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Old 12-05-2006, 07:01 AM   #601
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Unless your chassis is in bad shape I would suggest you just keep running the one you got, the big changes in the R have to do with the complete suspension (shocks, towers, arms, etc...) So I would just get the upgrade kit from CarolinasRC and mount it all on your current buggy.

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thanks ryan for your help.just another question if i may ask is there other types of diff that are stonger for this buggy just want to know.if u can give me a breaf summary of parts that is a must have to keap my mugen race ready and up to date i will gladly appreciate it.thanks felix...
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:48 AM   #602
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merciless,

try taking away front droop...through the corner this will cause the front end to saty "lower" to the ground than with the fronts raised...also, the fact that you have the white springs (the hardest) may be another reason why you can't get front traction out of the corners......go to the blues.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:21 AM   #603
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Rod,

I would go up to 10k in the center diff (maybe 6k or 7k in the front, but do it one at a time). I'd also lose the 3* rear toe block and go to the 2.5. Not quite sure which hinge pin location you're using in the rear uprights, but use the lower hole to get a higher rear roll center.

Also how is the ride height set up on the car? Servo-saver tightened up? Did you run the car with the stock grey springs? If so, how was it compared to the stiffer whites? I'm assuming you're running the whites so that you can run a lower ride height on the grass surface.

I'm not familiar with running on grass. I run on dirt as do most guys here in the states, but we'll try to help.

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Old 12-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #604
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Right Guys,

Cant take out much more droop on the front it's not got alot of up travel now i set the ride height to roughly wishbones level. With more droop out it starts to bounce over the bumps.

I'm using the white springs causing i was having alot of troubles with grip roll when using the grays i'd guess using the Blues would make this even worse.. ?

Servo savers tight yes

Thanks peps

Oh i did think of going up with the oils cause i was told that'd make the car more positive i was going to try 7-10-3 front to rear
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Sorry yes the rear toe blocks to 2.5 deg's seems a good idea to me too
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Hi Rod,

That's what I figured on the white springs. Yeah, the soft blues would make the traction rolling worse. The rear toe-block would be the quickest thing to change and try out. But I really think the diff oils is what you need to change. 7-10-3 or 7-10-2 should feel perfect.

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does the 5r come with new rear toe plates. like 3.5 ?
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Thanks Tony, I'll give that a go
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Try more caster, this will give you more on-power steering.

What bars are you using front and rear?
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Already moved all but 1 of the spacers to infront of the upper arm for next race meet Thought about that once i'd got home on the weekend

Thanks for the thought
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Also try to run a harder spring on the rear shocks, White on the raer and Grey on the front.
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Wasn't 100% sure that'd be a good idea.I've never seen anyone with different springs front to rear on there MBX5 yet, Thats not to say it wont work though. It'll deffinately give more steering as you say......

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What sway bars are you using on the front and rear of the buggie?
Are you looking for low speed or hi speed steering?
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OK,

I'm in the process of doing my MBX5-5R conversion. I should of gotten a new kit, LOL.

Anyways, what are you guys doing for an indoor setup on the car? I am absolutely in love with 5T, I hope that the 5R lives up to my hopes.

Instead of getting one of the newer ackermans that is raised up, I just got a stock MBX5 rack and cut the ears off of it and bolted it up under the 5R ackerman. I did the same with the 5T.

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whats the differece between the prospect versoin 2 the R version?
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