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Old 01-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #826
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For starters is that even a Mugen? Doesn't appear to be Mugens composite plastic, it's way too glossy looking like that cheap GS crap. And the universals instead of CVD's, not to mention Mugen's uprights are threaded and have a large aluminum set screw that holds the pillow balls in. In your pic I can see a metal cap with screws holding them in, something like Mayhem uses? Help us out here, how about a pic of the whole buggy minus body.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #827
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That doesn't look like a Mugen to me...it looks like one of those knock-off cars. Mugens don't have those retainers on the outside of the upright ("knuckle"), they just have an alloy nut that holds the pivot ball in.

That said -- Once it pulls through, you have to replace the upright. They're pretty cheap and once it pulls through they'll always pull through again. Just get a new pair of uprights...and don't tighten it up too much. Just enough to get rid of the slop.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #828
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Beat me to it...LOL
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:06 PM   #829
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it looks like it could the that gs cl-1, and Turbo Joe thanks for correcting my statement.
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:12 PM   #830
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it looks like it could the that gs cl-1, and Turbo Joe thanks for correcting my statement.
No problem...I'm not a spring expert or anything...but that's a 1:1 car thing.

That's why you see cars with cut springs bouncing down the road.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #831
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I bought a used standard MBX-5 and I need to order a set of shock springs for it. How can I tell if the car has the big bore shocks on it or not so that I get the correct springs?
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hey guys, i was wondering if any of you have problems with the diff leaking in the new mbx-5r? thanks im hopefully going to get one soon, if i dont like what i see in the rc8
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I bought a used standard MBX-5 and I need to order a set of shock springs for it. How can I tell if the car has the big bore shocks on it or not so that I get the correct springs?
The MBX5 only came with Big Bores. With the new MBX5R/T springs out, lots of guys will be selling the shorter MBX5 springs that came with the MBX5R kits. I actually know two guys that just bought brand new MBX5R kits and are going to sell the shorter springs as they already got the new longer springs made for the X5R's shocks. email me and I'll get you in touch with either of them.

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Hey fellas, looks like I got talked into running at CRCRC next week by some of the guys up here. Anyone got a good setup to start with for that indoor hardpack, sticky track at Columbus? I got a pretty good one now, just looking for a little input or maybe other trials to try.

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Can someone explain what the difference in the high and low rear upper arms are? The difference as on the track would be.. Ryan, are you coming to Medford this weekend??
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Can someone explain what the difference in the high and low rear upper arms are? The difference as on the track would be.. Ryan, are you coming to Medford this weekend??
Are you refering to the hinge pin holders at the back of the top front arms? No I won't be making it down, I'm gonna take my son to Indiana and run some indoor electric, then next week I'm supposed to go up to Ohio to the CRCRC race. I'd like to get back down to MMS sometime soon.
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Sweet Barnes, I've been talked into going to CRCRC too. Can't wait to meet you in person. What kind of setup are you starting with? I kind of have to to work from, but I've never been to Columbus before and I heard it's alot stickier then what I'm used to.
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It will be tacky the first day but they don't water after that and it will get real hard packed and cracked. I'm gonna try something new there in my diffs, I'll go with my general setup though besides the diffs.
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Yes, the hinge pin holders @ the rear of the upper arms..
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hey guys, i was wondering if any of you have problems with the diff leaking in the new mbx-5r? thanks im hopefully going to get one soon, if i dont like what i see in the rc8
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