September 12, 2004Well, I broke down Friday and spent about $450 on a CEN Fun Factor MT2 remote controlled 4x4 truck. It has a 2 stroke motor on it, and has full time 4x4. It has independent suspension all the way around and runs off of 20% nitro fuel. The top speed on it is 55mph on 20% nitro and 70 on 35% nitro. I'll post some pics on here tomorrow of it. It is badass and it runs like a****** ape.
September 12, 2004Thats awesome, I have always wanted a monster truck, I have to stop doing mods to my real truck and get one, Can't wait to see the pics
September 16, 2004Here are some pics of my CEN MT2. It is 4x4 and runs like a demon. I have a set of Boggers for it that should come in on Fri. I'll get a pic of it when they come in and I install them. I am going to cut the tread on them like a pro class tire
This is the front end disassembled.
This is the front suspension and diff cup upgrade.
This is the engine and chassis.
A pic w/ the body on. I am going to paint the body to match my Dodge. or I might get a Land Cruiser body for it and paint it to match my Cruiser since it is gonna have Boggers.
September 16, 2004Hey that one looks like mine,
I got one last year, You spend more time working on it than actually playing with it.
Also because of me, they actually keep parts for it in stock, down thier at novelty world. When I bought mine I got a bad radio signal and had a run away, I coundnt do any thing but watch it take off a 55 mph and hit a curb head on.So I bought a fail safe it sets the brake when you lose radio signal it just stops instead of hitting full throttle.I have one on my MT2 and T-MAXX
I saw you at novelty world, I think it was tuesday or wendsday.
I reconized the dodge from you picture.
September 16, 2004no sht, mine did the same thing on mon. afternoon and hit a curb in the Paine Hall parking lot. it destroyed those diff cups. Yeah, I was there. I just ordered my boggers for it, and next week I am getting a Land Cruiser body for it.
I haven't seen you on here in a while man, good to see ya.
I know about working on it. I have had it since last friday, and already had to tear it down. I have heard on the R/C site that I post in that CEN is one of the crappiest built MT's. I like mine, but the next one I buy is going to be a Savage or something a little better built. Not sure what kind yet. This one has tons of power, it just doesn't hold up well, and only runs 1/2 the time.
I bought a NiCad battery kit from N.W. and no matter how much I charge them, my failsafe still says I have low batteries. I think that is why mine ran off. (at like 45 or 50=into a curb/pt cruiser)
I am taking the batteries back tomorrow and making that lady give me some new ones or a refund b/c that is B.S.
Let's get together and drive these damn things sometime.
September 16, 2004I ordered the boggers from EBAY and the body from Tower Hobby. I am gonna stay away from NW if I can avoid it. They kinda freak me out. They are nice, just a little weird.
September 17, 2004Yeah those ladies are freaky,
Did you order tires for the stock 2.2 rims??
I got some chrome rims and baja claws for mine, but for that rim the tires are actually smaller than factory.
Also is the body actually made to fit the mt2???
And were did you find the diff cup upgrade I have broke 6 or 7 of those d@mn things???
In reality then mt2 is a good truck they are fast as hell and are mostly metal were other trucks are plastic.
Go to neweramodels.com and click on cen at the top of the page
they have quite a few upgrade parts for it even alminum a arms and rims.
September 17, 2004I upgraded the diff cups w/ brass tubing. I learned that on another site (R/C forum). I can show you sometime if you want...I have all the stuff to do it, and I'll do yours for free if you want.
Yeah, they are FREAKEE-DEAKY...
I ordered the stock size boggers. They are supposed to fit on the 2.2's, I sure hope so anyway. I will get chrome rims later, I am thinking about upgrading to a new truck, one w/ more power and that is a little tougher. Maybe a Raptor or a Savage, possibly a REVO, but I hear Traxxas sucks, so I'm not sure.
Check out my post in the Community forum, under the psst rumblebee thread, it is impressive. I probably won't be on here much anymore, but I am on RCUniverse.com in the truck forum alot, under the name NDeepOffroad. Come over there sometime, it is alot better than here, you actually get answers and alot better topics.
PS if you want those diff cups fixed call me next week at 650.2734, and I'll fix em for ya.