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Ive recently got ahold of a a Cobra and am keen on getting it running and racing it at my club.. (I like a challenge). I have got a few questions I'm keen to ask though.

As far as I remember the shocks are oil shocks? If so how do I open them?

Will any spur just fit?

Is there a GRP chassis? The Aluminium one just seems like its ready to bend at the drop of a hat.

And any tuning tips?

I'll post pictures once I get the shell painted.

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From what I remember the shocks unscrew from the bottom.
Can't remember about the spur gear but the good news is that Mardave have re-released the Cobra so all the parts are available.

Fibrelyte used to do carbon fibre parts for the Cobra, including the chassis, shock mounts, etc. However, you'd have to really love it to spend that sort of money on one.

Never ran one so can't help with the setups I'm afraid.
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Get hold of Chris Wilkinson at Mardave as he has recently redone bits for the Mardave.

I'd love to see it do well
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there will be a 2009 cobra released very soon! many parts uprated and brushless ready
if you cant wait he still makes and sells the cobra se new direct from Mardave.
You can also get a whole new slipper set rather than fixing the old confusing one!!
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I'll be interested to see what the 2009 edition is like. However I want to see what my old school one will achieve.

As to brushless ready, what really would you need other than Universal drive shafts? I Intend to Run a brushless in mine anyways.

For the 2009 one the chassis is the big thing that could / should be changed.. and the shocks.
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2009 one isnt much different from the one you have, maybe a sliper clutch and a anodised chassis which would be stiffer than the yellow standard one. Get some ae shocks or losi ones as the std mardave ones leak.

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2009 one isnt much different from the one you have, maybe a sliper clutch and a anodised chassis which would be stiffer than the yellow standard one. Get some ae shocks or losi ones as the std mardave ones leak.

are you on about the one due sep/oct time with a revised diff(at last)
turnbuckles and a host of improvements over the recently reissued se?
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I'll be interested to see what the 2009 edition is like. However I want to see what my old school one will achive.

As to brushless ready, what really would you need other than Universal drive shafts? I Intend to Run a brushless in mine anyways.

For the 2009 one the chassis is the big thing that could / should be changed.. and the shocks.
the old cobra gearbox and diff dont like brushless, infact the diff with no plates was/is the achillies heal of the cobra
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What exactly was the problem? I remember them being ok with a 17t motor back in the day. Although I know brushless motors have a lot more overall torque.

Also looking at this one, it seems to have a slipper of sorts.. (and carbon fibre shock mounts) Although I cant work out how to add a spur to it atm...
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Hi there ,
I have been out of the scene for a long time (14years exactly) and have bought 2 Ansmann Madrats for my kids, I would have bought the Mardave Cobra but they are so expensive new . I am though determined to buy a Cobra for myself but cant find anyone willing to sell their Mardave Cobra to anywhere but in the UK . I owned a Mardave Meteor for my first car moved onto Traxass TRX-1 and then a number Schumacher Cougars from 1 to the Cougar 2000 but back then I always wanted to try out a Mardave Cobra and Mod it with the Associated Gearbox and a few other bits Carbon ShockTowers etc but never got the chance .

My query is does anyone sell second hand to Ireland I have tried a few on Ebay but all wouldnt ship to Ireland but am determined to buy one I will pay the shipping charges !! . I am looking for a cheap rolling chassis in any condition but cant find anyone thats willing to ship. Is there anyone out there ?

My aim is to make the car as competitive as the Associated cars even using the new gearbox parts that are now available for it but need the rolling chassis to start .

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Big problem is that Mardave still havent released the new diff. So you cant really run brushless in it. I have a 12t in mine and it seems to powerful and the diff slipps.
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i have a cobra with a development gbox, carbon chassis, towers, traxxas shox and loads of other bits. i run it now and again and it does well. its the car on mardaves site. trying to fit a b3 box to make it more reliable
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i have a cobra with a development gbox, carbon chassis, towers, traxxas shox and loads of other bits. i run it now and again and it does well. its the car on mardaves site. trying to fit a b3 box to make it more reliable
really nice looking buggy, i thought the buggy on the site had the new diff etc already fitted and was testing it out ready for me to buy some, drat, i need a new a diff, they've got none avaliable at the mo over at mardave
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Hi Guys, not sure if any of you are interested but I have two Mardave Cobra's that I'm looking to sell, can send pictures of them both.

Pm me with your email address for pictures to be sent.

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