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Old 04-25-2004, 05:33 PM   #376
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Why 6 anyway? 6 is 7.2V, you only need 6.
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #377
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TambokGT thnx i appreciate it. ill do that coz that will last longer than 1100 or 1200mah bat pack.

Speedy and warpig may be he meant 6V (typo error). He explained it clearly on his next post on how to do the 5 cell battery. Besides most, if not all, receivers cant handle 7.2v their max allowable voltage is 6.5v (accdg to manual)
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:09 AM   #378
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I have a question for you X5 experts.

Are the whell hubs on the MBX5 the same as the MBX4? I noticed they have diffent part numbers, but look the same in pics. I have also heard that the X5 hubs are hard anodized as well. Can anyone confirm this?

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Old 05-07-2004, 10:06 AM   #379
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i think the anodizing is different and thats why the part # is different
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:55 AM   #380
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for reciever batts, I assemble my own pack .
6 AA 2000mah nickel metalhydride ..it fits the X5 perfectly.
I'm picking up a bunch of 2000's soon to make an rx and tx pack, about how much runtime do you get out of a 6v pack of 2000's?

compared to the ol 1100's etc, almost twice as long i'd expect, right?
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:57 AM   #381
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hi,
should I upgrade the al. front lower support to E0119 or should I just stick to the stock part.
thnx
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:17 AM   #382
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Get the lower aluminum for the front of both bulheads. They hold the plastic inserts much better and are stronger.
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:35 AM   #383
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the stock one is fine.. but the "new" EO119 is awesome.. the old one is no better than stock.. as for the rear I don't find it necessary at all.. save weight when you can.. a light car is faster and more durable

the new one doesn't have countersunk screw holes.. it has insterts to prevent breakage.. it's sweet
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what do you guys think of the Picco/ Omega .21 Competition Buggy Engine in a MBX-5?
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I know picco engines are awesome.. I'd do some research to find the right one..

I personally don't know the best one..

the ofna/picco bp rips though
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what do you guys think of the Picco/ Omega .21 Competition Buggy Engine in a MBX-5?
I've seen one run at my track......one of the pros run it Steve Dunn.....and it's crazy fast......I'm waiting for the P7 to come out.
(saw Degani run it).......FAST mtf.
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Hi

Where is the cheapest place to order a mbx5? Any hop ups that is needed right away?
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i would say the machined chassis braces and the thicker steering plate are the most important hop-ups
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Old 05-13-2004, 08:50 AM   #389
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I am an old MBX4 racer..thinking bout getting back into it. I am going for a MBX 5...which is the Novcarossi engine to get now..I think I used to run a 5 port Noa with an 086 pipe. What is the setup now? Going to run Futaba servos so I need to also know which is a good steering and good throttle servo.
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the P5 is extremely goog.. the new 421B is also good from what I've heard
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