Return of Captured Center Driveline
Sometimes in product development you do it right the first time. In this case, we did, but we
learned from our mistakes. After switching to the dogbone style setup on the Evo, we heard
your feedback and we reacted. So?Its back, the captured center driveline with greased joints
and rubber boots. Why?s it better, well its simple, it lasts longer, has less friction and has proven
to be more reliable. Aside from that it gives the car a more consistent distribution of power
front to rear.
Large Volume Differentials and oversized gears
These new differentials were a topic of concern for racers of the SRX-8. The reliability and
performance of the original differentials were actually pretty good. The market though has
other plans for what a high quality race car must have. One of those must haves are high
volume large internal gear diffs. We manned up here, and went back to the drawing board and
completely re-tooled our differential approach. The internal gears are a staggering Mod 1.25
which puts them at the largest in the market place. With a maximum engagement surface on
the tooth for earth shattering oil shearing, coupled with a larger volume housing, these
differentials reduce any fading or loss of performance. The internal ratio is industry 10/20.
Make no excuses now boys, these babies will deliver the performance when you need it most.
Plus 15mm Super Tough Wing Mount
With the tracks reaching higher traction levels and higher speeds, the demands of more grip
and stability are in hot commodity. Aerodynamics is nothing short of a way to enhance your
models performance. We took our super tough and durable original wing mount design and
made it taller. With an additional 15mm of height, this mount puts your wing up into ?fresh ?air
providing even more down force as well as Lateral stability. With the additional aerodynamic
gains your wing is now capable of producing you can pull the throttle harder and approach
turns with even more confidence. Don?t be afraid to push it with this bad boy mounted on your
new SRX-8 Pro??.
New Ball Bearing Raced Steering Rack,
We have tested dozens of designs; this new steering system simply makes the car easier to
drive or at least the feeling of it. The Ackerman plates all remain the same as before, as we felt
that was really a strong point of the previous cars. The original SRX-8 steering was reliable, and
so is this one. The feeling between the two is a bit different. The old system feels quicker and
maybe overly responsive for some. This new system improves the feel, as it seems far more
progressive so you can drive more confidently around center. The old steering system will
continue to be available, if high response is something you preferred. The goal is to produce a
network of options, so that you as a customer can continue to develop your setup and stay at
the top of your game.
New Inclined Caster Blocks and Steering Spindles
Drivability, drivability, drivability, that?s what you will find here folks. These new Inclined Caster
blocks which will come in 15, 17.5 and 19 degrees, they will mate a New Inclined steering
spindles. Creating these two parts together, ensures you lose none of the original Suspension
Geometry as well as retains the exact track width, scrub offset and Driveshaft length. Yes, we
have seen it done by other makers, but trying to slap some misfit parts together is not our
intention at Serpent. It?s a do it right or not at all scenario. The parts have to be made to fit one
another or your car is jacked... LOL. Seriously though, all puns aside, these new parts really
smooth out the steering. They actually reduce chassis roll into the corners, which makes the car
have a more stable and smooth feeling. They also decrease responsiveness around center
making the car more neutral feeling. In most cases with inclined spindles, you can run less
overall caster, which improves tire wear. You will find that these are the most beneficial in
super high grip applications or tracks.
Mountable Chassis Weights
Adjusting your weight distribution is becoming quite popular these days. Well we are a little
late to the party, but its better late than never. In any event, we have tested adding weight to
the front and rear of the car, and surprisingly the affects are actually an advantage in many
conditions. Whether you are looking for more front or rear end grip, now you will have the
ability to add a 10, 20, or 30 gram weight to the front or rear end of your car. The weights are
made from brass and will be mountable to the chassis by a countersunk screw.
SRX-8 Pro In Review
The Radio Controlled racing world is an ever evolving marketplace. In order to stay relevant our
company Serpent understands the need to continue to push forward and advance our racing
products. Our lead Designer Billy Easton for off-road is no stranger to the competitive nature of
racing. With multiple National and a World title to his credit, he too races regularly and
competitively. This dedication to the sport and his demanding nature of his products give our
brand an unparalleled advantage in the market. The Brand Serpent stands strong behind trying
to produce the absolute best products we can, all the while giving you your best chance to win.
There is no doubt that this SRX-8 Pro kit is a beast. We are confident you will enjoy the way it
drives, enjoy its continued simplicity of maintenance, and be proud of your purchase.
We wish you the best racing results, and hope to see you at your local track, standing on the
top step of your podium.