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Old 04-21-2015, 06:25 PM   #631
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I guess the RC8B3 is going to have these three issues as well?!

Couldnt resist!

My 7Re is en route! Cant wait!

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No it won't.

It will have several all it's own.

If AE's history (rc10b4, b4.1, b4.2, b5, b44, b44.1, b44.2, b44.3, rc8, rc8b, etc...) continues it will require about $300-$400 in up grades & patches to be drivable for more than 1-2 races at a time.
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No it won't.

It will have several all it's own.

If AE's history (rc10b4, b4.1, b4.2, b5, b44, b44.1, b44.2, b44.3, rc8, rc8b, etc...) continues it will require about $300-$400 in up grades & patches to be drivable for more than 1-2 races at a time.
I'm not sure you picked up on the joke. He was implying that the RC8B3 is a copy of the Mugen.
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I'm not sure you picked up on the joke. He was implying that the RC8B3 is a copy of the Mugen.
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I got it, I was just making my own SLIGHTLY less blunt joke about AE cars in general.

I fully expect to have some one official from AE come on rctech & list every screw hole that is different. Exactly the way VPPro did for the intech 2wd buggy (their list was VERY short by the way, 6 screw holes iirc).
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:34 PM   #634
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I got it, I was just making my own SLIGHTLY less blunt joke about AE cars in general.

I fully expect to have some one official from AE come on rctech & list every screw hole that is different. Exactly the way VPPro did for the intech 2wd buggy (their list was VERY short by the way, 6 screw holes iirc).
Knowing all the screw holes that are different would kinda be like proving they copied.
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For all you guys complaining about how this buggy has 3 problems have you run it? It drives better then most of the other buggies out there. All kits have bugs you have to work out after building it. Quit you're whining and go out and drive it. If you are really going to be so salty that you won't drive the car because the springs are rubbing on the shock bodies then go buy some new springs from amain. Here are the links.

Front - http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/mugen-s...ge2518/p255139
Rear - http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/mugen-s...ge0569/p145640

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:22 AM   #636
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Knowing all the screw holes that are different would kinda be like proving they copied.
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Honestly, I do not expect the rc8b3 to be as much of a copy as the intech er-12 was of the Durango dex210 (chassis, side pods & rear bumper were the only things that weren't straight bolt-ons ). If anyone tells you the new AE & the new Durango are anything other than copies of the Mugen they are either lying or have not looked at the Mugen. Both the AE & Durango have completely different front & rear ends from last generation. The differences on both the front & rear are exactly the same differences Mugen put onto the MBX7, that no other manufacturer was using before them (excluding ofna/hobao/hung nor/etc..., I haven't been back in rc long enough to know if they copy EVERYTHING put out by everybody else or if they had some original thoughts 10-20 years ago & never improved on them so everyone else copied them).
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Getn ready to order this buggy....so the kit needs assembly??....I actually like building kits.just wanted to double check.
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Getn ready to order this buggy....so the kit needs assembly??....I actually like building kits.just wanted to double check.
Yes it's a kit so you need to build it, best part of the hobby to me. You'll also need all the electronics, tires, wheels, lipos, and paint for the body.
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Awesome. ...thanks.
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:53 PM   #640
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Oh one more question. ...how are the tie rods?...do I need to order ti ti rods?

What size wrench s do I need?

This is my first ebuggy . I've owned 10th scale before.
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Oh one more question. ...how are the tie rods?...do I need to order ti ti rods?

What size wrench s do I need?

This is my first ebuggy . I've owned 10th scale before.
The tie rods are pretty beefy, I doubt there is a need for titanium, no need for weight savings, so the steel ones should be just fine.

It's all metric, mainly 1.5, 2, and 2.5 I did use a 3mm a few times and a 5mm for the pillow ball nuts. It does come with a set of Allen wrenches, so you could get by without the 3 or 5mm, but I would definitely use nice tools for the most part during the build.
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Hey clydeywidey I did drive it , read my post it didn't turn very well , and not very good traction , and I'm not whining , I'm complaining because I spent $550 on a car that has problems during the build , that's a joke , put my buddy's losi together , springs didn't rub , ackerman didn't hit the diff and the motor mount wasn't a pain to get gear mesh , and I don't need your link for those springs cuz I bought a different car. I love mugen , they set such a high bar for other cars ppl are copying there design , but when you get a kit and it doesn't go together as it should , it's disappointing.
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Hey clydeywidey I did drive it , read my post it didn't turn very well , and not very good traction , and I'm not whining , I'm complaining because I spent $550 on a car that has problems during the build , that's a joke , put my buddy's losi together , springs didn't rub , ackerman didn't hit the diff and the motor mount wasn't a pain to get gear mesh , and I don't need your link for those springs cuz I bought a different car. I love mugen , they set such a high bar for other cars ppl are copying there design , but when you get a kit and it doesn't go together as it should , it's disappointing.
Sounds like you hit the jackpot on bad luck there, the real question though is after you had the run of problems how do you think they handled it all? Do not get me wrong, perfect from the start is always a first choice, but when things do go wrong a real measure is how you are handled.

I did back to builds on the MBX7t ECO and MBX7r ECO. The buggy I had one problem with a 2.5x8mm screw that had a smooth bald head on it, no place to use a tool on it. I sent an email and heard back right away asking for my mailing address... a few days after that I got set of screws in the mail.

For me, yes the problem was a minor disappointment, but the customer service I got was everything I could have expected.
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Ive had several mugens and losis. I would take the mugen anyday over a losi. I wish mugen made a 4x4sct. I would go to that in a heartbeat.
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I got my replacement motor mount installed and problem solved! I am able to freely slide the motor in the mount and easily adjust the gear mesh. For those that are having the issue with the motor mount being to tight contact Mugen, it is not supposed to be that way.
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