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Serpent Excel Mk2 1/8th Scale Basic Setup Recommendations

This section of the RcTek site covers information about the Serpent Excel 1/8th scale radio controlled model car.

Shown below are the factory recommended settings for various parts of the Excel car. There are tables for both the Four Wheel Drive cars and below that are the settings for the Two Wheel Drive cars.

4WD Settings - Wet & Low Traction

Traction Wet Low
Down Stop Front 0mm 0mm
Down Stop Rear 0mm 0mm
Front Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Rear Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Front Anti-Roll Bar 0.8mm - level 0.8mm - level
Rear Anti-Roll Bar Outer Holes Outer Holes
Camber (Out) Front Left +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Front Right +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Left +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Right +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar 1.6mm 1.6mm
Camber (In) Front Left -1.5 degrees -1.5 degrees
Camber (In) Front Right -1.5 degrees -1.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Left -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Right -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees

4WD Settings - Medium & High Traction

Traction Medium High
Down Stop Front 0mm 0mm
Down Stop Rear 0mm 0mm
Front Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Rear Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Front Anti-Roll Bar 0.8mm - level 0.8mm - 45 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar Outer Holes Outer Holes
Camber (Out) Front Left +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Front Right +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Left +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Right +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar 2.3mm 3.0mm
Camber (In) Front Left -1.5 degrees -1.5 degrees
Camber (In) Front Right -1.5 degrees -1.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Left -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Right -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees

2WD Settings - Wet & Low Traction

Traction Wet Low
Down Stop Front +3.0mm +3.0mm
Down Stop Rear 0mm 0mm
Front Shock Position Top Top
Rear Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Front Anti-Roll Bar 0.8mm - 45 degrees 0.8mm - 45 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar Inner Holes Inner Holes
Camber (Out) Front Left +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Front Right +0.5 degrees +0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Left -0.5 degrees -0.5 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Right -0.5 degrees -0.5 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar 1.6mm 1.6mm
Camber (In) Front Left -0.5 degrees -0.5 degrees
Camber (In) Front Right -0.5 degrees -0.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Left -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Right -2.5 degrees -2.5 degrees

2WD Settings - Medium & High Traction

Traction Medium High
Down Stop Front +3.0mm +3.0mm
Down Stop Rear 0mm 0mm
Front Shock Position Bottom Bottom
Rear Shock Position Middle Middle
Front Anti-Roll Bar 0.8mm - Vertical 0.8mm - Vertical
Rear Anti-Roll Bar Outer Holes Outer Holes
Camber (Out) Front Left +0.0 degrees +0.0 degrees
Camber (Out) Front Right +0.0 degrees +0.0 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Left -1.0 degrees -1.0 degrees
Camber (Out) Rear Right -1.0 degrees -1.0 degrees
Rear Anti-Roll Bar 2.3mm 2.3mm
Camber (In) Front Left -1.0 degrees -1.0 degrees
Camber (In) Front Right -1.0 degrees -1.0 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Left -3.0 degrees -3.0 degrees
Camber (In) Rear Right -3.0 degrees -3.0 degrees

Related Information

Model Car Handling

Camber In & Out

Further Information

For further information regarding the rest of the Serpent range of model cars and accessories please visit the Serpent web site.

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