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Old 11-30-2018, 12:59 PM
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what are the set screws on the hubs for? i read in the mbx8 group they are there to allow you to lube the bearing? doesn't make any sense to me
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From my understanding the hole is to put oil in so the bearings don't rust and/or seize on the axle shaft. Not to oil the individual bearings themselves.
Its funny this comes up in every single new MBX forum, lol.
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Just finished my build this afternoon, added the new front upright arm E2168 and new +15 higher wing mount E2428.

For those looking here is an editable setup sheet for the MBX8T Eco.
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Just finished my build this afternoon, added the new front upright arm E2168 and new +15 higher wing mount E2428.
Do you run the 2168 on the buggy? How does it change the handling?
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Does anyone know if the 2206 steel spur will fit on the mbx8t?
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2206 will not fit, you need E2235
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Super jealous! Maybe I'll get one from Santa ?? Fingers crossed lol
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Originally Posted by snowninja View Post
Do you run the 2168 on the buggy? How does it change the handling?
No, I put them both on my buggy and truggy this week. Planning to test them out this weekend. I've heard good things though and Adam Drakes video is pretty informative.

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Originally Posted by cHAmpa View Post
No, I put them both on my buggy and truggy this week. Planning to test them out this weekend. I've heard good things though and Adam Drakes video is pretty informative.

https://youtu.be/XnZG4uhlbng
Cool deal looking forward to your report. Curious also to know if the rear wants to come around on powered corner exit.
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has anyone put one these on the track yet? i cant find a single report.
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Originally Posted by snowninja View Post
has anyone put one these on the track yet? i cant find a single report.
It's fast and very stable through the turns with those new -3mm upright arms. I went up in the middle diff so now running 10/12/7, setup is based on Drakes setup for the MTBX8T, but running more rear toe, pills to the outside. I've got about 8 packs in and the diffs are feeling broken in at this point. I haven't had a chance to race yet but compared to the 7, the overall feeling is much more planted and I feel I could push a lot harder through the turns.
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Originally Posted by cHAmpa View Post
setup is based on Drakes setup for the MTBX8T, but running more rear toe, pills to the outside..
where did you find the 8t setup? i didnt see it on the mugen page..
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Originally Posted by snowninja View Post
where did you find the 8t setup? i didnt see it on the mugen page..
I had found it on Facebook, here it is:

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Default MBX8TE VS ET48.3

What advantages do you guys see in this kit over the ET48.3? Besides being years newer. I own two other Tekno vehicles and it would make sense for me to get that truggy as a lot of the maintenance parts are the same. However, I would like to try a different brand.
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I haven't run Tekno, so I couldn't tell you. However, from what I've heard from folks who have made the comparison, Mugen is a bit more stable and less twitchy than Tekno. But honestly, both are fast as hell in the right hands. I came from TLR which was a bit twitchy as well, moving to pillow ball suspension for me, made driving so much more pleasant.

Perhaps see if you can get your hands on one at your local track and take one for a spin?
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What advantages do you guys see in this kit over the ET48.3? Besides being years newer. I own two other Tekno vehicles and it would make sense for me to get that truggy as a lot of the maintenance parts are the same. However, I would like to try a different brand.
i had the et48 and 48.3 both great trucks but i sold the ,3 before last season. like you wanted to try something different so decided on the mugen. i also had the eb48.2/3, and .4 and once i tried a wider buggy (xb8e) i felt i had found the right car for me. hoping the mbx8te gives me the same satisfaction.
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