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Old 11-13-2019, 12:39 AM
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So I've been out of the whole racing scene for a good few years no, since 2012 or 2013. At the time I ran a Mugen MBX6 Eco and Mugen MBX6T with Eco conversion; but both have been hanging on the wall unused for some time now.

Being that these are older platforms now and Mugen has updated twice now with the release of the 8 series, is there a way of identifying what parts are cross compatible between across platforms (if any) and second to that, how long do manufacturers typically keep producing spares for older kits? I have other interests in RC's these days (racing quads and flying planes etc) so I'm not quite as interested in getting back into the 1/8 stuff as I would have in the past, dropping $800AUD+ on a new kit just isn't really justifiable for me. So I'm curious as to what position I'm going to be in should I require any spares......

Also on that, I do atm require the center rear driveshaft for the MBX6T, does anyone know if that is the same part as the nitro variant?
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:57 AM
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I typically always race vehicles that are 1-2 generations older than the current. I dont have much trouble finding spares when needed between online retailers, ebay, and rctech. I'd say maybe being in Australia may be a limiting factor for you, but hopefully I'm wrong. My strategy is usually to find someone selling a whole roller (usually cheap since it's a few generations old) and then disassemble it to have a backup for EVERY part.
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Originally Posted by xjwolfpacker View Post
I typically always race vehicles that are 1-2 generations older than the current. I dont have much trouble finding spares when needed between online retailers, ebay, and rctech. I'd say maybe being in Australia may be a limiting factor for you, but hopefully I'm wrong. My strategy is usually to find someone selling a whole roller (usually cheap since it's a few generations old) and then disassemble it to have a backup for EVERY part.
Yeh someone the size of Amain would be great.

I've just recently gone back to this method too of looking up a roller, but theres also the possibility that that might also have worn drive pins on the driveshaft etc.

Little surprised at how costly a lot of stuff is; one of the things I've enjoyed about my quads, being open source and with no big brands as such, a lot of the components are very cheap by comparison.
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