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Old 03-18-2008, 01:45 PM   #916
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If you meant me, racing was fun last weekend. Drive wasn't too bad getting there either. Just need to increase tire selection so not as much wheel slippage, that I think really caused me to dump way early.

So, for the 5R shocks, are the bodies any wider than the standard MBX5 shocks? Sounds like its just a longer shot shaft, and I am assuming longer shock bodies pretty much.

Wonder if it woudl be better if I decided to go with a different brand of big bore shock?
Yes, the shafts and bodies and are longer, and the R towers are shaped to work with these shocks. Internal size is the same. Also some run the option long springs, since the R came with the same short mbx5 springs. If going to a larger bore, I know the Kyosho MP777 Big Bore buggy front and rears are the same as the R or T Mugen shocks. I just compared them last night. You do need the longer Kyosho stand offs also. They clear the axles too, since the Mugen runs skinnier axles then the original K-car.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:18 PM   #917
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The two biggest changes for the R/T shocks is they have a coating like Kyosho has used for years that prevents shock body wear and keeps the oil looking new. They also have the best cartridge design of all the shocks available with the screw on end cap and flanged bushing. We usually use 1.5mm pistons on truck and buggy.

You do need the R towers to run the R shocks though because the compressed and uncompressed lengths are longer than the X5 shocks.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #918
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Ah, ok. So my shock springs are still good then. The new shocks and springs are just longer, NOT wider.

For the washers that go into the diff to tighten up the play between the gears, are they included in this:

http://www.carolinasrc.com/webstore/...?idproduct=156

I didn't notice anything like this on my mbx5, is this soemthing new for the mbx5r?
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:34 AM   #919
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Hi,

I just wanted to thank you for all the great pictures and advise on my brake rod question. It really helped to find the right fit for my setup.

This is a really great forum. You guys rock

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:05 AM   #920
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Ah, ok. So my shock springs are still good then. The new shocks and springs are just longer, NOT wider.

For the washers that go into the diff to tighten up the play between the gears, are they included in this:

http://www.carolinasrc.com/webstore/...?idproduct=156

I didn't notice anything like this on my mbx5, is this soemthing new for the mbx5r?
No, those are not the shims to take the play out of the ring & pinion mesh. Those shims go behind the 6 bevel gears inside the diff cup. They have to be in there otherwise you'll tear up the bevel gears (some peeps call them star gears...LOL ).

The shims you want are the size of a 16mm bearing. They are very thin (like 0.1 or 0.2mm thick) and are like 15.9mm round with an inside diameter of like 13.9mm. Mugen part number C0114 has the shims:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2216

But they are like these: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3691
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:09 AM   #921
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Both of those are out of stock, but these TTR ones will work (and are cheaper)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2580
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #922
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This Kyosho BS53 shim kit works also and has many uses:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3871

It has the diff shims, shims for the axles (where the outer hubs meet the bearing on the knuckle or rear hubs-to take out play in some case), shims for the pinion, and the large 5x20mm shim can be placed like the Kyosho in front of the clutch shoes & nut. It shields the clutch shoes and keeps clutch material from entering the clutch bearing area.
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Hi,

I posted something on the gear case shims a couple of pages back:

The genuine Mugen gear case shims (according to Mugen manual 13.5x15.9x0.2mm) are available only as part of an expensive Mugen "washer set".

I found a few other shims at A Main Hobbies and Tower Hobbies, but they seem to be of different size:

Associated 16x13x0.2mm #89117

HPI 13x16x0.2mm (Hellfire) #86598

OFNA 13x16x0.2mm (Jammin X1) #40024

Team Magic 13.2x15.9x0.22mm #130101

Kyosho 13x16xthinmm/13x16xthickmm (MP777) #BS53

Thunder Tiger ?x?x0.2mm (EB4 S3 buggy) #PD1896

Hope that helps.

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Old 03-20-2008, 04:39 AM   #924
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just want to share some pix of my upgraded mbx5r w/ fioroni and kingheadz option parts.

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nice looking vehicle.

how much does it weight with the kingheads stuff on there?

Also, how do you like the progressive springs?
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #926
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is not that much weight difference only the torque braces are kingheadz the rest are fioroni about the springs they work great w/mugen 500 shock oil.
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How much does the milled chassis weight, I know that the stock chassis
weights 308 grams,and how about flex?
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How much does the milled chassis weight, I know that the stock chassis
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What milled chassis??
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How much does the milled chassis weight, I know that the stock chassis
weights 308 grams,and how about flex?
are u thinkin about the Losi chassy ? maby ur in the wrong thread.
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The Fioroni milled chassis on GIgahertz 5r. Look closely at the first picture.
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