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Old 02-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Picking up a used MBX5 Prospec and was wondering what the differences between it and the R are. And can I update the Pro with R parts? And if yes which ones?


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the "R" has better shocks that are longer, have good hard coating (the real down fall of the previous model) and revised shock towers. Arms are slightly to accommodate the longer travel too. Both good cars, the R is better.
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So I should be able to easily update it to R spec then? Thanks
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So I should be able to easily update it to R spec then? Thanks
yep..and on the pro has aluminum where on the r has c/f..
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I also bought a mbx5 prospec and am in the process of putting on the longer shocks from the 5r. you also have to change the servosaver assembly, accerman arm and the front upper arms if you want the steering geometry to be correct. at least thats what i've been told.
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Right on, so is the chassis required to update the suspension and such?

Thanks for that link imaxx, that's on point! I like Carolinas too, very good company and a lot closer to me than amain.
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If any of you would like to save some $$ on shocks, I have Xray XB8 shocks I'd like to unload. They're exactly the same length as the X5R's. PM if interested.
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Picking up a used MBX5 Prospec and was wondering what the differences between it and the R are. And can I update the Pro with R parts? And if yes which ones?


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How much are you paying for the Prospec? THere are some extremely good deals on 5r's and 6's right now.
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How much are you paying for the Prospec? THere are some extremely good deals on 5r's and 6's right now.
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This is for my 10yr old daughter, I'll be running a PTM modded Go5 port/086 powered FT RC8.

It's her first exposure to the hobby (besides a MLST) so I'm not terribly pressed to spend hundreds updating (unless she's a phenom and starts kicking eveyone's ass )
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How much are you paying for the Prospec? THere are some extremely good deals on 5r's and 6's right now.
I've seen a few good deals on the R's too and if I decide to update I'll more than likely pick up a cheap used roller. I've seen quite a few for under 150
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This is for my 10yr old daughter, I'll be running a PTM modded Go5 port/086 powered FT RC8.

It's her first exposure to the hobby (besides a MLST) so I'm not terribly pressed to spend hundreds updating (unless she's a phenom and starts kicking eveyone's ass )

Congratulations, you bought (in my opinion) the best beginner buggy ever made, period. It is stable, forgiving, easy to drive, and practically bulletproof.

I wouldn't waste the time, effort, and money upgrading to the R. Yes, it will turn better, and yes, the longer shocks will give you more droop. Not needed or even wanted for a beginner- yes, the ProSpec will push a bit, but that is part of what makes it so forgiving and easy to drive for a beginner.

You might consider getting the plastic (with metal turnbuckle ends) front chassis brace from the non-ProSpec MBX5. It allows a little more flex and gives a little more front traction. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Congratulations, you bought (in my opinion) the best beginner buggy ever made, period. It is stable, forgiving, easy to drive, and practically bulletproof.

I wouldn't waste the time, effort, and money upgrading to the R. Yes, it will turn better, and yes, the longer shocks will give you more droop. Not needed or even wanted for a beginner- yes, the ProSpec will push a bit, but that is part of what makes it so forgiving and easy to drive for a beginner.

You might consider getting the plastic (with metal turnbuckle ends) front chassis brace from the non-ProSpec MBX5. It allows a little more flex and gives a little more front traction. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.
Yea, that's what I was thinking
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