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Old 04-27-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I am about to order a Mugen MBX5R and I am having trouble deciding what engine is best suited. I will be racing a good technical track so I need some low down power but am just looking for a good reliable engine over-all.

I am mostly looking at Novarossi Engines..

Can you guys give me your opinions on what engine I should get please?

Also do these engines come with flywheel, cluth bell etc or do I have to purchase these too?

Purchasing the Mugen Kit, Engine and already have electrics (Futaba 3PM, Hitec Servo's)

What else would I need to purchase to complete the buggy? etc flywheel..

thankyou all!
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REQUIRES: Radio: 2-Channel with 2 Servos, high torque servo recommended for
steering
Receiver Battery: 6V
Radio Batteries: 8 AA size
Engine: .21 cu in (3.4cc) rear exhaust
Exhaust System: Muffler, manifold, and manifold spring
Starting Equipment
Paint: Polycarbonate for body

I have one also, and race a technical track, either an Go Tech 5 port with 056 pipe or a O.S V-spec is good maybe even a NR P5.

I run an OS donk tho its modified and it goes well even on our rough track, plenty of bottom end power and cheap too, could buy two for the price of one NR :]

Video of my beast.

http://www.zone3adelaide.com/rcmovie...actice2008.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ashwJMaIavs
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cheers for your reply, where did you find the required parts list?

as for engines...
O.S. Max 21VZ-B V-Spec-T (P) Off-Road Competition Buggy Engine $299

is the cheapest V-Spec I could find on Amain and..

Novarossi Plus 21-5KT Off-Road 5 port Competition Buggy Engine (Turbo Plug)
$344.99


So for the difference I think I would still go nova...
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If bottom end punch is what you want, then you cant go past the AXE X1 Cobra or RB C6 BB.... both have a crazy bottom end and a strong top end!
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http://www.ocrpitshop.com.au/index.p...d&productId=38

I bought my OS from Australia in Perth for about $275AU , $304AU delivery across the country.

Go Tech 5 port is just as good IMO.

Axe have a longer stroke and dont rev as hard IMO.

PS: may be too much power and also hard on clutch setup for some one new.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2939 was the Nova motor i was on about, tho the one you listed has balls too.
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REQUIRES: Radio: 2-Channel with 2 Servos, high torque servo recommended for
steering
Receiver Battery: 6V
Radio Batteries: 8 AA size
Engine: .21 cu in (3.4cc) rear exhaust
Exhaust System: Muffler, manifold, and manifold spring
Starting Equipment
Paint: Polycarbonate for body

I have one also, and race a technical track, either an Go Tech 5 port with 056 pipe

Video of my beast.

+1 But I would use an 086 pipe on it instead.
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Hello all,
I am about to order a Mugen MBX5R and I am having trouble deciding what engine is best suited. I will be racing a good technical track so I need some low down power but am just looking for a good reliable engine over-all.

I am mostly looking at Novarossi Engines..

Can you guys give me your opinions on what engine I should get please?

Also do these engines come with flywheel, cluth bell etc or do I have to purchase these too?

Purchasing the Mugen Kit, Engine and already have electrics (Futaba 3PM, Hitec Servo's)

What else would I need to purchase to complete the buggy? etc flywheel..

thankyou all!
The 5R kit comes with the short old MBX5 shock springs. I would get the new updated 5R/5T springs (Part # E0529 and E0532). Then for the brakes use only the metal calipers and buy the Thunder Tiger option brake discs (Part # PD1861 I believe). The 5R comes with a flywheel and clutch set up so you're good to go there. Other than that, the only thing I would get is some Mugen shock and diff oils (350Wt & 400Wt shock oil. 2K, 3K, 5K, 7K and 10K diff oil is all you'll need).

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Hey Tony
Do those new longer springs make a big difference? If so I'll order a set too.
THANKS!
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sneaky.s. speed with a 2035 ttr pipe. dynamite alum. shoes and 13t mugen clutch bell works very well
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os v-spec or new ninja by os
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I love my falcon .21 awesome power and super reliable. Its kind of like the old ninja(pre os) with a different crank. I have seen my share of go techs and v specs and it seems like all of those have to get replaced far too often for me. Thats why I wont buy a go tech or a os product cause they just dont seem to last as long as the others. The os products do seem to have tons of power and do hold a tune well but they just dont seem to last for the long haul.

I would recommend the falcon engine line but you also cant go wrong with a nova rossi or a rb product.
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Pracy,

So you decided to get a Mugen MB5R, good choice mate, great buggy, other advantages are if you break parts and don't have any spares on the day, just buy them from Aston.

If going to buy a MBX5R might as well purchase a OS speed..
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if you want reliablity and power, go with an rb. I have run lots of different engines and I just got a rb s7 l2g engine and so far it is by far the best I have owned. Vspec is good but I had alot of issues with mine
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nova 3 port bf 21 is a good engine
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