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Old 09-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #16
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I always had good luck with CENs customer service.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:32 PM   #17
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Ever the salesman, eh?
Something wrong with me putting a link or something?? Everyone else has a opinion and I have mine. 2 of the Local LHS's sell CEN around me and the people who run them in my area have lots of trouble with there CEN's all the time. Maybe just bad luck but just what I see. Yes it comes with a good RTR radio but who cares.... Everyone ends up tossing it for something better. Jammin is a great truggy, never said nothing bad about it. The Caster is a great truggy too. Yes I sell them but I also Race mine every weekend and it holds up with the best of them. I have owned a ST-RR (sold to keep the Caster), Hyper ST-Pro, 8ight, etc. So I have had some of the best and am happiest with my Caster. Nothing wrong with an opinion without Bashing another product to make the opinion.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:50 PM   #18
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Well im pretty set on the Cen truck i have talked to a few people in my area and they say they do pretty good with the other truggys. So what do i need for this rtr to be durable and maybe faster? Im already going to toss the radio for a spectrum dx2. I hear i need a cnc steering arm, and toss the air filter for a better one. Anything else?
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Well im pretty set on the Cen truck i have talked to a few people in my area and they say they do pretty good with the other truggys. So what do i need for this rtr to be durable and maybe faster? Im already going to toss the radio for a spectrum dx2. I hear i need a cnc steering arm, and toss the air filter for a better one. Anything else?
Cross-pins for the diffs if they are not installed or come with the car.
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A good set-up that has worked for me is 60wt Losi shock oil front 45wt Losi shock oil rear with #2 pistons. For the diffs, 7,000 front / 20,000 center / 3,000 rear with the cross-pin upgrade. Good luck.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:36 PM   #20
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i personally hate cens they are not that good
the jammins ad losi's are so much better and more reliable.

cens have so many problems and arent that good of a race truck more for backyard and drive way trucks
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #21
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i have a CEN and would trade it for a old X1 in a heart beat...lol wana buy one or get rid of your slash??
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here my opinion getting a RTR is ok, i started with a jamming rtr, went to my LHS for upgrades.... got to thinking how much money the upgrades i have to put in the truggy so my LHS owner let put it up for sale in his shop,sold bought a jammin kit...... putting that kit together was the best feeling i ever had.. the kits have a stronger chassis , cnc aluminum parts ,etc which made the truggy stronger, but in the long you save more money with kit than rtr, you spend sood money upgrading a rtr plus when you want to sell the kit its worth more
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Well im pretty set on the Cen truck i have talked to a few people in my area and they say they do pretty good with the other truggys. So what do i need for this rtr to be durable and maybe faster? Im already going to toss the radio for a spectrum dx2. I hear i need a cnc steering arm, and toss the air filter for a better one. Anything else?
You don't want a Spektrum DX2. It doesn't have all the features you want. If the RTR comes with it, fine... but if not, don't spend money buying one. It doesn't have exponential... which is really helpful. Spektrum is nice, you don't have to worry about frequencies... but a better radio in FM is still a better radio.
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You don't want a Spektrum DX2. It doesn't have all the features you want. If the RTR comes with it, fine... but if not, don't spend money buying one. It doesn't have exponential... which is really helpful. Spektrum is nice, you don't have to worry about frequencies... but a better radio in FM is still a better radio.
From people at my track they say its one of the best out there. i liked it also seems good enough for me.
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From people at my track they say its one of the best out there. i liked it also seems good enough for me.
He was just stating that the DX2 doesn't have some of the features and adjustments that racers use.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:45 PM   #26
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the matrix is durable out of the box the people who break them can break anything
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Hi Robert Good call on the CEN
The value for the Dollar is very hard to beat,
Also I really don't see The CEN cars breaking.
They are very durable, and the Guys at CEN are
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Hi Robert Good call on the CEN
The value for the Dollar is very hard to beat,
Also I really don't see The CEN cars breaking.
They are very durable, and the Guys at CEN are
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