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Old 05-01-2014, 12:35 PM
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Hey guys,as I snagged an almost complete roller for $50 & a complete FRE RTR (with all the fancy- schmansy red anodized aluminum hop-ups already installed,the blue head SH28 & an extra set of wheels) for $70 w/free shipping (yeah I know,sweet deal huh?) to go with the RTR stocker I already had,I'm not really in need of any spare parts anymore.

But,seeing how CEN has decided to return to their stellar (yeah right) customer service by disconnecting the phone #'s listed above & charging way too much for parts @ their CEN DIRECT site (and don't forget the way too high shipping charges),I took a couple hours & did some more research for you guys. I hope the following helps.

If you're hunting parts & can't get anywhere with CEN DIRECT,punch "matrix tr arena" into your search box on Google. Scroll down to "Spare parts Matrix TR Arena" & hit that link. The website is www.rc-race-shop.com & the only problem I forsee is everything is priced in Euros and they seem to be based in Germany,so you might want to make it a big order to cancel out some of the shipping charges. As I don't know the exchange rate,I can't guarantee this,but as compared to CEN DIRECT's prices,they seemed pretty cheap & had almost every part in stock including the original SH .28 nitro engine. But for you resto guys, they were out of stock (3 week backorder) on the original MX322 tires. So,in a nutshell,good luck & please post your experience (good or bad) if you order from either source so the rest of us know where to go for parts.

Now,as far as a brushless conversion goes,the only thread I could find that wasn't another "anybody got a kit or a clue how to make an HPI/LOSI/MUGEN conversion work" was the CEN forum thread "Cen Matrix TR Arena Factory Brushless Conversion" posted by an RCU member with the username "TAKEDOWN" that did not list the part #'s of this elusive conversion kit,but he stated his setup worked great on 4s lipo & was going to see if it could handle 5s. That was in 2008. I then went to his RCU profile & found the last thread he posted,titled "What's new guys & posted an "any info. would be helpful/please visit this thread & post the part #'s if possible/or at least some pics of his setup if that info. is long gone. If you've read this far,there's a good chance you're a CENnatic like me,so you might as well take 10 minutes to go to the above mentioned "CEN Brshlss TR Arena" thread or send him a personal message or email him on his profile page & let him know more than one guy wants to do this conversion.

I apologize for the length of my essay here,but I can't think of anything I can take out & still help people get their TR Arenas up & running again.

Except to ask "The Real Dogman" if CEN took a dump on us again? Sorry to throw you under the bus here dude,but if anybody has a clue to what's going on in the land of CEN,it's you. Any help?

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:34 PM
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In another thread here in the CEN area, I've just made a "guide" for a conversion that I am busy with, almost, as we speak. Hope it helps. I'll post more pics when I get further in the process, just need to totally clean the parts and re-oil the diffs etc before doing the rest of the FUN work.

Thanks for the link, excellent with another supplier. Previously I actually only used CENs site as they were fast, prices ok and always slipped through customs! That was also 1-2 years ago, maybe things have changed?

Either way, good luck out there!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:25 PM
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Hi all

Anyone had success in converting their matrix to brushless? I've given up on this car

I'm deciding between a losi 8ight truggy or serpent cobra buggy...any feedback?
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by marko rossi View Post
Hi all

Anyone had success in converting their matrix to brushless? I've given up on this car
Yes, I did it already - it's a bit of work to get right and as always/usual there's probably a simpler way of doing it. See the RCU thread here: Matrix TR Brushless conversion?

And over here, you can see the finished version - it's a sales ad but you'll get the idea

http://www.rcgalleri.dk/marked/rc-en...ushless-truggy

If you happen to want to buy it (AUD200), my little sister is actually arriving back in Sydney mid-November, so she could take it back to you and you two arrange for a pickup. She lives here: Merriwa Street, Gordon - don't ask me where the heck it is in Sydney, haven't been there yet!

Anyway, let us/me know if you want any other details.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:11 AM
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Soo, I am not at all active in the RC world, but I did buy a Matrix a few years ago. Unfortunately it was a bad buy with an engine that is not running properly. I can get it started and running on high idle, but it dies on even the slightest touch to the throttle. I have given up the motor. What options do I have? Any recommendations for a bolt-on new motor, and where to buy it?

The electric option looks really interesting, but I do not have enough knowledge to set it up, when it comes to servos etc.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:11 AM
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Hi grr,

Your motor may be just fine and only need some cleaning and/or fine tuning. If you don't know it already, perhaps this forum might be better suited for you and if you're lucky, maybe someone lives close to you who can physically check out your cool ride:

http://www.radiostyrt.no/
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