I thought it would be nice to uh make a review of my team corelli chrono, since i actually had it for a whole year. Now i want to share the experiences i had with it for the last year. Bashing crashing wrenching, repairing upgrading and modding. Before i begin this review, i want to say that i’m, not any kind of pro basher or pro reviewer of any kind i’m, really just the guy who likes rc’s, especially cars. I also want to say that these are my own experiences and my own opinions of the chronos. They might not necessarily correspond with your experiences or or opinions of the of the chronos or any other of the team crowley bashers at last uh. English is not my main language, so if you hear some strange pronunciations in here somewhere well, you know why so first a little history on how it started with the team corelli bashers from from my point of view and how i ended up buying a team corelli Chronos well me and my son been bashing and crashing our seats for a long time, mostly tracks as electric and nitro. He grew tired of his e revo years ago and brought home a creighton v2. Well, i kind of hooked on to that and since then there’s there’s been a bunch of armies a couple of years later, by fall of 2019, i was ready to buy a new car again and uh happened to browse a facebook group in which i found a Pic of a really cool, looking buggy, the python wow, that was a mean looking buggy for sure and well i thought maybe i should just get that one, but i didn’t really want to switch brands again or buy a car that a year later, i would have To order parts from some ebay guy somewhere, i had heard of team corelli before, but never connected them with any basher.
So i checked their site out all seemed very nice located in belgium and since i’m. Also in europe, i was thinking perfect, so i posted uh. The python pic in another group only to find out it’s already been posted by another guy, well long story, short that’s. How i connected with pat berbati, a swedish guy that lives in the uk. I also sent the same pick to another online buddy, marcus phillip, that lives in austria that i connected with before due to some common interests like rc cars and 3d printing. He was also looking for something in you or or wanted to try something new. So, a couple of weeks later, pat urban started a facebook group called team, corelli owners uk, of course uh because of interest in these new cars, but also since there were not really an english language fan group available pat, is also a helping kind of guy and The group would be a place to share your course, but also act as a support group for owners and would be buyers. I joined the group in late october, 2019 and marcus did as well. In the beginning. We really just discussed the releases of the cars and when they were going to be released. Where were the other two we had the python revealed already and and shortly thereafter the chronos. I was going to buy the buggy, but after seeing the chronos wow, seeing that truck in the web shop with the with the description like chronos, 6s monster truck, dominate the field and if you’re, looking for the toughest roughest and baddest machine on the planet, get the Kronos monster truck in your hands right.
There was decided that i was going to buy a chronos me. Paramarcus were kind of the same thinking. The chronos was the one to get. First then, start to think about the buggy and check out the other two that were supposed to come. Meantime, the membership account started to rise in the group and uh. Actually, people from the corrale company also joined and that felt pretty cool, and suddenly we had someone to ask questions to direct in the group, especially about the release of the cars, the weight continued and as the web shop was building up with parts we got the Access to the manuals and specs saw some german youtube bit of a chronos unboxing and the anticipation got even higher. We read that the cars had gotten delayed somehow, along with the revealing of the last two cars in the bachelor line anyway by the end of november. At last, the cars were on its way, but the shipment had now gotten delayed again. Somehow, a few days later, we get word from within the group that the shipment was really about to arrive any day, but was probably going to hit the uk first due to some logistics problems or something i know pat had pre ordered his, and although i was Planning to buy mine directly from corella belgium, i didn’t want to take the chance of not receiving it before christmas. So i ordered mine on december 9th from the uk as well from models model.
Sports uk received his chronos in the beginning of december 2019 and shortly thereafter did a live. Unbox i received mine on the 14th and uh did an unboxing that same evening. Just couple of days later, the shipment finally arrived or got released, that rumored to the belgium, warehouse and marcus phillip got his chronos as well, so the arm box. I didn’t really want to make an unboxing video because of a couple of things, but also i thought it would be fun to to share my new basher with the with the group, and i never done an unboxed video before and i’m, not really comfortable with doing Bits in in when i speak english, i thought about doing one in swedish, but it would kind of leave me with a very limited audience, so i went for it late evening and unbox opening that box. For the first time it was magic, although i only been waiting for a few months, it kind of felt like i had waited forever. I wasn’t really prepared to to make an unboxing. If i would have been smarter, i would have prepared what to say and all that, but but it wouldn’t be any fun. I guess now. My expectations of this basher truck was really was really high. It hadn’t it had been designed and produced by a company that had 30 years plus experience in the business. I had chosen this truck and just paid the same amount for this as a basically as a kratom v4.
I was aware of buying that i was buying a version, one and anything version. One would be a chance, but since this came from a reputable company, like i said i was expecting, i was kind of expecting the perfect basher. My first feeling was uh wow and uh. I immediately felt that it was. It was somehow delicate uh. I really liked the the finish of the of the towers and the chassis and everything like that, and it it felt pretty nice. And but i also noticed the the layout of the drivetrain was everything was moved a bit forward and it was off to the side and i wasn’t really really expecting that, but i didn’t pay much attention to it. I guess in in the unboxing video, so i spent the next day checking through everything and also correcting a big thing in. In my opinion, the car came with grease and the diffs in the diff cups. I knew about this beforehand through info from parent group, so so i took it apart and sure enough. Some green lithium grease and all three cups and some blue grease on the outside in the in the diff housings uh for the for the front and rear diffs on the inputs and crowns. So i quickly changed that out to some silicone grease and i decided to make a post of it in the group at first. I really thought this was um a mistake. Since the manual clearly states uh differential maintenance, it may be necessary to replace the silicone oil every 50 runs and at the same time i thought it would be great, then, for for the new owners of of of the chromosome or maybe the other cars as well.
I didn’t know that at the time and but i really thought it was kind of some kind of mistake. So i made the post and uh my post kind of took an ops turning form from what i was thinking and the comments from the kerala people was more like. Well, we did it that way, because grease is superior to any silicone oil and the discussions with that went back and forth for a while, and the counter question from my side was cadillac okay. Well, if, if your grease is superior to a silicone oil, then how do i chew my dips or there are greases of different viscosity that i need to use or something the grease. Finally, corelli had listened to all the posts and everything and all the numerous posts that had been done in the group and the late v1s are actually shipped with silicon oil instead of grease and also the v2s. Of course. Another thing i noticed was that the, although the parts, the the dips, the the composite cups, the gears that they felt really nice in quality, the cups did not have any steel inserts for the crossbars that to me, it didn’t seem like a very durable thing in The long run to have the shims and the crossbows right up against the composite like that, and i never i posted that a couple of times, but no one really listened to that. So i kind of meant well that the composite cups are nice quality.
So why don’t, you just add some metal inserts and they’re gon na be a lot better, so the metal crossbars that i suggested so many times never became a reality. Uh really, i thought corelli would start to listen when people started melting cups, but the solution was instead an optional 70 75 aluminum cup and later on, a split ally cup for the v2s. Now allo cups are great, but they also generate heat and that heat needs somewhere to go. Since the motor mount has a composite insert and the front diff mounts are composted as well uh. The heat does really does not have anywhere to go there’s a chance. The mounts melts by the bearings i seen some solutions for that peterbag had done a uh, an ally, front, diff mount so that his 70 75 cup can transfer some heat down into the chassis that’s. A really nice mod right there, but i’ve kept my composite cups and they have worked really well. I know a lot of you guys know how fast a uh, a chronos and and the rest of the bashers can be on on 4s. So so why is that? Why is it so fast on 4s? I really don’t want to compare to to a crate then, but that’s what i’m used to for the last few years so i’m i’m easily doing that comparing the creighton 6s is a it’s a bit mild out of the box. In, in my opinion, all i usually do is to switch out the pinion for a bit larger one and away.
I go in comparison, a crate that uses 10 tooth input gears front back along with 43 tooth crown gears and a 50 tooth spur. Now. My chronos came with 13 tooth inputs, 43 toothed crown gears and a 46 tooth spur, which left me a very, very different gear ratio to what i’m used to now. Since my chronos also came with a 13 tooth pinion, it didn’t leave much room for tuning all. I could do was go down in size and opinion, but the smallest one is kind of 11. So well, i was kind of stuck with what i had. I didn’t think that much about it – and i was happy with it how it ran on on 4s thinking back how it ran on 6s and and my opinion of it it’s all very different how it’s how speed is perceived. I don’t usually run in very very large spaces and all and all that stuff, and i guess if you have an enormous field, you might perceive 6s as that’s okay, but for my taste it was. It was simply too much and i was actually starting to think.