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Old 07-14-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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I just bought an MBX5R and am looking at some Titanium upgrades. While searching Ebay, bad word I know, I found a company in Hong Kong called Dragon Racing that sell Ti pivot balls and CVD's all at really good prices. I am curious as to if any of you have ordered from them and your opinion? Products, shipping, service, etc.? Any help would be great before I order. Thanks!
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I have never ordered from them but I know people that have and they have very good products and the prices are unreal.
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Stay away from the Dragon Racing chassis unless you like Mexican. Can you say TACO!!
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beware of their chinesian quality..
but at the prize it comes, you can try
and let us know ......
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The Ti axles are good and light, but stay away from any Ti outdrives or the chassis. Those things groove up in one race. Your car will be a TACO with the chassis
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definetly stay away from the chassis.. as for the rest of the parts your on your own!!
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Are you saying the center CVD's are fine and the FR/RR CVD's are bad? Just curious before I buy. Any idea how the pillow balls are?
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I bought some Kyosho titanium center universal/CVDs. They are extremely light weight and they definately make the drive train lighter.

I have had mine in my buggy for about a year and there is little to no wear. Give them a shot. They really helped lighten my buggy and drivetrain which helps increase acceleration.
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from experience the chassis is nice and light but will bend and the droop screws will wear through the chassis in 6 months, on the flip side they are cheap so you could afford to replace it at that time, i also had to countersink all the holes further to get the screw heads to sit flush.

The ti outdrives are nice and light and after the first couple of meetings will be even lighter due to the very fast wear rate.

CVD's i havent tried so cant comment.

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my advice STAY AWAY.
have had the chasis bent after 1 race real bad scratched as if had been used a full season

cvds are rubbish actually snapped during the race

shock towers are made of like cast also lasted until i made first bad mistake on a jump.
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The F/R/C CVD's I haven't had any issues, only the diff outdrives. Never had one snap, but anything could be possible with where these things are made.
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I've ordered the titanium coated pivit balls and have had no problems. CVD from dragon, I don't know. Like everybody else has said, their chassis's are on the flimsy side.
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I dont know about this company, but I have had bad results with himoto.

as for any chinese company, you get what you pay for, ie: junk.


you know those cheap chinese dirtbikes and quads they have for like 2000$? (not honda, kawasaki, yamaha, suzuki, ktm). well to make the frame and rims they melt down verious other scrap metals, then mould them into a frame and rims, ridiculous.
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As for the pivotballs, I used the Mugen lightweight ones. I just graphite coated them, no grease. That would attract dirt to grind on the aluminum. I haven't seen any wear with them, so I stayed with factory on those.
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