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Old 07-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default New MBX-5R ??!

Anyone got any info pics ect on this one?
I got a thread on my site with a pic but thats it so far ....
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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Havn't heard anything. Where can we find that pic it would be nice to take a small peek?
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Sure: HERE!
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the buggy will have shocks off the new mbx-5t. It will have higher shock towers and new more durable arms that will allow for increased down travel. Simply put, it sounds like you get a buggy that will be much more capable in the rough.
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the buggy will have shocks off the new mbx-5t. It will have higher shock towers and new more durable arms that will allow for increased down travel. Simply put, it sounds like you get a buggy that will be much more capable in the rough.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for the foto nitroaddict.

p_wagon any idea the carbon fiber side guards will come as standard or will this remain an option like the prospec?

Got a funny feeling it will make an official appearance at the 1/8 offroad worlds next month >>08.
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Anyone know if there's going to be a conversion kit for current Mugen owners?
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:02 PM   #8
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I don't think Mugen will offer a conversion kit, but you can order the parts to build one now. Basically it's the current MBX5 ProSpec but has the following parts off the X5T truck:

Front & Rear Shocks/Springs
Servo Saver
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2.4mm and 2.9mm sway bars

Then a new set of taller buggy shock towers to accomodate the longer shocks. If you own a MBX5, I'd get the shocks, towers, springs and new servo saver and update your current ride (I already ordered the parts ).

The current front lower arms are revision 4. They are making a new set of lower arms for the front as the Rev 4's are breaking at the pillowball. They may offer a new set of lower rear arms too. I noticed the truck arms have 3 mounting locations instead of two. I'll run my current buggy and use up what arms I have now and then order new arms later on down the road.
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Mugen has been good about allowing you to update the mbx-5 as new parts are released. They never realy market with an updated package, they normaly always have the newer updated parts ready to go for any status buggy. What may be nice about the r is that I noticed they got rid of the ball/tie rod braces on the truggy and went with a more durable plastic brace on the non pro spect. That may mean a standard version w/ some pro-spec towers may be the best way to go if you order a completely new kit.
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Mugen doesn't release new cars such as SP1, SP2, etc.. they just make running changes. They've had over a dozen running changes on the car since it was released. They don't change the part number however, so sometimes it's confusing to know if you got the revised part or not.

I like the new rod ends on the truck and beefier 4mm turnbuckles. I'm sure the new buggy will have the same pieces but with a shorter 4mm turnbuckle. If not, I'll get some 4mm rods from Lunsford and use the new X5T rod-ends.

I plan on trying both the plastic and ProSpec aluminum braces on the truck. The key is they have the brace up by the diffs where they are supposed to be. The old MSR used the short buggy braces and the whole center was unsupported 1/2" in front of the center diff and like 1-3/4" behind it. The large 62T spur gear was another handicap.

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Mugen doesn't release new cars such as SP1, SP2, etc.. they just make running changes. They've had over a dozen running changes on the car since it was released.
Releasing SP1s/SP2s are deemed as running changes. Thay just happen to bundle them up into one package.
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Releasing SP1s/SP2s are deemed as running changes. Thay just happen to bundle them up into one package.
I completely agree with ya Key. But some folks don't see it that way, so I was just pointing out that Mugen has had just as many changes on their car but it's still called MBX5 ...LOL
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I disagree. I think a new chassis means it's a new car. Kyosho keeps doing that, Mugen doesn't.
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The bad thing with the Mugen is they change stuff and don't tell anyone. At least Kyosho lets you know they are changing things.
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