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Old 02-02-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Best 8th scale buggy start box?

I've got a Mugen MBX5 Prospec and I need a new starter box. My old pepto pink OFNA is dead.

Who makes the best starter box? I've got a 12 volt gel cell.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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i have a team magic starter box myself and like it, however, i think alot of people use the mugen purple box.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Wouldn't go near the TeamMagic starter box's myself. I got one and it strips the teeth of the belts and pulleys virtually every time its used.

On the other hand my Mugen one works faultlessly but your gel pack wont fit
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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I still think the big Ofna blue starter box is the best around. Holds the gel cell inside, big 12V motor that will spin over a tight engine w/o overheating, and allows for easy use of the optional Ofna power panel. The power panel is da bomb, adjustable glow plug power hookup, battery level indicating LEDs, and a 12V outlet that you can still hook a receiver battery charger to. It's the all-in-wonder of the nitro world. I can even start my 8ight on it, which is the biggest PITA buggy to fit on any box.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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I can even start my 8ight on it, which is the biggest PITA buggy to fit on any box.
Not the Mugen box.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #6
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the Mugen starterbox is a popular choice but as mentioned, requires 2x7.2v stick packs. u can get 3300 stick packs very cheap these days and should last a full day of racing.

i currently have the Thunder Tiger one.
it's compact, fits stick packs & gel cell. best of all, can be converted for onroad or offroad.
best bang for bucks.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:26 PM   #7
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Hmmm. From the sound of it maybe I'll just refurbish my big pink box. It may just need a new wheel on the starter but I'm having a hard time getting my Mugen to line up correctly on the box without soo much hassle.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:27 PM   #8
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they way i see it if you own a Mugen you gotta run a mugen box
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:39 AM   #9
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I have a MBX5 and the Mugen box. At first I had the large OFNA (silver top) and it was painful to get things to stay alligned really well. So far the Mugen box has worked really well for me with the MBX5. I did have to put a couple of washers under the motor bracket to ship the motor/starter wheel up a little.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:43 AM   #10
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Purple Mugen box starts my 8ight easily.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:04 AM   #11
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As a nitro noob I just bought the OFNA chrome top blue box with the single 12v motor. Alignment was a bit of an issue with me, but that was 90% me, 10% the box. It has enough torque to turn over a brand new engine (as long as it's hot with a heat gun.) But not so much torque it will bend a hydro locked con rod.

My only complaint is it can only fit a 12V 7AH Gell/AGM battery. I wish there was more room for something like a 12V 12AH but the motor has to be that big and you don't really want the box to be huge just to accommodate a battery.

I'd suggest it to anyone who's new like me looking for a good starter box.
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put one vote down for the mugen box equiped with two packs excellent box
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As mentioned above, I cannot understand why everyone isnt runing the big fat Ofna chrome top. Its $69 and will turn over your real car if you leave the lights on at the track.
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I think that the ofna big blue one is the best but it big and heavy but it will start any motor
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Chrome top blue Ofna has been great.

Ofna compact box did nothing but strip belts...I was not the only one I saw with this problem. Some worked flawlessly...others chewed up belts constantly. I tried everything to get this problem solved but to no avail and went blue box.
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