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Old 05-20-2007, 08:58 PM   #31
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I'll also add that, after having running various Mugen's over the years, and now having a Losi, the Mugens require less maintenance and just about 0 repairs. They just don't break. The Losi's, until recently, suffered from bad shock O-rings and weak rear outer hinge pins, and are more sensitive to throttle/brake linkage setup.

But, like every 'car A vs car B' arguement that's ever come up on a forum, it's a matter of

a)what you can get part for from your local LHS.
b)what the fast guys at your track are running, so you can get setup help.
c)what suites your particular driving style.

Why did I get a Losi? Well, it was the flavor of the month at the time, and was hyped to be the only car worth having. Also, I could not find any used MBX5R's for sale when I was looking.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:49 PM   #32
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MBX5R's are still hard to get second hand

check out the for sale thread more 8ights than you can poke a stick at that tell's me one thing alot of people arn't that happy with their 8ight's

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I'll also add that, after having running various Mugen's over the years, and now having a Losi, the Mugens require less maintenance and just about 0 repairs. They just don't break. The Losi's, until recently, suffered from bad shock O-rings and weak rear outer hinge pins, and are more sensitive to throttle/brake linkage setup.

But, like every 'car A vs car B' arguement that's ever come up on a forum, it's a matter of

a)what you can get part for from your local LHS.
b)what the fast guys at your track are running, so you can get setup help.
c)what suites your particular driving style.

Why did I get a Losi? Well, it was the flavor of the month at the time, and was hyped to be the only car worth having. Also, I could not find any used MBX5R's for sale when I was looking.
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MBX5R's are still hard to get second hand

check out the for sale thread more 8ights than you can poke a stick at that tell's me one thing alot of people arn't that happy with their 8ight's
Most likely its that its hard to get parts for the 8 as its so darn popular. It just ruins your day when you cant run for lack of a $4 part.... Knock on wood, but luckily I haven't broke anything yet, and nothing needs replacing quite yet...
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