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Old 08-03-2009, 08:13 AM   #16
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LOL

I'm considering buying a brand new one, unless I can find a nice roller. But if I did, how long do you think it would take you and me to build it if I brought it over?

It's not the BUILDING of the car that I am concerned with, I am sure I could do it, it's just all these little "tips" and "secrets" about building this car that are probably NOT in the manual, but rather just from people having "trial and error" situations.

Kind of like how that one guy a few posts up is saying stuff like "the instructions dont use enough shims here, and etc. etc."
i built mine in in a little under 4 hours with just me working on it.
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i built mine in in a little under 4 hours with just me working on it.
i was working 12 hours a day at the time
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:30 AM   #18
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i built mine in in a little under 4 hours with just me working on it.
Ok cool, so you and I could build it pretty fast
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The way I see it when it comes to building a kit is why rush it. I know a lot of rc guys that will say they built the kit in 2-3 hours but I could care less. I take a couple days to build a kit because honestly, the build is most of the fun. I like to take my time and make sure everything is right to my standards. I make sure there are no binds, leaks, all plastic flashing and burrs are smoothed with my dremel, etc. The mugen car goes together well. The only advise I can offer is assemble your diffs using the s5 orings from tony's, and mobile 1 synthetic grease. Also check all the hinge pin holes as a few of mine needed a pass with the reamer. Good luck.
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The way I see it when it comes to building a kit is why rush it. I know a lot of rc guys that will say they built the kit in 2-3 hours but I could care less. I take a couple days to build a kit because honestly, the build is most of the fun. I like to take my time and make sure everything is right to my standards. I make sure there are no binds, leaks, all plastic flashing and burrs are smoothed with my dremel, etc. The mugen car goes together well. The only advise I can offer is assemble your diffs using the s5 orings from tony's, and mobile 1 synthetic grease. Also check all the hinge pin holes as a few of mine needed a pass with the reamer. Good luck.

Oh I agree, I don't like to rush either. But Rob (microrsguy) has built a few of these, and doesn't RUSH them, he just knows how they go together.

What this boils down to is, I kinda want to build one from scratch so I can LEARN more about the car, and not have to ask as many questions. I can build any electric kit no problem, but when it comes to nitro stuff, im a little gimped.
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build a kit in 2 or 3 hours is lightning fast. if the buggy i have now with about 5 gallons on it was disassembled i still could not get it together in 2 hours. 3 maybe 4 definitley
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if you look over one of my kits after a build is complete you will fid no excess flashing anywhere and the arms are all reemed out and everything is bind free. The only thing i consult manual for is screw size. I dont need to know what goes where as its pretty self explainatory.
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My post was not aimed or intended towards anyone. That is just the way I feel about building a kit. I will finish my 3rd mbx6 tonight and I didnt even have to use the instructions for this one.
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Take you're time.
Do it properly, so you only need to do it once!
Get youreselves a TonysScrews set, if you break or loose one, mugen doesent add spares.
Green slime or some other shock/o-ring grease when assembling diffs and shocks (on o-rings)
Use TonysScrews S-5 O-rings.
Dont use pliers on the shock rods when assembly, do the ducktape and twist trick, or no scratch pliers.
Use calipers!
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