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Old 05-09-2004, 07:38 PM
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hi, is the cen fun factor a good truck?
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:45 PM
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hell yes its a good truck. i love mine and wouldnt trade it for any other truck.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:11 PM
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For the money i believe its one of the best bang for the buck trucks there is.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:18 PM
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yep the only problem with them is the diff cups always have a extra set in the tool box
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Old 05-10-2004, 12:34 AM
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I don't trust my Cen Mt2 out of the box.

The truck's a-arms, bulkheads or shocktowers, and shocks are very tough. I've run into walls, lamp posts, and curbs at full throttle with only a few resulting scratches and loose screws. The truck is smaller and lighter than the other choices out there, so the excellent power to weight ratio means the mt2 generates a lot of power. It's low to the ground (truggy) so handles very well.

A truck this fast should not come with such a poor radio. I don't trust the radio to take my mt2 to a public track with a dozen other trucks running around. Also, most failsafes do not match the MT2's pins and connectors.

Also, there is a lot of wheel slop. It's also annoying getting the body fitted once you've got your truck running. Cen did not put any thought into user friendliness with regard to running the truck with the body on. You'll have to cut some sort of holes into the body.

After a quart of gas running in the backyard--two broken differential cups, two new dog bones, and two broken body connectors. Both differential cups broke after landing jumps 18inches off the ground.

Cen customer support--friendly, accessible, but costly. Better to get parts somewhere else and complete the repairs yourself.

All in all, by the time you've put in a new radio that is compatible with most failsafes and installed foam inserts and stocked up on diff. cups and dog bones, you've spent as much or more than what the competitors offer.

I wish the RTR Madforce was available when I was shopping for my first MT.

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:49 AM
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I havent had any problems with mine. Its a very durable truck with its only weak point being the Diff cups. The stock radio is not the best available, but it gets the job done until you decide to upgrade the radio.

I have taken eight foot jumps with my truck, and have only broken a diff cup. I have also had numerous high speed crashes with it, and have only had to make small repairs to it. The MT2s light weight and high HP make it a very fun truck that you can bash with even in small areas. I have been very happy with mine. Let us know if you have any other questions about the MT2.
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well, i live in the caribbean so i dont want to be replacing parts too often because i have no lhs.i get all my stuff through internet. i would want a durable truck. i was looking at the thunderquake also but as i see its now discontinued. so if anything i would lean towards the nitro quake also
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Old 05-10-2004, 03:34 PM
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i got a tq, and if you want hop ups www.extremercparts.com got any part you ever need..and duratrax will make all the stock parts for 3 years...so which ever you choose, you will be fine..[>:]
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Old 05-10-2004, 05:17 PM
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I bought the MT2 because it was "more truck for less".

This is no longer true.

In November of last year, the Cen was a pretty good deal only because other trucks out there were so expensive. The Associated MGT was over $500; the Savage was pushing $475; XTM X-factor was over $450.00; and the T-Maxx was pushing $430.

Times have changed. The prices of these trucks have all come down, whereas the price of the MT2, with poor radio (incompatible with most failsafes), has stayed the same.

THe MT2 is no longer the best deal out there. Times have changed so quickly and will continue to change.

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Old 05-10-2004, 06:19 PM
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I still find the MT-2 the best deal out there. I have owned a savage .25 (actully my friends we traded for a week) and It came no where close to the speed and ajility that my MT-2 had. I have not yet had trouble with the truck and I have only broken two things durring my (1,2,3) 7 months of use. Those parts were a universal swing shaft (long story)and an a-arm (long story =, you will never break one...). You said that you dont have an LHS, well the most common part that breaks is the diff cups but I know a way to make them industructable... well just about .

This truck is a beast. I had a newyears night race with all my friends and I was up against 3 sooped up T-maxxes a mamoth, and a 4wd buggie. I came in first, it was a close tie with the mamoth. I ripped everyone els to shreds. I would never trade this truck, it is my baby. Plus with CEN's insane costomer support and reliabliaty of the truck.... you cant go rong.


Ready to run at 280$ 45+ mph with tons of torq.
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All the failsafes I have tryed worked on my mt2 with stock radio gear.
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:08 AM
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The other thing to look at with the Cen is the cost of replacement parts. they are far cheaper than any other company out there. So with the low start up cost, the reliability of the truck, and the low cost of replacements if you do need them makes the Cen one of the better choices for trucks.
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:11 AM
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ok thanks everyone...by the way, i have an rs4 2 but im still not sharp on my parts like you guys so i looked on cen's replacement parts list and i saw diff case for 6.99 and im guessing that these are the same as diff cups. am i right?
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:10 AM
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The part # for diff cups is GX12. They are only 3.99 a set. I bought 4 sets the first day I had my FFMT2. only cause I broke one a relatively small jump, and I live about 2 hours away from my LHS. So I stocked up on them and still have 2 sets left.
I would have to agree about the LAME radio! At first I had no troubles, but then for no reason, I have had 2 runaways!! Other than the weak diffcups and the radio, I really like the durabillity and style of the truck.
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:08 PM
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Old 05-15-2004, 12:26 PM
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so umm, all u guys who broke your diff cups damaged them doing jumps or something of that sort?
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Old 05-15-2004, 01:48 PM
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people people, there is an extremely easy fix for the diff cups.

7/16 brass tubing, foil and ca glue.

the tubing is a little lose so you use foil to make it fit snuggly cut a piece of tube about 1/4 inch long,
put it on over the nessasary amout of foil and add a little CA glue. and thats it you are done. i did this and have not broken a diff cup in months.
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Old 05-16-2004, 07:24 PM
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I cant find any 7/16 tubing
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Old 05-20-2004, 03:26 PM
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if you are looking for a cheap and very durable truck, the mad force is the "mad" leader is this catorgie. I have heard good and bad things about cen but they are a small company so stay away from them. The mad rocks. Anyone who owns one says that they are the best tuck they have owned. That the engine is the easiest engine they have tuned and that is "mad" fun. The only problem that i have heard of was the drive shaft was popping out, but they fixed that problem with the mad armor and the mad force rtr. It is not as much as the tmaxx and savage on tower and comes with a d-cell glow starter and a buch of other stuff. this truck is also "mad" fast

the mad force rtr will be my next truck that i buy.

Other trucks that are cheap and good are............................................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ..............................................the mad force and i think that the cen mt2 is good

good luck with your truck and pick the on ethat you want. Have fun
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does the madforce kit any diffrent from the madforce rtr
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I broke mine bonceing it off curbs, don't know about jumps. I had two sets ordered from OffShore Electric in my mailbox in three days. Do the diff mod and enjoy it. Like these other guys said, probably the most bang for the buck ! ! ! ! If you don't like the paint job, redo it. " M "
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Great truck, tougher than the concrete walls that i run it into. Cheap parts order from ehobbies. You can get a scatch & dent mt 2 for well under 300., jus means the box is scratched, not the truck though. A tmaxx killer in sheeps clothing, (nice little trucky as the innocent unsuspecting tmaxx owners said before the mt 2 tore them a new one)[:@]
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The only thing that I dont like about the truck is that it is small. I beefed it up though.
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Yeah, I agree it is smaller then all the other monsters, but it is cheap and very tough, and parts are very reasonable also. I could see a few upgrades to make it ultra race worthy on the track, but only a few. Im not bashing tmaxxs, but i own both if you screw up and hit a pole or a wall with the Tmaxx, cha ching big time repairs will be happening. I know learn to drive better, but it the cen mt 2 is wicked tough.[:@]
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you can also do the diff cup mod with nylon spacers from ace hardware.. i also couldn't find the brass tubing. so i got these and we will see how they do.
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