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Old 07-23-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ExRCRacer View Post
Thanks boss - it really does appear to be quite solid. I just finished the build - super happy with it. More so than the ET48.3 by a long shot.

The one weird thing is my servo linkage. I have a Tekno 25t aluminum servo horn on my Savox. I had to mount the linkage on top of the servo horn which in turn is linked to the bottom of the steering horn on the truck. I know it sounds bad, but it's really not as bad as you'd think. I've checked the steering and there is no binding what-so-ever. There doesn't appear to be any stress on the ends either. With that said, any of you guys have your set up this way as well? The manual shows the linkage going under the horns, but I can't image that's always possible with different combinations of servos / horns.
I use that same Tekno 25T servo horn on all 3 of my Mugens mounted the same way you did, the one in the picture above that EXRCRAcer shared. And sorry for confusion earlier, the part I recommended earlier was for the aluminum servo SAVER, I typed horn by accident (edited).

I like that Tekno horn because I "think" it lowers the stress point on the servo spindle, although the Flashpoint is nice and the new Mugen Servo Horn part B0553 is really slick as well.

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Old 07-24-2019, 06:08 AM
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This is the horn I went with... although it is good to hear the Tekno horn is just fine CHampa. I figure I'll throw this one on and see how smooth it is...


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What shock oil is everyone running? The kit 600f / 600r seems very stiff. Heading to Wicked Weekend.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:48 PM
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What shock oil is everyone running? The kit 600f / 600r seems very stiff. Heading to Wicked Weekend.
i used something lighter because was racing arenas in the winter but ended up sticking with same oils for spring/summer racing.. i want to say 500/450
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:14 PM
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Speaking of shock oils... I'm running at a track that is rough man... rough. Not bashing rough, but it's got some ruts, it's very hard clay and there's a large double in the back people (and myself) were landing hard from. (Large as in - distance. If you aren't lined up, you're F-ed). I'm really considering thickening up the shock oil to 60/45, what do you all think and do you have any advice on set up for rough tracks? I don't want the center of gravity too high or I'll be traction rolling like crazy, but I also don't want to chassis slap the snot out of it either on that large double in the back stretch.


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Originally Posted by ExRCRacer View Post
Speaking of shock oils... I'm running at a track that is rough man... rough. Not bashing rough, but it's got some ruts, it's very hard clay and there's a large double in the back people (and myself) were landing hard from. (Large as in - distance. If you aren't lined up, you're F-ed). I'm really considering thickening up the shock oil to 60/45, what do you all think and do you have any advice on set up for rough tracks? I don't want the center of gravity too high or I'll be traction rolling like crazy, but I also don't want to chassis slap the snot out of it either on that large double in the back stretch.


pretty cool, hopefully someone who knows will chime in. I was thinking of taking a ride to the Barn to check it out. Iím in CT.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:48 PM
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Well I’m super excited about this, and just wanted to share that I pulled the trigger and ordered the mbx8te. I’m sure I’ll have sone questions and need some advice. I haven’t had a high end 1/8 in a long time. Mbx4 long!
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Finally pick up this kit. Very excited to get building.



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Old 09-25-2019, 02:30 PM
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how the build go?
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:06 PM
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It went very well. Truly a well engineered kit. Got some good build and set up info from Adam Drake. Only a couple small issues. Broke a rear hub hinge pin, just snapped clean off as soon as it bottomed out. Luckily lhs had a set in stock, and then got a replacement set from Mugen. I tore a couple shock boots trying to stretch over the shock end, obviously my fault. Should have put on before the shock end, or taken back off to put on boots. Again lhs had a set in stock. Made a small plate to hold my esc switch. Just waiting to get the body painted.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:14 PM
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More pics tomorrow

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what fan is that?
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:12 PM
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The fan is a 40mm Yokomo, 2 exotek mount clamps, and some stainless mesh.
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I love the sound and smell of Nitro, but it's a love hate.

I'm looking at getting my first ECO how's this new one holding up? Are you having fun?
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