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Old 12-09-2015, 12:54 AM   #1351
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Just found out today that mugen is changing they're material they use on the arms to make them much more stronger on the new mbx8. I was looking to retrofit a different brand of arms on my buggy until I found this out today.
exactly what I was wishing ! how did you get this info ?

I bashed my mb7r eco not too hard in the beginning : both front arms broke very quickly. I put new mbx7r arms with metallic bandage : they broke anyway...

I changed to hobao hyperstar arms with metallic bandage and beat the sh** out of this version and it didn't break ! the rest of the mugen parts hold actually very well. the rear wing starts to look bad but I will change it ... for a hobao wing !

what I do when bashing : backflip, frontflips and lots of failed attemps !!

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Just found out today that mugen is changing they're material they use on the arms to make them much more stronger on the new mbx8. I was looking to retrofit a different brand of arms on my buggy until I found this out today.
Where you See a new buggy? nothing wrong with the mugen plastic,its just the design...if anything new comes out, it would be closer to the worlds...even if you boil the plastic,the arms can break because of the design.. If they make the arms softer it will effect handling
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Where you See a new buggy? nothing wrong with the mugen plastic,its just the design...if anything new comes out, it would be closer to the worlds...even if you boil the plastic,the arms can break because of the design.. If they make the arms softer it will effect handling
about front arms design : do you think that the tekno arms would hold better ? their design is very different ...
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about front arms design : do you think that the tekno arms would hold better ? their design is very different ...
Yea but they dont fit,tekno arms are super beefy...maybe xrayarms? Same issue with associated...it's not an issue for the pros because they don't crash hard
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:17 AM   #1355
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That's the best part about this car though you only need to stock up on front arms and front steering hubs and that's it not even the upper arms. Other parts on the tekno break before an arm like diff cases and towers...there is no perfect car. Kyosho even more fragile... A friend of mine at my track has everything on his front and aluminum he drives a Kyosho.. I'm sure someone somewhere makes aluminum arms for the mugen car..
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:21 AM   #1356
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A friend of mine races for mugen and he told me Drake has been working on a new design for the mbx8. They are using the same compound as what losi uses in they're plastics because they don't brake. Mugen will be freeing up the drive train as well, I'm hoping they aren't going to dog bones for the center shafts like on the losi. Drake should be running the 8 for worlds.
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A friend of mine races for mugen and he told me Drake has been working on a new design for the mbx8. They are using the same compound as what losi uses in they're plastics because they don't brake. Mugen will be freeing up the drive train as well, I'm hoping they aren't going to dog bones for the center shafts like on the losi. Drake should be running the 8 for worlds.
Universals are coming for the center...when there is no issue for the pros, there is no issue,thats how companies look at it,..my son broke 3 arms this year.. I dont think adam broke any..i will look at his car saturday...
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Will the Jconcepts Silencer Mbx7 body, fit my Mbx7r eco, i mean perfect fit?
Yes I just put our newly painted mbx7 eco body on our new mbx7r eco perfect fit
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Yes I just put our newly painted mbx7 eco body on our new mbx7r eco perfect fit
I use the 6ecopl bulldog,fits tighter but i like the look better
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I ended up liking 573 in diffs after a couple days of changes. 550/500 with 1.3 5 holes.
Car is good. Way better than I can wheel it. You are welcome to drive it next time I see you. Drives a lot like my losi did, but more stable.
550 front , 500 rear?
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550 front , 500 rear?
Im pretty sure 550 front
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That's the best part about this car though you only need to stock up on front arms and front steering hubs and that's it not even the upper arms. Other parts on the tekno break before an arm like diff cases and towers...there is no perfect car. Kyosho even more fragile... A friend of mine at my track has everything on his front and aluminum he drives a Kyosho.. I'm sure someone somewhere makes aluminum arms for the mugen car..
aluminium front arms will break anyway : to stop a 3.6kg car, you need to absorb the hits so you need flex
My hobao arms ( with steel bandage ) can be bashed very hard because they flex

but on a racing car, you don't want too much flex, that's the difficulty.

About xray : they flex a bit, that's why they are more durable, and that's why xray adds carbon plates on them !!

let's see how they designed the mbx8 arms
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Yep. 550/500. Other running stock Pistons running 600/600 and 600/550.
My shock pkg landed and settled quicker on our indoor medium/high bite track.
I am also running nitro black springs. This is just my setup that works for me. No guarantees. Trial and error.
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Yep. 550/500. Other running stock Pistons running 600/600 and 600/550.
My shock pkg landed and settled quicker on our indoor medium/high bite track.
I am also running nitro black springs. This is just my setup that works for me. No guarantees. Trial and error.
Hairy muffin- when will we be able to pick up f/r uni's.
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Hi! Could somebody do me a favour and measure (to 0.1 mm) the distance between the diff/motor-mount plates?
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