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Old 08-17-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default MBX5R-ps shock upgrade,

hi people just want to know from the guys in the know what a good moden shock upgrade is for my mbx5r basher . wanna good set of big bores mainly for the front. i dont race i just bash .

im not sure what the shocks it got on it now r , the buggy was ex race so im guessing they were pretty good for a few years ago . just wanna upgrade. cheers
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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If it were me, I'd just get a set of MBX6 big bore shocks. You can get 'em fairly cheap on Ebay.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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yeah had a look at them , also looked at losi2.0 and the hyper 8.5x shocks and i think the hyper 9 ofna shocks. if i do buy front and rear i think getting the mbx6 ones might be a bit price'y for bashing .
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:42 PM   #4
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yeah but the mbx6 ones will probably be a direct fit.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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yeah thats true . im not super worry about if the shock i buy dont fit straight away beacuse if they dont fit it will give me a reason to make custom carbon fiber shock towers for it , which im gunna get around to do , but that would hurry me up
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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You can't really improve on the MBX5r shocks, big bores don't improve performance on cars with such long throw suspensions.
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I didnt know grp made pullstart engines
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #8
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yeah its one of only a hand full made and top secret hhehehehehe
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #9
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NOW rocking sum big bores hahahah

bought sum 8.5x hyper 17mm big bores for my rig , straight fit gotta love it ...

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Talking MBX-6 Shocks on the MBX-5

Hi. I tried to get them to fit without mods. Direct fit they are not.

They rub against the shock tower. (Fronts IF I remember correctly)
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:54 PM   #11
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ok cool well lucky i went the HYPER route then ay , the mbx6 ones where to $$$ for my liking , plus these look sick just need thos covers for them
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:26 PM   #12
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Hey bro, what's that thing growin on your front bumper?
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #13
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im guessing ya talking about the SAVY bumpers and bashplates that are on it . kinda turned this buggy into a mugen MT basher with front and rear bumpers and a revo body , this thing gets thrashed as hard as a savy and takes it - have not busted one thing yet . but it also handles wicked , hahah also that motor is a huge power house.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #14
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It SHOULD be getting thrashed HARDER than a Savage

It's stronger bro
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:51 PM   #15
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yep very true man , i use it at a lot of BMX tracks cos i dont have any rc tracks near me at all , so it does sum huge jumps , the only thing that i have busted was a throttle servo ( busted the top clean off) cos i did a huge bmx double and came up short nose diving straight into the next jump . the servo plate busted the servo top off lol , i love this buggy.

i got a vid of it sum where il try and find , the vid was on a super wet day , man this .28 just does not hook up lol
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