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Old 01-06-2007, 02:23 AM   #811
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the more forward you are with the ackerman the smoother the steering response ,


thats all i know ,

try alittle less rear toe in , this will add steering mid corner ,

check with ryan barnes hes good with set ups ,


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Old 01-06-2007, 06:30 AM   #812
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i got one more question. where should i mount the lower shock? what hole?
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Outer hole.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:46 AM   #813
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just got 1 is it any good and anyone have any set up tips?
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Gabby- their very dependable buggies, easy to adjust, and tops in quality! My setup is on page 23 of this thread and seems to work real well on any type of track for myself and alot of drivers on here. Good luck and post up if you have concerns.
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hey guyd, i have a question. i have the standard mbx-5 and i was wonderin if you guys could help me out with the handling issues im having. when i drive my car on the track, on the bigger turns, my car turns fine, but on the infield turns, the off-power steering is really wide. what can i do to fix this? thanks
Heff- Here are a few things you can try on the MBX5 to help in tight turns, first off the obvious, make sure your steering EPA (end point adjustments) are going to their full potential, set the buggy down on a flat smooth table and make sure that when you steer R & L it's turning until the plastic of the uprights just touches the shaft of the pillow balls.

As for setup, for your top hinge pins put the gromets in the front shock tower in the lower position, put all the spacers "behind" your top arms(push them forward) for minimim castor, and be sure you have atleast 1deg of toe out per side, and 2deg of camber in front. Lemme know how this works out.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:09 AM   #816
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hi anyone give an educated answer to which ackerman hole give more steering. in particular entry and mid corner.

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PIITB- there are alot of other tuning options that will give you "more steering" as I covered above, but the ackerman position will determine how the steering reacts. For one use a aftermarket ackerman that is already offset, ex:- King Headz or Eck-tec, then the rest just depends on your driving style, Forward holes will give you a smoother reaction to steering input, where the more Rearward holes will give you a quicker response to steering input. Myself I prefer quick steering, when I turn I want it there NOW, so with the King Headz I run in the middle, and with the Eck-tec that has 4 holes (which I have on my R currently) I run in the third hole back, which basically is like splitting the difference between the middle and rear hole on the King Headz or original Prospec ackerman. King Headz is currently working on an ackerman with 4 hole choices, and once available that is what I will run. Good Luck!
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hey guys thanks for your advise. everything worked out good at the track today. i moved the steering links to the last hole on the ankerman plate, changed the shock position, changed the caster and changed the diff fluid to 4000. everything was great, the only change im going to do is change the front diff oil back to 5000.
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hi guys newb here .please help i have a mbx5 and my steering knuckles keep popping out if i land on 1 wheel or knock something . my track distance is 275 any advice on this problem PLEASE thanks
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hi guys i purchased mbx springs for my jammin thinking they would fit and found out they are too long. what happens if i cut them?

also, would you know if mugen shocks fit on the jammin?
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if you cut the springs, it would ruin the integrity of the spring. it would make the spring softer, and inconsistent. i think
yes, the mugen springs would fit on the jammin shocks. chad bradley uses the grey ones on his buggy
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It's actually the other way around...if you cut coils from a spring, it actually gets stiffer. The wire is the same strength, whether it's wound or straight, it's just harder to bend the same wire when it's shorter.
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hi guys newb here .please help i have a mbx5 and my steering knuckles keep popping out if i land on 1 wheel or knock something . my track distance is 275 any advice on this problem PLEASE thanks


please i do need help on this guys
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please i do need help on this guys

It's hard to help without any information.

What's popping out of what???

How about a picture?
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It's hard to help without any information.

What's popping out of what???

How about a picture?
ok here is a pic now the pivot ball keeps popping out of the steering knuckle
always the bottom ball and i have changed for 2 new sets but still the same
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It's hard to help without any information.

What's popping out of what???

How about a picture?
ok here is the pics the bottom, ball keeps popping out of the steering knuckle i have changed them twice for new ones but no luck
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