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Old 05-10-2008, 11:22 AM   #1366
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Does anybody know if the 17mm wheel hex that comes on the Matrix buggy will fit the Matrix TR. I want to switch to running the proline LPR's. I aso have a question about tire mounting. I read through the instructions for the proline MTR crimefighters and it says to put 2 small dimond shape holes on oppisite sides of the tire. Is this something that needs to be done? It seems to me if i put a small hole in the tire it will just be a place for the tire to start tearing itself apart at high speeds or will they be fine. I already have two 3/16 holes in my wheels on oppisite sides isn't that enough. Thanks for your help guys.

The 17mm hexes do fit, however you will have to shim them a little.

The 2 additional holes in the tires will allow dirt and water to escape as the tire rotates. Just put a sticker or something over the holes in the wheels.


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Does anybody know if the 17mm wheel hex that comes on the Matrix buggy will fit the Matrix TR. I want to switch to running the proline LPR's. I aso have a question about tire mounting. I read through the instructions for the proline MTR crimefighters and it says to put 2 small dimond shape holes on oppisite sides of the tire. Is this something that needs to be done? It seems to me if i put a small hole in the tire it will just be a place for the tire to start tearing itself apart at high speeds or will they be fine. I already have two 3/16 holes in my wheels on oppisite sides isn't that enough. Thanks for your help guys.
you can use the matrix buggy 17mm axles (and no shimming will be required). The only issue is cost as although the rear buggy axles are sold seperately, you can't buy the front axles without purchasing the whole front universal (at about USD$27 per side!). Here's a link for the conversion (credit to dahlelama) -

http://www.rcmodz.com/cgi-bin/ikonbo...ST;f=33;t=1555

The holes in your tyres are to reduce 'bounce' - helps your handling if the tyres have a little 'give'. I keep a spare set of tyres without holes that i use in wet weather as when water gets in the foam inserts it can distort the shape, adds weight and takes ages to dry.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:46 AM   #1368
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I raced my tr yesterday for the 1st time opening day. All went well until I had issues with my steering servo. What are you guys using? And the servo saver should be set at 3mm correct? The servo I was using was A KoPropo pds-2144 I stripped the 1 plastic gear in it 3 times so I need to get a all metal gear servo.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:59 AM   #1369
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:53 AM   #1370
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Ace DS1015. It's a great servo. Best we have ever run actualy
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:21 PM   #1371
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Hobbico CS-170

Try this servo for steering. Same as the Hitec but less expensive. I've used mine for quite a while without issue.

http://http://www3.towerhobbies.com/...VSEARCH=cs-170
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:48 PM   #1372
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Are the shock reservoir something I should do.

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Old 05-11-2008, 01:51 PM   #1373
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I was wanting the ace because of the transit time. But it only has 15 more oz torque than my KO also doesnt the ace have the 1 plastic gear also. I was lookin at the hobbico earlier I would buy it over the Hitec because it is the same exact thing Hitec makes it, Tower has their own rebagged 5955tg the TS170. I hear great things about the Ace and mostly good about the hitec anyody have any thoughts on the JR 9100t? I am trying to get quality and cheap as possible I know the Jr aint cheap but I would like to hear what someones opinion on it.
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:54 PM   #1374
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I have been debatingon the resivior also but I would like to know can you just leave them on or do you have to take them off if conditions arent crazy bumpy.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:11 PM   #1375
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I runn the Hitec 5955 and have had no issues and I have the servo saver at closer to 4-5mm. It`s Cranked!!!
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:49 PM   #1376
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We run the servo saver at 3mm. Any more and we would split the plastic in a hard crash due to the servo saver not giving. After we went back to 3mm problem solved. I use the CS-170 for steering. Can’t go wrong with that servo.
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Dont laugh but you mean adjust the servo saver so you can see 3mm of threads under the collar correct. I hae been running it between 2 and 3 anyway, I figured that by just testing it manually. With all the torque from the cs170 which Ill be buying tomorrow should I run a plastic or aluminum servo horn? Currently I am running aluminum, wondering about a breaking point.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #1378
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Yes that is correct. We are using the Hitec aluminum servo arm. For the clutch bell Machine’s RC Hobbies “Gene” sold me a Reckward Tuning Clutch Bell. Five months of hard racing and the teeth still look new. Still on the TR. I can’t believe how long this clutch bell has lasted.

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The best price I have found the Hitec 5955tg servo was at Donalds Hobbies. I buy all my my Hitec servos from them plus Hitec servos come with a great warranty.

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #1380
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That is a good price for the Hitec. I had just ordered the Hobbico CS-170 from tower, It is the same price as the Hitec there. Mcran I run the ofna alum servo horn with the plastic inserts are those okay or do I need the all alum 1 I never had a problem with them before. Hobbico services that servo for Hitec and has a similar warranty. I am now onto a Q for my mill I never noticed it before because I only broke it in recently. When I was in the air on jumps at the track it was reved High before I approached obviosly and mid air I would not be on throttle and my engine was not returning to idle properly, it kinda whined. I thought I had it tuned good, temps never over 140 and I had it modified what should I try. This is only my 3rd nitro engine.
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