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Old 09-14-2019, 04:22 PM   #41
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I know it's fun right? They list it as having stiff racing suspension. I noticed another thing today. The battery holder has different adjustments so it's not all the way in the back. I moved it...much better doesn't wheelie as easy. More stable on jumps too.

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Old 09-29-2019, 11:00 PM   #42
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Had a few packs through it in different surroundings. It’s solid. Even my rather clumsy pal couldn’t break it. It rolled, flipped landed crooked several times.. apart from some scuffing of the body, not a scratch.

Motor, gearing and ESC are perfectly chosen. Even with ambient temps way above 35ーC it just kept on going, pack after pack, even in (short) grass.. usually that strains every bit of motor and electronics to the max. I do not know if changing the gears around for ‘speed’ will heat-up everything too much. Not going to try. The current speed and power with the stock 15t 550 is plenty for me. ( You listening Axial?.. squeeze a 15t 550 in Your SMT10 re-release, not some wheezy 27t. Design a new skid plate to make it fit.. I don’t care, as long as there’s a stout 550 in it... oh, and metal gearbox gears, because Your plastic butter-gears will disintegrate with a 550)

Still too harshly sprung for my taste, though. Going to experiment a bit with springs and oil. By the by, shocks didn’t leak a drop.. Not bad for an RTR.

AFA size goes, it’s a perfect intermediate between a Wheely King, and a TXT ( got both) with the added bonus of lighter weight than the TXT ( = no mega power required to make it scoot about quite satisfactory) and better gears than the Wheely King. CEN did good imho.

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Old 09-29-2019, 11:14 PM   #43
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It's the same size as a scx10ii with smaller style axles. Problem with making a scx10ii into a MT is you will only have locked diffs.

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Old 10-01-2019, 07:05 AM   #44
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I知 trying to decide between one of these CEN trucks or a Clodbuster. Anyone have any recommendations one way or the other?
I do like the setup on the CEN but am worried about getting parts mostly.


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Old 10-01-2019, 07:19 AM   #45
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I知 trying to decide between one of these CEN trucks or a Clodbuster. Anyone have any recommendations one way or the other?
I do like the setup on the CEN but am worried about getting parts mostly.


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I知 trying to decide between one of these CEN trucks or a Clodbuster. Anyone have any recommendations one way or the other?
I do like the setup on the CEN but am worried about getting parts mostly.


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They are 2 totally rigs, set ups, etc. So far the parts for the Cen are easy to get. I haven't needed anything but the diff gears.

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They are 2 totally rigs, set ups, etc. So far the parts for the Cen are easy to get. I haven't needed anything but the diff gears.

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Thanks. I値l probably get both eventually but wanted to hear about the CEN first.


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Thanks. I値l probably get both eventually but wanted to hear about the CEN first.


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I have both and very different from each other indeed.

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I have both and very different from each other indeed.

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I ordered a Clod. Will be keeping an eye on the CEN for a future truck!
Thanks for your help.


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You値l be happy. I got both. And, indeed, different beasties.

The Clod is rather big, compared with the CEN, mainly through the wheels. Which is fun, but also rather great is the simple fact that parts and tuning parts are nt a problem whatsoever.

Though, truth be told, the speed of a stock Clod, compared with the CEN is not that impressive, and to really get some scoot it値l need at least 2 x 19t brushed motors. Also, big 550motors won稚 fit, unless You replace all swingarms.

Oh, and get at least a 20kg servo, stronger if You can afford it, otherwise it turns like a battlecruiser.
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You値l be happy. I got both. And, indeed, different beasties.



The Clod is rather big, compared with the CEN, mainly through the wheels. Which is fun, but also rather great is the simple fact that parts and tuning parts are nt a problem whatsoever.



Though, truth be told, the speed of a stock Clod, compared with the CEN is not that impressive, and to really get some scoot it値l need at least 2 x 19t brushed motors. Also, big 550motors won稚 fit, unless You replace all swingarms.



Oh, and get at least a 20kg servo, stronger if You can afford it, otherwise it turns like a battlecruiser.


I built my Clod last weekend. Used a 20kg red. Didn稚 turn worth a darn. I ended up using one of the big cross servo horns that came with the servo. Now it turns great, at least considering it still has stock rods.

I like it for what it is and am quite happy.

Once CEN becomes more common or at least it appears parts are readily available I値l get one.


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I built my Clod last weekend. Used a 20kg red. Didn稚 turn worth a darn. I ended up using one of the big cross servo horns that came with the servo. Now it turns great, at least considering it still has stock rods.

I like it for what it is and am quite happy.

Once CEN becomes more common or at least it appears parts are readily available I値l get one.


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