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Old 05-19-2006, 12:09 PM   #301
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Make sure to get the oversized diff seals too. They can be purchased at carolinarc.com. They help a lot.
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Are you talking about the oversized Orings? I have them.
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Yes, that's what I meant. Still leaking?
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does anyone know the difference between the mbx4 & 5 buggy what changes
or not that much change.
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David,
they are still leaking some with the Car. oversized Orings.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #306
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I want to get a mbx5 but someone told me that a new mugen buggy is on the way anyone have info? i don't want to buy mx5 then few months later a new one is released.
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I heard that it was a upgradable kit of the MBX5.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:18 AM   #308
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does anyone know the difference between the mbx4 & 5 buggy what changes
or not that much change.
COmplete re design, longer suspension travel, engine moved closer to center, simplified layout.

Kyracer, if all of the parts are in good shape than it's probably caused by the excess play in the outdrives. Also, I find that they seal better if I grease the orings before assembly with Associated green slime or something like that, I do that with shock seals too. I don't think silicone seals very well by itself.


Kahuna, the only changes I have seen that Mugen is responsible for are a new shock design and shock towers. As of right now, if they are bringing a new buggy to market it's the best kept industrial secret I have ever (never?) heard.
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I do seal them with green slim. Thats old school electric shock building tip.
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I'm stumped...
THe only thing I can think of is to make sure the internal gears are shimmed carefully to reduce the movement of the internals to a minimum.
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sirdinidron,
I think you will be much happier jumping ship.
am indeed very very much happier now kyracer!!

Got it two weeks ago and just managed to try it out these two days.
Very impressed with its quality and fittings. It doesn't seem to need any shimmings for the diffs. Tested it on factory settings except for the diffs oil.
Instead of the standards 3-3-1, i'm running 5-7-1. So far so good. Will be trying on Scott Huges 2006 SS setups and see how it goes.

Thanks guys!!
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Kahuna, the only changes I have seen that Mugen is responsible for are a new shock design and shock towers. As of right now, if they are bringing a new buggy to market it's the best kept industrial secret I have ever (never?) heard.
I ran in the Proline Max Challenge event over the weekend and both Hughes and Tillman were running the new shocks, towers and springs. (Longer Shocks with screw on bottom- aka no clip , taller/narrower towers, 3 new springs to go with the changes)

The track was very rough after quals on Sat. & the team cars appeared to benefit from the new parts.

As for a new buggy... historically an announcement come after the Worlds, late this year - MBX6 has a nice ring to it I think! Purely an educated guess on my part however

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ya'll.. just replaced my shock pistons with a 1.9x1 hole all around. i noticed that the big bore shocks required more oils than the normal shocks.. i know its bigger but i didn't think it'll need so much oil they took away nearly half bottle of the mugen 350 shock oil. no wonder it jumps and lands better. still haven't got the chance to change any of the settings yet.. will post more in time
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Just got an mbx5 prospec, any suggestions or tips? It looks like you have to be careful with the strg servo wires, they are close to the brake disc!
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Just got an mbx5 prospec, any suggestions or tips? It looks like you have to be careful with the strg servo wires, they are close to the brake disc!
If they're close, they're in the wrong place. My friend chewed the wires on his once...either tuck it under the holder or put it through the middle and tie it outside.
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