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Old 07-03-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default How many Mugen MBX5 buggy models?

My question is, how many different models are there of the Mugen MBX5 buggy? Isn't it just the MBX5 and the MBX5R (the R model being the better of the two available)? I see at online stores that the Truggy has a Prospec model but not the buggy? Is there no such thing as an MBX5R Prospec buggy? If there is a model by that, what is the difference between the buggy R and R Prospec? Thanks!
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Mugen itself has had loads of different buggys over the years but to answer your question there are currently 3 mbx5 buggy models
mbx5
mbx5 prospec
mbx5r

and with all this talk soon to be a mbx6 by the end of the year.
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Ok, let's break this down:

MBX5 is the older buggy. It has plastic chassis braces (plastic ends with a metal turnbuckle-type link in it)

MBX5 ProSpec has metal chassis braces. It is the "higher end" version of the regular MBX5. There is no performance difference really... in fact I (and a lot of folks) ran the "standard" plastic front chassis brace on the MBX5 ProSpec to allow a little more chassis flex for better cornering.

MBX5R is an updated version: It has a lot of minor changes, but the major changes are taller shock towers, longer shocks with screw-on bottoms instead of clips to hold the seals in, a different ackerman plate, a different front hinge pin holder, different upper arms with "hump" in them to allow more suspension travel, and knuckles that allow more steering throw. The MBX5R turns better than the MBX5/MBX5 ProSpec. It has more suspension travel for more droop also.

All 3 are great buggies.
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as brad has said essentially there are 2 models the MBX5 and the MBX5R, the 5R is a prospec kit and the 5 came in either prospec or standard but they are the same car one just has some upgrade items included, the 5R is very similar to the previous version with some parts being carried over but not as many as people might think
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