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Old 01-30-2004, 02:09 AM   #301
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who sells Ratzas parts for the X5?
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:46 PM   #302
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Ratzas does.. contact jeff.. he's a good guy.. just go to his website

www.Ratzas.net
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:04 AM   #303
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CHAD BRADLEY'S 04 Hemet Nitro Challenge set up

Front:
oil...............400 Mugen oil
pistons...........1.9x1
spring............Grey
preload clips.....6-7mm (arms slightly above level)
shock pos.........outside on arm, 1 in on tower
shock travel......full
ackerman pos......Middle (2mm washers under steering rack)
sway bar..........Stock Silver
upper arm pos.....Upper hole
lower arm mount...-1
diff oil..........7000wt No o-rings
castor............3mm clips behind upper arm, (19 degrees)
camber............-2deg
front width.......276.5mm

Center
Diff..............10000wt No small orings
brakes............fioroni ferodo disk
clutch............aluminum, 1.0spring 13tooth
engine............Rex P5 stock no mods done with Rex 6 plug and Mugen
head

Rear
oil...............350 mugen oil
pistons...........1.5
travel............full
spring............Grey
preload clip......6-7mm
shock pos.........outside on arm, 1 in on tower
rear hub..........lower hole
wheel base........3mm washer in front of hub, 2mm washer in rear
camber pos........upper outer pos on hub, inner middle on tower
sway Bar..........Stock (Silver)
camber............-3
antisquat.........1 degree, lowest hole option
toe in............3 degree
diff oil..........2000 no small orings (mix 60% 3000 with 40% 1000)
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:09 PM   #304
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tambokgt have you tried the 1.9mm pistons

are they going to make the suspension softer?

also i had a problem last season with flame-outs after refueling only is the new gas cap the remedy?

took my car apart yesterday and cleaned it thoroughly i cant believe how good its condition was especially with all the run time ive put on it

i installed the machined chassis braces and was quite pleased how much stiffer the chassis feels

the only thing i really need to replace is the plastic shock ends everything else looks and feels great

i heard alot of the guys at hemet were running p5 engines anyone know if they were stock or modded? i keep thinking about slightly modding mine but i dont want it to be outta control

if i had the money i would get a jp p5 just for fun
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:15 PM   #305
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the 1.9 pistons are one hole.. it increases pack and should improve steering some
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:18 PM   #306
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nevermind the engine question i just noticed it was noted in chads set-up

guess i should leave mine alone apparently its already fast enough

i even got the mugen head (really liked the blue) by any chance do you know its aproximately how many degrees temp change i should expect?

and do you think he was using the thicker diff oils 7k 10k 2k because of the loamy conditions?

man i cant wait till our offroad season which unfortunately doesnt start untill april
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:21 PM   #307
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increasing pack for added steering?

i knew they were only 1 hole

i was hoping they would help for handling rough conditions i guess not huh

so heavier front oil would also help steering some?

so much to learn
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:34 PM   #308
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quickens response.. and a couple other things
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Quote:
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quickens response.. and a couple other things
right ...quick response....thicker diff oil.....hemet has bumps close to each other....thats why you need punch more (aside from tuning your engine)
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I haven't run the 1.9s yet...I heard the smoothen steering.
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PTP Racing,

Oops! A small accident.

"the only thing i really need to replace is the plastic shock ends everything else looks and feels great"

Try Proline T-Maxx shock ends. They will solve all your problems with the original shock ends. No more bent shock ends.

The MBX-5 is a kick ass car! Amazing in all departments once all the little problems are solved. Like the shock ends and those plastic hinge pin collars. Swap all my lower blocks to Fioroni and never again e-clip or collar problems.
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I have brass replacement inserts.. but, mine never went bad.. nor did my shock ends.. I watched my droop screws... or ride height screws.. they tend to sink down into the chassis and need readjusted now and again.. most of the problems I've seen with the X5 are mechanic problems.. not mechanical
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my shock ends just have some slight play where the ball sits inside they are just worn out after a season of racing i probably ran 5 or 6 gallons through it

definetly not a mechanic problem i pride myself on that aspect especially being a master auto tech fellow racers really would laugh if it was anything less than top notch

one of the best things about the mugen cars is their incredible durability last season only 1 quailfyer did my car cause me to not finish on the steering 1 of the plastic ends popped of twice coming off the triple any other races i didnt finish were caused by servo failure or flameout and they were few and far between
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yeah, i have to agree w/ you ptp. the mbx5 is pretty durable. i've been driving this thing for a little less than 2 months, and so far the only thing i've lost was a joint pin in the rear left cva. maybe i'm that much smoother now than i was before, but it seems that i was breaking more and having more issues w/ my hyper 7. don't get me wrong, it's not a bad machine. however, i can honestly say i've been impressed w/ mugen. they produced a top quality rig...and i think that might be my biggest understatement.
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