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Old 01-21-2009, 05:32 AM   #1066
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hi, i have a cen matrix fre buggy,my problem is that turns real wide,iam using a hitek 5645 servo in the front,i know its not the best servo,i believe it might be my set up,this is my first buggy so iam a newbee.for the guys that run their matrix buggies in a small track how do you set up your buggies. i would really aprecciate your advice.i want to try different set ups before i spend money on a new servo. thanks



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Can you more or less give us your current setup ? (diffs, shocks, front toe, rear to, camber front/rear) ?

That would help to start helping you out ...

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #1067
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So I got my R2 - RTR and had some time (and parts) to spare before my next big race, so I started re-building/upgrading the buggy.

So this is where I'm at after two nights:











And yes I know I'm missing the rear center Dogbone....I still have to re-build the center diff!
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:59 AM   #1068
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So I got my R2 - RTR and had some time (and parts) to spare before my next big race, so I started re-building/upgrading the buggy.

So this is where I'm at after two nights:

And yes I know I'm missing the rear center Dogbone....I still have to re-build the center diff!

Great Deastboy !! ... for now im using the RTR R2 "as is", but i think maybe after this weekend practice i will put all the FRE parts on the buggy, just to see how it performs.

cya !
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:19 AM   #1069
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Yeah...once I get the shocks and center Diff done I can't wait to wheel this beast...
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:32 PM   #1070
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Anyone know where I can get a manual for the Matrix FRE?? I bought one used and need to get a manual.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #1071
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Here you go. Just click on MANUAL.

RTR
http://www.cenracing.com/cars/matrix/matrix.html

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http://www.cenracing.com/cars/matrix...atrix_pro.html
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:52 PM   #1072
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Thanks. The link on the CEN sight for the pro didn't work. I downloaded the RTR because I thought I remember reading through this thread that they are almost identical except for the main Chassis plate on the FRE is shorter.

I was trying to adjust the front shocks acording to the base setup sheet. I pulled the screw out of the lower shock mount (In the arm) and the shock won't come out. Are these normally a tight fit? I was pulling on it pretty hard. I didn't want to bust anything. It doesn't appear that anything is holding it in.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #1073
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Thanks. The link on the CEN sight for the pro didn't work. I downloaded the RTR because I thought I remember reading through this thread that they are almost identical except for the main Chassis plate on the FRE is shorter.

I was trying to adjust the front shocks acording to the base setup sheet. I pulled the screw out of the lower shock mount (In the arm) and the shock won't come out. Are these normally a tight fit? I was pulling on it pretty hard. I didn't want to bust anything. It doesn't appear that anything is holding it in.

Yea they are VERY tight, i have to yank and pull for a while,dont bend the shock rod!, i spray some WD40 were the shock and the arm meet to make it a bit looser
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Yes, removing the shock from the lower arms can be a bit of a pain. I just pull and wiggle them slightly to get them out of the lower arms. Be really carefull not to bend the shock rods.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:17 AM   #1075
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Well here it is a small video of my CEN R2 RTR powered by GO Engines 7 ports + GO EFRA 2047 pipe and VP PRO Tyres

Sorry for the over-exposure, my camera-man pushed the backlite button lol !!! :

http://vimeo.com/2964948

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Old 01-27-2009, 05:33 PM   #1076
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Here she is...All ready to go...only thing missing is Fuel...!









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Here she is...All ready to go...only thing missing is Fuel...!









Nice looking ride!

Is it me or is your left front wheel have a little tow out?
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Nice looking ride!

Is it me or is your left front wheel have a little tow out?
Thanks, and the wheel...could be...still have to set my toe/camber precisely.
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will the long rtr chassis fit on fre matrix with the short chassis without any modifications,also what are the differences in handling long vs. short. i have the fre with a worn out chassis(got it used)and i saw some rtr chassis on ebay very cheap so i wanted to try one.
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will the long rtr chassis fit on fre matrix with the short chassis without any modifications,also what are the differences in handling long vs. short. i have the fre with a worn out chassis(got it used)and i saw some rtr chassis on ebay very cheap so i wanted to try one.
I have a FRE chassis new in package I can sell you. PM me if your interested.
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