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Old 07-16-2006, 08:50 PM   #376
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Has anyone heard any recent news on the new shocks and shock towers that Scott Hughes is running on his MBX-5? Pics, Part #'s or availability?? Thanks-Ryan
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I just read this on another site:

Hey guys, just thought you might like to know parts changes for
MBX5-R, this was given to me by a factory Mugen Driver.

Hey guys!
News from Mugen.....
The new buggy will be called MBX5 R .
The following parts will be changed,
1. front Upper Arm
2. Front Lower Arm
3. Rear Lower Arm
4. Front Upright
5. Brake Disk Guide
6. Radio Plate Mount
7. Stone Guard
8. Rear Upper Arm Link
9. Servo Saver
10. Front Damper
11. Rear Damper
12. Steering Rod parts
13. Damper spring ( new)
14. Front Damper Stay (new)
15. Rear Damper Stay (new)
16. Servo Saver Plate (new)
17. Front Lower Arm Support (new)
18. Chassis
19. Front Anti-Roll Bar 2.4mm (new)
20. Rear Anti-Roll Bar 2.9mm (new)

Should be out middle August

That's more changes than I can remember across the last 3 revisions of the K cars.
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the shock towers should be available, at least they are our LHS, other than that, I don't think anything else is, yet anyway.
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the shock towers should be available, at least they are our LHS, other than that, I don't think anything else is, yet anyway.
THANKS!! Could you list the part #'s for both the F & R towers.
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THANKS!! Could you list the part #'s for both the F & R towers.
I don't know them but I'll see what I can do. I'll give you my LHS's number if you want, they will ship anywhere in N America.
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Originally Posted by Davidka
I just read this on another site:

Hey guys, just thought you might like to know parts changes for
MBX5-R, this was given to me by a factory Mugen Driver.

Hey guys!
News from Mugen.....
The new buggy will be called MBX5 R .
The following parts will be changed,
1. front Upper Arm
2. Front Lower Arm
3. Rear Lower Arm
4. Front Upright
5. Brake Disk Guide
6. Radio Plate Mount
7. Stone Guard
8. Rear Upper Arm Link
9. Servo Saver
10. Front Damper
11. Rear Damper
12. Steering Rod parts
13. Damper spring ( new)
14. Front Damper Stay (new)
15. Rear Damper Stay (new)
16. Servo Saver Plate (new)
17. Front Lower Arm Support (new)
18. Chassis
19. Front Anti-Roll Bar 2.4mm (new)
20. Rear Anti-Roll Bar 2.9mm (new)

Should be out middle August

That's more changes than I can remember across the last 3 revisions of the K cars.
which team driver provided the info....looks like we have found our leak to the media...

http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...hp?storyid=859
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:25 PM   #382
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If you read on the sgrid, it says only the items marked (new) are...guess what (new) .

Can't wait though. Be out right about the same time the 8ight comes.
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:36 PM   #383
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As I read it it seems to imply that all the items are changed except the items marked "new" which are of course, new. I bet the car will be a nice revision but not a whole re-design.
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Got a question,

On rough tracks, would it be a good adjustment to change the rear prospec brace back to the old MBX5 chassis brace to allow more flex?
I have noticed Xray and Losi are having the options of composit and Al. rear brace to adjust for track conditions. Mugen does not seem to offer that adjustment
If they do someon please list a web link.

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I have heard of changing between the aluminum and plastic chassis support holder in the rear, but not changing the actual brace.
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I stick with the aluminum chassis brace in the rear, mainly due to gear mesh and saving the clutch bell bearings in a 20-30min main!! But I do use the stock MBX5 chassis brace(one with plastic ends that pivots on balls)in the FRONT quite often as a tuning option, on not only rough tracks, but just in general. The buggy seems to handle "S" sections on curvy tracks alot better.
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The gear mesh is something that I have thought of due to flex. I also know that in Europe they sometimes dont even use a rear brace. They are running on much smoother tracks. ( rally racing )
The gear mesh would be the biggest problem with the chassis flex. It is something that I have been throwing around. I will try to get my hands on the old MBX5 rear chassis mount. It should allow a little more flex but keep the gearing from binding.

Ryan Barnes,
good to hear from you again. The drivers stand has not been as entertaining without you bro.
OH by the way, I hope Dykes is not to mad at me throwing some smack shit on the new track in Lous. Ky track. it was just B.S. He seem like a good guy.
You know how those factory drivers get.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:20 AM   #388
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I've just been tryin to run where the competition is!! Lemme know, I've got 2 of the stock MBX5 rear chassis braces handy!! Also I heard you were lookin for a pipe for your Nova P5, I got a Mugen 1005 that has been ran TWICE, in excellent condition for $75
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competition is?? WHAT AM I

I have a OS 2050 and a JP 2. I think I will play with them before I throw down some more cash. As for the rear brace. The next time I see you, keep it in your pit box and I will take it off your hands.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:28 PM   #390
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kyracer- hopefully that stock rear chassis brace works out for ya, lemme know what you think. But honestly when you get a chance you need to try the stock Front chassis brace, I think it has more of an effect on the buggy. Try the ultra light sway bars as well, I've been having alot of luck out of those.
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