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Old 12-21-2003, 09:51 PM   #271
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here is my home track......recent layout..


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Old 01-02-2004, 10:27 AM   #274
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i just picked up an mbx5 and i'm about to start building it. any tips on building? any opinions on the mugen factory upgrades or the fioroni or the racer's edge.

as for set up, i've downloaded chad bradley's. any feedback?

i finally had a chance to run @ kz (or svm or marvin's - not sure what it's called now), it is by far the biggest track i've had a chance to drive. it's a real nice track. definately worth the hour+ drive.
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Old 01-02-2004, 04:41 PM   #275
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...cool...hope to see you run there.

Get the thicker aftermarket ackerman plate.
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Hey tambok, is mugen's aftermarket ackerman steering good enough to remove bump steer? Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:51 AM   #277
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I haven't used the optional ackerman plate 'coz I haven't bent my stock one. A lot of guys here in my area are using aftermarkets 'coz that's the first part they bend......I don't know why my plate doesn't bend....perhaps of how I drive...I think.
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Anybody know what clutch assembly will work with the MBX5. I just build one and I bought a new pilot shaft engine, but I also have a new engine with threaded crank that I would like to use.
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for the pilot shaft........aside from the stock aluminum clutch and spring. I also use Mugen's black and white composite shoes or GS composite shoes with OFNA gold springs (cut) shoes are trimmed to in the trailing end.

for threaded shaft....I doubt you can use it...you might want to buy another crankshaft with pilots on it.
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Ok I decide on the REX P5 what pipe/man combo should i get And what % of nitro 20-30 and big question where to Buy? Buggy 75% done waiting on motor need your opinions please Jim(new MBX5 owner)
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:25 PM   #281
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REX P5 with 086 PIPE 30% nitro with RB or Nova #7 cold plugs.
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:59 AM   #283
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...cool...hope to see you run there.

Get the thicker aftermarket ackerman plate.
i am so hooked on that track right now. i was there again yesterday. the only thing was that there were a few guys there, and the track was getting rutted in some spots, and real loose @ the end of the straight. i wanted to water down the track, but there were too many bashers that i didn't want to halt their fun.

i'm still running my pbs, the x-5 should be ready @ the end of the week. i'm found a rb ws-7 (the og) back east - i can't wait to try it out. by the way, are you running the aluminum clutch it came with and if so, wants your maintenance like?

thanks, bro. everyone told me that was an issue, and that was the 1st thing i picked up.

what other hop ups would you recommend, and would you go fioroni, racer's edge, or mugen factory? i like the fioroni for the bling, i like the racer's edge for value, but i'm leaning towards the mugen factory because i think inhouse hop-ups seem to be the best suited.

oh yeah, one more thing, this is by far the best fitting kit i 've built. the parts fit well. when i built my landmax2, i took so damn long because of the fitment. when it was done, the thing already had slop.

ultimate hobbies is slanging k2's for 569.99. i almost bought that instead, but i've seen so many x-5's drive so well. ultimate has 'em for 499.99 - best price i've seen yet.

although i've haven't driven the car yet, i 'm stoked on the car i had selected.

anyway, i'll look for you next time i'm there - i'm sure i can learn quite a bit from you.

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I am running the aluminum clutches and will change to the compostie ones when it get's worn out. Aluminum clutches are expensive and eats up your clutch bell. A good setup I found is using Mugen's composite clutch shoes (black or white) with OFNA gold springs....clutch shoes trimmed .5mm at the trailing end and cut gold springs at the part when it bends.

If I were to choose the aftermarkets...I would go for Mugen option parts since it's their buggy and fitting won't be a problem.

yeah. this kit's fitting is superb....I had no problems building it.

Here's the setup I'm running right now and it suits my driving style.

CHAD BRADLEY (chadb) on Thu Jun 5 22:39:52 2003:

Here is the set I had on my car at the end of the US Gas Champs at KZ...

Front:
oil...............400wt
pistons...........1.5
spring............grey
preload clips.....5mm
shock pos.........outside on arm, 2 in on tower
shock travel......full
ackerman pos......middle
sway bar..........1.3
upper arm pos.....lower hole
lower arm mount...-2
diff oil..........5000wt no small orings
castor............1mm clip in front, 3mm in rear
camber............-2deg

center
Diff..............7000wt no small orings
breaks............fiberglass
clutch............aluminum, 1.0spring 13tooth

Rear
oil...............350wt
pistons...........1.5
spring............grey
preload clip......5mm
shock pos.........outside on arm, 1 in on tower
rear hub..........lower hole, 4mm spacer in front of hub
camber pos........upper outer pos on hub, inner middle
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tower
camber............-2.5
antisquat.........mid hole
toe in............3 degree
diff oil..........2000 no small orings


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Old 01-05-2004, 01:48 PM   #285
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....even better....look for this buggy and you will find me...

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