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Old 03-20-2007, 05:18 AM   #196
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the stock clutch works great, but since its a standard 3 shoe style clutch, you do need to do regular maitance on it, filing off any build up, and chamfering the edges, but if you do that it will work perfect, and last a decent amount of time,

any body for the MSR mugen conversion will fit, as well as anything for the MBX5-T, like the J-concepts, etc . . . you can pretty much make any body fit thgouh with a little trimming, just mount it before you paint, and trim small amounts away at a time, but I know those ones line up good, CEN also has a clear version of their body too,
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:07 PM   #197
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There has been a lot of talk about the Fironi clutch around here. What are your thoughts about the stock clutch/shoes in the Matrix Arena pro kit? Do they need an upgrade?

I was also wondering what bodies will fit on the Matrix?

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My opinion is to stay away from the Fioroni clutch,,,, that is if you are talking about the slider type which is the only one they make if I am not mistaken. The copper washer will wear out and the clutch will bog the motor down and sound just like a lean bog. it drove me crazy. The blue shoes that come with the TR are a harder alluminum so they will waer well.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:34 PM   #198
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Thanks for your posts... I plan on purchasing a kit pretty soon and I thought I would ask.

I was also planning on getting a 190 oz servo is that enough or should I go with a 300oz? I think 300 would be overkill?

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i would go with something with atleast 200 but it depends what company
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:12 PM   #200
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as long as its metal geared, 190oz will be fine, depending on brand, the truck doens't have any chaisis flex, so it should be pretty easy on servos,

I ran a 150oz ACE servo in my TTR truggy for the last part of last year, and had zero problems with it, it actually worked better than the 200oz airtonics that it replaced,
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #201
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Thanks I am thinking about going with a Hitec hi torque metal gear. I am not for sure the model # at this time.


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Old 03-28-2007, 08:22 PM   #203
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I just got my kit tonight and I am planning on tearing into it very soon. I have read this forum and looked over the cen setup sheets and I still need a little clarification on a few things. Please help????

1. Wheels: It sounds like a lot of you are running 1/2" offset. I want to keep the 23mm, what are some part numbers for yellow dish wheels? (I ussually go with proline, but for some reason I am getting confused on their 23mm options) What advantages are there for 1/2" offset vs. Standard?

2. Stock Diffs: 80wt gear oil in the front(real fullsize gear oil), 5,000 cps in the center, and grease in the rear(pack it with grease from the kit) Is this still recomended as a good starting point?

Thank you very much for your help
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I just got my kit tonight and I am planning on tearing into it very soon. I have read this forum and looked over the cen setup sheets and I still need a little clarification on a few things. Please help????

1. Wheels: It sounds like a lot of you are running 1/2" offset. I want to keep the 23mm, what are some part numbers for yellow dish wheels? (I ussually go with proline, but for some reason I am getting confused on their 23mm options) What advantages are there for 1/2" offset vs. Standard?

2. Stock Diffs: 80wt gear oil in the front(real fullsize gear oil), 5,000 cps in the center, and grease in the rear(pack it with grease from the kit) Is this still recomended as a good starting point?

Thank you very much for your help
You need theese wheels either in a standard or 1/2 offset

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3600

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3262

As for the diffs that is a great starting point with the LSD diffs installed. When you can get the cross pin conversion from Gene Hickerson, and try
7k / 10k / 3k mugen diff oil.

zyou really need to get the diff pins
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Thanks a ton for your help. I am sure I will need some more advise as I begin my build.

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yea get the half inch off-sets
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Thanks I am thinking about going with a Hitec hi torque metal gear. I am not for sure the model # at this time.


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HSC5996TG_ 6V torque 108 oz-in
HSC5997TG_ 6V torque 181 oz-in
HSC5998TG_ 6V torque 300 oz-in

These torque numbers should be pretty close. I know the 5997 is 181 because I've used that one in a buggy and truggy.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:29 AM   #208
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This might be a stupid question, don't the TR's come with standard diffs
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:30 AM   #209
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Anybody have any good pics of thier TR they can post? Thanks
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