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Old 05-19-2016, 06:35 AM   #1591
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I noticed on Drake's setup sheets that he notes the "40g weight in rear". Mugen makes the 40g chassis weight (part E2420), but on the item page on Amain is says that it only mounts to the "rear of the front gearbox" on the eco.

Does anybody use this weight on the eco?

Can it be mounted on either gearbox? If not, where does Drake mount it?
Its mounted to the chassis in front of the gear box..weight is not needed
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Its mounted to the chassis in front of the gear box..weight is not needed
Thanks.

Has anyone else tried the weight?

What difference can one expect on differential oils of 7/7/4 vs 10/10/5 on outdoor packed clay?
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:16 AM   #1593
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Thanks.

Has anyone else tried the weight?

What difference can one expect on differential oils of 7/7/4 vs 10/10/5 on outdoor packed clay?
If you are having trouble with your setup youbcan try weight but the car is heavy enough... Running 10k in the center can make the car a little harder to drive,on a ebuggy you want to tame the beast much as possible..10k in front will give it more on power steering... Still keep in mind that you have to easy on power,really easy in ebuggy to over power the front tires..

Why do you want t add weight? It can help settle the car on a rough track, we have never had any reason to add weight.. Try the m2c weight
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If you are having trouble with your setup youbcan try weight but the car is heavy enough... Running 10k in the center can make the car a little harder to drive,on a ebuggy you want to tame the beast much as possible..10k in front will give it more on power steering... Still keep in mind that you have to easy on power,really easy in ebuggy to over power the front tires..

Why do you want t add weight? It can help settle the car on a rough track, we have never had any reason to add weight.. Try the m2c weight
I think my car runs pretty well. I wanted to consider trying these tweeks to see if I get any improvement. I do seem to push a little more than I'd like with on power steering. As for the weight, it isn't so much to just increase the mass of the car, but rather the weight bias. I have read some say it made a great difference...just curious for more and more recent opinions. (also Drake has it on all his sheets - so its gotta be good...lol) The M2C weight costs much more.
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I think my car runs pretty well. I wanted to consider trying these tweeks to see if I get any improvement. I do seem to push a little more than I'd like with on power steering. As for the weight, it isn't so much to just increase the mass of the car, but rather the weight bias. I have read some say it made a great difference...just curious for more and more recent opinions. (also Drake has it on all his sheets - so its gotta be good...lol) The M2C weight costs much more.
I have 40g of weight on both my eco and nitro cars in front of the rear gearbox. I felt a slight difference on the nitro buggy, but not much on the eco.
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+1 on ebuggy, slight improvement
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:02 AM   #1597
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I run front and rear weights when there are more turns and less jumps. I feel the weights make car feel to heavy in air and great for cornering. my 2cents
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:28 PM   #1598
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crazy germans ! twin motor mbx7r eco for racing !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYXULzXSn30

pause at 6.08 you will get the setup : twin 1/10 motor, twin 1/10 esc, independant adjustable front and rear braking, speed
very good weight distribution , no more center diff, man it sounds like the future !

the driver says it drive like a nitro : same smooth Rolling
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Impressive design. It does look like a design that could work mainstream. Doesn't seem overly complicated like some modified rigs that are cobbled together. I would buy one or a conversion kit, but I wouldn't want to build one from scratch. It would be good for the advanced racer who wanted something different than what everyone else has.
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Hi all - anyone using the LFR assassin shell, and if so what is space like for batteries?

I've tried the Ultimate shell and just can't get full size 4s to fit!
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Hi all - anyone using the LFR assassin shell, and if so what is space like for batteries?

I've tried the Ultimate shell and just can't get full size 4s to fit!
They make an eco and a nitro specific body. I would have to assume the eco should have adequate room for the battery. Just make sure to get the eco version and I would think you'd be fine
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the weight thing, i have two different brands of the chassis weights in my toolbox and thought about getting the heavier pillow balls also, but 2 race weekends in with my eco and i just dont think it needs them. i will try them eventually or maybe i havent been to a track that requires them, not to mention im pretty weak at setup but my buggy is flying around the track now.
the body/battery thing - im very unhappy with fitment. my stock eco body barely fits with 6500 smc pack, and only with the wires facing the rear. the used (i think proline predator) body that came with my eco sits about half an inch high on the battery side when using bigger 4s packs.
the rest of the buggy - i love it!
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put the FLR weights, those are lighter ! ... it was a joke... sorry
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Anyone know if this wrap can be purchased somewhere? I think it looks awesome.

Another question on 4S battery packs. Did I read somewhere in this thread that the 5000 mah SMC packs push the stock body up?
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Has anybody tried the rear under drive in the Eco ?
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