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Old 04-29-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Hey guys...im thinking about getting a mbx5 from a guy and want to know how these cars hold up. I can't get a mbx6 because I've got too much stuff to keep running but I can get a mbx5 with 2 engines, spare parts and a bump box for less thhan 400. Let me know and thanks.
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They are great cars. Really tough.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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They are great cars. Really tough.

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if it including a many parts take it.
But make something about the price!

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Old 04-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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I love my mbx5...rrrreallly fast nimble and durable.One of our local drivers has been running the same mbx5 prospec for 3-4 years
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Tough cars with fairly cheap parts...slightly understeer...probably those pivot ball design..but not a big deal...get the kit and starter box, get rid of those used engines (seem cheap but will cost you in the future), buy a new one!
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i broke a lower front and rear a arm this past weekend and still would say they hold up good. im happy with mine.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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Bullet proof car, i would change the steering arms to the mbx6 or update 5r so they are held secure by a screw and dont pop on pop off, regarding steering it isnt bad but isnt the best but a simly ackrman adjustment and dremel on the hubs gives you more steering than you no what to do with, i own mbx5 propsec, mbx5r and just got mbx6 which is so different to drive.
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Built like a tank, really good car.
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don't own one however they seem like really beefy cars. I'd say go get it

As for the two motors, I wouldn't chuck them however if there's a local tuner I'd find out if they can clean it up, say new bearings and rod.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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As for the two motors...one is an o.s which hasn't been run too much and the other motors name I can't remember. The guy who owns this buggy has taken very good care of it. I know I will be getting a new motor I just want this to run for a 1/2 gallon or so . Thanks for all the input guys. I will get it next week and let you know how it all turns out.
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i loved it when i had it..great durable car!
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