OK guys i wanted to post the results of having the Traxxas center diff installed with the MMM 2200kv combo!
first the installation was very simple and straight forward, the part looks solid as well.
as always let me give you my detailed setup so that you all can get a true picture of how the car is powered with this part..
gearing: 18/65 - i have figured that this will be the stock BL-Revo gearing
MMM - lowest settings, punch control 70%
wheels - 17mm talons
diff oil - F/R 30k - stock.. center diff 500k stock
i think that's all that matters for this review.... if not let me know
Now for the good part! the center diff is in my opinion a must have for track use. when i was at the track without it, it was very hard to keep the front down and get good traction. i tried changing the suspension but ended up with a rock on the track by stiffening things up.
the center diff puts the power to the front and really keeps things down, yes no wheelies... i have not had a chance to take it to the track but on the pavement and grass it really showed its colors keeping the truck down and giving the all important BITE!
i did notice that from a stand still or slow start it does cause the slipper to engage more, which means the center diff is working, but caution for everyone to keep there on on there clutch shoes when using it as it seems it could eat it up quickly.
i think traxxas did it right adding 500k in the CD and having 30k F/R (stock settings) make for an awesome track combo and allows you not to have to change your suspension so much to keep the nose down. I would rather have the CD and be able to tune my suspension to my track as oppose to tune my suspension to keep the front down
I'm sure the MMM with the right gearing could make the truck still wheelie with the CD for all of your concerned out there , but i highly do not recommend trying this, as i believe it will put to much strain on the CD and probably damage it, remember it is meant to keep the power on the ground!
i hope this review really clears things up about the center diff, what is does, and its performance with the MMM.
P.S. Racers IMO must have part ; Bashers i would not recommend the CD as i feel it would put more strain on the MMM than benefit, i am going to remove it and only install it when im at the track (its easy to remove/install!) i like my wheelies too!