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Old 06-18-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy 700 dollars and no threads?????

Hey all,

I recently purchased a mugen mbx5-R and im really upset that theres no threaded shocks? I have a 200 dollar recoil that even has threaded shocks? Anyone know of a make or conversion for the mugen to get some threded shocks????


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Old 06-18-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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I feel the opposite way. I hate threaded shocks. Loosen a collar, slide the collar, tighten, done. My xxx-nt's have threaded shock bodies and I wish they didn't.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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you paid a little too much for your kit but i think if you would just run the mugen shocks you will be very happy with them. done lots of shocks and those are the best i've ever seen. with the threaded on lower caps, blowing a seal wont happen, the orings lasted me all winter and they dont leak,the oil stays clean as long as the shock boot is not torn. i've been running the jammin THREAded shocks just because of the larger bore and last weekend they came off and the stock ones went back on. i've been getting way too much shock fade with the big bores. just my 2 cents but if you take the mugen shocks off it would be a waste of money that would be better spent on tires.
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I am not going to say I dont like threaded bodies but threaded are harder to set exactly the same unless you have a digital caliper.
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yep and i marked my jammins with a drimmel and the collars do move in a main
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700 dollars and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!

you could try the jammin shocks, you just neet the standooffs as well.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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hey allan42r, if you get an extra set of collers and put them above the other ones and then tighten them down once you make your adjustments then they will not move one bit, they act as a lock nut
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Use the Mugen long springs and you hardly need any spacer anyways. Threaded shocks are not the greatest thing since sliced bread, I have a Losi 8 w/ threaded big bores and a Mugen, I like the ones on my MBX5R better
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:13 AM   #10
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the jammins will be sold this weekend didnt care for them
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never had an issue with my mugen shocks. the spacers stay put and are exact
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okay guys, ill stick with the non threaded, i guess im just used to cars like the b4 n recoil that you are looked down upon unless you have threaded shocks.

Any word on where i can find spacers, or are they universal?
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you paid a little too much for your kit but
haha no i didnt pay that much but for the retail price of a new one
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Maybe you should research products more before you purchase them?
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i love the jammin bb.. i havent noticed any shock fade in the mains>
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