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Old 11-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #16
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I'm spoiled with the Losi chassis and the starter box.

A while back I saw someone online had mounted two small pieces of angle aluminum to the starter wheel opening. The angle sticks up into the flywheel openings slightly to hold the vehicles in place. Very simple. The starter pegs are no longer needed.

Someone on here posted that one of the magazines did an article on this also.
this works well, and yes there is a mag that shows how to do it...sorry if some one has said this already...
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this works well, and yes there is a mag that shows how to do it...sorry if some one has said this already...
Do you know what issue? I need a solution by Friday. Thanx
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Nov. '07 issue of Xtreme RC Cars
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:28 PM   #19
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yep thats the one!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:11 PM   #20
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Which starter box is able to give more torque, twin 550 motors or single 775 motor
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:25 AM   #21
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Which starter box is able to give more torque, twin 550 motors or single 775 motor
twin motor will double the torque.

Nevertheless I still prefer non belt system.

If you prefer twin motors, ask your LHS for belt replacement parts. If LHS doesn't have it, you are risking your race day.
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Tony's Screws Mugen Starter Box Conversion Kit

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Start your MBX5/R buggy and MBX5T truggy on one box! No more lugging two starter boxes. Save money on that second box and second set of batteries.

Comes with hardware, spring steel buttons, template and instructions.

Just drop either the buggy on the box and it aligns with the retractable buttons. Drop the truggy on the box and the retractable buttons compress and the rear of the chassis aligns with the rear alignment pegs. No sliding or adjusting parts around.

Note: The tall rear pegs pictured have to be switched over to the short pegs that come with the Mugen starter box.

It's so easy a caveman can do it!


I will have them up on my website this evening under the Mugen section.
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I've been asked if this setup would work for other buggys and truggys besides the MBX5/R and MBX5T, but I only own the two Mugen cars so I do not know how it will work with the X1CR/X1CRT, 8IGHT/8T, 777WC/KSTR/RR, etc. So if you own these other cars/trucks you would have to test out the set up.

Here's how you can test your car/truck if you own something other than the Mugens:

1] remove rear pegs on your starter box.
2] adjust front pegs to see if the flywheel will align with the starter wheel for both vehicles. On the Mugen, if you adjust the front pegs so that the MBX5R will ride on the front half of the starter wheel, the truggy's flywheel will line up with the back half of the starter wheel.

I've also been asked if this modification would work on the new Ofna starter box, the Kyosho starter box, etc. I have only tested it on my Mugen starter box but I see no reason why it would not work with other "similar" boxes.

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Thanks Tony, ur the man!!!

Just for clarification, your kit just includes the retractable buttons?

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:16 PM   #25
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lol i wish i would have seen the TS conversion sooner...i have 3 boxes, one for bug, trug, and the .5, and soon another for a race revo...
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Hi Tony, I went on your site to see if you have the kit available but I did not see it. Is it up on your site yet? Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place.

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i have only ever used one starter box with truggy and buggy combo

i have large 12 volt motor type metal box similar to ofna type not 2 x 550 ,i have had hyper/lightningpro combo ,,hyper /mutilator combo,,,,777/mutilator and now 777 and a mbx5t combo this is what i do
,,,glue thin 3 mm rubber on top of box with carpet lino glue this will keep car still most of the time and hides all my previosly drilled body hole posts
then i put buggy on box first as this chassis is normally smaller find where wheel will hit flywheel ,try turning motor if good pencil chassis outline in on box then do same for truggy if good then put posts in where there good for both cars what i have done too is shaved a few mm with the dremel where needed if not perfect after posts in ,,,,,,
tell me what you think of this logic ,,works for me and 3 other guys at my track,,,,,,,
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Here is a good idea but it may take you a few bucks to do...or wait and I will start producing these for sale. Right now I could build for both Losi's, Jammin CRT and MBX5. It's a plate that will sit on top of the ofna box and adapt the chassis...the lid needs shimmed about 3/8 of a inch to get the clearence for the fly wheel though. These are my proto types so they are in the rough and I have a better idea in mind that should be easier for me to make. What is nice is you could have a plate for every car and one bump...I think 1/8 and 1/10 scale could be done.
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Thanks Tony, ur the man!!!

Just for clarification, your kit just includes the retractable buttons?

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Yes, the kit comes with the retractable buttons.

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Hi Tony, I went on your site to see if you have the kit available but I did not see it. Is it up on your site yet? Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place.

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Sorry, I updated my website with the kits last night. I ended up going away for the weekend since my kids had off from school on Thursday & Friday for teacher's conventions.

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There are several ways to make a box work for multiple cars. I thought about it for months. You can use plates like the TKO ones and velcro them to your box, you can mount 3-4 small 1/8" pins in the top of the box and drill all your chassis out to accept the pins, you can mount clips on the top plate to align only the flywheel hole, etc. But my biggest concern was not me being able to use it but instead the total stranger that I asked to help pit me when I'm at the track alone. I wanted it to be fail-proof. So that's why I chose to do it with the retractable buttons. They're all good ideas. Anything that can save us money in this hobby is a wecome idea to me....LOL

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