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Old 06-11-2019, 07:57 AM
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Hi guys.

Looking in to buying a MBX8 eco and Im simple wondering if theres any optionparts I need to get from the start?
Im not a stranger to getting whats needed from the beginning and I want the car to be competitive and strong so please help me out.

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:46 AM
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Hi guys.

Looking in to buying a MBX8 eco and Im simple wondering if theres any optionparts I need to get from the start?
Im not a stranger to getting whats needed from the beginning and I want the car to be competitive and strong so please help me out.

Thanks...
Raced mine for the first time on Friday and took 3rd place. I was 2nd in qual 1 so the car is very fast. With the help of another MBX8E driver we took out some of the toe-out and rear camber to tone down the steering and to improve rear traction. That was it. Car feels very good and I'm running the box setup. Haven't broken anything and I haven't exactly been taking it easy on the buggy.

Buggy is now being taken apart for cleaning, diff oil changes etc. I did order the in-line uprights and the -3mm upright arms so I will be experimenting with those.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BegoJr View Post
Hi guys.

Looking in to buying a MBX8 eco and Im simple wondering if theres any optionparts I need to get from the start?
Im not a stranger to getting whats needed from the beginning and I want the car to be competitive and strong so please help me out.

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Buy the Team Edition which comes with all the needed option parts.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:17 AM
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Thanks for your input.
What size pinion do you guys recommend for a 2200kv?
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:22 AM
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Thanks for your input.
What size pinion do you guys recommend for a 2200kv?
2200kv seems like a lot for a buggy..? I'm running a 1900kv and still had to turn down punch on the esc. I run a 2000kv on my truggy and it's overpowered as well.
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Yes I changed my mind and Im going to buy a 1900kv instead.
Is the pinion in the kit the right one for a 1900kv?
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Yes I changed my mind and Im going to buy a 1900kv instead.
Is the pinion in the kit the right one for a 1900kv?
Yup kit pinion seems like a very good starting point for 1900kv - I won't be changing it for any of our tracks around here.
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Yes I changed my mind and Im going to buy a 1900kv instead.
Is the pinion in the kit the right one for a 1900kv?
Yes, the pinion included in the kit is a 16T which is perfect for 1900kv motor. Drake and Maifield run the same setup
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I use 15T on a 2150kV motor :-) but most of the tracks are relatively flat and large/open.
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Anyone one running 6s on this buggy? I'm trying to run that setup. I've ordered a 1400kv motor. Just need to get batteries.
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Anyone one running 6s on this buggy? I'm trying to run that setup. I've ordered a 1400kv motor. Just need to get batteries.
1400kv should be fine for 6s. I'm using a 4s/1900kv setup because most organisations don't allow anything over 4s.
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1400kv should be fine for 6s. I'm using a 4s/1900kv setup because most organisations don't allow anything over 4s.
I don't normally run those races. Mostly just club race
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Anyone one running 6s on this buggy? I'm trying to run that setup. I've ordered a 1400kv motor. Just need to get batteries.
I run a Tekin 1400 kV in mine with 3200 mAh 6S batteries (only 30 C!!!) and it runs very well. It stays nice and cool and seems to have equal performance to the 4S guys. No one talks about cell count so I have opted to stay quiet and seek forgiveness as opposed to opening the can of worms by trying to seek permission. Good luck with your 6S set up. If it is permitted, I think it makes a lot more sense as it is kinder on the equipment by drawing fewer amps for the same power. ~Tom
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Originally Posted by gdw1963 View Post
Buy the Team Edition which comes with all the needed option parts.
I built mine stock and have been very happy. The only upgrade I did later was an aluminium servo horn and swapped out the front hubs for the inline version. If/when I rebuild my differentials, I might switch over to the aluminium cross pins to save some rotating weight but in reality, I doubt I would notice much difference. Good luck! -Tom
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Originally Posted by Tom Hax View Post
I built mine stock and have been very happy. The only upgrade I did later was an aluminium servo horn and swapped out the front hubs for the inline version. If/when I rebuild my differentials, I might switch over to the aluminium cross pins to save some rotating weight but in reality, I doubt I would notice much difference. Good luck! -Tom
+1 only item needed for durability is the aluminum servo horn all other things are setup options. The team edition seems to be setup for higher traction tracks looking at the differences.

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