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Old 04-16-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default CEN Matrix II Coming this Summer

In this thread we will discuss the all new Matrix II buggy which is due to release this Summer.

I will periodically show sneak peak pictures / features of the new as well. If you have any questions, this is the place to ask.

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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As posted on Neo-Buggy a while ago.



After visiting thefactories in Taiwan and winning a race in Thailand
Andy Smolnik reported back exclusively to NeoBuggy on the new Matrix
Buggy...

New car has the following in which I am testing as we speak.
• 3mm hardened Steel CVS Drive shafts (very light)
• New lighter, stiffer, and strong A arms (front and rear)
• Completely new differentials that a super small and lightweight
• new light weight / hardened outdrives
• New upper front a arms
• All new tie rod systems that are lighter and more conventional
• One piece radio tray and radio box system.
• Smaller radio box
• New coated shocks with machined teflon pistons
• larger diameter springs
• light weight composite chassis braces
• Zero E Clips
• new 2.5 degree toe in block
• All suspension blocks have been reduced in weight
• New super seal fuel tank cap (one-peice)

We also will have tons of optional items for our new Matrix Buggy
consisting of hardened aluminum differential pins, to big bore shocks,
long and short chassis's, adjustable engine mounts so you can move
your engine forward or back and much more.

Matrix II Coming this summer.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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First Sneak peak picture!

Our new differentials will be very light and durable. Here is our new differential case next to a coin to show the size.
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sounds awsome, can't wait to get one,
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This is awesome Andrew! Can't wait to see more. It sounds like you guys really addressed all the lessons learned from the Matrix. Gene better get crackin' on aftermarket!
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So is this upgrades to the matrix? Meaning can we upgrade our matrix to the matrix 2 or whole new buggy?
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so the diff cases are around 1 inch in diameter....riiiiiiiiiight
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Malik,

Yeah you can upgrade the current Matrix to the new car. However to truely get the Matrix II it would be easier to get the entire kit. There are quite a few detailed changes.

Crim3Wav3,

Internal diameter is 1 inch and external diameter is 1.2 inch. You were close.
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Internal diameter is 1 inch and external diameter is 1.2 inch. You were close.
Do they have internal steel reinforcement? I guess the benefit of a smaller internal diameter means less of a moment arm on the cross pins = less force on the cross pin guides sidewalls. interesting.
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Less weight and mass in the drivetrain is always a good thing.
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Hey Andrew,

What improvements will make it over to the allready awsome Matrix TR?
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Andrew, I have a question.

What happend to Mike and Timmy? Apparently you are still working for CEN
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Crim3Wav3,

Yes there is an internal steel reinforcment which is where the 8x16 bearing rides on.

Stefan,

Although the Current Matrix line of product is very durable and easy to drive, we have put the Matrix on a huge diet by lightening it up. We have changed some of the geometry to incorporate better handling on certain types of tracks and much, much, more.

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New picture will be posted soon!!!
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Andy,

Can you make sure that it's not a Losi copy or look-alike.

Thanks.
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