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Old 02-12-2006, 06:04 PM   #151
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Wait, a truggy for you too?!?!?! I wonder if the touring car guys will miss us.

I had a great first outing with my Mugen as well, the engine is just about there (with a few more tweak on the low-end and i think I'll be good )
Love this car! And John, you and I have to work on our schedule so I don't show up at the track right when you're leaving!!!

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I'm sure we will chat this week to align schedules. (BTW thanks again for all the help getting up to speed with the P5X Hot Mod...very quick!)

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:37 PM   #152
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I just got a new ProSpec. I was told the diffs. leak and that there is a diff. ring seals it much better then the stock ones. Does anyone know which diff rings fix the problem?
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:57 PM   #153
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You can get them on ebay. Seller ID is calnitro. They fix the leaking problem. Make sure to grease them with Associated green slime or something rubber safe.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:23 PM   #154
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are u sure it calnitro brand??
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:08 AM   #155
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That's what I bought. I couldn't find any of his auctions so they might not be available right now. McMaster Carr also sells the correct size for upgrade.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:54 AM   #156
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Chances are fairly high that if their diffs were leaking, they were filled with too much silicone fluid. I have used the stock MBX5 Prospec seals for an entire season without any leaking.
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I just got the buggy and have not even been on the track yet. I was just wanting to pick up a set of the O rings just in case.
One thing you dont ever want to have is leakage of lube.
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Lube leakage sounds bad in any scenario! LOL
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:47 PM   #159
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can anyone tell me who makes this alloy front end part? (pic is from the recent race in Holland)
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Hmm... Interesting. An aluminum one-piece mount to replace the E106A/B blocks. Not sure who makes it?
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I'm on road guy just come back from watching pre world ifmar championship 2006. I'm impressed with off road buggy, they are tough .... and because I am mugen seiki loyalist so I decided to choose mbx5 prospec. Is this car good ? what part(s) break often or need special attention ?

os v spec b is enough ?

do i need a starter box ? can i use the starter box from mtx3 / mtx4 ?
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:53 AM   #162
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The Mbx5 is as good as a buggy gets. You will not be disapointed. You may want to get some oversized o-rings for your diffs (they help to reduce leakage) from carolinasrc.com.

A V-spec is plenty of motor but it has weak bearings that will likely need them replaced after a few races. BOCA makes quality replacements for reasonable costs.

You can't use an on road starter box with a buggy. The starter wheel is parallel with the chassis and in a buggy the starter wheel needs to be perpendicular to the chassis. Some starter boxes can be reconfigured but it's better to just have a box specifically set up for your buggy.
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Madjack,

I have know clue who make it because I never have seen it before. I noticed something in the photo maybe you could help out. Are those different types of shock? They seem like the have been polished, which look sweeeet.

Something else I noticed The buggy has some large knoby tires and the rear chassis brace is removed. I dont know if the person is changing parts but it makes me think under very slick conditions removing the rear brace can improve traction. It would be a shame to bend a 3mm chassis
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THe shocks look like JLB racing shocks. They are the standard Mugen shocks that have been hard coated (much harder than hard anodizing which would be a huge improvement over that stock). They can be purchased from Tarheel Racing in North Carolina. Pricey though.

The front brace might be made by Eck-Tec. That is a guess based on the color that it's been anodized and I think that the car is being raced in Europe since we haven't seen any of those Mario Rossi/Falcon/Ninja engines over here yet. I have a steering drag link from them and it's very nice
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THe shocks look like JLB racing shocks. They are the standard Mugen shocks that have been hard coated (much harder than hard anodizing which would be a huge improvement over that stock). They can be purchased from Tarheel Racing in North Carolina. Pricey though.

The front brace might be made by Eck-Tec. That is a guess based on the color that it's been anodized and I think that the car is being raced in Europe since we haven't seen any of those Mario Rossi/Falcon/Ninja engines over here yet. I have a steering drag link from them and it's very nice
FYI - I did receive a message back from the car owner on the neo-buggy.net site.

response is as follows:

Hi folks, my name is Stewart Wilcox, this is my car pictured at the recent indoor meeting in Holland. The front top upper wishbone mount is the M-Mod mount from Mugen Germany, just mounted upside down to produce a lower arm angle. Shocks are std Mugen parts, just chrome plated for smoother operation. These should be coming from Mugen soon.
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