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Old 08-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #2806
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If anybody has had the rod ends break up front try this it seem to work for me. Bust out a 5x8 bearing and use the outer race as a sleeve to support the rod ends. I also use a longer turnbuckle 3x26 OFN19454. The bearing race fits the rod end snug and does not make anything bind.

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:27 AM   #2807
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Can someone feel the same to me that the belts and pulleys are the most consumed parts. The belts are torn exceptionally more easier than the 4.
I have replaced many times more than the years with 4.

Hope the future car improves
I ran 1 set of belts for 1 whole year in my MRX5. But I ran Capricorn plastic cream coloured pulleys(just the 4 small ones) and standard Mugen belts.(not rubber). I also applied oil to the belts before each race meeting (300 weight shock oil). The belts and pulleys still look good, but I just replaced them as a precaution. I think the belts also have to be correctly tensioned and not tensioned too tight. I only ran the belts for that long just to see how long they would last. It's always best to change belts before any big race meet.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:32 AM   #2808
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Thanks Robert, will check out the Capricorn's cream pulleys.
The 6 probably will move the brake back to the 2 speed shaft, same as the mtx6
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The 6 probably will move the brake back to the 2 speed shaft, same as the mtx6
With what reason?
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:07 PM   #2810
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Only personal speculation, cross platform standardization, and marketing strategy.
If it hasn't had any to change or modify, how will there a new 6?
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #2811
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Thanks Robert, will check out the Capricorn's cream pulleys.
The 6 probably will move the brake back to the 2 speed shaft, same as the mtx6
I hope not there was no problem with the mrx5
I know there were issues with the mtx5 and the move was good for the mtx6
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:36 AM   #2812
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Hello everybody!

I was wondering what bearing are you guys using on your MRX5 or MRX5 WC cars?
I use the Mugen Seiki H0601 12X18X4, but they last no longer than a race or two.I understand that a bearing cannot last forever, but 1 race per a set of bearings of 35 bucks is a little annoying .So I would be very thankful to hear what bearing are you using and how long do they last approximately.

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No issues after 1 season of racing. Only after the 1st wet race one of the front oneway shaft did go heavy. After a vibration bath with WD40 no problems!
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #2814
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Does anyone have a good used or new prebuilt MRX 5 forsale?
I am also interested in a RTR. These are hard to find. Pm me
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Does anyone have a good used or new prebuilt MRX 5 forsale?
I am also interested in a RTR. These are hard to find. Pm me
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There were a few on ebay. There is a reason these are hard to find
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I picked up a car from Ralph in New York.
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Why does it seem like none of the European or Japanese team drivers use the aluminum front upper arm mounts? Also, has anyone tried the MLC (Collari) front body supports and tire additive?
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It is an easy to change break point. Aluminium is to solid and will a crash make more and time consuming damage.

I run the plastic as well and needed to change one after a crash.
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Why does it seem like none of the European or Japanese team drivers use the aluminum front upper arm mounts? Also, has anyone tried the MLC (Collari) front body supports and tire additive?
with alu front upper arm i noticed less mid-corner steering, so i prefer plastic one...
I also use MLC front body support and they work great with Protoform r 18 and p909 either... you can cut less the front of the bodies and it doesn't touch the ground either with very small tyres... give it a try i also noticed a litttle bit less "floating" on straights... but maybe it is only my impression... Ciao ciao
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Thanks for the input, Nicolo and Roelof. I guess I'll try the plastic mounts as a tuning aid. And I've placed an order for the body supports and additive.
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