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Old 12-15-2005, 02:08 AM   #1
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When is Mugen going to release the new offroad buggy or will the MBX5 stay for a few more years?
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no one knows, mugen never announces it untill 1 month before release like the mtx-4.

my guess is that some factory drivers will have a prototyper version for the worlds, and will be available to the public a few months after.....
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:08 AM   #3
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There realy isn't a need for a new buggy though, an updated kit with the new a-arms is all that realy needs to happen unless a new buggy makes leaps and bounds on the old one.
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Does the new kits some with this updated arms you are talking about? I am going to buy the MBX5 and upgrade to prospec with King headz Al. parts.
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those arms where updated in all new kits produced about 3 months ago... so yes all new kits do have the updated arms...

but if u have a small hobby shop that has one that is on display for over a year then it wont have the new arms....

no big deal, anyway, just buy a new set of arms if you need to....
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what is the difference in the a-arms from the old kits to the new kits?i was looking on mugens site's but couldnt find anything on them.
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It allows you to turn tigher. The old mugens has less turning radius so that they could carry more momentum through turns. The new arms allow you to turn sharper so just because the buggy want it.
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So the talk about how MBX5 has no steering in a thing of the past?
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So the talk about how MBX5 has no steering in a thing of the past?

it never "lacked" steering, just had less than the other cars(not a bad thing), epsecially the SP1, which had too much steering, hence the SP2.

oh and its still WOrld Champion and USA national Champion (using the old hubs/arms) so can't be too bad
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To clarify, the new arms are for use with the newer knuckles (they can be identified by the reinforcing webbing on both top and bottom of the steering arms). The new knuckles allow for more steering throw and the new arms have a cutout that keep the arms on the knuckles from hitting the arms. It is a nice upgrade to make and inexpensive too.
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I have the standard Mugen MBX-5, older kit with the older front arms. Last two day race I was at I lacked steering, just like people were complaining about. Everyone says the new front arms make more steering. I just put the new arms on and they give the car more caster. They have a 2mm spacer that either goes in front of the arm (which makes it like the old arm) or goes in back and shoves the arm forward 2mm, making more caster.
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sweet,

cant wait to build my MBX5 King head pro.
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I have the standard Mugen MBX-5, older kit with the older front arms. Last two day race I was at I lacked steering, just like people were complaining about. Everyone says the new front arms make more steering. I just put the new arms on and they give the car more caster. They have a 2mm spacer that either goes in front of the arm (which makes it like the old arm) or goes in back and shoves the arm forward 2mm, making more caster.
p.s more castor will give you less initial and mid cornering steering

everyone puts those 2mm adjusters in the front.
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:20 AM   #14
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Ohh sorry, my bad.

I just went off what the Prospec manual showed to do.

More caster = less cut in and more on power steering

I've seen set-up tips in the back of manuals on caster say the exact opposite, which can be confusing.
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Anyone interested I have a Mugen MBX5 Pro-Spec for sale , tons of extras ,including a full set of brand new diffs and rear arms and such, car has new front shocks on it now ,and the old ones are still fine ,just wanted a tuning advantage with shock set with different oils .
No electronics or engine .Asking $350


Folks, today and today only , The Mugen will go WITH a Rex P5 engine ! ,this engine has a new crank,rod and bearings ,engine runs very well ,also will include a JP1 pipe as well for the same low price of $350 ,anyone wanting to get into 1/8 buggies , this is an awsome deal ,the car has been very well cared for and handles INCREDIBLE ! Also it comes with 4 bodies ,all of which are in very good condition .
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