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Old 03-29-2007, 04:31 PM   #1201
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Anyone here selling their MBX5R, i sold mine, that was a mistake, we all make mistakes, so help find me one!!! ..................
You must slam a door on your head 3 times for making that kind of mistake
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You dumb a$$.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:32 PM   #1203
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how much weight will the titanium screw kits (upper and lower) take off?
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #1204
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Stay away from Ti screws. They're softer, strip out easier, and don't really take much weight off. I don't run them in any cars.
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I take it that you didn't like the 8ight?
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:29 AM   #1206
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after the 5th time i started getting a headache........
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I take it that you didn't like the 8ight?
i just got to used the the MBX5R, i think, you gonna let me try your 8 ???...
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i just got to used the the MBX5R, i think, you gonna let me try your 8 ???...
meant to say, i got use to the way the MBX5R handle......
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for those who may not have seen this yet, the Proline Nitro Max Challenge flyer is up! (great race on a BIG track that is only open to the public a couple of times a year)

http://www.pro-lineracing.com/nitrom...troMAX2007.pdf
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i just got to used the the MBX5R, i think, you gonna let me try your 8 ???...
That's not a problem. I will be there tomorrow.
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Stay away from Ti screws. They're softer, strip out easier, and don't really take much weight off. I don't run them in any cars.
samething for the diff outdrives?
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I don't run Ti anything on any cars, on or off road, unless the kit comes with it. Even then, I've replaced things with steel. Hinge pins and screws being the first. I didn't know Mugen made Ti outdrives, but I'd stay away from that too. The metal is just too soft. It is a lot lighter than steel, and a ton more expensive. Especially right now. But we're talking about a 7 or 8 pound car. A few grams arent going to be noticed.
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Anyone here selling their MBX5R, i sold mine, that was a mistake, we all make mistakes, so help find me one!!! ..................
anyone............someone has to know someone who wants to sell there MBX5R,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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If you want to shed some weight on your Mugen buggy or truggy, the best three places are:

1] light-weight pillow balls

Offer less un-spring weight for better traction and rough track handling. Knock off about 1 oz or 25-30 grams.

2] LiPo Rx pack

Constant voltage, lasts longer and very light. Standard 2/3A hump pack weighs about 105 grams and a HT Batteries HT220 LiPo is like 55 grams. If you run a 5-cell AA pack, they have got to weigh a good 200 grams or so. I run mine with a HT Batteries 7.0 volt regulator and the servos are faster and stronger. I'll NEVER go back! ....LOL

3] Tire, rim and foam choice.

ProLine 17mm dish rims are 11 grams lighter a piece than the stock MBX5T wheels (just make sure you keep your wheel nuts tight). The ProLine MTR and Panther tires have light carcasses. Standard foams are the lightest (22 grams a piece). ProLine molded foams are heavier and the Ofna molded foams are like bricks. Since the tires also affect unsprung weight and are part of the reciprocating mass, lighter will accelerate faster.

Titanium is good for turnbuckles. Stay away from Titanium hingepins they'll bend on your first outting. They also wear out the arms faster. Titanium screws are only good for low-stress areas such as the top of the radio tray that sees no abuse and is hardly ever taken apart as most guys just unbolt the entire assembly from under the chassis to clean the car. You can use them on the PT mount, fuel filter mount and top tank mount too. Any other place they're just not strong enough and are too exposed. But if you're going to use a few in these very low-stress areas, you can use aluminum which is even lighter. For under the chassis, motor mounts, shocks, towers, braces, etc. only use Grade 12.9 alloy steel.

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