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Old 07-13-2004, 03:13 PM   #436
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sorry to let you down ron

i needed a new buggy mine was just plain worn out and fixing it was going to cost some serious dough i had all the plastic but it needed all new metal too

drive cups, universals, bearings and chassis were all done

so i had decided to get a new buggy and to get a new buggy every season from now on

so i sold everything the monday after the trinity race on ebay all my offroad and onroad and electric onroad stuff and got enough to buy a whole new set-up

figuring i had already tried mugen and was always curious about the k-car i tried a K2 after i found a really good deal

driving both now i can say the kyosho is my favorite

while it wasnt a night and day difference i felt the kyosho handled the bumpy stuff much better turns harder and is easier to control in the air

the track in PA, hobby hut, was very bumpy on the high speed section and by the main i had the car floating over that section like it was nothing
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:19 PM   #437
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hey jason wts the next race your going to, i wanna see you kyosho in action, i thnik you also convinced tony to get a kyosho seems like
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ron im not racing this weekend and next weekend is pro-series at tiltyard

not sure after that but will probably be at almost all the rest of the pasadena races
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:02 PM   #439
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Hey guys I'm new to the offroad scene and I was wondering why my clutch bell won't move freely? I pretty much followed the instructions and I really need to play with my new toy can somebody please help me out here. Thanks for any info.

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Hey guys I'm new to the offroad scene and I was wondering why my clutch bell won't move freely? I pretty much followed the instructions and I really need to play with my new toy can somebody please help me out here. Thanks for any info.
Check the shims. If it is shimmed incorrectly it will not allow the clutch bell bearings spin on the crank.
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if the car has been run it could also be caused by bad clutch bell bearings or a broken spring

i had a pretty big problem with the clutch bearings on my mbx5 burning up

it was to the point i would replace the bearings before every main and if i bumped i would replace them again
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Problems with clutch bearings are allot of the time due to bad engine bearings. They may not feel bad but if you have tried everything else you should change out the bearings.

Bell must be in good shape and shimed properly a sharp clutch bell is no good also the spur gear must be good and not sharp. If these 2 items are worn you have allready gotten your moneys worth. Now you must scuff the inside of the clutch bell. Use KYOSHO clutch bell bearings they are the best. Run them for 5 minutes and pull the motor out and degrease everything then you are set for a while.
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:48 PM   #443
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Thanks for the input guys. Hopefully the clutch is good now, so if anything its time to break in this buggy yeah yeah!!
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:33 PM   #444
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I'm planning on getting one soon and just looking for the best price around that takes paypal. So far I have found $499 at RCshack.com. Looks like an awesome buggy.
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Old 08-09-2004, 09:55 AM   #445
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Sorry guys I'm new to the offroad scene and I was wondering, is the set-up on these buggies critical for racing purposes or can you pretty much eyeball the set-up? The reason why I ask is because I was finally able to run the X5 for the second time with no set-up whatsoever yet the car is pretty drivable. Also whats a good wt on the shock oil perhaps at a track like Revelation or Marvin's Speedway perhaps? Thanks again.
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I'm planning on getting one soon and just looking for the best price around that takes paypal. So far I have found $499 at RCshack.com. Looks like an awesome buggy.
found a better deal for you @ www.ace-hobbies.com for $469.99

not a big difference, but 30 bucks is 30 bucks.
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I agree $30.00 is Thirty Dollars regardless!! That's pretty cheap as far as the MBX-5 I think that's the cheapest I've ever seen them go for swo I think that's a deal...
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Yea plus JR @ ace is great
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found a better deal for you @ www.ace-hobbies.com for $469.99

not a big difference, but 30 bucks is 30 bucks.
Thanks for the link. $30 less is a good deal considering it is $20 less than the hobbyshop i work for pays for it. The link even has some other items that I've been looking for. Looks like when I get rid of my onroad stuff I'll be making a big order with them. Thanks guys again. I'm liking the MBX5 a whole lot more than the Kyosho and especially the price.
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Sorry guys I'm new to the offroad scene and I was wondering, is the set-up on these buggies critical for racing purposes or can you pretty much eyeball the set-up? The reason why I ask is because I was finally able to run the X5 for the second time with no set-up whatsoever yet the car is pretty drivable. Also whats a good wt on the shock oil perhaps at a track like Revelation or Marvin's Speedway perhaps? Thanks again.
This setup will work at Sun Valley....

Chad Bradley's setup during 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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