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Old 08-27-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy From MBX5 to X-Ray XB8 TQ

Hello,I am a bit confused,for two years now I have been racing with Mugen Mbx-5,because of some problems with the local distributor,I dicided to quit Mugen,and think to switch to XRAY XB8 TQ,what do you think? Is it worth trying it?
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yeah the xray is pimpin.

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but what about the new losi, will be better i think
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:08 AM   #3
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Losi is not available here in Greece,there is no distributor any more,and personaly I don't thing there will be one..But what about the performance of the XB8? is it ok? I have never race one..
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I just switched from the mbx-5 to the thundertiger EB4 S3 and what a world of difference! Went from the b and c mains to an almost steady A!!
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The XB8 is a great car, it goes together easy, is easy to maintain and is very durable. The TQ version comes with alot of tuning options to help for any type of track.
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I think Xray and Mugen are about equal. The parts quality is of coures unsurpassed with the Xray but performance is pretty much the same. Tough and fast with both. I recently tried driving a friends Mugen and it was identicle to my Xray. You will definately be happy!
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And what about the rb engines? I used the ninja engines before ,but now I am considering changing to RB...
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I swithced from mugen to xray about 2 months ago, and boyyyy what a difference. The xray has way more adjustments than the mugen, but it can also hurt your performance because to me it was pretty hard to get it dialed. Once i found a good setup from the xray site, im in the amain almost every weekend i race. I only run Rb motors because they are by far the easiest motors to break in, and to maintane, The Rb Ws7 II x3 is a really good motor. I have about 2 gallons thru her and compression is still tight. Since the Ws7 III is out, i may check it out or get a C6 BB...(lots of power)
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The RB motors are definately the way to go. They take a little longer to break in all the way, but it makes em last longer. My WS7II is at 5 1/2 gallons and you can hardly turn it over. They absolutely scream!
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