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Old 07-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default MBX5 (MSR Conversion) w/ MBX6 BB Shocks

Hey guys, I tried installing my MBX-6 Big Bore shocks on my MBX-5 MSR Truggy conversion, I'm using all the MBX-6 posts and stuff, the rear ones fit awesome, feels great, but the front X6 shocks are too long, I can't get as much travel as the stock ones and the clearence is massive, I can't get it low enough and the shocks bottom out quickly, I believe the MBX5 shafts are the same as the MBX6 so that's not an option, any ideas? thanks.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:10 AM   #2
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The old MSR conversion for the MBX5 buggy used the original "shorter" MBX5 shocks. The MBX5R has the longer MBX5T shocks and used a different front shock tower. So I'm guessing to make it work you'll need to replace your MBX5 front shock tower with a MBX5R front shock tower. You may also need to add some spacers up top to the standoffs.
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Oh I see, I´ll look for a tower on ebay, will a King Headz or an aftermarket work? or they´re the same size as the original MBX5 tower? thanks Tony!

Edit: will any of these work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mugen-Front-Shoc...3286.m20.l1116

http://cgi.ebay.com/Racers-Edge-MBX-...3286.m20.l1116

The racers edge one seems taller
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