After the introduction of the long awaited SRX8-T, Serpent shifted into high gear, and prepared to complete the entire 1/8th line with the SRX8-T Electric. Transforming the Nitro version into an E version in a short time was nothing short of our highest priority. Take the best Nitro Truggy we have ever developed, and go electric. Retain all the key factors: performance, reliability, durability, ease of assembly as well as maintenance, coupled with all new suspension geometry, we feel this all new E Truggy is built for success. Using all of our high quality metals, plastics and rubber, we spared zero when it came to building the best product we could. During testing this all new E truggy exceeded all expectations we have set forth. Not only did this all new E truggy out perform its predecessor, it annihilated it. It was faster, more durable, easier to drive and straight up vicious on the race track. Without Further a due, let’s get started with all the new features of the SRX8-T Electric.
All new super durable suspension arms. They are longer, stronger and more adjustable than the S811-T ever dreamed. The front and rear suspension arms have been beefed up to the max. Why…because we love to finish every race we start. The front and rear suspension arms, both feature arm plates that can be added, removed or swapped out for Carbon fiber. This feature can be used for a host of reasons, which can include looks and or performance. Depending on your grip level and track surface, you can adjust the stiffness of the SRX8-T’s arms. Generally stiffer arms have a more linear feel but can reduce grip. This happens by forcing the shock to do more work. A softer arm can increase grip by reducing the shocks importance, but can also give the car a less direct feeling. All of these adjustments can have a huge impact on your lap time and results.
When we increased the length of the front and rear arms, and based off testing of the S811t, we simply needed more support. The solution was to re-position the sway bars leverage on the suspension arm. The net result is the ability to run much softer wire diameters, and still achieve the same roll stiffness. The net result is a more linear lean in the suspension, which translated into more grip, and faster corner speed. The sway bars can be purchased in a variety diameters ranging from 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6mm for the front and rear.
Building a reliable and long lasting race car starts at some of the most fundamental levels. The outer driveshaft’s joints are exposed to some of the harshest conditions, you can imagine. With those being dirt, heat, rocks, and friction, the only way to keep them well lubricated and maintenance free is a securely fastened boot, where you can safely place grease. The SRX8 has a simple to assemble and high tech rubber boot to complete the task, with ease. The life of the driveshaft is increased over 50% by being sealed, and keeps your models performance consistent no matter the conditions all the while reducing the need for replacement parts.
With longer life as well as Load distribution, we increased the outer driveshaft ball diameter from 9mm to 10mm. We also increased the inner diameter of the axle, and also increased the length of the coupler. This additional 1mm increased the life of the pin as well as the binding when under heavy load. Although these things seem small in nature, they pay huge dividends in the life and performance of your SRX8-T. The roll and lean of the suspension became more consistent, joint temperatures were lower, which enhanced our ability to ask for more from the setup of the truck. Lower maintenance costs, as well as better performing CVA’s, are just some small details you can expect to find on the all new SRX8-T
When it comes to the Lipo Battery, you have many options, 2s, 4s. The SRX8-E Pro kit, comes with the Block Layout. This layout has been selected by our team drivers during testing to be the best performing, so it was opted for in the kit. The lower plastic mount is securely fixed to the chassis and mounted directly to the surface to ensure lowest possible CG. This design has a large variety of advantages, but for sure one of them, is the ability to run just about any battery you can find. Whether you want to double up a couple of 2s lipos as a 4s battery, or run any size of 4s battery, this car will have you completely covered. The Velcro is the lightest weight, while being some of the strongest ways to fix the battery. The Velcro is supplied in the kit and the Serpent logo is embossed on them.
When it comes to racing in the mud and/or wet conditions, keeping the mud from building up on the rear arms can be a problem. Included in the kit is a pair of light weight polycarbonate mud guards. With the intent of keeping the mud and dirt from caking up on your car, which can weigh it down and reduce performance, these babies will answer that call. You can keep them clear, or paint them to match your stylish paint scheme. If they are not for you, of course you can run your car without them too, it’s up to you to decide when and how you will use them.
The body business is as subjective as you can only imagine. With so many people having a difference of opinion on what is cool, we really hit this area hard with a good focus group. We pooled together dozen of individuals, to decide what direction we should go. In the past we have some great looking bodies, and well some that were less than great. It was time to get this right for the SRX8-T and also fit the SRX8-T Electric. We took all the great styling we could find in a larger variety of bodies, and then placed some of our own stylish concepts from all bodies we have previously made. The end product was a body that looked rough, tough and stylish, fit for a real Truggy. We hope you love the appearance as much as we do, and find confidence in the way your truck looks like on the race track.