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Old 07-26-2006, 07:41 AM   #391
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I was at the Nats this past weekend and was hanging out with Bob & Bobby Tillman, as well as Scott Hughes. The new shocks are the longer shocks right off the new MBX5T unlimited MT. They also have new longer springs. The shock towers are taller so you get the correct up/down travel. Scott actually ran the old stock MBX5 shocks in the A-main and was leading the race for a while before his Rx died. It was a shame as he looked to be checked out.

The new server saver and ackerman are from the truck as well. The spring is now on top and is thicker (stiffer). The latest lower front arms (have an X-brace) are generation 4 arms. They seem to be a bit harder and too well-braced by the hingepin, so they're breaking at the pillowball side. Mugen is now molding their own plastic, so a Gen 5 arm will be out shortly.

The new MBX5T looks so AWESOME! I hope to have my ProSpec version in a week or so
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:41 PM   #392
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Thanks for the inside scoop Tony!! And I've personally ran into Exactly what your talking about in the Gen-4 front lower X-arms, I've broken 2 arms by the pillow ball and 1 by the hindge pin, all three in light tumbles!! I've since switched back to the 3rd version arms, which I still had a few new packs of "thank goodness", and have had NO problems since!! The new truggy kit looks AWESOME and I can't wait to check one out myself!!
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I just picked up a used Prospec. Looking at some set-up sheets the oils are listed as 300, 350 and 400. Is this the same 30, 35 and 40wt?
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Nope, it is a weird scale. I can tell you from experience that every 50 in CPS is roughly 2.5wt in US calibration. I run Losi 30 or Trinity 32.5 in the rear and Losi 32.5 or Trinity 35 up front, this is almost exactly the same as 350 and 400.
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Thanks guys. Nothing's easy.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:14 PM   #397
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I'm trying to play around with brake bias. Some people tell me too set them up with more rear brake. They say it helps rotate the buggy in to the corners. It seems no matter how much rear brake I dial in the front still grabs more. What about Cradock brakes?
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Craddock brakes is a no no. if your a serious racer u wont use them.
they work good for about 2 races then the hex in the middle of the brake wears out and spins around. You need reliable strong brakes with metal hex so no stripping out at all.

I run my brake bias at about 60/40. ( 60 front / 40 rear ) depends on track.
If u want quicker stopping u run more front. if ur on a grass track. run ver little front such as 30 front 70 rear. as grass offers to much grip.
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I'm trying to play around with brake bias. Some people tell me too set them up with more rear brake. They say it helps rotate the buggy in to the corners. It seems no matter how much rear brake I dial in the front still grabs more. What about Cradock brakes?
The best brakes for the MBX5 are the TTRS3 option discs. They are pricey but well worth it. Bradley ran them when he was on the Mugen team as well as Tyler Vik.

I run 40/60 to 30/70 F/R bias.
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The best brakes for the MBX5 are the TTRS3 option discs. They are pricey but well worth it. Bradley ran them when he was on the Mugen team as well as Tyler Vik.

I run 40/60 to 30/70 F/R bias.
Personaly I like the CNR bakes... expensive but soooo nice... i got pics if you want
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Ithink part of my problem is a slightly, worn bushing for the front front brake cam. I was looking at the King Headz center diff plate with the bearings as an upgrade.
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frodo disks by fironi best I ever used they last forever with no fade
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What are you guys running for pads?
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Ithink part of my problem is a slightly, worn bushing for the front front brake cam. I was looking at the King Headz center diff plate with the bearings as an upgrade.
yes the cetre pplate with bearings are great
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What are you guys running for pads?
With the TTRS3 option discs or the Craddocks, you just use the stock metal calipers without the blue pad glued on. Before the TTRS3 discs, I used the Craddocks on my MBX5 and MSR X5T conversion. They worked well, but I had to clean them often.
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