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Old 03-08-2020, 04:26 PM
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What batteries does everyone plan to run this 2020 season?
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:23 AM
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What batteries does everyone plan to run this 2020 season?
The same Orion 6400 I've been using since 2015

I will likely get some Protek or Fantom batteries this year.
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:42 PM
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:15 AM
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speaking of batteries does anyone notice the dwindled supply of 4s and 2s batteries on Amain ? ... I wonder if this has to do with the stuff happening over in china.
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speaking of batteries does anyone notice the dwindled supply of 4s and 2s batteries on Amain ? ... I wonder if this has to do with the stuff happening over in china.
Most likely. Talking to the owner of my LHS once items are loaded onto the boat in China, they have to sit in quarantine 30 days before they leave the port, and the area of China that has seen a lot of the virus is where a lot of RC products are produced. Sounds like the first boats are either on the way or just about to leave port

Separate topic -- What bodys are most of you running, or is anyone spacing the body mounts up at all? I have a Bittydesign that is rubbing the 5mm posts on my battery. Running a Reedy Zapper 5200 with the posts vertical. If I rotate 90* the body contacts the whole battery
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:09 PM
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Having an issue with handling that reared it's ugly head a while back. I'm running on an indoor medium to loose grip track. A lot of the time off throttle mid-corner to exit the rear end will spin out. I didn't use to do that until about 3 or 4 races ago. I made a few changes and it got a little better. I'm thinking next step may be to bring rear link into middle hole on hub. Thoughts? I've attached my set-up. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2020, 03:42 PM
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Sorry, but I canít see that setup sheet very clearly. Can you make a digital one and post that one?

Also, youíre telling itís on corner exit but offpower. Is that correct? I think Iím always on power when exiting a corner.
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
Sorry, but I canít see that setup sheet very clearly. Can you make a digital one and post that one?

Also, youíre telling itís on corner exit but offpower. Is that correct? I think Iím always on power when exiting a corner.
I have attached a digital setup copy. It was loosing rear traction in mid corner off throttle and then as exiting corner on throttle it would sometimes spin out. Most of the exit issues on throttle is ok with recent adjustments but still has tendency to spin out/loose traction mid corner
off throttle. I'm thinking I need to move rear link to middle hole on hub, but haven't made it back to track yet to try.
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Matt1970 View Post
I have attached a digital setup copy. It was loosing rear traction in mid corner off throttle and then as exiting corner on throttle it would sometimes spin out. Most of the exit issues on throttle is ok with recent adjustments but still has tendency to spin out/loose traction mid corner
off throttle. I'm thinking I need to move rear link to middle hole on hub, but haven't made it back to track yet to try.
Are you running 1.3mm holes in the front? 1.2mm gives a bit less front grip and makes the easier. If you keep 1.3mm, go up on front shock oil.
Also use the stock 9.0 front springs.

If you have issues mid corner, raising the rear diff fluid will help a lot. And a bit thicker front diff oil will also make it easier to drive.
I'd try 7 front, 5 center and 4 in the rear.
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
Are you running 1.3mm holes in the front? 1.2mm gives a bit less front grip and makes the easier. If you keep 1.3mm, go up on front shock oil.
Also use the stock 9.0 front springs.

If you have issues mid corner, raising the rear diff fluid will help a lot. And a bit thicker front diff oil will also make it easier to drive.
I'd try 7 front, 5 center and 4 in the rear.
I'm running 1.3 all around. I always thought front seemed a little soft when I pushed down on it. I'll try the the thicker shock oil and spring change up front. I bought the MIP's and thought I saw suggestions to go with 8 x 1.3 like stock pistons but then I read somewhere on here recently those were more for high speed high grip europe tracks and most drivers use the 6 holes in US?

I'll also try diff oil changes. Thanks!
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Anyone know if you can use bladders in the m2c shock caps? Thanx
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Is there any other insert that works on part number Muge2134 besides Muge2119-B...they are stupid expensive for what they are. Will any other brand work?
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Old 04-18-2020, 10:46 AM
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New racer to 1/8th here. I'm gonna order the MBX8 Eco kit, anything I need to look out for in the build? I already ordered the aluminum servo saver arm, softer rear springs, and a softer rear sway bar.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:59 AM
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STUPID question here

Just picked up an older MBX8E. Can I use the WORLDS EDITION conversion kit for it? The gearing does that mess anything up on the E side of things?

Forgive my ignorance LOL

Mugen part# M1213 for reference
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I saw Drakes video on his MBX8E setup. He said he runs the Tekkno "Tracktion Drive" system on his. Looking at the video, it looks like he had to turn around his center diff to allow the system to fit on the motor and engage the spur. Has anyone run the "Tracktion Drive" on their MBX8E and if so did you have to flip you center diff (and if you did, was it necessary to cut a second hole in your chassis to provide room for the spur gear, it looks like if I flip the diff, the spur will drag on the chassis).

If anyone tried this, did you like the results driving/racing it over a standard pinion?
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