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Old 06-06-2006, 04:57 PM   #331
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Does anyone stock the Base MBX5? I know once Prospec versions come out their stripped version are harder to find.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:17 PM   #332
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The distributorHRP has a couple hundred of them. Try Amainhobbies.com and Acehardwarehobbies.com too.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #333
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Thanks. Is the Prospec needed? I don't think I need all that flare.

The one thing I am concerned about my purchase is coming on the later end of its life cycle...
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:00 PM   #334
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Performula, I own 3 Mugen MBX5's, A complete King Headz/Prospec that I race, another complete Prospec my son races, and a MBX5 with a few Prospec hopups on it. The MBX5 with a few Prospec hopups is a complete roller, very clean and in good condition, I would be willing to sell it at a VERY reasonable price!! This will save you hundreds and if Mugen does release a MBX6 you won't be out much and you'll have a good practice buggy!! Just PM me if interested. Later-Ryan
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good info Mugen men and Barnes .
Barnes I tried the rough track setup and ran 13 laps at Coyote. BAMM! I am working on a new tire that I hope will be the hookup.
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I run a stock MBX5 and for where I run the Prospec is not needed. The tracks I run on are generally softer dirt so it is harder to bend/break things like shock towers and hub carriers. If I raced somewhere that ran lots of blue groove surfaces (read: rock hard) I would want the Prospec hubs and shock towers for piece of mind.
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Who has the hottest deals on the Mugen's?
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The new long arm Mugen truggy should be here in a few weeks and is based off the MBX5, but has lots oif new parts.

The next "new" buggy won't be around until 2007. You may see a ProSpec-II released later this summer/fall that will have the new "option" parts coming out. Those include the new hardcoated shocks that are longer with a screw on end on the seal side. They'll also have taller shock towers for the new shocks. Scott Hughes and Bobby Tillman were running the new shocks and towers last weekend.

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David,
If you want to test your buggy. Come to Coyotehobbies.com. Thanks for all your info man.

Barnes, are you still running a lighter oil with the new shocks? The K cars are running about 60WT. I have moved to the Scott setup at Coyote and it is much better on the bumps.
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Is the NEW mugen going to be seen at the Farm race in NC?
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Tony - do you think Mugen will do anything but keep doing these updates or do you think there'll be an all-new buggy?
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Tony - do you think Mugen will do anything but keep doing these updates or do you think there'll be an all-new buggy?
There will be another desigh when one is needed. Nobody knows if or when. Come to think of it, by this logic Kyosho hasn't released a new car since the Inferno. They are just a long string of updates.
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by this logic Kyosho hasn't released a new car since the Inferno. They are just a long string of updates.
I disagree with this. The parts aren't compatible in many cases from, let's say, a K2 and SP2. They're entirely different platforms. Once the chassis changes, a new car has been created.
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That's fair enough. It is still 4 revisions to me, different chassis plate or not. Besides, the chassis only changed from the K3 to the SP1 to move the engine forward. The SP2 changed to move the engine back again.
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OK...just got an Eck-Tec upper pivot brace...how the hell does this thing go on? There's no threads in the mount holes...does it go on top or below? it doesn't line up the same as the stocker in either position as near as I can tell...it's lower one way or higher the other.

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