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Old 03-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Hello guys,

Recently, I picked up a mbx5 prospec in pretty good nick.
It came complete with a JR R1 radio, sanwa hyper erg servos and an old O.S max rz engine which hasn't even been broken in.

Now, this being an old car, I won't race it, instead it will be used for some moderate bashing, a fun buggy so to speak.

I'm usually more of an electric guy (the last 1/8 off-road buggy I had was a turbo burns)so in order to get this thing running, I need among other things, a starter box.

That got me thinking, instead of getting a starter box, why not go for a more modern pull start/ez start engine?
That way I won't have to lug a starter box round.

So, I need your advise; what do you think?
Should I stick with the old engine or get a new one?
If I should get a new one, which one would you recommend?

Also, if you have any good tips or advise for the mbx5 itself, I'm all ears
Any help or advise is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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the RZ was a good engine back then and probably better still than some entry engines today so stick with it.

get a starter box not sure if any other type of starter will fit in there.

Nothing wrong with the MBX5 propsec a capable car still raceable, maybe not as nimble as some of todays newer chassis but good enough for mid order racers if they were honest enough to say so.

been a while since i raced the X5 but i think diffs were somewhere close to what people run with the X6 front and center between 5-10 rear 1-5 depends on surface, shocks around 25-35 I normall kept the front slightly harder, grey springs all round normally worked ok most places, tbh the X5 had the same set up parameters as the X6 and a lot of the set ups seem to work across the range, if anything the older car being heavier was easier to drive.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Thank for the info!

Yes, I know what you mean; I don't think I can drive a mbx5 to its full potential.
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