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Old 11-15-2007, 06:53 AM   #436
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u missed the punch line. I was having a dig about ur grey short's you wear on ur body never mind.....
Funny thing you mention, I got a pair of grey shorts I always wear to the track!!
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I haven't ran the jammin shocks, but I am using the Kyosho big bores on my mbx-5r and so far love it. What a difference. I am using the kyosho standoff's.
Could you tell us the eye to eye length of the Kyo Big Bores. Would like to compare to the 5R shock length. I'm also curious of the Jammin eye to eye length.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:10 AM   #439
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Finished building my MBX5R. Its so close to my MBX5T truggy I could not believe it as far as build goes. Its my first ever buggy. I currrently drive an MBX5T

Just wondering how much droop you set up on these buggies. And how you measure it for that matter. Defualt says 10m droop with a wheel under the chasis. I have a few wheels and they vary in thickness so this cant be accurate.

How do you guys set and measure your droop and what seetings do you use for varying tracks from grass to rough ?

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:23 AM   #440
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Use a standard 1/8th unmounted wheel. 10mm from the bottom of the upright to the ground. I've changed my droop screws for button head screws to stop it biting into the chassis so I'm at maximum droop at the 10mm.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:55 AM   #441
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When running the Truggy ring and pinion gears in the 5R, what tooth clutch bell are you guys using? Also using a 44t spur I'm guessing?
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Thnaks Tony. Have you tried this set-up in your buggy?
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #444
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Finished building my MBX5R. Its so close to my MBX5T truggy I could not believe it as far as build goes. Its my first ever buggy. I currrently drive an MBX5T

Just wondering how much droop you set up on these buggies. And how you measure it for that matter. Defualt says 10m droop with a wheel under the chasis. I have a few wheels and they vary in thickness so this cant be accurate.

How do you guys set and measure your droop and what seetings do you use for varying tracks from grass to rough ?

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:42 PM   #445
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Hi Steve,

Sorry, I haven't had the chance to try the MBX5T ring & pinion in my MBX5R. I have spoken to a few guys that have tried it as well as spoke to Kris Moore about it and they do like running the set up.

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #446
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Hey guys, Im looking at another buggy to try alongside my Losi 8. I think the determining factor to buy the MBX5R is how easy are the locknuts for the hingpins to access and remove? I am quite disappointed that they are not captured like the Losi 8 are.
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If I need to pop the hingepins, I usually take the entire of the assembly. 4 bolts and the chassis brace on the rear. 6 and the brace on the front. Then just undo the hingepin with a hex driver and a spanner. It's fairly easy.

I usually tighten the pin up until it binds with the shock and anti roll bar disconnected. Then slowly loosen the pin until the arm falls due to it's own weight.
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hinge pins are easy on the mbx5R...so easy in fact i could care less if they are captured or not...no issues like with E clips
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It may seem like a silly point (my obsession with ease of repairing the car) but, I know my 8 handles great (twitchy and very aggressive, yet can hug the corners just as well as the others) but I do just want to try something new. With quality like Mugen, Losi and Xray, I choose by ease of maintenance. Its easy to adjust to a driving style of a vehicle, and with the number of adjustment options on these toys, its also easy to dial in a driving style.
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hinge pins are easy on the mbx5R...so easy in fact i could care less if they are captured or not...no issues like with E clips
the hinge pins on the R are captured...
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