The SRX8 GTE LWB Raceroller is a version of the successful Serpent SRX8 GTE. Pre-assembled and factory pre-set LWB chassis with pre-mounted 1/8 GT tyres. 4-wheel-drive,2 gear diffs, solid center axle, 16mm big bore shocks, aluminum shock tower and chassis, easy radio box. Fully upgradable with parts and options from the high end race-version. On the new SRX8GTE LWB Raceroller we have extended the chassis an additional 29mm for use with all true to scale related RC Bodies. This super durable GT chassis allows a great entry in the racing scene, at a lower cost, and will make you finish your races! The parts that are needed to run the car are: bodyshell, esc, motor, servo and battery’s.
Chassis plate in 3mm 7075 T6 aluminum. Kick-up angle on front for stabile landings. Countersunk holes. Slots to locate the front and rear suspension mounts precisely. Angled sides to increase stiffness. On the new SRX8GTE LWB Raceroller we have extended the chassis an additional 29mm for use with all true to scale related RC Bodies.
Large foam bumper, which is kept in place by a upper and lower nylon bumper plate.
Composite stiffener front and rear, to give extra stiffness, but still allow some flex as needed.
Central radio / servo mount
Composite compact radio box which offers good space for the steering servo and the receiver.
The motor is placed in the most optimal position in the car, keeping motor-forces and transmission parts / alignment in mind. Only one-screw is needed to secure the BL motor, in the nicely designed durable machined aluminum motor mount. Space for additional motor-cooling available as needed.
The space for the motor allows a maximum motor-length of 70mm, which covers most widely used motors ( except for the truggy / monster truck motors).
Steering blocks assembly
Composite steering blocks combined with 10 degree C-hubs for precise steering. Spring steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset.
Durable oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special shaped down stops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom.
Front anti-roll bar
The front anti-roll bar system, consist of a spring steel bend wire, which is guided through the diff-cases and runs in steel adaptors. The wire is linked to the lower suspension arm, with a captured adjustable threaded pivot ball, for very precise and low friction operation and easy tuning.
Shock tower and body mounts front
4.0mm thick aluminum anodized shock tower with 3 upper positioning holes for the shocks and and 4 holes for roll-center positions. Strong, in height adjustable body mounts with wide top-section to seat the body well.
Rear suspension arms and uprights
Durable longer oversized lower suspension arms in strong composite nylon. On the lower side the special downstops screws are mounted. The lower shock-mounting pins are secured with a small grubscrew from the bottom. Composite uprights with 3 upper roll-center positions. Strong steel track-rods with L/R threading and strong ball joints to pre-set camber. Hard steel wheel-axles with large size bearings and larger inner ones with precision threaded aluminum wheel-hubs with offset. Flanged wheel nuts to guarantee that you will not loose a wheel nut in a race.
Shock tower rear and Body mount
4mm thick aluminum shock tower, integrated into the rear section for extra stiffness, with 4 upper positioning holes for the shocks and 4 holes for roll-center positions.
Polycarbonate rear low aero wing. Central rear with the rear body post, which are adjustable in height easily .
Captured pivot pins and balls and bolted hinge pins
All spring-steel hinge pins are either captured or bolted in place and made in spring-steel quality. This relieves stress on the hinge pin when adjusting the kick up, or anti squat. Your pin is free to rotate to any angle without binding.
Shock absorbers RCM big-bore 16mm / RCM shock springs
Anodized aluminum shock bodies with durable 4mm shock-rods. Pre-load adjuster clips for ride height setting. Shocks use large diameter membranes and large diameter O-rings and bushings to create a supersmooth and leak-proof package. Large diameter pistons are held in place by a nut on the polished shock-rods tops. Open type spring retainer to let dirt out easy.
Color-coded progressive race shock springs are supplied for the 1st standard set-up and all springs are grinded flat top and bottom, and checked individually for tension and length and are matched.
Compact gear differentials and central solid axle
Very compact gear differentials with very smooth metal sintered gears, and steel shaft. Perfect sealing case with special gasket and O-rings. Very light and durable outdrive cups in spring-steel. Hardened spring-steel diff-coupler 13T with connector running in 2 oversized bearings The SRX8 GTE LWB Raceroller uses a 13T / 44T combo gearing and 44T central solid axle. This drive ratio will provide amazing acceleration combined with the low vehicle weight.
Front and rear drive
The front has captured driveshafts using a CVD system. The rear has durable black steel driveshafts with hard steel pins.
Oils and grease
Top-quality silicone shock-oil, silicone diff oil and some grease is used to meet the standard set-up.
Manual and set-up
Full color user manual with easy to follow steps, exploded views for easy spares ordering. A separate manual for the transmitter and the speed controller is included.
Black and white promo body-decals Serpent generic and SRX8 GT ones.
The SRX8 GTE LWB Raceroller is packed in a colorful large strong packing box with protection for car and transmitter.
- Race ready high performance 1/8 electric GT
- Expert pre-assembled and pre-set
- 4wd with cardan shafts, 2 compact ,durable gear diffs, super-easy machined aluminum motor mount, super low longitudinal battery boxes, compact speedo-servo mount, unique angled steering system, 16mm big bore shocks, ball raced anti-roll bars FR and RR, 7075 T6 alu shock tower FR and RR, durable suspension and transmission parts, captured suspension pins, the works!!
- Full color user manual and decal set included
Service and Support
The Serpent distributor, dealer or agent is your source for more info, but also the Serpent website and the member section and the YouTube channel provides lots of information.
Needed to complete the car:
- Radio/Receiver and Servo
- ESC and Motor
- 2 x Lipo hard-packs 3800 mA or more (charging equipment/ power supply)