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Old 07-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #31
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So how much better is the 6 from the 5? You guys are making me have some buyer's remorse.
LOL. Buyers remorse? How long ago did you buy your 5? I assume you recently bought it and it's used? You can drive someone's else's 6 but I don't know if that would be a good gauge. Setup and time with a vehicle tell a better tale. I'll answer your question with another. How many pro drivers race with the previous model? I have personally seen a sportsman driver go from last to the top by switching. Of course, results may vary.
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LOL. Buyers remorse? How long ago did you buy your 5? I assume you recently bought it and it's used? You can drive someone's else's 6 but I don't know if that would be a good gauge. Setup and time with a vehicle tell a better tale. I'll answer your question with another. How many pro drivers race with the previous model? I have personally seen a sportsman driver go from last to the top by switching. Of course, results may vary.
It's brand spaking new. The guy built it and let it sit on a shelf. It has a brand new bce chassis on it. Supposedly the bce chassis is supposed to make it handle completely different (good). It also has a ton of kingheadz stuff on it as well. I paid $600 completely rtr for what i thought was going to be a 6t. Guy even tried to tell me it was a 6t but it's hard to believe if it has all the same parts as a 5t and looks like one too. I only do club racing with some losi's and some associated trucks. (10-20 people). You think i should be all right with what i got? I would have shipped it back if it wasn't brand new with hop ups and a bce chassis.
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I would expect the car to be as stated. A second Gen car will aways be way cheaper pending on what you received I would expect a new version. Since its new its a plus and you can win with a older kit just stay on your wheels and get a setup you feel conformable wheeling on.
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I would expect the car to be as stated. A second Gen car will aways be way cheaper pending on what you received I would expect a new version. Since its new its a plus and you can win with a older kit just stay on your wheels and get a setup you feel conformable wheeling on.
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Really think i won't have any problems keeping up with the other truggies. Just kinda sucks since i'm the only guy running an mbx5 at my track. There is only one other guy that runs mugen at my track and i think he runs a 6t converted electric. Guess i'll be on my own if i break something.
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I hope it's a reality. It'll make my mbx5t feel outdated. The only thing i see that could be improved is the arms that break too often
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I hope it's a reality. It'll make my mbx5t feel outdated. The only thing i see that could be improved is the arms that break too often
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This is more a question of product lifecycle than need. Mugen does running part changes/updates along the way to extend their product lifecycle. Here are some approximate dates for their history of product lifecycle:

Mugen MBX-5 4/2004
Mugen MBX-5R 10/2006 (30 months after MBX-5)
Mugen MBX-6 9/2008 (24 months after MBX-5R)
Mugen MBX-6R 4/2012 (42 months after MBX-6)

Based on the history above, the soonest we'd probably see a MBX-7 would be 4/2014 (24 months after MBX-6R).

If you're looking for one or more models per year, I think we all know other brands that use that paradigm.
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This is more a question of product lifecycle than need. Mugen does running part changes/updates along the way to extend their product lifecycle. Here are some approximate dates for their history of product lifecycle:

Mugen MBX-5 4/2004
Mugen MBX-5R 10/2006 (30 months after MBX-5)
Mugen MBX-6 9/2008 (24 months after MBX-5R)
Mugen MBX-6R 4/2012 (42 months after MBX-6)

Based on the history above, the soonest we'd probably see a MBX-7 would be 4/2014 (24 months after MBX-6R).

If you're looking for one or more models per year, I think we all know other brands that use that paradigm.

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i can honestly say that mugens product life cycle as you call it was one of the main reasons i switched over from xray. i was looking for something that has been out for a while and thus proven, and also would stay out for a while...i just could not handle having an "outdated" car every 10 months...since the LHS just never kept spares. New ones were released before the old ones were even on the shelf here...so it doesn't make sense to them either i guess.
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Good point.. I went back and forth between the MBX6R and the RC8.2. Think I should've gone with the Mugen.. There's just too much flux with the Associated.. Mugen also has the best resale value..
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Great points guys. One of the best things about Mugen is just what you guys are saying.

Having a car that has been out a while gives you the chance to get the setup exactly how you want it over time and it really makes the 6 superfast. Every little tweak adds up.

Here is my setup I have been tweaking for over 2 years. It may not be for everyone. The long chassis responded well to moving the rear hubs forward a little with the medium spacer in the front and the rest behind.
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