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Old 02-24-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default MBX5 vs MBX5-R

besides price, what are the difference's between the two buggies? is there a handling/performance difference, or is it just upgrade parts...such as motor mount or shock towers that make the difference? after looking around a lilttle bit, this pic seems to show the parts differences.....are there more?

would the mbx5 be competitive on the local and regional level, or to be truely competitive, would the mbx5-r be neccessary?

if you guys suggest/support the mbx5, what upgrades/parts are the must haves for the buggy.....what would you buy for it?
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:21 AM   #2
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The parts shown are upgrades included with the kit. The Mbx5r has different front and rear arms, the shocks are longer, the mbx5r has a carbon fiber radio tray I dont know what the standard model has there are a lot of little changes that you might not notice. I had mine for about a month and seem to be very satisfied with it went from racing a savage to this so its a big difference.
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
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Firstly there wouldnt be any gains in purchasing iether one for club level racing,For you to notice the difference you would have to be a very good driver with good setup knowledge to benefit from a R over a MBX5.
Overall improvements are quality of plastic and suspension geometry changes to teh R and the hop ups that come std with teh R kit.
With the way the market goes these days Id buy a MBX5R to be current ,parts support is the best as Mugen is one of the most popular cars out there.

Which ever kit you choose you wont be dissapointed they are great cars.
Just remember cars dont win races ,drivers do ,equipment helps you get there quicker and with durability.
The most important factor that we tend to ignore is HAVE FUN !!!
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #4
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Default mugen buggys

well , said

see if you can pick up a good near new mbx5r , put the feelers out ,


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