A carry over from our Nitro on road heritage, the GT program was upgraded with fully aluminum bulkheads and suspension brackets, additionally the SRX8-E Center diff mount, Motor Mount and motor mount slide. All these components are included in the kit and made from 7075-T6. They are black anodized with Silver shiny edges, how stylish is that? The looks are 2nd to no other brand, even if other companies have jumped on the band wagon, you can be proud you purchased the original trend setting style.
The next few items are sure to blow away the competition and to further establish the Serpent brand as an innovator. The SRX8-GT will be the first to come with not only 4 adjustable diff positions, but it will also come with easy access differentials. The 4 adjustment positions will allow the racer to fine to his model race car from the lowest grip, all the way to the highest grip conditions. Both the front and rear bulkheads share the same Diff inserts, and pinion holders, to minimize extra parts and to maximize your racing fun. The differentials both front and rear can be removed and replaced in a matter of seconds. This gives you no reason not to freshen them up, fine tune or rebuild your differential.
To deliver the power to the ground the center differential was removed and replaced with a super light weight spool. Whether you are on a high grip track and need maximum acceleration, or want to do some sick drifting in the street, we are sure you will really enjoy this upgrade. The spool adapts the SRX8-E’s 44 tooth Module 1 spur gear, so it will accept all popular brands of pinion gears.
A new addition to the SRX8-GTe is a flat steering system. Since minimal kick-up angles are used there was no need to have the angled steering system seen on our Off-road cars. We took the successful steering system from our SRX8 and SRX8e and created a version specifically for our GT cars. Not only did it allow us to continue to use our existing Ackerman plates, but it also allowed us to lower the CG of the bulkheads and further enhance this cars ability to corner with less body roll. Keeping the most consistent Ackermann curves helps to ensure you are getting exactly what you expect with no surprises, when you approach a turn, travel through and then exit. The end outcome is more efficient cornering with less tire wear.
In order to fully utilize our steering system and make sure this model does exactly as you command. The steering servo is mounted to a beautifully crafted 1 piece servo mount made from 7075-t6 aluminum. That mount then is directly mounted to the chassis to create the most solid foundation a servo could ask for. If precision is something you want in your RC model, look no further, this SRX8-GTe is for you.
At the front and rear of this Asphalt slaying machine we took some pride in trying to have as symmetrical flex possible. In testing it was shown to have a positive effect on lap times as well as handling left and right into a corner. This SRX8-GTe utilizes a top deck that is mounted directly to the center bulkhead as well as the rear bulkheads. The chassis uses the twist of the top deck mounted in the center of the chassis to control the twist of the chassis while still providing super stiffness front to back. With Controllable twist, you can generate more cornering force, while still having the front to back stiffness; you can further enhance the grip out of the corners. Don’t be afraid to crack open the throttle out of the corners or push harder than ever before in the corners. This baby will take all you can give it.
If you have a good thing, let’s keep it going... That is exactly what we did with the ball bearing raced sway bars. We introduced this first the 1.8thoffroad and then followed that up into our GT line of cars. Both the front and rear suspension will get the same treatment. The sway bar will be securely fastened and the left and right play can be adjusted. You can be rest assured there is not un-necessary friction and your roll bar is fully operation when driving your race car.
In addition to the ball raced roll bars. The arms have a captured pivot-ball for the sway bar. This design allows you to adjust the play of the ball as well as make sure you have no binding in any direction when your suspension operates. The plastic nut, keeps the ball retained into position. You can replace the plastic cap with an aluminum optional version if you like a more secure nut.
Carried over from our successful SRX8 is the C-hub front end and long rear arm. The rear arm offers 2 length arms, short and long. Aside from the arm length, we have gone another step further and refined the suspension geometry for maximum cornering. Through countless hours of testing, the new arm risers both on the front and rear compliment this GT to a whole new level of performance. If that is not enough you can outfit the top and bottom of the arms with nylon or carbon arm stiffeners to control the flex characteristics.
The shock towers have all been optimized to give you the proper up and down travel for the most demanding Racing circuits out there.