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Old 04-09-2007, 07:58 AM   #271
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Has anyone adapted the 17mm buggy hubs on the Arena TR? If so, are they a direct replacement or is there anything else that needs to be purchased? Thanks..
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #272
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Part MX074 - $7.99 is all you need to do to stop the front upper tie rod from bending.

The mod of removing the front upper arm I have tried. It allows way more flex in the front susp (arm, caster block, upper arm, front shock shafts, ect), so it will completely change the handling of the truck (steering response, bumps, ect). It is not a bad thing, just different. It may be better on bumpy tracks.
Gene I'm going to give it a try if it is handleing different I'm going to cut the stock upper arm an put it behind the rod end and use the upper arm brace with the captured pin to brace it up again.

I just testing it out When the solid rod come out I'll get them. The truck is great right out of the box, I'm just really picky on something like
e-clips and soft turnbuckles I wreck alot so I need the added protection

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17mm hubs are a bit lighter...
I would imagine the Cen hubs from the matrix are a direct fit.. I got a set of Jammin buggy hubs on mine.. You will need to shim them to fit.. and drill out the drive pins.. hardware store had a 8mm washer and used some 8mm shims I had.. the front needs less shimming then the rear...

Only reason I went with Jammin is Ebay and 7.00 for all four..
I probly spent the rest on shims and a drill blank ....... oh well.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:39 PM   #274
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Has anyone adapted the 17mm buggy hubs on the Arena TR? If so, are they a direct replacement or is there anything else that needs to be purchased? Thanks..

yes the 17mm matrix will work just fine
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:16 AM   #275
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I don't like hinge pins either. I use the CEN GS026 & GS027 threaded hins. Ther work everywhere except the rear outer hub pins. For there, I cut don the hinge pins and drilled 2 holes on the arms and use a short screw with a shock mount washer to hold them in - like the Xray uses.



Like this but I use a washer because the hinge pin can push past just a button head only:
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I got the hinge pin upgrades for the front upper and the front lower hinge pins, but that left me with the e-clips on the outer arms front and back.

I just hate e-clips so I decided to pull out the dremel and solve this problem. I shaved the hinge pin down first, then I made holes in each arm on the front and back side close to the hinge pin hole an used a button head screw to hold them in.

Here is a link to the upgraded capture pins for the front upper and lower.

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http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=3402

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http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=3401
Gene you must never notice my Hinge Pin Mod

I do the same thing you do put I do it in the front and the back. I added some flat head screws with red washers for a little extra bling I got the idea from when I use to have my XB8 TQ also.

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Old 04-10-2007, 08:52 AM   #277
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Gene I have a question what is the weight of your truck race ready?? The truck is bigger than most truggies , but the weight doesn't hold it back. I' m trying to shed weight to make it light, part of the reason I used titanium turnbuckle for all my turnbuckle. I have a lipo pack with micro spektrum. Now I just need to see what wheel, foam, tire combo is the lightest. I think Panther Switch 2.0 with white Panther foams shaved down to molded shape with Proline 23mm 1/2 off-set wheel may be the lightest.

What do you think.

Check this out Gene some guy from truggyracers came up with this. It is a nice idea.

http://www.truggyracers.com/forum/in...howtopic=10465
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I tried that on the front outer pin, but broke a front arm once. I think the bolt/nut holds the arm together better and keeps it from spreading and breaking.

I am not sure what my truck weight is. When it was box stock it weighed about 10 pounds 3 ounces. But I think it is closer to 9 pounds 9 ounces now with a bunch of light weight screws and stuff. I am using a lipo now also.
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Question for you cen guys.. I just gave my local shop some part numbers but he cant find them on Horizon..
Is HRP a better distributor for Cen or does he need to be direct???
Thanks in advance
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I've ordered cen parts from my lhs through horizon and found them without a problem. What parts were you looking for anyway? Check if they have it on the website, if it's on the website your lhs has to be able to order it. If they don't have the part you need on the website they probably dont carry it. you could always order from Machine hobbies or Amain or carolinasrc
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they can give the part number to their Horizon Sales rep, and have them special order it, and then after that first time it will always be in the system, but if you need it right away it will take a few weeks for horizon to get the parts,

they can also set up direct with CEN, and have the parts fast, I've never ordered a part direct that CEN didn't have in stock,

for some reason Horizon does't have most of the truggy specific parts listed yet,
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headrushhobbies.com = CEN parts
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headrushhobbies.com = probally not his LHS
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Call Gene @ Machines RC Problem solved.
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headrushhobbies.com = probally not his LHS

headrushhobbies = online parts = shipping= DUH
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