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Old 09-07-2017, 02:22 PM
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Is that box stock, or do I see option parts?
my thoughts exactly
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Originally Posted by TeamCarnage View Post
Is that box stock, or do I see option parts?
Never box stock few option parts I had already in my box carried over from the 977. Alu axles and carbon levers etc. I use the wide front end rather than the narrow as per stock. Oh and harden one-way, low friction pulleys, alu steering servo saver, lw front outdrives, alu throttle/brake lever, alu brake lever.
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Sarvo saver same as 977?
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:43 PM
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Never box stock few option parts I had already in my box carried over from the 977. Alu axles and carbon levers etc. I use the wide front end rather than the narrow as per stock. Oh and harden one-way, low friction pulleys, alu steering servo saver, lw front outdrives, alu throttle/brake lever, alu brake lever.
Thanks for the specifics.. I still missed a couple of tuning options you are using. Looking forward to your first race report. Wish I didn't have a boat load of 977 parts on hand... GoodRacing!
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Originally Posted by ogreasurada View Post
Sarvo saver same as 977?
Yes
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Originally Posted by TeamCarnage View Post
Thanks for the specifics.. I still missed a couple of tuning options you are using. Looking forward to your first race report. Wish I didn't have a boat load of 977 parts on hand... GoodRacing!
The transmission is the same as the 977 just the rear drive shafts are longer and CVD style out of the box as well as a shorter solid axles but all the pulleys are the same. Front upper arms are the same. Steering blocks, servo saver and linkages are the same. Rear hubs are the same. Fuel tank is the same. Clutch is the same although finally they put a yellow shoe in stock!

The main differences are of course chassis, most of the alu parts so upper and lower bulkheads, brake system, front and rear lower arms. Radio plate top deck (however the radio mounting structure is the same as the 977).

So actually converting over to the 988 doesn't relegate all your 977 spares to the back of the cupboard! The important changes to the 988 are very noticeable but they've been quite clever and carried over many of the expensive parts from the 977 and made the changes accordingly. It is a very clever design.
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Hey Dan i have only had my 977 evo2 for a couple of months and i am in two minds weather or not to buy the new 988, can you please tell me honestly is the 988 so much better than the 977 that the 988 is a must have, seen as though you have driven both your opinion will be greatly appreciated thanks.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:57 PM
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The 988 is mainly in response to the requirements for the the idiotic 'control' tyre rules in Europe so it can supposedly be a level playing field.(Unless of course you are connected and get the special prototype parts that no one else has access to and are often circuit specific etc.)

It is intended to give more rear stability and grip on lower traction surfaces and where tyre additives are prohibited.

So unless that is the environment you race in you will not see much benefit.
Even in the lower traction environment there will not be massive gains and will probably only be appreciated by the top drivers who are pushing the limits.
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Hey Dan i have only had my 977 evo2 for a couple of months and i am in two minds weather or not to buy the new 988, can you please tell me honestly is the 988 so much better than the 977 that the 988 is a must have, seen as though you have driven both your opinion will be greatly appreciated thanks.
Basically the 988 is easier to work on than the 977 and the 988 is easier for the average guy to drive than the 977. Is the 988 faster than the 977? Not sure yet but I think the 988 will be quicker for the average guy because it is easier to drive and be consistent. Quicker for the top guys? I'm not sure. Jury is out at the moment.

If you have the 977 EVO2 and you like it then keep it for a while. If you find the 977 difficult to drive and be consistent then perhaps the 988 will be a benefit for you.

So far I like the 988 over my 977 evo 2. It's really great and easy to drive.
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Originally Posted by JTeamtech View Post
The 988 is mainly in response to the requirements for the the idiotic 'control' tyre rules in Europe so it can supposedly be a level playing field.(Unless of course you are connected and get the special prototype parts that no one else has access to and are often circuit specific etc.)

It is intended to give more rear stability and grip on lower traction surfaces and where tyre additives are prohibited.

So unless that is the environment you race in you will not see much benefit.
Even in the lower traction environment there will not be massive gains and will probably only be appreciated by the top drivers who are pushing the limits.
Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
Basically the 988 is easier to work on than the 977 and the 988 is easier for the average guy to drive than the 977. Is the 988 faster than the 977? Not sure yet but I think the 988 will be quicker for the average guy because it is easier to drive and be consistent. Quicker for the top guys? I'm not sure. Jury is out at the moment.

If you have the 977 EVO2 and you like it then keep it for a while. If you find the 977 difficult to drive and be consistent then perhaps the 988 will be a benefit for you.

So far I like the 988 over my 977 evo 2. It's really great and easy to drive.
Thanks Dan.
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Basically the 988 is easier to work on than the 977 and the 988 is easier for the average guy to drive than the 977. Is the 988 faster than the 977? Not sure yet but I think the 988 will be quicker for the average guy because it is easier to drive and be consistent. Quicker for the top guys? I'm not sure. Jury is out at the moment.

If you have the 977 EVO2 and you like it then keep it for a while. If you find the 977 difficult to drive and be consistent then perhaps the 988 will be a benefit for you.

So far I like the 988 over my 977 evo 2. It's really great and easy to drive.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:29 AM
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Serpent used to be high end high quality. Look at their web 988 pictures. Very unprofessional. Even worse then Ebay seller. Is Serpent still consider high end??
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:31 AM
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I have no confident with company do not do good in detail. Am I wrong?

I can say this 988 pictures showing in Serpent web is the worst rc company official pictures I ever seen in my 30 years rc experience. Agree??
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:33 AM
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