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Old 03-13-2007, 09:57 PM   #1171
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is there a way to increase the stiffness of the chassis on these things? The engine flexed the last race and ball on the end of the carb hit the top plate on the centre diff and bent the idle screw
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:43 PM   #1172
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I had a big lead in my race and pitted early when I was coming up on lapped traffic. (12 miute race) I was 1 turn behind the guy who took the lead but hadn't pitted when I lost the steering servo. Oh well. The car was good and I felt I was driving pretty well too. Traffic was a little tough but not too terrible.
i didnt notice till today that your qualify time was faster than the expert class, i think you would have more fun if you raced in the expert class, your time proves you are fast if not faster than alot of the expert guys......
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:50 PM   #1173
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Thanks. I was having a lot of fun walking away with the race until my servo died. That was only my second race at Revelation and only my third period in 1/8th scale. (I raced once at ARC before they closed.) I don't know if I should just be jumping into the top class without any wins. But you're right, it was pretty brutal trying to get through some of the lappers. We'll see in a couple of weeks when I'm back out there.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:54 PM   #1174
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cool what ever class you run just rember, just keep it fun and the faster you will go, plus it helps that are MBX5R's are DIALED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:30 PM   #1175
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Hey guy's,

getting into racing again and thinking about a truggy (MBX5T). Wondering if the Pro Spec was worth the extra coin right up ront. Will a guy starting back into the hobby really notice the 120 dollar difference?

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Old 03-14-2007, 06:36 AM   #1176
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Hey guy's,

getting into racing again and thinking about a truggy (MBX5T). Wondering if the Pro Spec was worth the extra coin right up ront. Will a guy starting back into the hobby really notice the 120 dollar difference?

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since you are going to race again you will notice that 120 dollar difference and that kit is worth every penny that you will pay for it
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:59 AM   #1177
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getting into racing again and thinking about a truggy (MBX5T). Wondering if the Pro Spec was worth the extra coin right up ront. Will a guy starting back into the hobby really notice the 120 dollar difference?

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its all bling bling...the rear uprights are the only thing i might want to be aluminum
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:05 PM   #1178
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is there a way to increase the stiffness of the chassis on these things? The engine flexed the last race and ball on the end of the carb hit the top plate on the centre diff and bent the idle screw
there are three things you can do. (but all involve some coin)

1. King heads extended motor mount (the one with the extra screw hole)

2. King heads extended rear chassis brace (also extra screw hole). The part that sits on the chassis plate extends right up to the rear brake disc slot.

3. 4mm chassis from Fioroni.

you could also move the engine back a CuntHair. There is slop in the engine mount mounting holes in the chassis. You only have about 3/4mm of play, but it could help.

anyone else?
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:16 PM   #1179
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IMO the carb had to be incorrectly aligned. On the mugen there is plenty of room if you line up the carb in the correct angle. 1/8 buggies flex a TON and this is one reason they handle so well. Stiffening them up will just make life harder and more expensive for you.

Line the ball end of the carb to just below the center diff plate and above the brake calipers and you should be good to go. If you line it up parallel to the chassis it will hit the center diff plate.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #1180
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He said "cunthair" Huh Huh huh huh!!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:45 PM   #1181
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Ok i was not sure if the flex should be there or not, and i did screw up the alignment of the carb.also was that a blonde or a black
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Does not matter what it was.... It was a cunthair.. LMAO!!!!!!
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Just wanted to stop by and say Howdy to everyone.... I am new to the forums and am looking at getting into off-road buggy racing and am looking at getting the MBX5..... whats the pros and cons of this buggy? And what hop-ups would you suggest for this buggy?


sorry for all the question just a newbie here....
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:56 AM   #1184
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Hmm... I honestly cannot think of a con about a mugen buggy. IMO it's all pros and no cons. It's a quality car.

Leave it stock... I run racers edge brake discs and everything else is stock. The stock brakes work fine, just not fuel resistant for the generous fuel ups.
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Hmm... I honestly cannot think of a con about a mugen buggy. IMO it's all pros and no cons. It's a quality car.

Leave it stock... I run racers edge brake discs and everything else is stock. The stock brakes work fine, just not fuel resistant for the generous fuel ups.
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