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Old 10-17-2006, 08:59 AM   #481
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Well I've decided to get the new Mugen instead of the Losi. Just waiting for some free time to order it. Anyone know where to get Eck Tec other than Carolinas Rc?
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:22 AM   #482
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MC-Good choice, and no not sure where else to get the Eck-tec parts, but I will tell you that two of your best additions to the MBX5R will be the Eck-tec or King Headz ackerman arm, their both at the same offset and really help eliminate the bumpsteer, that and the Eck-tec 1 piece front upper arm hinge pin bracket, it lowers the top arm to the proper level to which Chad Bradley use to space his down to, and really effects cornering.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:10 AM   #483
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I was able to finish 5th overall in the A-main this past weekend at the KY State R/C Pro Series Championships with the new MBX5R, running the setup that I have posted on the previous page, with a few small changes to that setup on race day,(-3deg rear toe block, 400wt Front/350wt Rear shock oils, and top front arms centered) Like I've said before the new R jumps and corners very well. Here are a couple pics of my R in action during sundays main, notice the hard packed, dry, bumpy track, yet the R is still getting great corner traction at the end of the high speed straight!!



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Old 10-17-2006, 10:58 AM   #484
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Man the parts from Eck Tec you post aren't the ones I was going to get. I keep breaking the little ears off the front lower piece -1 kickup brace. So I was going to get that and the mudguards. Thanks for the Mugen "push" guys, I didn't want that damn Losi anyways...
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Hahah, and now I don't have to switch brands either. I'd have switched if you did. Now just got to come up with some $$ for an R before summer.

Ryan, that bottom pic is pretty cool. Must've used some super tire glue if that didn't come off. lol
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hey Jeff that track surface looks like Sandhill but you'd never see any bite like that!!! Nice pictures ryan and thanks for all your input.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:31 AM   #487
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The -1 and -2 front lower arm mount will take kick-up out of the front arms, is this right?

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Barnes, did you forget to put the foam in that tire? braaaa
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:40 PM   #489
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Can someone point me somewhere to get the M-Mod option parts for the MBX5 prospec? Anyone use their options parts I need to know if its good or not.
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Ryan,

Thanks for posting your setup info on the "R". I hope to have mine on the track with this setup next week.

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Good luck Allen, that setup has still been working pretty well for me, I'm picking up another R kit tomorrow!!!
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Here are a few pics of Scott Hughes MBX5R that I took this past weekend at the I-Hobby Show in Chicago. Notice the length of his springs, where were all having to run 14-16mm worth of shock clips, he only had 4mm clips front and rear because of the length of his springs!! I'll be glad when those release!





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And a few pics of my R from the show!! Personally I think it looks better than Hughes, or atleast cleaner!







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Hey Ryan how are you liking that hi downforce Proline wing? I've yet to try one yet.

Well guys my new prospec r has left the dock and is on its way here to Michigan. I can't wait to get it and take a look. I finally made the call over the eight. I can already hook up the Mugen, I've been running one for two years now.

Man it's cool to see something such as the Outerwears making it's way into rc. I used to run those on my Harley and other flattrackers over the K&Ns. They work pretty good.
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Just started building my new MBX5R today. It has been going so far a lot better then building that 8ight.
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