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Old 02-01-2015, 05:09 AM   #271
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I am new to Mugen 1/8 electric, so i was wondering if the Mugen MBX6 eco will fit on the MBX7r eco??
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I am new to Mugen 1/8 electric, so i was wondering if the Mugen MBX6 eco will fit on the MBX7r eco??
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u mean chassis swap?yes but the 6 front steering parts (ackerman,servo saver will have to be changed )they are different from the 7,and ur 6 droop screws will moved too if u use the 6 arms.
i was gonna do this ,but i was going to swap out the front tower,arms, and front shocks to the 7 parts. in the end i decided to only swap the front tower ,and front shocks......
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #273
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My first post on this forum. Been lurking for quite a while. I raced a gold pan RC10 in the mid 1980's, But life got in the way of fun. Now I have my son at an age that we can play together. Bought him a short course truck a couple of months ago and we have been having a lot of fun together. I wanted a buggy for myself and been looking at 1/8th scale buggies. It really came down to two that I wanted. Tekno and the Mugen. Well today I ordered my MBX7R Eco from Tower should be here in a few days. Pretty good deal with all discounts applied came out to $464.00

Few questions. I plan to build is pretty much as box stock and take it from there. But are they any must have hopup parts that would be of substantial benefit?

What is a good starting gearing setup for a 1900KV motor?

What spare parts would you keep on hand?

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There is a list of new parts for the 7R on this page. I assume you could add those to a regular 7 and get a 7R.

Maybe download both manuals and compare parts lists to see what all looks different.

MBX7R Eco Specs

MBX7 Eco Specs
Ok thanks for the help
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how does the stock body fit
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My first post on this forum. Been lurking for quite a while. I raced a gold pan RC10 in the mid 1980's, But life got in the way of fun. Now I have my son at an age that we can play together. Bought him a short course truck a couple of months ago and we have been having a lot of fun together. I wanted a buggy for myself and been looking at 1/8th scale buggies. It really came down to two that I wanted. Tekno and the Mugen. Well today I ordered my MBX7R Eco from Tower should be here in a few days. Pretty good deal with all discounts applied came out to $464.00

Few questions. I plan to build is pretty much as box stock and take it from there. But are they any must have hopup parts that would be of substantial benefit?

What is a good starting gearing setup for a 1900KV motor?

What spare parts would you keep on hand?

Thanks,

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I don't see any parts as being "must install" for new kits. Some other brands have that issue, not mugen.

I am planning to add a few durability things, but that is it.
M2C chassis with both plates (my track can wear out a chassis in a season)
M2C servo saver arm (I like the steering linkages to be as stiff as possible)
M2C pillow ball bushings (because they are cheap & I was ordering anyway )
M2C shock top bushings (I have had issue with the stock braking, see next )
T-works spring steel shock stand offs (I have bent several of the aluminum ones )
Cf top plate (it's cool looking , if I didn't wreck so much I'd get the towers also , cf is always cool till you brake it )

I gear mine 14/46 for a mid size (95'x55') indoor track. I have gone as high as 18/46 for a large out door track.

For spares, the only things I have broken are:
Lower front arms
Lower shock mount
Shock shaft
Drive shaft
Wheel (all the previous was in one collision )
Spur gear (if you set your gear mesh right & remember to tighten you motor screws, you won't have this issue)
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Over the chassis...







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If you have a tall (150mm) lipo, it will sit on the lipo. If you have a shorter one (147mm) it clears everything fine.
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Thank you for the information. That is exactly what I was looking for.

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I don't see any parts as being "must install" for new kits. Some other brands have that issue, not mugen.

I am planning to add a few durability things, but that is it.
M2C chassis with both plates (my track can wear out a chassis in a season)
M2C servo saver arm (I like the steering linkages to be as stiff as possible)
M2C pillow ball bushings (because they are cheap & I was ordering anyway )
M2C shock top bushings (I have had issue with the stock braking, see next )
T-works spring steel shock stand offs (I have bent several of the aluminum ones )
Cf top plate (it's cool looking , if I didn't wreck so much I'd get the towers also , cf is always cool till you brake it )

I gear mine 14/46 for a mid size (95'x55') indoor track. I have gone as high as 18/46 for a large out door track.

For spares, the only things I have broken are:
Lower front arms
Lower shock mount
Shock shaft
Drive shaft
Wheel (all the previous was in one collision )
Spur gear (if you set your gear mesh right & remember to tighten you motor screws, you won't have this issue)
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I am new to Mugen 1/8 electric, so i was wondering if the Mugen MBX6 eco will fit on the MBX7r eco??
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Talking about body only?..
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It will fit. It's not exact, but if you have an x6 it will work for the x7. If your buying new, get an x7.
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It will fit. It's not exact, but if you have an x6 it will work for the x7. If your buying new, get an x7.
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Does anyone know if the M2C front plate or brace from the nitro will fit on the 7R ECO, I have on laying around that I would like to use if possible.
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Does anyone know if the M2C front plate or brace from the nitro will fit on the 7R ECO, I have on laying around that I would like to use if possible.
Yes,its the same
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My first post on this forum. Been lurking for quite a while. I raced a gold pan RC10 in the mid 1980's, But life got in the way of fun. Now I have my son at an age that we can play together. Bought him a short course truck a couple of months ago and we have been having a lot of fun together. I wanted a buggy for myself and been looking at 1/8th scale buggies. It really came down to two that I wanted. Tekno and the Mugen. Well today I ordered my MBX7R Eco from Tower should be here in a few days. Pretty good deal with all discounts applied came out to $464.00

Few questions. I plan to build is pretty much as box stock and take it from there. But are they any must have hopup parts that would be of substantial benefit?

What is a good starting gearing setup for a 1900KV motor?

What spare parts would you keep on hand?

Thanks,

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Spares,front arms,upper and lower...front hubs,spur gears,i would get an steel spur..the plastic does last a long time,i only stripped a gear is when the motor mount moved..

The eco needs no upgrades,the pistons might be the only upgrade..the 5 hole pistons are good..out the box is good..takes some time to get it dialed out the box because the car needs to be ran in for about a good hour or two to break it in and thats it!!!

I put m2c chassis skid plates on mine..also i would chang the rear toe to 3
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Thanks for the info.

I received the kit yesterday. The quality of everything appears to be exceptional. It will be a couple of weeks before I can get started so I think I will order a few spares and and a few of the necessities before I get started on the build.

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