The wire type front anti-roll bar is ball raced. It is easy to change and adjust due to the open front end design. The standard wire is 2.5mm and 2 optional thicknesses are available. The pivot ball link system directs the suspension movement to the bar and allows easy tweak adjustment.
The steering blocks are connected to the arms with spring steel 8.5mm pivot balls, which run very smooth and well protected in nylon cups, and are easy to adjust with a 2.5 hex tool.
Of course we kept the unique way to add weights, easily adjustable in it’s and the way it is it mounted to reduce vibrations by using a carbon weight bridge which is mounted in anti-vibration rubbers.
On top of that we have added the possibility to add a sliding weight right in the front, mounted on a carbon bridge. It helped a great deal in avoiding traction roll and fine-tuning the handling of the 989
As a result the transmission is a lot more free.
The 5mm aluminium chassis has perfect symmetrical shape for even flex and weight distribution. The ultra-narrow chassis is very light, while it still remains strong in critical places. The Viper 989 logo is laser engraved.
Optional carbon fibre disks can be mounted on the side of the steering blocks and uprights for aerodynamic adjustments.
The long durable front lower wishbones are the open-style arms similar to the 977. An aluminium shock mount plate is screwed onto the lower wishbone. This allows the shock attachment point to be placed further outwards improving shock motion. The front lower arms are mounted to the front brackets with nylon holders. The kit includes 2 versions: in and out. This system also enables quick and easy front drive shaft maintenance.
Of course the 988 closed arms are usable as well
The left and right interchangeable upper arms are mounted with 3 position nylon suspension pin inserts. The 3 position inserts allow camber-change adjustments and are held in place by the anodized aluminium top brackets. Below the top brackets, spacers can be used to change their angle or height. Caster is adjusted with clips on the upper pivot pins. The same clips are also used on the lower pivot pins to change wheelbase.
The black anodized aluminium front axle has Japan made one-way bearings. Spring steel drive cups connect to the long and thin spring-steel drive shafts with CVD system. The ball raced spring steel wheel axles have aluminium quick-change levers. The open front end design allows for very fast and easy removal of the front axle and driveline parts.
The central mounted seervosaver allows easy and fast Ackermann adjustment. The servosaver features a top mounted insert which can be used in 3 positions. Another 2 Ackermann positions are available on the steering blocks.
The rear end construction with aluminium brackets is a very open design, which allows for easy of maintenance and cleaning. Dis-assembly requires the removal of only a few screws. Replacing a belt if needed, is a simple task. The eccentric bearing holders on the rear shaft allow adjustment of belt tension. The whole rear end can be removed as one unit from the chassis by removal of only a few screws.
The wire type rear anti-roll bar is ball raced. It is mounted in the rear bearing blocks and is easy to change and adjust. The standard wire is 2.5mm and 2 optional thicknesses are available. The pivot ball link system directs the suspension movement to the bar and allows easy tweak adjustment.
The narrow solid rear axle in Serpent spring steel has a lightweight 9mm wide 48T pulley. The axle has a double slot for the driveshaft pin for lightness and long life. Spring steel, CVD type, drive shafts connect the rear shaft to spring steel wheel-axles with aluminium quick-change levers. A very durable and long lasting drivetrain.
The new rear lower wishbones have a hollow style design with closed bottoms for aerodynamics and separate top mounted moulded plates. The lower rear arms hold the link for the rear anti-roll bar and the alu mounting plate of the rear shocks. This plate moves the shock mounting position to the outside for improved geometry. Nylon clips are used on the lower rear pins to change wheelbase.
Optional carbon fibre disks can be mounted on the side of the uprights for aerodynamic reasons. The rear uprights are connected to the arms with spring steel 8.5mm pivot balls, which run very smooth and well protected in nylon cups, and are easy to adjust with a 2.5 hex tool.
The adjustable rear upper camber links mount to a 4 position rear carbon fibre camber plate.
The rear floating body mount which is mounted on the up-rights with 2 arms is centred by a carbon-fibre and steel guider. The mount has 4 positions on each side to choose from, depending on body shell used and traction available. The threaded holes on the end of the body mount give the option to add further body-supports
– Serpent spring steel axles with quick change system for the wheels
– Front and rear spring steel cvd shafts
– NSK bearings for the transmission
– Low friction belts and ball raced belt-tensioner
– Black anodized front shaft with one-way bearings and narrow rear solid axle
– super low inertia 2-speed gearbox
– Independent suspension with hydraulic low-friction shock absorbers
– Ball raced front and rear anti-roll bars
A large selection of optional parts is available to even further improve performance, speed, weight and looks.
– Facebook page
– Viper 988 Facebook user group
– Serpent Advanced user Manuals pages
– YouTube video’s
– Online set-up sheets
– Support from distributors, dealers and team drivers worldwideMerchandising
A nice selection of shirts, sweaters, jackets, caps, bags, tools and decals.
Serpent Viper 989
Designed by Michael Salven.
With great help from all team-drivers and 988/977 drivers!