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Old 01-08-2003, 06:04 PM   #196
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yea, bring that bad boy out to the races this weekend!!



hellbent,
the Integy alingment station is alum. purple with white markings......very easy on the eyes!
SpeedTech has them with the cool new case
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Old 01-08-2003, 06:38 PM   #197
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PUNISHER: don't forget to mention the other benefit of the Integy system.....its a lot cheaper than the HUDY set!
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:07 PM   #198
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Ahhhh....I broke the Battery mount piece (801172), where there are 3 screws that hold the Battery mount. I knew i should treaded the thing first but i thought i could just screw in with that short screw, and it just snap broken when you tighten it.

I know couple of guys in mytsn.com using carbon fiber to hold the battery mount.

Initial thought i should just cut a piece of about 3mm thinkness aluminium, measure the 3 separate hole location and just drill it. Use Nut to hold the screws. Is there any other method i can do? Fast replacement?
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:30 PM   #199
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Nizee, when you seen my car on sat. that part also broke on me.It was held on by one screw and worked fine but I'm gonna make something to work next time.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:48 PM   #200
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I've been trying to get my hands on the Novamega 2184 polished tuned pipe, but no luck - Not having to stick with Novamega, what do you think is comprable - RB or dynamite? I'm using it on a SX-12 RE 3-Port Race MS...
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:54 PM   #201
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Sorry, I'm bored... but I was wondering if Serpent posted the significance of their kit model numbers: 950, 835, and 705...

Because the most common platinum used in common jewelry is Platinum 950 (signifies 95% purity : 950 parts out of 1000).. the most common silver used, Sterling Silver is designated Silver 835... but I've never come across a common metal designated with a 705 except for Zirconium 705 but that seems out of place... so I guess the theme was:

Serpent Platinum
Serpent Silver
Serpent Zirconium??

Yeah, I'm really bored...
I think the number go as follows. The first digit is the series model
And the other 2 numbers represent the last 2 digits of the class.

Series 7 and 205mm which is the maximum width with body
Series 8 and 235mm which is the maximum width
Series 9 and 250mm which is the maximum width
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:17 PM   #202
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Finally, someone as bored as I am.
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:29 PM   #203
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I was waiting for an email to arrive and got bored surfing the same sites.
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Old 01-11-2003, 11:02 PM   #204
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Default Finish Pro Conversion or go 705?

I've got a 2-Speed Impulse RE that I have converted little by little to Pro specs, but I'm still missing some parts. Most notable are the Centax, and the top graphite chassis plate (which would also include the newer battery setup, and possibly a new tank too).

What do you guys think? Considering the parts I have left to buy, should I just get the 705 and sell my Impulse (keeping my radio gear and .12 RE engine), or get the remaining parts? I'm kinda leaning towards the 705, because with the cost of the Centax setup and gears and related parts (extra gears, etc.), I'd probably be more than halfway to the 705... Any advice?
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Old 01-11-2003, 11:05 PM   #205
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oh... I just remembered that I would also need the ball diff and front one-way too...
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Default Update from Impulse to 705

TurnNBurn,

Browsing www.rccarinternational.com, the Update set to Serpent 705 (801182) will cost you EURO 251.26. Ummm, that's about 70% of the price of a new 705...

That price is assuming that you have all things that the Impulse PRO has i.e. graphite shock towers etc.

Also, I don't know what this upgrade package will include... Serpent mentioned on mytsn that it will include the new chassis, new tank and battery mount, rear bulkheads, upper deck, upper deck support and maybe the cool engine mounts.

However, it is mentioned that the new lightened 2 speed gearbox or the new Centax II clutch or the Ball Diff for that matter will not be included in the upgrade package.

Upgrading from the Streetspec version to 705 will be even more costly. So I think it's pretty clear cut where you need to go...
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Thanks, D. That's pretty much much I was thinking... I've got the towers (the best upgrade available for the StreetSpec, period!), swaybars, and all the important aluminum parts (Radio tray brace, chassis braces). That's why I pondered the full purchase over continuing my upgrade path.
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Thanks, D. That's pretty much much I was thinking... I've got the towers (the best upgrade available for the StreetSpec, period!), swaybars, and all the important aluminum parts (Radio tray brace, chassis braces). That's why I pondered the full purchase over continuing my upgrade path.
The problem is if you do a direct comparison between the PRO and the 705, the only hop up things that are carried onward and used on the 705 are the front adjustable blade type sway bars (with plastic and not aluminum sway bar holders), the 7 mm aluminum rear spacer and front / rear graphite shock towers. The rear sway bar on the PRO was not even carried forward. They opted for the one found on the Impact.

That's about it. The aluminum X bar radio tray support, left / right side aluminum chassis braces and aluminum brake plate all cannot be used on the 705...

If you have the front / rear aluminum shock bodies, the aluminum mid bearing block, the ventilated disk brake, hardened PRO front dogbones, rear Impact hardened dogbones and PRO front / rear drive axles, you can use them on the 705.

Good luck on your future decission on the purchase. Any which way, hope to see you at the 705 forum
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i'm wondering with the new 705 will it handle just like the old impulse pro?



to me nothing seems to change much...

if its still handle the same then its a overall look upgrade..

i hope that they have solved the rear width issue as well. ( it wider then 200mm)
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i'm wondering with the new 705 will it handle just like the old impulse pro?



to me nothing seems to change much...

if its still handle the same then its a overall look upgrade..

i hope that they have solved the rear width issue as well. ( it wider then 200mm)
fuse01, it handles good I think with a little more tuning (stiffer springs), I will like it more.

Seriously, the handling seems flatter with the added rigidity of the chassis. Directional changes seemed very accurate and exact. Probably due to the much lowered CG of the car. Acceleration is superb and very silky smooth with the new Centax II and the lightened 2 speed gearbox.

Ummm, now that the rear part is connected and linked a lot to a middle part of the car, lots of other things need to be taken out in order for you to access the rear part of the car.

To make things worse, some screws are partly covered by other parts. So you need to take out those parts first in order to access these screws.
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