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Old 01-10-2007, 04:36 PM   #856
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Thanks guys.....now would I want to run my rear hub carriers in the short or long wheelbase setting ?
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ick- The MBX5 Prospec kits are still a very competitive and durable kit, and the cost to convert them to a R really doesn't add up. You'd be better off to sell one of your MBX5's and order a new R kit, for what it would cost you to convert it. As for the MBX5, just watch the normal wear and tear parts, the plastic bushings front and rear, toe blocks, and arms. Good luck!
hey, thanks for the info.
i just got my kit, seems to be good.
checked everything, i think i need to replace front lower arms and wing.

well, im not intended to upgrade to R. only wondering which parts from the R that might help.

this kit is my first buggy, any recommendation on starting setup?
is it true that in buggy people will mostly change diff oil to get the right setup?

thank you
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:29 PM   #858
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Hey, been kinda watchin over this thread and soakin up as much info as possible, esp. from Ryan Barnes . But still have not been able to cure my mid-exit corner push. Any ideas.

Im running a

2.3mm bar
1 small spacer in front of the upper arm
ackerman-middle
shocks- lower/outside hole upper 2nd out from inside

rear
3* toe block
shocks lower/outside hole upper 3rd out from inside
2.8 mm bar


Tracks I run at are small-med and normally hardpack and/or bluegroove. I just cant seem to get the car to stop pushing when on the gas out of a corner! Im fairly new to all this so bare with me if you can guys!

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1. Run the 2.5 toe in block in the rear.
2. And raise your ride height in the rear by 2mm (with the spacers)
3. Less droop in the Front. (don't let front arms droop that much)

Try this and I bet it will work.....
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:38 PM   #859
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here is a clip of my buggy turning ... I like it to recover quick from a turn so I can give it... and my buggy does that now: Buggy MBX5
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #860
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My kids going to try one of ryans setups this weekend, it going to be cold -7c ,will that kind of temp effect the oils in the buggy
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here is a clip of my buggy turning ... I like it to recover quick from a turn so I can give it... and my buggy does that now: Buggy MBX5
Hum............I don't think I would change a thing on that buggy! Just clean it up and put it back on the trailer.........

Nice video by the way.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:36 PM   #862
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Seb,

I am impressed....only one "bobble"....and that was a lapper!

please post your setup...
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I do some pit work for seb and the guy drives like a mad man
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:16 AM   #864
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Ya...nice driving there Seb !
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:58 AM   #865
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My Setup for the MBX5

Asume everything is stock setup but with the falowing changes:

Rear shock oil 60wt
Front shock oil 50wt

Shocks are attached on the inside hole of the arm (both front and rear), this gives you a lot of droop.

The important part is to adjust your front droop to be less than the rear droop..... if you still push coming out of the corner make the front droop less.

Top of shocks are second last hole from all the way in.

8mm clip ride height adjuster in the rear
2mm clip ride height adjuster in the front

2.5 toe in in the rear

caster (upper arms in the front) all the way back.
Diffs: 5000 - 7000 - 2000

Ackerman... closest hole to steer. post. (agresive)


That's it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:00 PM   #866
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for got this:

2 degree camber in the rear
1 degree in the front

and

upper rear tie rods are attached on the bottom hole on the rear shock tower.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:06 AM   #867
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Do any of you guys know if these Kyosho bushings will fit in the mugen hinge pin slots ?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3941
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:16 AM   #868
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Why run K stuff? Get these and never have to buy bushings again!! I've run them for over a year in all my Mugens and their great!!

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=690
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If you don't wanna spend the extra money for the brass ones, here's a link to the stock Mugen bushings.
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=134
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:10 AM   #870
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Why run K stuff? Get these and never have to buy bushings again!! I've run them for over a year in all my Mugens and their great!!

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=690

Cuz the shop has K ones up there right now. Everytime he stocks the mugens, someone buys the whole rack at a time. Ya, I might look into those one you linked too!
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