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Old 12-25-2006, 09:05 PM   #751
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Revelation on Saturday nights. It's way more laid-back than ARC...much more novice-friendly. Plus, the track is more wide-open with less chance of launching into the parking lot...and you can see the whole track.

The driver's stand at ARC does kick butt, though.

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Sounds good. Funny thing is I did launch into the woops a little to hard and took it out of the park! Track change at Rev huh? I will have to come check it out. Does the new shop stock Mugen stuff?
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Sounds good. Funny thing is I did launch into the woops a little to hard and took it out of the park! Track change at Rev huh? I will have to come check it out. Does the new shop stock Mugen stuff?
Yeah, not a big fan of the "big jump, no fence, narrow track" thing...LOL That and all the blind corners. The marshalls would set the cars down and you can't even see them. If you're pretty good, it's not a problem...but I'm not.

The track layout at Rev is the same, but he put jumps friggin' everywhere.
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Merf and Chad, Best of luck and wishes for both of your families, I hope for the best and understand how important family is especially during the Holidays.
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fyi...

The new Light Blue, Gray and White MBX5R/T springs are here! The Whites may be a good tuning option on the truck as they are a little softer than the stock Reds. The Light Blues and Grays should be dialed on the MBX5R.

Mugen also has a new aluminum clutch shoe that has been lightened. I always run the aluminum shoes with the 1.0 springs. I never liked the 1.1 springs because they did not fit right. So to get more snap you would have to drill each shoe to lighten them up a bit (too much work for me so i always ran the 1.0's). But with these new lightened shoes the 0.9 springs feel more like 0.95 spring and the 1.0 springs feel more like a 1.05 spring.

MBX5T Running Change:

MBX5T kits will now come with ProLine CrimeFighter MTR tires with the new molded foams.

The new teflon coated servo saver tubes are not here yet. Next Friday perhaps.
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Whats different about the springs? Are the greys the same that come with the R?
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The springs are longer, they fit the longer shocks that come with the R.

Go to www.mugenseiki.com/menueefi.htm
Look under New Products
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Thanks. I thought the kit came with the longer springs but i guess not. what would be the advantage of a longer spring Seems to me you would just not run as many preload spacers.
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merf- With the longer springs you will get alot smoother transition as your suspension goes thru it's range of motion, due to the added coils. The longer springs will be a huge help in the rough stuff, I have the white, blue and grey sets both front and rear all on their way!
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:25 AM   #760
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hay Barnes where you get the new sprigs from ive looked every ware cant find any one whos stocks them ie A Main Hobbies, NitroHouse, Carolina RC thay all dont have the new items yet springs , teflon servo saver , light weight clutch shoes
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fyi...

The new Light Blue, Gray and White MBX5R/T springs are here! The Whites may be a good tuning option on the truck as they are a little softer than the stock Reds. The Light Blues and Grays should be dialed on the MBX5R.

Mugen also has a new aluminum clutch shoe that has been lightened. I always run the aluminum shoes with the 1.0 springs. I never liked the 1.1 springs because they did not fit right. So to get more snap you would have to drill each shoe to lighten them up a bit (too much work for me so i always ran the 1.0's). But with these new lightened shoes the 0.9 springs feel more like 0.95 spring and the 1.0 springs feel more like a 1.05 spring.

MBX5T Running Change:

MBX5T kits will now come with ProLine CrimeFighter MTR tires with the new molded foams.

The new teflon coated servo saver tubes are not here yet. Next Friday perhaps.
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Here are the part numbers for the new springs:

E0528 Front Spring 14.5T Light Blue
E0529 Front Spring 14T Gray
E0530 Front Spring 13.5T White

E0531 Rear Spring 17.5T Light Blue
E0532 Rear Spring 17T Gray
E0533 Rear Spring 16.5T White

Retail is $13.99 for each pair (front or rear), so figure online shops about $11-12.

Mugen just got the springs in Thursday. I'm guessing they'll ship out to distributors (such as HRP) Tuesday, take a day or two to get to them and then another 1-4 days UPS from the distributor to the hobby shops. If the shops have a direct account with Mugen, they'll get them quicker.

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Got a question about the Mugen starter box. Has anyone ran the TKO Quick Start Plate on this box? I see it all the time on the Large chrome Ofna box.

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Kracer...they do work on the Mugen boxes. Happy New Year.
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