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Old 04-15-2007, 04:51 AM   #301
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Here is the complete set-up with part #'s

Front Upper
Xray #353170
Xray #352150 x 2
Lunsford #1580 x 2

Front Steering
Lunsford #1480 x 2

Servo Arm
Xray #352460 ( Optional )
Xray #352670 ( Optional )
Lunsford #1064

Rear
Xray #353170
Xray #352150 x 2
Lunsford #1589 x 2

I've been using the Xray ends on the servo arm, because the stock setup binds bad.

This is a weight shaving an more bullet proof setup than the stock if you ask me.

Lunsford = A lightweight lifetime guarantee

*** This is not a must have for the Matrix TR. This is my personal choice***
lockmouth,

What pivot balls and ball joints did you use for steering?

I couldn't find the Lunsford 5mm x 89mm (Lunsford #1589) on Stormer Hobbies web-site; any other possibilities on where to get them?

Cool Mod... Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:38 AM   #302
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lockmouth,

What pivot balls and ball joints did you use for steering?

I couldn't find the Lunsford 5mm x 89mm (Lunsford #1589) on Stormer Hobbies web-site; any other possibilities on where to get them?

Cool Mod... Thanks.
The steering uses the stock ends and balls.
You will have to get the #1589 directly from Lunsford Racing.
They ship super fast also.

http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...egory_Code=5MM

Thanks for the comment
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:12 PM   #303
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Question for the Cen guys...

The Hub carriers state they can be used on Kyosho cars and Gs cars as well.. does that go the same for me to be able to use Kyosho knuckles on my Matrix as well..
just curious someone at my track has some fiorini knuckles for a 7 series Kyo for sale.. will they work
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:11 AM   #304
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I am seriously considering the CEN Martix TR Arena RTR and Matrix C1 ARR.
So far I really like what I have seen and read about TR Arena and I do not currently have a Truggy.
As for the C1; I do currently have an MBX5 Prospec buggy, but might switch just to keep it all in the family.
Anyway; my question pertains to the engine mounts, particularly on the C1 ARR.
Are they the same as the engine mounts on the C1 RTR? Or are they the same as on the C1 Pro?
The reason I ask this is that I like using a roto start.
So, I would assume an engine with a roto start backplate would mount right up on the C1 RTR and TR Arena RTR; since they both include a pull start engine.
However, with C1 ARR, I am not sure what the included motor mounts are like.
Also, is there a roto start backplate available for the CEN engine that is included with the TR Arena?
My LHS says there is; but I haven't been able to find it on the internet.
Thanks in advance for the help and for providing this is a very informative thread.
the motor mounts for all the matrix buggies are the same, they are also basically the same for the truggy, other than the bottom half on the pipe side is extended, but the blocks the actual engine bolts to are the same,

also I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the rotostart unit for the .26 that comes with the RTR buggy will work on the truggy .28, shoot an email to customer service at CEN, and they can confirm, I think there may be a slight mod you have to do to it, but its really easy to do,
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:17 AM   #305
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for the alumn parts, I would say MXS29, MXS30, and MXS31 are the important ones, if you crash alot or really hard, MXS28 may be good to get, but I've never had a problem with the plastic one in a year with the car, I would also get MXS41 and MXS13, and then you will have a pretty much bullet proof ride,
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #306
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also I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the rotostart unit for the .26 that comes with the RTR buggy will work on the truggy .28, shoot an email to customer service at CEN, and they can confirm, I think there may be a slight mod you have to do to it, but its really easy to do,
I received the following response from CEN via E-mail...

"Tim- Thanks for the e-mail. Erik and Simon were testing some roto-tech devices that work on our nx-26 and our big block motor for the GST 7.7. They were able to make it work although the device seemed to function inconsistently so we are currently not suggesting this roto system as a viable up-grade. Erik is currently using a starter box to start his TR and Simon is looking into what options Sullivan offers up- that is known as their Tiger Drive System. You can also contact Himoto racing and see what devices they offer as they are the distributer for GO technologies motors which is the product we offer known as the TR-28.
Hope this helps,
Customer Service"

While it is not what I wanted to hear, I certainly commend CEN for their quick reply.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #307
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #308
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for those who care or whos curiousity was peaked!!!

I just talked to cen customer service and they are top notch...He said that Other c-hubs will fit the Kyo 7.5 and Gs hubs for sure I am going to try the Jammin hubs.. Cuz I hate the screws.. I'll let you know
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:05 PM   #310
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I have finished my build and I have all of my electronics,engine, and pipe installed. I tried to paint the body with the same window design as the RTR.

Thanks again for everyone's help!

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:26 PM   #311
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I put the "rear innner hinge-pin" in my front turnbuckle and I am now having trouble turning them for adjustments. Is there an easy fix without replacing what I have?
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:58 PM   #312
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Just grab them with some channel lock pliers.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:54 PM   #313
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Thanks, that is what I figured.

We will be working on our outdoor track very soon and I am very anxious to get this truck on the track
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:19 PM   #314
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Nice Truck! I`m running almost the same thing LRP .28 with a JP-1
Ran Mine for the first time this weekend and am VERY HAPPY! Can`t wait to get more time on it!!!
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fuzz86 what body is that?
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