April 26, 2020

Serpent Cobra SRX8-T nitro truck kit

Following a first teaser image Serpent have fully unveiled their all-new Cobra SRX8-T nitro truck kit. Based off of the SRX8 buggy and compared to its predecessor S811T, the truck variant features a new 3mm 7075-T6 aluminium chassis with matching side pods. The main plate features bent edges to increase strength in the centre of the chassis to prevent bending. The chassis has a tapered angle shape and increased width to improve stability as well as drivability. The SRX8-T also utilises the exclusive fixed engine/gear mesh found exclusively on the SRX line of vehicles. The solid mounting of the engine and diff is absolutely fool proof and owners can still adjust the gear ratio without the need to fiddle around with engine positions. With the choice of 13 and 14 tooth clutch bells, as well as 46, 47, and 48 tooth spur gears give maximum adjustability for every condition.

In an effort to maximise carry over parts from the entire SRX line of cars, Serpent re-configured the internal transmission gear ratio and opted for a 10T pinion and 46T diff gear solution. Part of the transmission are also large volume differentials with oversized 10T/20T gears. Power from the engine is transferred via an industry-leasing 4-shoe clutch that can be tuned with optional yellow, black, 7075 and 6061 aluminium clutch shoes.

Over in the suspension department the truck features 16mm threaded shocks with X-ring seals. The shocks have been refined and perfected, they offer tough 3.5mm shock shafts and the piston is fixed by a nut for maximum reliability. The threaded bodies and collars make it super easy to get the ride height regardless of spring rate. The shock can be set up in a variety of ways depending on your configuration. The kit includes Serpent’s Pro caps which can be uses as emulsion or bladder shocks all in one cap. The cap and shock bodies are both hard anodised to extend the life of the shock as well as improve the shock action. Included in the kit are machined Delrin 6-hole pistons for ultra smooth shock action.

The all-new suspension arms are longer, stronger and more adjustable than ever. Plastic composite or optional carbon fibre arm inserts allow to fine-tune their flex, allowing to adapt the truck’s suspension to a variety of track conditions. Ball-races anti-roll bars make for maximum precision, they remove unwanted friction and ensure best possible suspension performance. In addition to the ball raced roll bars,t he arms have a captured pivot-ball for the sway bar. This design allows to adjust the play of the ball as well as make sure you have no binding in any direction when the suspension operates.

The truck also comes with a redesigned 150cc fuel tank that is more resistant to inner pressure build-up while an inner floating clunk ensures reliable fuel supply while the truck is upside down accidentally. Using a special insert, the tank’s capacity is adjustable to fit the requirement of any racing organisation. Also part of the package are 7075-T6 aluminium shock towers, alloy 0 degree inline steering blocks and 15 degree caster blocks, a fully adjustable steering Ackermann geometry and a super tough +15mm wing mount. Japanese NSK ball bearings, a functional radio box and an all-new and super-stylish racing body round out the package.

Key features:
– New chassis and side pods
– Fixed engine and centre diff
– All-new internal gear ratio
– Large volume differentials and oversized gears
– 4 -shoe competition clutch
– 16mm big bore shocks
– All-new monocoque suspension arms
– Ball-raced anti-roll bars
– New front and rear anti-roll bars
– Fully sealed outer driveshaft joints
– Increased outer driveshaft ball
– New 150CC fuel tank
– Fashionable, functional and paintable mud guards
– 7075-T6 aluminium shock towers
– Aluminium 0 degree inline steering block and 15 degree caster blocks
– Longer axles, spindle length, and rear Upright
– Fully adjustable steering Ackermann
– Plus 15mm super tough wing mount
– NSK ball bearings
– Stylish and functional radio box
– All-new super stylish racing body

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


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