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Old 06-09-2007, 08:50 PM   #31
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Hi guys. I asked a question on this form. It was what I would need to make my MBX-5 in to a MBX-5R the list was great. I thanked him for getting back . But when I add it up $420.39 r all those parts necessary. That's almost the price of a new buggy. Any help would be appreciated
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It's been mentioned a few times that if you want to have a full blown 5R, it's more cost effective to buy a new 5R buggy. Having never run anything but a 5R, I cant say what parts are really needed over the Pro Spec. But I you really want the 5R, I'd just get a 5R, then you've got a whole new car. Not just a bunch of new parts on an old car.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:08 PM   #33
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Hi, I have a brand-new MBX-5 in the box. For the past two years haven't gotten around to put it together. I've been oval racing. And now before I put it together I wanted to know what part I would need to make it MBX-5R I saw a less and it's over $400. I was wondering if there is aftermarket that would bring the truck up to MBX-5R . Thank you
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:06 PM   #34
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I think better get a new 5R if you have enough fund and use your Prospec as a spare part for your 5R. As I know some of the Prospec part can be use in 5R.....Just my 2 cent advise.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:46 AM   #35
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I heard from Kris Moore that the difference between a 5r and a 5 is that there is more webbing in the parts of a 5r. I believe that more webbing would make the parts stronger? Correct if wrong!!!! just my .o2 cents
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Hi guys. I asked a question on this form. It was what I would need to make my MBX-5 in to a MBX-5R the list was great. I thanked him for getting back . But when I add it up $420.39 r all those parts necessary. That's almost the price of a new buggy. Any help would be appreciated
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idcategory=466

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the r is a better rough track car than the prospec by far. the car as a whole has more steering than a prospec, more suspension, more droop (you have to mod the chassis to get drop on a prospec) and it looks like the components are shifted slightly on an r chassis by a couple mm. on a flat not blown out track with jumps that are smooth the cars wouldnt be too different get to a blown out or bumpy track the R wont flip as bad. i have both cars set up alot alike and the times with the prospec are about a lap slower due to it not being able to go through the rough without ending up on its top. so you cant drive them the same. both cars are still competitive just that if you go from prospec to R you will like it but if you go from an R to a prospec your driving will have to change
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So are people using aluminium throttle servo horns? Is the exhaust protecter really neccessary?
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Anyone used these clutch shoes yet? http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=3045
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Aluminum Horns are ideal
i wouldn't worry about the exhaust protector i never mounted mine
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Aluminum Horns are ideal
i wouldn't worry about the exhaust protector i never mounted mine
Hi I am new in MBX5R, could help me which aluminum horns are the best ideal? is this the following one?

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...?idproduct=410

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Hi I am new in MBX5R, could help me which aluminum horns are the best ideal? is this the following one?

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...?idproduct=410

thanks in advance
Tamidion, i think they ment the Servo horn like these
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idcategory=550

thats all i run on mine stops a bit of the flex
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Tamidion, i think they ment the Servo horn like these
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idcategory=550

thats all i run on mine stops a bit of the flex

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Anyone used these clutch shoes yet? http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=3045
In by MBX5 I have been running Mugen carbon shoes and 1.0 springs.

But in my Matrix Truggy I run the Dynamite shoes with Mugen 1.0 springs and think they work fantastic.
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Hi, I have a brand-new MBX-5 in the box. For the past two years haven't gotten around to put it together. I've been oval racing. And now before I put it together I wanted to know what part I would need to make it MBX-5R I saw a less and it's over $400. I was wondering if there is aftermarket that would bring the truck up to MBX-5R . Thank you
You don't need everything to convert your MBX5 into a MBX5R. You can modify some of the parts with a dremel in a few seconds. Plus not everything is needed. If your MBX5 kit is new, you can also sell the stuff not used on Ebay for decent coin that you replace with 5R parts.

First off, is your kit a standard MBX5 kit or the ProSpec kit?
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