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Old 06-16-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Mugen MBX5 prospec vs R

What is the difference between the MBX5 prospec and the R buggy???
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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The "R" has longer shocks and different shock towers that provide different shock geometry. There are many other small changes (arms and knuckles allow for a little more steering throw) but that's the real difference. The R handles a little better in the rough.
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I already have R shock towers and jammin super bores, so if I change the arms and knuckles what else would I have to change?
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Ive driven both, Like my original better.. I never needed the exta suspension travel, and a few guys i know, limited it down a lot anyways.. ..
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here is the complete conversion form carolinasrc

http://www.carolinasrc.com/webstore/...idcategory=466

you can get away with the arms and tower or just the towers if you dont run near full droop but when you do you will need them, the shocks are better than the prospec the anodizing stays on and they just work better, the rest is up to you really but the steering system on the new car may be beneficial also

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the R is a lot better on a rough/blown out track than the pro spec. when i had both and would run them on the same track the prospec would flip over the rough where my R NEVER did. also the steering is better on the R. on a flat (flat enough) high traction track though i doubt there would be much difference though.
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the R is a lot better on a rough/blown out track than the pro spec. when i had both and would run them on the same track the prospec would flip over the rough where my R NEVER did. also the steering is better on the R. on a flat (flat enough) high traction track though i doubt there would be much difference though.
The important parts, other than the shocks and towers, are the front hingepin holder, and the ackerman plate. This changes the suspension geometry and makes the car turn better. The hubs are different, but a dremel will fix that if you're REALLY cheap. (hubs are cheap!)

Interesting though, Jammin SBBs on a Mugen. Might be a nice setup!
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The important parts, other than the shocks and towers, are the front hingepin holder, and the ackerman plate. This changes the suspension geometry and makes the car turn better. The hubs are different, but a dremel will fix that if you're REALLY cheap. (hubs are cheap!)

Interesting though, Jammin SBBs on a Mugen. Might be a nice setup!
ive been running jammin big bores on my mbx5 for a few months now and love them silver springs in the rear and white up front 35wt all the way around everyone whos driven my buggy loves how plush and stable it feels
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im not sold on big bores yet. people say it makes it better and faster yet i dont see anything that suggests that it does as of yet
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im not sold on big bores yet. people say it makes it better and faster yet i dont see anything that suggests that it does as of yet
I'm not sure on that one for the Mugen. I know a lot of cars DO benefit (Jammin for example) and some others that the racers were changing (RC8 guys running Jammin SBBs) but I thought even my old ProSpec was fine as far as the suspension went. (Needed more steering though!)
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yeah, im also wondering about threaded shocks as well, i noticed that theres threads on the shock, but theres no washer to thread onto, just a plastic washer?

also, is there any distinct feature that i can use to tell if i have a prospec vs, 5 or 5r?
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you just bought a 700 kit and you dont know what you have spent all of your babysitting money on? and the threads that your talking about, do they look like the ones in the directions? a cap screws on the top to keep the oil in and a cap scews on the bottom to keep the orings in/oil in. three threads and your still going on about the shocks?
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yeah, im also wondering about threaded shocks as well, i noticed that theres threads on the shock, but theres no washer to thread onto, just a plastic washer?

also, is there any distinct feature that i can use to tell if i have a prospec vs, 5 or 5r?
if the bodies were threaded trust me they would be more threads going down the shock body....try putting it together first
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acutually just realized that after i put the shock back together?



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you can tell by the longer shocks, 1 peice engine mount and the upper front a arms (this is of course considering the car is box stock)
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