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Old 08-11-2008, 08:09 PM   #1666
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trying to sell my cen matrix fre buggy
FS: Cen Matrix FRE.. Almost new. great mods
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:35 PM   #1667
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Most people run just a bit of front toe out. I run about 1.5 degrees toe out.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #1668
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RC Pro Series East round 3 Savannah, GA August 1-3:

Gene Hickerson TQ’ed Expert Arena Truck and finished 1ST, he was 3rd
or 4th in buggy. His steering tie-rod popped off twice during the
buggy main and had to be popped back on (He was leading at the time).
Got him behind in the main but he still drove very good and got a good
finish. I think he won the Pro Series East Championship in Expert
Arena Truck and Expert Buggy.

Justin Cranford qualified 3rd in Expert Arena Truck and finished
3rd, he qualified 1st for the B-main in Expert Buggy and finished 1st
in the 20 minute B-main. He bumped to the A-main and was running
5th with like 10 minutes to go and had his rear clutch bell bearing go
bad. Was a good weekend for Cen.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #1669
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Sweet..great job guys! Midwest pro series was also a pretty good race for CEN. A local running CEN finished pretty well in the B main with engine troubles, and Andy was 2nd in the A until engine and clutch troubles dropped him out early. Overall a fun race to be at, however I didn't race.
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I have some Cen hop-up parts for sale . Check them out on the For Sale/Trade section

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-cf-parts.html
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:55 PM   #1671
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I just added a new FRE buggy chassis for sale

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post4755089
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:07 PM   #1672
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any pics of this chassis brace mod? what other chassis mods are you guys doing ? i heard of somt upper front arm swap? after this weekend..im guessing to stop the turn buckles from bending up? my are soft as butter..but its a rtr ..
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:59 AM   #1673
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any pics of this chassis brace mod? what other chassis mods are you guys doing ? i heard of somt upper front arm swap? after this weekend..im guessing to stop the turn buckles from bending up? my are soft as butter..but its a rtr ..
upper arm mod Kyosho ST-RR (you will have to grind them down a bit to fit) I am using Lunsford Titanium turnbuckles.
Front





Rear





Buggy Chassis Brace Mod (You will have to grind off the small tabs that go into the chassis on the buggy chassis braces)
I also drilled out and modified the chassis to move the engine mounts over to run a smaller spur gear.





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Old 08-26-2008, 04:12 PM   #1674
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Nice work on the mods Tree.

I like how the ST-RR front upper arms are very long and dont require a long turnbuckle.
However I dont like that the ST-RR upper arm has alot of forward swing and causes the alignment with the c-hub to be out a little. I also dont like the very limited amount of camber adjustment that is available.

This is the part I have assembled to try out.





I am using the following parts

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4375

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2659

I used the TTR turnbuckles because I had them sitting around, these could be swapped with similar length Lunsford part.

I have not tried this out yet so I dont know how durable it is. In fact I dont plan on even testing it till I have bend my existing CEN stock parts. Im a little affraid that because I had to use a long turnbuckle it could bend easily.

What do you think of that?
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Tree.. why does it look like you have so many spring spacers? your ride looks good no doubt though...
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When I took the pictures of the truggy, I was breaking in the engine and using buggy wheels and tires. I used the the preload spacers to level out the chassis using the smaller tires while breaking in the engine on the street.
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gotcha... so ive been reading through theis thread most of the day off and on.. and i need to go through this used tr i got so know whats up with it and that its good.. so im going to do grease-5k-grease in the diffs..and 60wt ft and 40wt rear ..and i need to check what pistons i have. its a rtr so im not sure..this truck really just sucks to drive..so i figure i just need to start from scratch and put my settings in it ..cause theres no way it could be such a POS as i drove saterdy..
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gotcha... so ive been reading through theis thread most of the day off and on.. and i need to go through this used tr i got so know whats up with it and that its good.. so im going to do grease-5k-grease in the diffs..and 60wt ft and 40wt rear ..and i need to check what pistons i have. its a rtr so im not sure..this truck really just sucks to drive..so i figure i just need to start from scratch and put my settings in it ..cause theres no way it could be such a POS as i drove saterdy..
When you crack open the diffs, check to see if the y have the cross-pins already installed. If they do try 7k front / 20k center / 3k rear. The 60 and 40 wt shock oil you mentioned should do fine.
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try BCE chassis on the TR world of difference and its the correct way to do the buggy parts to the truggy
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When you crack open the diffs, check to see if the y have the cross-pins already installed. If they do try 7k front / 20k center / 3k rear. The 60 and 40 wt shock oil you mentioned should do fine.
man i really doubt it unless some newer rtr came with them..the truck is all stock ...and the guy who had it ..well.. nvm.. i dunno if he reads the forum..the truck needed some loving...
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