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Old 04-14-2007, 11:44 AM   #1291
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There are about 10 R's but alot of people are changing to the Mugens.
from alot of older cars? i always get told i made the "wrong choice" lol thing is i can drive a prospec better than a losi and i can drive the R better than the prospec. in my opinion the R is the epitome of stability. to me that is what makes a car/buggy good. if a car can be .2 a second a lap faster because it "rotates" well in the corner sometimes they lose alot more a couple times when it over rotates.
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:36 PM   #1292
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from alot of older cars? i always get told i made the "wrong choice" lol thing is i can drive a prospec better than a losi and i can drive the R better than the prospec. in my opinion the R is the epitome of stability. to me that is what makes a car/buggy good. if a car can be .2 a second a lap faster because it "rotates" well in the corner sometimes they lose alot more a couple times when it over rotates.
From older cars and from other current cars, we let some of the racers drive our R'ssss and they love them.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:58 PM   #1293
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i guess no one has a fix for the rmv springs deal huh?
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i guess no one has a fix for the rmv springs deal huh?
Just use the RVM's for the Prospec. They are an aftermarket company and a small one at that. I don't think they're springs were selling well enough to warrant any new stuff anyway.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:58 AM   #1295
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I currently have a Losi and and Sp2WC. Has anyone driven those cars and the R? How do they compare? What different about how they drive. I really would like something with the planted feel of my WC yet have the jumping and acceleration of the losi.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:12 AM   #1296
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infanterene, I sold the R to buy a Losi and really like the Losi. But even though I haven't run the Kyosho SP2 I have run a dialed K3. All around the Mugen is probably the best car there is, but I like the way the Losi handles. I've seen a lot of weird things break on the Losi, especially when it's cooler outside. The mugen was a good car, I just wanted to see what all the hype was about with the Losi. You can throw the Mugen around. Try and throw the Losi and you just end up barrel rolling it. It didn't seem like there was ever any need for spares with the Mugen, just tuning options....
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:03 PM   #1297
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I currently have a Losi and and Sp2WC. Has anyone driven those cars and the R? How do they compare? What different about how they drive. I really would like something with the planted feel of my WC yet have the jumping and acceleration of the losi.
RC CAR had some testing or shootout of the three buggies you mentioned (Losi Eight, Kyosho 777 SP2 WC and Mugen MBX-5R) you might want to read the article in order to have some ideas regarding their opinions about the 3 buggies dont remember if its the February or March issue
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have never driven the kyosho but i have driven a few losi's. its a very good car but to me when you try pushing it in the corners on power it tends to over turn some times. to me both an mbx5 prospec and an r turn better regularly (predictable). thing is losi excellerates well and has a better suspension than the prospec but the R to me seems better than both but i havent driven the R on anything rutty as of yet just a dippy front yard whilest i break in new engines.
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What does the MBX-5 weigh with a full load of fuel on average?
Obviously it will vary depending on motor, pipe and rx battery, but I can't find any stats anywhere.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:19 AM   #1300
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3400-3500 grams depending on what it is. its on mugen's site...
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Hi Mugen Bros!!,, is there a difference between the mbx5 prospec front uprights compared to the R's uprights?... performance wise?..,. thanx thanx!
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Hi Mugen Bros!!,, is there a difference between the mbx5 prospec front uprights compared to the R's uprights?... performance wise?..,. thanx thanx!
Yes, the new MBX5R front uprights (Part # E0109B) have more steering and travel. You can dremel the old uprights so you get more travel and steering out of them, but if you mess up, you can have too much and bind the CVD or pop out a pillow ball. I HIGHLY recommend the new R uprights on the old buggy or the MBX5T truggy.
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Yes, the new MBX5R front uprights (Part # E0109B) have more steering and travel. You can dremel the old uprights so you get more travel and steering out of them, but if you mess up, you can have too much and bind the CVD or pop out a pillow ball. I HIGHLY recommend the new R uprights on the old buggy or the MBX5T truggy.
okx!!,, thankx Senyor Tony.,, just bought a pair yesterday and was wondering what's the difference between em'.,,
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How can you tell if you have the old or new style Tony?
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Hey guys,
I just bought a used "R". How do I know it is actually an "R" and not a Prospec? Anything that would "pop right out at me?"
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