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Old 06-29-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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I need your help... I'm trying to figure out which car to go with. The RC8B or the Mugen MBX6. I would like to know what the pros and cons, the handling characteristics, and wear between the two. The parts are easy to get for the both of them so that would not be a problem.

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RC8B because it has blue parts on it, which are always 0.5 sec. a lap faster

They're both very nice cars. My signature will reveal my bias in this discussion.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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I second that opinion
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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i tried both and went with the mugen as i thought the quality was better as for driving both cars are great
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I would get the RC8B because of the blue parts too.
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id say rc8b cause youll get online service from killer racers like shane
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If you have a big wallet go Mugen! If you want to beat a Mugen go AE! (cheaper too)
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RC8B because it has blue parts on it, which are always 0.5 sec. a lap faster
..... So go for Tamiya, nice shiny blue parts
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They are both rock solid buggies and similar in design. You cant go wrong either way. Just so you know, I have an RC8 and my friend has a Mugen.

I would go with the Mugen if money is not an issue and your looking for higher overall quality.

I would go with the RC8B if you're on a budget and money is tight.

The main reason I have an RC8 is for the parts and factory support. Since I bought my original RC8 over a year ago, I have received over $100 in free upgrades (upgrade kit + big bore shocks + gas tank(s)) directly from AE.
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Both buggies are fantastic, but i've heard that many people like the C-hub style cars over the pbs cars. And of course, my signature reveals my bias as well....
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Nobody has yet to comment on the wear or handling characteristics of both cars?? That's going to be the deciding decision...
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I haven't owned or driven an MBX6, so I can't comment from personal experience. What I've seen from the racers in this region who have them all say they like the way the car drives and I think they look fast on the track. I've seen some of them break the standard front upper hinge pin plate and rear lower hinge pin block. Drivetrain and suspension quality look good like Mugens always have.

I know that the RC8 picked up the reputation for bad fuel tanks, which was a bummer. We're on the third generation of the tank now and I'm seeing a lot fewer people saying they're having problems. The RC8B has all kinds of small improvements in the car that customers were asking for, as well as the new shock towers, big bores, steering mod and battery relocation. It's a very nice piece. The diffs have been outstanding for me ever since I got my first RC8 a year and a half ago. The big bore shocks have quality that will rival any manufacturer. The new shock towers and hinge pin plates allow more adjustment choices.

Lots of the AE team guys are prowling the net and are available to help with questions. Every time I've changed a setting on my car, it's responded noticeably, so if you want the car to do something different, you'll be able to set it up to do that. I've run setups on my car that have gone from very forgiving and easy to drive, to psycho quick and responsive. You'd be able to get the car to handle however you like.

I think you'll like either car, but you really ought to run an RC8B.
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the new RC8B is even more durable than the original, and like i said, i've heard that people like how a c-hub car handles vs a pbs car like the mugen. Something to the effect of being able to drive them harder? Thats really the only difference between the cars, both are fast, both durable, both are easy to get parts for when they do break...
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:49 PM   #15
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OK, IVE DRIVEN BOTH CARS

MBX6 VS. RC8 THE WIN HANDS DOWN GOES TO MUGEN

MBX6 VS. RC8B THE WIN GOES TO RC8B, THE NEW CAR TRULLY DRIVES A MILLION TIMES BETTER, I CURRENTLY DONT OWN ANY CAR THATS NOT AE, THROW OUT ANY NEGATIVE OPINIONS ABOUT THE OLD RC8, THE NEW CAR FLIES BETTER, LANDS BETTER, STEERS LIKE MAD, AND THE TOWERS ARE BLUE.

IVE HAD 0 DURABILLITY PROBLEMS, NOTHING BREAKS, I RUN ARC8B, AND RC8T ALL YEAR IVE CRACKED NOT BROCKEN 1 C HUB, 1 UPPER FRONT ARM (MY FUALT BONE HEAD MOVE)

GO AE

BTW, THE MUGEN IS SUPER NICE TOO
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