R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2008, 12:40 PM   #766
Tech Elite
 
ezveedub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 2,411
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to ezveedub Send a message via Yahoo to ezveedub
Default

You have to run X5R shocks with X5R towers. The R towers are angled in more for the longer shocks.
The X5R & mbx5T shocks shafts are the same.
__________________
Kyosho, Mugen Seiki, Maxy's Fuel, KO Propo
O.S., Ninja JX, Novarossi, RMV
ezveedub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 01:31 PM   #767
Tech Regular
 
vthondaboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 253
Send a message via AIM to vthondaboi Send a message via Yahoo to vthondaboi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vthondaboi View Post
Is everything on the MBX5R interchangeable with the MBX5 besides the 5R shocks?

The MBX5 is really cheap right now and I figure I can get that and upgrade parts as they break/wear out.
anyone?
__________________
Kyosho ST-RR
Kyosho SP2

E-Flite Blade CX2 Heli
vthondaboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 02:14 PM   #768
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 390
Default

chassis all the arms, ackerman, the front uprights ive heard.

goto www.carolinasrc.com and they have a list of all updated parts from a X5 to a X5R look under the mugen buggy
__________________
www.carolinasrc.com
derricklong38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #769
Tech Regular
 
vthondaboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 253
Send a message via AIM to vthondaboi Send a message via Yahoo to vthondaboi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by derricklong38 View Post
chassis all the arms, ackerman, the front uprights ive heard.

goto www.carolinasrc.com and they have a list of all updated parts from a X5 to a X5R look under the mugen buggy
so are those parts listed interchangeable or not?
__________________
Kyosho ST-RR
Kyosho SP2

E-Flite Blade CX2 Heli
vthondaboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 02:43 PM   #770
Tech Regular
 
Braz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Townsville Qld Australia
Posts: 482
Trader Rating: 3 (80%+)
Default

i believe so, like derricklong38 said if you check out www.carolinasrc.com there is a list of parts which were updated
__________________
Nil for now
Braz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 05:57 PM   #771
Tech Master
 
TonysScrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,660
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

All of the 5R parts will go on the old MBX5 no problem. If you do add the 5R/T shocks to the old car, you will need the 5R shock towers. Then you will have to either limit your droop or hit the arms and chassis with a dremel so that the lower shock end doesn't bind on the arm and the lower arm doesn't hit the chassis before the droop screw at full droop. Also you will need the 5R upper arms as with full droop the ackerman to steering rod connection will hit the upper arm if the wheels are turned at full droop. The new E0109B front uprights on the 5R also allow for more droop and steering so I recommend those regardless.

Best regards,
__________________
Tony P.

Tonys Screws LLC
http://www.tonysscrews.com
High Grade Alloy Steel Screws, Screw Kits and Mugen Parts
TonysScrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #772
Tech Master
 
CanyonCarverR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,340
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Thanks Tony,
Can you explain what effect this added droop will have on handling?
CanyonCarverR1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 07:00 PM   #773
Tech Master
 
TonysScrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,660
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

The 5R has a TON of more droop than the old MBX5. It sucks up the rutts and bumps so much better. I also credit the better 5R/T shocks too. BUT, you do have to be careful and limit that droop some as I think the 5R with full droop has too much. And of course if the track conditions call for it, you may have to limit that droop even further. If you haven't followed the Mugen MBX5 since its first release over 4 years ago, most probbaly wouldn't know that the car went through dozens and dozens of running changes. The 5R is the result of what Mugen learned over all those years.
__________________
Tony P.

Tonys Screws LLC
http://www.tonysscrews.com
High Grade Alloy Steel Screws, Screw Kits and Mugen Parts
TonysScrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #774
Tech Master
 
Bigedmond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,837
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Well, 4 more days, and i will have my 5r. Cant wait to see how it handles compared to my 8ight. Atleast the front steering parts should last longer.
Bigedmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #775
Tech Elite
 
ezveedub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 2,411
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to ezveedub Send a message via Yahoo to ezveedub
Default

The droop on the 5R is rediculious at full extension. Also, the droop makes the steering toe-out a lot at the full extension. I set droop back to almost mbx5 level. It really wasn't need for my track.
__________________
Kyosho, Mugen Seiki, Maxy's Fuel, KO Propo
O.S., Ninja JX, Novarossi, RMV
ezveedub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:09 AM   #776
Tech Master
 
Turbine_au's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SA
Posts: 1,340
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

MBX5 --> MBX5-R conversion, use the search button.

I just pulled my clutch apart to have a good look. 10L on the bearings and they're still smooth. I'm replacing them, but only because it's been 10L, not because they need it. Springs are still in good condition. The only thing I'm forced to replace are the shoes as they're fairly well worn.
__________________
It's mine: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=usYhSWbmx6s
Turbine_au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 12:58 PM   #777
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 297
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Well, 4 more days, and i will have my 5r. Cant wait to see how it handles compared to my 8ight. Atleast the front steering parts should last longer.
I came from an 8ight to the MBX5R. I like how they both drive but they are different. I wouldn't go with the stock Mugen setup on the diffs, everything else is close to start with. I went with 7-7-3 in my diffs, no rubber washers. I'm still experimenting with the diffs but it's close.
KyJoe340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 01:14 PM   #778
Tech Master
 
TonysScrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,660
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

5-7-2 is dialed just about anywhere on the Mugen buggy.
__________________
Tony P.

Tonys Screws LLC
http://www.tonysscrews.com
High Grade Alloy Steel Screws, Screw Kits and Mugen Parts
TonysScrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #779
Tech Regular
 
FrankBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bundaberg Qld Australia
Posts: 450
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonysScrews View Post
5-7-2 is dialed just about anywhere on the Mugen buggy.
+1
FrankBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 07:49 AM   #780
Tech Apprentice
 
zuperbergen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 60
Default

3-5-2 is also often a good choice. Now i have tried the kyosho big-bore shocks on my 5r a couple of times. Wow.. It just floats over the ruts and bumbs, and landings are super smooth. running 350 oil and purple springs. Dont remember preload, but bones are about level.
zuperbergen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUGEN MBX5R and (THREE) MUGEN MBX5T PROSPECS F/S or F/T nobike R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 02-12-2008 11:49 AM
MUGEN MBX5R F/S tshaec5r R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 25 01-14-2008 07:17 AM
MUGEN MBX5R/MUGEN MBX5T PROSPEC/TRAXXAS RACE REVO Jason Halvorson R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 01-12-2008 09:32 AM
Mugen MBX5R Brand New Mugen Hops Ups and More bretzkej R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 05-27-2007 05:57 AM
USA's Most Wanted FOR SALE Mugen MBX5R,Losi 8 comp, and Mugen MBX5T Prospec Truggy nobike R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 69 04-28-2007 06:45 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:57 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net