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Old 10-29-2005, 07:23 PM
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i was out with my mt2 today and my battery pack in the truck was running low, but being stupid as i am i wanted to finish that tank before bringing it in to change battery pack. I lost pretty much all my steering and the throttle was stuck almost wide open when the batery pack gave out. Luckily for me these trucks are tough and i hit a tree dead center with the little plastic front bumper. all the damage i could see was the bent center drive shaft and the disconnected muffler from the manifold(yes, it was tie wrapped on and screwed in). Does anyone know of a different place to get a roll cage other than new era, or some other way of reducing chasis flex? They charge an unbelieveable amout for international shipping to canada.
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

I don't think anyone else makes one. I have a friend with a MIG welder he will let me borrow. I was thinking about trying to make a roll bar for my ATX since New Era does not make one that fits it. I bought the one from New Era for my MT2 and it does work very good.
Old 10-29-2005, 07:55 PM
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I have tried a couple of different methods to reduce the flex and have decided IMHO that the best wasy to do it is chuck in a alluminium rod between the shock towers. Check out the photos in my profile.
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I guess I'll get out my mig and pipe bender and see what i can do. [>:] I am not sure where to buy aluminum though. I will maybe try something in steel first as it is chaper and if it works i will get some aluminum. I'm no pro but may as well try eh?
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Check out the pics of the mods in my profile gallery. the mod from the servo mounts to the breake seat works good but the metal over the servo tieing the front top plate to rear took out all flex in my basher. If you cut the top plate for different fuel tank ect. Use the Metal posts for servo mounts. Hope the pics tell the story.
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Looks pretty beefy M odd er Does anyone know where I would look for sheet or block aluminum?
Old 10-31-2005, 09:12 PM
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

dustin7837 -

Sorry to hear about your trucks. RC soultion also makes a roll cage for the fun factors. I saw it at the IhobbyExpo. Its top notch.
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

Thanks for the info CEN. I took the truck apart and straightened the center shaft and reassembled only to find that the rear diff seems to be very hard to turn. I think that the Chassis is bent. My center shaft fits tightly between the cups on the front and rear diffs. Can someone tell me how loose that shaft should be?
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

Yup you will find the chassis is bent, there should be some definite play in that centre shaft, I wouldnt worry how much tho as long as there is some.
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anyone have any good tips on re streaightening a chassis? i am just doing it by hand. I have everything off except the diffs and center rod so that i can see how far i am bending it. I can bend it far enough that the center shaft falls out becasue there is that much space between the diffs but it just springs back to where it was. It feels like it might break if i bend any harder.
Any tips would be appreciated.
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Just keep bending further until its in the right place when u let the weight off...
Old 11-02-2005, 10:41 PM
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Hey dustin I've found the best way is to push the chassis into the corner of a table. Right on the bent area. With the way I bash mine I always Got the bendz itell I put the metal over the servo and between the brake. Also after this mod I also have'nt stripped any spur gears, not one! Happy bashin.
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

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RC solutions have no mention of it on there website and when e-mailed the said they didn't.
It might have been a modified T-Maxx cage, they are real close to the same size.



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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

I also emailed them about the rollcage and this is their reply:

Thanks for your inquiry! We are in the process of updating our website
and currently do not have all new products listed. We do have a roll
cage available for the CEN Fun Factor MT2. It comes in Silver or
Purple
and the price is $69.95 plus shipping. Please let me know if that is
what you are looking for.

Regards,
Amy
RC Solutions
(480)609-7233

I found a picture of the rollcage, and it looks just like their Maxx rollcages. It is a complete rollcage, not just a rollbar. If I find the URL to the picture, I will post it.
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

I must have caught somebody on a bad day or something.

Thanks for the info and its about time some one came out with a real roll cage.



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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

OK. I found it! I seen it on an ebay auction. Unfortunately it is a whole truck they are selling, but you get an idea what the rollcage looks like. It looks to be a very strong rollcage and fits under the stock body.

Check out Ebay item 6009689867

Edit - Sorry, my eyes are not very good tonight. The stock body is cut so the back of the rollcage will fit. But, the right body should fit over the rollcage.
Old 11-04-2005, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

thats a nice cage - good find guys. that should sort any flex issues completely and give the chassis a fighting chance of surviving some big jumps. shame its $70 tho.

maybe measure one up and send a drawing off...?
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Default RE: funfactor chasis flex

If any ones intrested I found the deck railing bracket I used to make my roll bar. lookup Aubuchon item #217422 . All it takes to make it work is one cut to seperate the end with ajustment hole then gently bend to fit and drill holes. Its a real light aluminum easy to bend just take it slow and steady. Nice they come two to a pack. hope you guys like?
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