbing Store) and the Block. You Can Get the Setup From http://www.gasrccar.com/ tell The Guy That Answers the Phone You Need the X-ray to Impulse Setup for the Front He has most every part to the Impulse Always in stock At the Best Prices and Best service you will Ever Find Tell him Norman Sent ya
1 of the Florida Boys. You will still Beable to use The Same balls
I think the total Setup Was less the 20.00 for everything you will need .You can e-mail me at [email protected] If you have anymore Questions and if you need pics of the setup . the Xray Front Steering Blocks are 1/2 the Price Of the Original Impulse and Work Just as Well ....Good Luck
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Turn N Burn You Can Also Run a Yokomo Clutch Bell With A wide Selection Of Gearing And A fraction Of the Cost Of the Centax With More Gearing options.
Snake-bit: Thanks for the tip. Is it a direct swap, or will I need different bearings for the clutch bell?
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