The updated Serpent SDX4 EVO 1/10 scale shaft driven 4wd buggy in a very clean, simple and open design. Designed to perform on all surfaces with versatile layouts in which motor, battery and speedo can be mounted in a variety of locations. Highly accessible for maintenance and set-up, with a minimal number of screws and screw types.
Serpent hard coated shock bodies and composite shock tops for super smooth operation and durability. 3.2mm shafts with new pre-oiled X-ring package and molded pistons. The shocks can be used either emulsion or membrane configuration. The shock springs have grounded ends, checked and matched for perfect equal operation. Ride height can be easy set with the threaded collars which have O-rings inside to make sure they stay in position.
The new designed durable 4mm thick carbon fiber front and rear shock towers with 4 positions for the front shock angle and 4 positions for the rear shock angle. For roll center adjustment the front bracket features 5 holes to choose camber link positions. 3 inner and 2 outer. The rear one has 6 holes to choose from, 3 inner and 3 outer.
The servo is mounted in the car with a stand made from alum and carbon parts, and is mounted on the centerline in the car, to keep even flex. Various spacers and horns are included to suit the most popular servo brands. An optional part also allows the servo to be moved under the steering plate and driveshaft. Maximum choice of layouts.
The SDX4 uses lightweight springsteel CVD and driveshafts front and rear and central. The drivetrain has been completely updated to accept 2.5mm driveshaft pins.
Gear-diffs and cases
Compact oil-filled gear differentials are used in front and rear. These super smooth units are light and compact and very durable. The differentials are also very easy to build and are very low maintenance. Both the outer differential cases ( front and rear) are clamped between the aluminum bulkheads and require no other fasteners at all. Super simple and fast for maintenance.
Differential main gear and bevel gear.
The precision machined straight cut differential main gear and bevel gear are made in hardened springsteel for smooth operation.
Ball joints / track rods
New style and material ball joints for smooth suspensions and steering. The outer steering ball joints are angled to clear all rims/tires . The track rods and camber links are made in thin but durable springsteel with L/R threading for easy adjustment.
- Lightweight clamp fitted Gear Boxes
- Front and rear compact and light gear differentials
- 7075 T6 aluminum central diff/slipper holder and motor mount
- 7075 T6 aluminum bulkheads front and rear
- 7075 T6 aluminum 2mm hard coated chassis and carbon stiffeners
- 7075 T6 aluminum 10degee c-hubs
- 7075 T6 aluminum uprights, 0 degree L and R
- 7075 T6 aluminum hard coated suspension brackets x 4
- Closed type suspension arms with optional carbon top-inserts
- Strong 3mm solid hinge pins with Pivoting balls
- Big bore 1/10 shocks with hard coated bodies can be used emulsion or membrane style.
- Spring steel universal drive and central shafts.
- Carbon shock towers
- Carbon chassis stiffener
- Carbon mid-section top-plate
- Carbon top steering bracket
- Carbon steering plate u-bracket
- Very low and sleek 4wd body and large durable rear wing
- Top quality ball-bearings
The hard coated lightweight 2mm 7075 T6 aluminum chassis has the right flex combined with the composite side-guards / chassis stiffeners and center spline. All holes are countersunk to have a fully flat bottom surface. Holes are centered and symmetrical for even flex.
In the rear the SDX4 features a carbon fiber chassis stiffener which is clamped between the rear/front suspension bracket and the bulkhead and extends to the center. The brace has 5 optional holes to choose the stiffness by placing the small stiffener pole and screw or even adding more poles/screws.
The system influences rear end flex and is set depending on grip levels and driving style.
Battery and stays
The SDX4 car accepts a shorty in standard trim, but you can also mount saddle packs as needed. The battery is kept in place by an easy to use composite battery-cover with a twist nut on one side.
The center of the car allows plenty of space to mount the most popular speedo and receivers, as well as the transponder. The car also allows enough space to enable nice routing of your cables. On the side of the slipper the SDx4 offers 2 special cable guiders.
Layouts to choose from
- Default is shorty battery rear right, motor rear left, speedo/RX front left, servo front right
- Motor more to the center (and swap front and rear central driveshafts)
- Shorty left and motor right
- Motor front left and esc rear left
- Motor front left and saddle packs in rear ( needs optional saddle pack battery brace-set)
Updated 2 Pad Slipper
The slipper assembly has been updated on the EVO to utilize 2 pads. By going to 2 pads, it will allow you a broader range of adjustment on dirt all the way up to Astroturf and Carpet. You can still use the old 3 pad slipper, simply by swapping out parts if you are looking even less slipper action on the most extreme conditions.
Manual / setup sheet / decals
The Spyder SDX4 comes with a PDF style full color manual on a Serpent USB stick which shows the assembly process in steps following the packed bags. The manual also encloses the exploded views and a ref-guide to make it easy to find the part numbers you may need of spares and optional parts. A latest version of the manual can always be found on our website as PDF too.
A default set-up sheet is included, but more set-ups can be found on our product page under set-ups.
A Spyder SDX4 decal sheet and a Serpent decal sheet are included.
The strong kit box includes the coded bags to assemble the car, as well as the body, rear wing and wheels, manual, set-up sheet and decals. Each kit is carefully packed and a checking decal can be found on the side of the box
Updated 2.5mm Drivetrain Pins
To increase reliability, and prolong the life of the drivetrain, the Evo drivetrain has been updated to use 2.5mm driveshaft pins throughout.
Solid Hinge pins 3mm Hinge Pins
The EVO Kit has been updated to use solid 3mm hinge pins on the front and rear inner pivots. This increase reliability and also allows you to shim your arms forward or back. Being able to shorten or length the car will allow you to further fine tune your car for every track condition you will face.
Steering blocks and c-hubs
The lightweight composite steering blocks are combined with aluminum 7075 T6 c-hubs. The c-hubs has 2 positions for the camber link and can be further finetuned by using more or less shims. The c-hubs are 10 degree’s, other optional ones are 0, 3 and 5degree.
Steering Bell Cranks
The fully ball raced angled dual axis steering system with integrated servo saver function, offers an almost perfect Ackermann effect. Ackermann can be set with small plates which mount to the steering arms and the black coated aluminum steering brace has 2 holes to choose from. The servo saver has a pre-load nut to easily set the desired tension. The steering system is mounted on a carbon fiber u-bracket which also connects the front left and right sides and acts stiffener.
NEW Front/Rear and center CVD’s
The EVO kit has been updated to utilize front/rear outboard CVD’s which have captured pins to ensure, you finish every race you start. The center drivetrain is no exception as it too was updated to have CVD’s, all captured. The outboard CVD’s increase efficiency and traction, while the drivetrain increase efficiency.
Top quality clear polycarbonate is used for the Spyder SRX4 buggy body. The nicely shaped body has flat sides and roof for extra downforce and great handling. It leaves enough space for electronics and cooling finds as needed. The body closely follows the chassis shape, so less debris can enter the car. The body comes with a white precut masking sheet.
Rear wing and wing holder
The strong clear polycarbonate wing is mounted to the nylon rear wing holder.
Durable Serpent designed wheels are included in white color for front and rear (tires and inserts are not included). Rear wheels are same as SRX2 and SRX4, the front ones have a different offset and are new. Compliant to the latest IFMAR rules.
The lightened 7075 T6 aluminum uprights are same left and right and feature 3 camber link positions.
The front and rear wheel hex are 12mm industry standard size. The hexes are clamp type and anodized to last. Flanged wheel nuts are included to keep the wheels in place.
The strong composite body mounts are easily located in case used. As alternative Velcro can be added to the side of the chassis stiffeners/side bars.
The motor is mounted securely to the CNC machined 7075 T6 aluminum motor slide. The slide has been slotted into position to ensure consistent and reliable gear mesh.
Center drive holders
The slipper clutch unit is held in place by the motor mount bracket and a H shaped lightened 7075 T6 aluminum holder topped by a carbon connector plate that also holds the cable guiders in place. The slipper can also be replaced by a gear differential in the center. Its super easy to access the slipper or central gear diff.
The front and rear bulkheads made from 7075-t6 are designed to optimize strength, while offering the shock tower additional strength. The transmission housings are neatly packaged in the bulkheads to further strength while allowing ease of assembly and disassembly.
Both the front and rear bulkheads allow mounting the ball-raced anti-roll bars. The wire type anti-roll bars are lasered for easy identification. The wires connect to the arms with the proven friction free super smooth pivot ball system. It is very easy to access and change the anti-roll bars as needed.
- Hard coated aluminum suspension brackets for both the front and rear pivots
- Small but effective composite front bumper to protect the front end. The angled front built in kick up allows for smoother landings.
- The rear/rear suspension bracket can be used standard with o-degree or upside down as 3-degree anti-squat.
Strong composite lower suspension arms with mounting spots for the pivot ball activated anti-roll bar. The arms are a closed type design for aero effect, rigidity and clean looks. On the upper side, optional carbon inserts can be applied in case harder arms are needed for improved handling. Composite insert plates are standard. The rear arms have 2 shock mounting positions on each side, front and rear. The front and rear shock mounting positions are different and the arms can be used on both sides of the car, so you have 4 shock leverage positions to choose form. In addition, the rear arms and shock tower allow the shocks to be mounted in front or behind the rear arms.
Furthermore, the arms have been updated on the shock mounting face to allow for longer screws to ensure that the shocks cannot pull out of the arm.
Strong composite lower suspension arms with mounting spots for the pivot ball activated anti-roll bar. The arms are a closed type design for aero effect, rigidity and clean looks. On the upper side optional carbon inserts can be applied in case harder arms are needed for handling. Composite insert plates are standard. The front arms have 2 shock leverage positions. The arms have been updated, to have more material around the center of the arm around the shock mounting positions to prevent breakage.
Very durable aluminum shock stays combined with a small bushing and lightweight composite flanged nuts.
This light slipper-clutch unit, is an updated spring loaded 2 pad version, allows to control the power distribution in a larger variety of traction conditions.
Key Optional Components:
- Various shock springs dirt and astro-turf
- Various anti-roll bars
- Aluminum C-hubs in 0 and 3 and 5 degree
- Aluminum upright with +/1
- Front Lexan wing
- Servo mount set to place the servo in the front center
- Saddle pack mounting set
- Center gear differential
- Variety of Diff spur gears
- Hard coated aluminum shock caps
- Full range of gear pinions in hard coated aluminum
- Carbon suspension arm covers front and rear