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Old 07-23-2003, 11:10 PM   #196
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I am running it and it rocks!!!! This setup is so easy to drive....it's almost boring to run it. I can't wait to race it.
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:24 AM   #197
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Hey guys, are any of you running the 2000wt in the rear. Sorry for the stupid question but are you just mixing half 3K and half 1K or does someone actually make 2K?!
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Kyosho has 2k BUT....Chad said to use Mugen's 3k and 1k half and half......it's not really 2K if you want to be technical about it.......just try it 'coz that is what they are doing and it really works here at KZ.

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Old 07-24-2003, 09:32 AM   #198
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Ran at Kz yesterday and the left universal just popped out all of a sudden. Anybody experienced this?

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How do you guys prevent your body from cracking? I just ruined my first body after I landed hard. The front hood cap just came off......now I had to put some lexan brace underneath it and shoo goo everything....not a beautiful sight.
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:11 PM   #199
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Tambok, the universal joint came apart or did the axle separate from the outdrive? If it was the link pin where the axle and bone come together, I've had them come apart on my XR several times. No matter how tight I tightened the set screw, they would always work their way out. I finally fixed the problem by using my dremel and cutting a notch in each of the pins where the set screw locks down so that it couldn't slide either direction.
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Old 07-24-2003, 02:54 PM   #200
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no.....the bone jsut popped out from the diff oudrives.....weird.....had to decrease wheel base.
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Old 07-24-2003, 06:27 PM   #201
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yes ive had a universal pop out before on my mbx4xr so i already knew i needed to run the pivot balls in untill threads disappeared into the arm

my body did the same thing at my first race and i can explain it but i had just figured it was something i did wrong untill now i am thinking maybe the front body mount is too low causing extra stress in that area maybe

anyway the one i got to replace it didnt break
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Old 07-24-2003, 11:30 PM   #202
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Here's my X5 after running at KZ.....
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Old 07-26-2003, 10:33 AM   #204
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thank you....yep, I painted it myself..... AND yes that is the OFNA Race engine. I have gone through 1/2 a gallon and this engine (surprisingly) can keep up with the RBs, P5s, and OSs at my track......I don't know about durability though....we'll see.
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:58 PM   #205
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i learned a hard lesson about aluminum clutch maintenance today

i fixed my servo last night and was going to change my clutch bearings but got lazy and didnt

of course the 1st qualifyer they locked up

so i took it apart to change them and when i removed the clutch bell the shoes looked like they were already engaged the shoes were hanging up on the flywheel from the ridge that wears into them

i had to cut the springs out from the shoes they were so worn

i was told that i needed to take apart the clutch and clean up all those ridges but i hadnt for about a month i will have to make certain i dont wait that long again

i decided to fix my futaba servo again because i dont have any money for a servo right now turns out it looks like exactly the same gear that my friend running sanwa servos changes somewhat regularly also he buys that gear in a bag of 4 i think for 3 bucks and says he always keeps them handy

i guess i should do the same and make sure i change it before big races
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:10 PM   #206
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Whats with the factory guys not running a rear swaybar?
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:15 PM   #207
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they are running the 2.6 sway bars.....the stock onew is 2.8mm
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they are running the 2.6 sway bars.....the stock onew is 2.8mm
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Old 07-30-2003, 05:11 PM   #209
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i have a hyper 7 pbs, and i am very satisfied with it's performance. since this is my first and only 1/8 scale buggy, i really don't have a frame of reference to compare it to. i've been eyeing the new mugen, and i am very interested in it. i've also considered the kanai (like that's a surprise), but i'm a little turned off by the price of the car and parts. cost aside, i'd like a no b.s. assessment of the three cars. is my pbs up to par? opinions requested... no matter how brutal.

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yes i think the pbs is up to par

granted i still think the mbx5 is the best buggy on the market

but i dont think there is a night and day type comparison

honestly some of the pbs parts are kinda cheap and plastic but i doubt you have had any durability issues

i think hop-ups for pbs on on the way and are going to make that a very nice car

hyper 7 is i think the most stable of all the buggys and that goes for pbs also

i know a kid who races a pbs and does quite well in fact i heard he was in the B main at watermelon race

to sum it up i think mbx5 and maybe kanai are still better but i dont think they are enough better to warrant spending all that money to upgrade when what you have is quite raceable already

better to spend you money on an engine and top notch radio equipment and if you have all that and have money burning a hole in your pocket then get a mbx5
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