Password: Log In:

Notices

Hot News and New Stuff Forum Cars, Trucks, Boats Up-to-the minute news on the latest kits, RTRs, parts, accessories and more. Be sure to subscribe!

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-22-2013, 10:45 AM
Chilly Duncan's Avatar
Chilly Duncan Chilly Duncan is offline
Online News Editor
 
Join Date: 05-02-2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 7,808
Thanks: 4
Thanked 70 Times in 67 Posts
Serpent SS-RCM Shocks For The Serpent 747



Latest from Serpent:

Serpent introduces as optional super short SS-RCM shocks for the Serpent 747 combined with lower shock towers.

The Serpent designed Super Short RCM shocks, do NOT require new shock-springs. You can continue to use the shock absorber springs you have always been using.

The volume of the shocks has also remained the same as before ! The shortening has been achieved by a lower cap, a shorter seal-pack and lower ball joint mainly.

The SS-RCM shocks are about 4.5mm lower than the current shocks, so the shock towers are lowered at same rate, to lower the center of gravity even more.

To make the upgrade you need:

804305 Shocktower carbon 747 FR low
804306 Shocktower carbon 747 RR low
160124 Shock set RCM-SS (2) x 2

Depending on the version of wishbones you are using, you may need to grind a small area on the wishbone, where the spring-cup may touch. Otherwise no further mods are needed and assembly is easy !

More options for the Serpent 747 can be found here:

http://serpent.com/product/804005/optionals/












__________________
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
Online News Editor
Radio Control Car Action
trevord@airage.com
rccanews@airage.com
http://www.rccaraction.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
                       
  #2  
Old 05-22-2013, 07:47 PM
rccardude04's Avatar
rccardude04 rccardude04 is offline
3.14159265358979323846264
 
Join Date: 08-19-2002
Location: Wichita, ks
Posts: 10,518
Thanks: 120
Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts
Front is noticeably different. But the rear looks identical other than the "standard" version has the right-hand shock in the inner/lower hole and the left-hand shock in the outer/upper hole on the tower...

-Eric
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2013, 06:54 AM
fastharryDOTcom's Avatar
fastharryDOTcom fastharryDOTcom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-02-2009
Location: Questions?..Call 661-727-FAST
Posts: 555
Thanks: 6
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rccardude04 View Post
Front is noticeably different. But the rear looks identical other than the "standard" version has the right-hand shock in the inner/lower hole and the left-hand shock in the outer/upper hole on the tower...

-Eric

The LOW tower picture looks like the shocks are mounted in different hols also..you can see daylight through the hole for the right shock..


As far as them being different, the low tower looks like the V cutout is wider...but as Slip Mahoney used to say, that could be an optical delusion.
__________________
Original Join date 2001, username "fastharry" 1300+ Posts, Racing since 1996, HPI Challenge winner. A Main Finalist HPI Worlds
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2013, 07:14 AM
rccardude04's Avatar
rccardude04 rccardude04 is offline
3.14159265358979323846264
 
Join Date: 08-19-2002
Location: Wichita, ks
Posts: 10,518
Thanks: 120
Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts
The left one's upper mounts are the same left to right. If you follow one weave of the CF, it lines up really close left to right. The car on the right though ... lol. Not so much.

I do think you're right about the V being wider, but it also seems like the bolt holding the body mount to the tower is actually higher on the left photo that's supposedly the super short version.

I think the photo/marketing guy who did this had either not had coffee yet on Monday morning, or was throwing it together for the last thing Friday night and did something wrong... There's 2 big typos in the left-hand lower photo that should have been caught during their typing, let alone never caught in official marketing material.

C'mon, Serpent!

-Eric
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

»Upcoming Races & Events



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Designed by: vBSkinworks



Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
© 2013 Air Age Media 88 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 431-9000  USA