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Old 07-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Well i had a list of 5, now its down to two.

Mp9 and the Mbx6.

I dont need to know that this one is better then that, im drawing a level playing field.

What i would like to know from the owners of these said buggies, you have had them for awhile, new upgrades etc. What would be needed if i bought one, out of the box, that are minor fixes or upgrades from the stock kit.

Just want a base line before i flip the coin and hit the buy button at amian
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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I have the mbx6 and it has been a great car, i have put about 4 gallons on mine and it had 2 on it when i got it. I have not had one failure from the car since i have had it. The only DNF i had was from a bad glow plug! I cannot comment on the MP9 as do not have one
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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ok, thats a plus, anyone one else
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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i bought a brand new mbx6 almost one gallon and is still running great. only problem i have had i was something i did not the cars falt
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heh it happens to the best of us, what about this leaky diff on the mbx6? and the drive shafts on the Mp9?
I seen that Tony has newer o-rings to replace, maybe pick up before i build that?
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I dont have any leaking issues with my diffs leaking. I use Mobil 1 synthetic grease to seal everything up.
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I dont have any leaking issues with my diffs leaking. I use Mobil 1 synthetic grease to seal everything up.
yeah thats what tony has on his site, maybe ill pick up a tube.

right now i have the cost down to a diff of $92 bucks so its close.
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Got about 3 gals on my MBX6 and love it, nothing broke and had some bad crashes, not are were my fault. Car is easy to drive hard, that's what I had the most trouble with is pushing it hard into corners.Coming from a Jammin X1-CR that I had to take it easy on the X6 is awesome and I love it.
All I know about the MP-9 is the local Pro has one and is selling it and getting another X-Ray ? Looks good on the track but I am stickin with the SIX
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Got about 3 gals on my MBX6 and love it, nothing broke and had some bad crashes, not are were my fault. Car is easy to drive hard, that's what I had the most trouble with is pushing it hard into corners.Coming from a Jammin X1-CR that I had to take it easy on the X6 is awesome and I love it.
All I know about the MP-9 is the local Pro has one and is selling it and getting another X-Ray ? Looks good on the track but I am stickin with the SIX
I was talking to a guy at my track the other, has been racing Kyosho's for about 2 years, never broke anything. Just sold his MP9 to try out a HotBodies D8, but if he has trouble with parts breakage, he'll be back to an MP9. BTW, this guy is the guy that usually beats everyone, outstanding driver, travels alot to tons of tracks and has been running 1/8th scale for several years...
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I've had the MP 7.5, the KE2 and 3, and just when it first came out the XB8. never had a mugen, so im tosing it around a bit. I did look at alot , D8, XB808/09 Cen and Ofna, but still came back to the Mugen and Mp9.

i think the only problem i had with my Mp7.5's was clutch bearings and rear arms, could of been my setup.

I've looked at the parts factor, and i dont have shops local, most 1hr or so drive, so i'll be ordering online, Amain, Nitrohouse, Carolinas and i see tower carrys full line of Mugen spares so thats another plus, 3-4day max.

hearing nothing needs to be replaced is great news. more input!
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I am telling you right now the K car will break.
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I'm running the Moo, and soon will be running an E converted too. So far, mine has been excellent. I have had two bearings fail , one left front upper arm, and one right front lower arm. None of which caused me to miss any race time. Matter of fact, I'm still running the RF lower arm. Despite this, I am 98% happy with the buggy. My only gripe has been the brakes, which early on, were binding badly. I suspect this was due to the bushings in the top plate. But I believe they have broken in now and I have no problems.
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The mp9 likes to be driven. Its the buggy you can push to the limit!! Its made to be ultra durable, ultra fast, and ultra competitive but comes at a hefty price. Thats why most people dont have an mp9. Their mostly for the big guys who can push it to its max. It has more of a pro-driver build per say. No offense to you, but if your not an ultra fast and good driver, stay away from the mp9. mbx6 should work just fine for ya!!
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i bought a brand new mbx6 almost one gallon and is still running great. only problem i have had i was something i did not the cars falt
it better be running great after only a gallon


anyway, i have a six. The build is excellent. I have 5 gallons on mine and all i have had wear out is clutch shoes at the 5 gallon mark. I love the way if handles and jumps. I have broken one part, and it's because i flew up a turning ramp to fast and flew 20ft in the air and landed upside down. Broke my wing brace.


I absolutely love my car bout to replace the vspec with a ninja.

mp9? i know nothing about it. but i would not trade mine for anything. It's ready to go out the box.

my diffs don't leak. They say get the alumium upper arm brace which is in the updated kit anyway (i think) but the one i have is fine still.
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thanks for the info from the mugen guys, unlike the K guy pushing that if you cant drive dont buy... what a load of bull..

I'm really leaning towards the Mbx as Fioroni has just put out a chassis for it (not a big turning factor but thats what i've run for years) and that online shops seem to have more mugen parts instock and thats what i need.

I'll post up when i get the box from ups
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