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Old 09-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #1021
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Thanks for the links. What are you running for batteries and a clutch setup?

Does the clutch setup vary by the motor/pipe combo? I am going to get either an RB S3 or a GO 3 port Turbo. Our tracks are really small and tight so I need a lot of bottom end punch out of the corners.
I am running a lipo battery with a 7 volt regulator from HT Batteries

http://www.htbatteries.com/Public_html/Rx%20Packs.htm

I am using a Mugen flywheel with aluminum shoes and 1.1 springs with a Dynamite Patinum 053 Pipe on my 7 port turbo and aluminum shoes and 1.0 springs with a Dynamite Platinum 086 pipe on my 5 port turbo.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:14 PM   #1022
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setup question for you guys, I'm running a rtr matrix and am wondering about what diff fluid, shock oil and shock piston to run. My local track is small tight track that is fairly rough and has smaller sized jumps. It is mostly clay track that gets pretty dusty. Just wondering what a good starting point would be. Also, is there any other front hubs I could try to get a little tighter radius. I know the cnc cen hubs would, but not sure I want to spend that kind of money if there would be a alternate solution. Thanks for the help.
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I have my TR Arena set-up with 7,000 front / 20,000 center / 3,000 rear in the diffs and 60 wt Losi oil front with #2 pistons and 45 wt Losi oil rear with # 2 pistons.

For my Matrix buggy I have 5,000 front / 5,000 center / 2, 000 rear in the diffs with 40 wt Losi oil with # 2 pistons front and 35 wt Losi oil with#3 pistons rear.

The 19 degree CNC spindles carriers will give better on power steering. I have a set for sale new in package and a set of used CNC steering knuckles in good condition. PM me if your interested.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #1024
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The CNC knuckles increase the steering throw enormously. The circle is very very tight. So tight that the stock CVDs start to "bind" a bit.
I've dremeled down the stock knuckles to try, and it also increased the throw a lot. It isn't hard to do...you just start dremeling where the knuckles meets the carrier with a sanding drum.
But it would be a hell of a lot easier with better results to just get the CNC knuckles...you might also want to wait and see what CEN has on the drawing board for the new buggy. Rumor is there are new knuckles on the buggy.
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What is the best body for the cen matrix fre?
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:10 PM   #1026
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What is the best body for the cen matrix fre?
J-Concepts Illusionz body for the Mugen MBX5 or the Parma universal body.
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I just painted up the Parma body, it was their newer one, not the universal and I really like the way it looks, plus if fit pretty well, except on the sides by the dust shields, the body is a bit wider, but overall I am happy, would buy it again.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:23 PM   #1028
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I made that picture during the worlds ... thats a 90% new car, but not 100% final ...

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i have a question, What diff lube should i put in my rear diff of my Matrix?
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i have a question, What diff lube should i put in my rear diff of my Matrix?
I have used between 1200 and 5000 depending on the conditions.
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i have a question, What diff lube should i put in my rear diff of my Matrix?
I am currently running 5,000 front / 5,000 center / 2,000 rear and my buggy handles great.
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What is the best body for the cen matrix fre?
we use the Pro-line crowdpleaser 2 MBX-5 body, it's a great ride.
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Are the blue parts hop-ups or come with the kit ?
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Are the blue parts hop-ups or come with the kit ?

The blue parts will be in the FRE kit, but will be avalible as hop-ups for the RTR.
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