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Old 05-09-2008, 10:57 AM   #1111
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i have light weight pivot balls, some titanium screws (upper), machined a few parts, carbon hinge pins, carbon fiber rear shock mount, and the kings heads steering posts. the machining of the chassis, pivot retaining screws, side mud guards and some of the steel lower screws netted me a weight loss of some where close to 12 grams. i just would like to get it really light (still strong) and then have to add some weight to it to balance it out.
if you take weight away in one or several spots, then have to ADD weight somewhere else to balance it, aren't you defeating the purpose of lightening the buggy?
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Some guys run the center diff out drives on the front & rear since they are lighter. They need to be slightly modded though. The steel ball ends add up in weight, chassis braces, ceramic bearings, Rx battery, motor (with head) and pipe, and the biggest item are tires/rims/foams.

oh, and don't forget the body & paint job. I've seen painted bodies that weight 80 grams and ones that weigh 160 grams.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:36 AM   #1113
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if you take weight away in one or several spots, then have to ADD weight somewhere else to balance it, aren't you defeating the purpose of lightening the buggy?
im not going to add as much as i take away. it is to keep the car balanced is all. you would be suprised how many guys run some lead weights in thier buggy's.
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just curious about it. i've never tried to lighten the buggy.
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just depends where most of the weight comes off at to where i will the weights. (probably only 2-4 1/4 oz weights) as off right now though the front lost more than the rear. i figure i can atleast center the weight. tony you were not kidding about the tire weight differences with regular foams vs molded. i have 1 body that weighs 74 grams the other 83.
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Most guys I know like the 48T even on good low-end motors like the V-Spec.
hey thanks I through the 48t spur on 2nite @ the track and was very pleased
thought id return the thanks and bought some of your products from carolinasrc


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Old 05-11-2008, 05:33 AM   #1117
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just wanted to let everyone know i put the washers under my steering ball ends to get rid of the bumpsteer and i must say, i never really understood what bumpsteer was, but after i added the washers, i FULLY understand it now! it is amazing how much better it handles and turns. thanks for the info and pics on it guys.
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Tony or anyone.

I bought the mbx5t prospec front center and rear diffs as well as front and rear pinions for my mbx5r. I'm currently running the 48t spur with 14 tooth CB. how do you think the truggy gears in the buggy will compare to that. I mostly like the spiral cut, my truggy is so much smoother than my buggy.

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Is there a standard kit part for the washers to eliminate bump steer? If not, anyone know the washer size?
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Is there a standard kit part for the washers to eliminate bump steer? If not, anyone know the washer size?
With stock ballends, you need a 2mm thick washer with M3mm hole. I believe the rear hub spacers could work if you have some extras.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:08 AM   #1121
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With stock ballends, you need a 2mm thick washer with M3mm hole. I believe the rear hub spacers could work if have some extras.
that's what i used..
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Thats an simple easy fix. I havn't tried it yet, but I will next weekend, and if
it works great! Thanks!

p/s I wonder why mugen hadn't thought of this?
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Antbody know of some other good Forums for MBX5r. Ive been to nitroaddicts rc universe and few others.

just curious

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Old 05-11-2008, 06:29 PM   #1124
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Has anyone tried mugen's new mbx-5r black chassis#(e0401-b)yet? Carolins-
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Please disreguard my last post.
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