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Old 10-02-2006, 11:27 AM   #436
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the failsafe is useless if the battery gets disconnected, itīs better to
use a throttle return spring, happened to me once, and since then, the spring is very helpful, fo course the failsafe will prevent radio glitch and low batt.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:26 AM   #437
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i agree. i don't run failsafe on race as i usually make sure my batt are fully charge for the big events but on normal days, i'm just too lazy to have a fully charge batteries because i hit the tracks whenever the wether is good. There's another danger on our tracks, there are always some guys who just flick on their radio without checking the frequency board.

Always wanted a specktrum sys but the price is just too high here.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:53 PM   #438
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hi any one run the dif oil in this configuration? R-2K C-10K F-5K?

what will happened if the center is filled with 10K?
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more on power to front wheels!

mbx5R manual available at mugen site, now you can now for sure which parts are different to prospec

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Here is a parts list of the differences of the MBX5 ProSpec and MBX5R:

Part Description*** MBX5 ProSpec*** MBX5R

Servo Saver*** E0304*** E0312
Servo Saver Pipe*** C0357*** E0314
5mm Ackerman*** E0311*** E0316 (-1.5)
Chassis*** E0401*** E0401-B
Stone Guards*** E0403*** E0403-B
Front Damper Set (shocks)*** C0580*** E0513
Rear Damper Set (shocks)*** C0581*** E0514
5mm Front Damper Stay (tower)*** E0503*** E0526
5mm Rear Damper Stay (tower)*** E0504*** E0527
Ti Rear Upper Arm Link*** E0811*** E0811-B
Ti Steering Links*** E0807 (3mm)*** E0823 (4mm)
Steering Link Ends*** C0801A*** E0814
Steering link Balls*** C0801C*** E0817
Brake Linkage*** E0805*** E0805-B
Center Diff Mount*** E0104*** E0104-B
Front Upper Arm*** E0106*** E0106-B
Front Lower Arm*** E0107*** E0107-B
Rear Lower Arm*** E0108*** E0108-B
Front Upright*** E0109*** E0109-B
Front Lower Arm Support*** E0119*** E0141 (-1)
Front Sway Bar*** C0171 (2.3mm)*** E0130 (2.4mm)
Rear Sway Bar*** C0184 (2.8mm)*** E0131 (2.9mm)

Note: The E0311 ProSpec Ackerman and E0119 Front Lower Arm Support are
still "options" for the new MBX5R. As would be the sway bars. The new
E0316 looks like it has more holes further back. Not sure what the -1
means on the E0141 Front Lower Arm Support. My guess is the hingepin
is dropped or raised 1*.

I know Scott Hughes said the chassis's were the same, but I thought the stops would be slightly modified so the arms can drop more with the longer shocks. Someone posted earlier today on the grid that these spots are slightly different, but a dremel on the old chassis would take two seconds. When I spoke to Kris Moore a few weeks ago, he had mentioned hitting it with a dremel and you'd be fine and not need a new chassis.

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Old 10-06-2006, 11:29 AM   #441
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more on power to front wheels!

mbx5R manual available at mugen site, now you can now for sure which parts are different to prospec

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That's actually backwards. If you run heavier diff fluid in the center it will send more power to the rear wheels making the car have more of a rear wheel drive effect. The car will also lose a small amount of off power steering.
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Tony or David, Have either of you been able to find Scott Hughes MBX5R setup from the Worlds? We've tried asking on Sgrid and he won't respond,(he answers all other questions) but won't post his setup. I even emailed Mike Swauger at Mugen and he answered all questions but didn't reply to the setup sheet?? I would think the setup I was running on my MBX5 should work just as well on the R.
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Tony or David, Have either of you been able to find Scott Hughes MBX5R setup from the Worlds? We've tried asking on Sgrid and he won't respond,(he answers all other questions) but won't post his setup. I even emailed Mike Swauger at Mugen and he answered all questions but didn't reply to the setup sheet?? I would think the setup I was running on my MBX5 should work just as well on the R.
I don't have Scott's MBX5R setup from the World's.

BUT .... Guillerme Vray's MBX5R setup from the World's is now posted on the Mugen Japan site:

http://www.mugenseiki.co.jp/mugen/mb...jakarta-wc.pdf
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:56 AM   #444
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I have not seen one (Hughes' setup) either. I have not really looked as I am going to run Losi's new car. I hope it turns out to be as good as my Mugen was.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #445
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Davidka,

I look foreward in seeing your review with the new 8ight. I have been thinking about jumping ship but the new Mugen is looking very nice.

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I loved my MBX5 so the bar is set pretty high! It should be very good. The kit seems to be of excellent quality (just built it) and it's maiden voyage is tomorrow.
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After seeing the list of updates, I just gave in and ordered a new MBX5R. My brand new ProSpec only has two races on it so I'll just give that to my son and take my old MBX5 I rebuilt for him and sell as a roller. If anyone is interested in it, email me. It's completely rebuilt with all KingHeadz upgrades.

The Losi 8ight looks like a really nice car. I like what they did with a few things and I'm sure it'll spawn some new creative thinking out of the Mugen and Kyosho camps. As for being as good as the Mugen, time will tell, but thems some BIG shoes to fill. The Mugen is so durable! Two years on my old car and only broke one part on it due to someone T-boning me at the end of a straight. I can't wait to run the MBX5R with the longer shocks. Our local track is a real off-road track I'm also curious to see how it steers with the bump-steer gone. But with racing coming to an end up here in the NorthEast, I may have to travel to run it....
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Tony, did you go and read that R setup from Guillaume's Worlds setup? I don't see me trying that anytime soon. Diffs F-30,000 C-15,000 R-5000 WTF?
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Tony, did you go and read that R setup from Guillaume's Worlds setup? I don't see me trying that anytime soon. Diffs F-30,000 C-15,000 R-5000 WTF?
LOL

I didn't click on the link and check out the setup yet. I just saw it there as I was looking for Scott's SilverState setup and noticed the Vray setup and posted the link.
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Hey guys. I have a MBX-5 prospec that I also ran two races on. I have it up for sale on the forums and I will have some pics in the morning.

plenty of parts, not that you will need them, but you never know. Thanks.
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