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Old 05-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #1081
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Drop a 2mm spacer under the steering ballend on the upright. Or install the RC8 ballend and outer tierod. This will take the crazy bumpsteer out. Also, the car will steer more consistent and react quicker.
Pic of it? maybe i'm just igornant(misspelled on purpose) but i can't visualize where the 2mm spacer should go.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:30 PM   #1082
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Look at your steering uprights. Disconnect the steering linkage from the upright. The little metal ball still attached to the upright is the ball end. Remove it, place a 2mm spacer under the ball end so the ball end sits up 2mm from the upright then reinstall.

I should really see if I've got some spacers to try it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #1083
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I tried this tip on mine today, and it helped a little, yet I only added about 1.5mm(used a cone washer for a 2mm screw). I think the the amount of toe out and castor also affect the amount of bumpsteer. Basically the two pillow balls and the steering link on the hub want to travel up and down in the same parallel plane. This topic was brought up in the MBX-6 thread, I don't recall if anything was done to the link at the ackerman as well.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:58 AM   #1084
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1 washer under the upright ballstud and 2 washers under the ackerman ballstuds......
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:27 AM   #1085
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1 washer under the upright ballstud and 2 washers under the ackerman ballstuds......

mugenlife,any fhotos please?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:51 AM   #1086
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mugenlife,any fhotos please?
Go here, third post down:

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Thats a bit extreme, and you cannot use that large of a spacer with stock ball end, but you get the idea of what were talking about. The stock ballend can only take a 2mm spacer under it, or you will have to use a different ballend. I used the RC8 ballend with tierod since its longer than the Mugen stock ballend. Actually, the AE ballends come long and short, so you could go taller with the AE long ball end than a 2mm spacer under stock if needed. You need to adjust the height to your ride height and droop so you can keep the steering consistent from top to bottom of travel, as stock tends to toe out only when the suspension lowers, and toes in only when it travels up. This setup will toe out only slightly when the suspension is at the top and the bottom of travel, not just the bottom.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:33 AM   #1087
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Here's a pic of the spacer at the hub... The ball stud is one piece, so you'll run out of threads if you add any more spacers. I have some extra linkage balls(from the rear, I believe) that I may try to stack like the 777.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:21 PM   #1088
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Iam tired of hearing about the RC8. I understand that its the new hot buggy to some. Lord knows half of the local club guys hear switched over to RC8 from there mugens but c'mon please enough already!! Ive been faithfull to Mugen Seiki for some time know and i treat my buggy like its gold and it pays me back in spades @ the track. Like last weekend i came in 123 all day and had great lap times smok'n the RC8 but everytime i go to neo or open a mag. BAM! there it is even my LH guy stated doggin the Mugen . Well enough ranting. I will always stay with Mugen and when the MBX6 kit is on my table its off to the tack to SMOKE some RC8

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Old 05-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #1089
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Since Mugen is re-doing the MBX5R, Do you guys think the T will be next?
mbx6 coming to the worlds, truggy wil also be revised but most likely a mbx5tR, not mbx6T
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:10 PM   #1090
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we got some more buggies in..

these are prolly the last ones till the new buggy.

http://www.rccompound.com/ProductDet...tCode=MUGE0040
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:35 PM   #1091
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Just ordered a mbx5r I want to go with the fiber brake pads which ones are the best?
What else would you change outta the box on an already awesome buggy? Im not going for broke but just need some opinions.

Your 2 cents please.........




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Old 05-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #1092
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get the RC8 ones...

be sure to run the bare metal pads with those discs
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The only thing I changed on mine was the brake rorors to the Avid rorors and dont install the blue brake pads. And just like the previous posts about bump steer I used a couple of washers under the front upright pivot ball on the steering tie rods. I also use the truggy MBX5T ring and pinions front and rear with a 44t center gear and a 17t or 18t clutch bell. This really helps the car accelorate much faster with higher top speed.


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mugenlife,any fhotos please?
there are only 2 places on each side to do this one by the tire the other on the ackerman arm. you know the parts on the cars steering that controls the steering of the front tires? there are 2 ball studs on each side one goes on the upright the other the ackerman arm (the aluminum arm connecting the steering cranks together? the two ball studs on the aluminum arm get 1 washer the ball studs by each tire get 2 . it lessens the angle of the steering links between the ackerman arm and the front tires.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8986 -that is an r ackerman

this is the front upright
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8980

i would take a picture but the way the washers sit in the ackerman YOU CANT SEE THEM and i am not taking the front end apart to show you something obvious LOL im too lazy!
try it it works! especially if you arent as lazy as me at 7 am
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:50 AM   #1095
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I don't know english very well.so i asked you a fhoto [kind enough]to be sure.i am not so big noob like you think...
never mind..thank you!
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