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Old 11-13-2004, 08:18 AM   #526
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Davidka- yes indeed i was talking about the proline crowd pleazer, idk maybe its just me but it seems as if the front nose parts breaks off too easily. i see it quite frequently at my track aswell which is why i am only buying the original mugen body now. however i think the newer proline body might be a improvement but only time will say.

JCathey- Hola, a very good hop up to get from the get go is the optional longer front universal shafts, they will never come out of the outdrive and enable you to widen your stance quite a bit. secondly no 1/8 buggy can do w/o front and rear torque rods, i personally like the racers edge ones. and lastly i have seen people bend the stock steering ackerman plate, i havent ever done this but i have seen it done so you might want to invest in that but not too necesary. if you buy the mbx5 you will definetly be happy, just try and find someone good at your local track to help you along with setup.
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:24 AM   #527
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Thanks Mugen9112 for the good info! I'll get those parts for my car before I run it. I'll try the standard steering plate and watch for tweakage. BTW, sweet avitar pic! I know I'm in good company here...... Anyone else have suggestions?
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:39 AM   #528
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I would suggest trying it stock first.. the stock car is very good.. the longer front shafts will make it wider.. but slow down steering and reaction time.. so, if you think you need more stability in the front after trying it stock.. then you can get them..

I would suggest for duribility upgrades.. the chassis braces and front shock tower upgrade..
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:03 PM   #529
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Warpig- i dont keep my wheelbase wide at all, i was just suggesting that he should buy the longer cva's in the front because mine would always come out. the longer cva's allow you to make more adjustments with less regret.
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Old 11-13-2004, 04:19 PM   #530
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that's weird...
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Old 11-13-2004, 04:36 PM   #531
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wts weird.... ???
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Old 11-14-2004, 12:29 AM   #532
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I have driven an MBX5 more than anyone I know.. the same car.. and I never have had one pop out..
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Old 11-16-2004, 01:13 PM   #533
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you must run a very narrow stance or limit your downtravel...
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:59 PM   #534
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Default Mugen MBX-5 with a Blingy Facelift!!! Check it out!!!

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Winter project boredom got the best of me. Wishing I could race the 1/8th scale buggy I ripped it down for the winter reworking...as usual. Seeing all those parts laying there, with very few of them actually matching in color I got a blast of creativity. Several weeks later, and a little less wealthy...VOILA. Team Green baby! Every part that could be anodized green was. It looks killer to me, but not a darn bit faster!!! What do you guys think? I may contemplate doing more makeovers like this, just don't know if it is worth it or not. Even re-anodized the Fioroni Chasis...the black wore off pretty quick.



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Old 12-18-2004, 10:23 PM   #535
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Green.......hmmmmmm...........I'll bet you have the only bling bling green X5 out there! lol
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You know how the winter time can get ahold of you...you should see my Harley!!!
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luckily we have an indoor offroad track that even allows nitro cars within 2 hours of my house

i like the green did you do it yourself or send the parts out to someone??
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warpig i have seen the front cva's pop out of numerous cars including my own mbx5 but only at our local track apparently its particularly brutal

if you leave any of the threads showing on the front pivot balls it allows the cva to pop out of the drive cup

it doesnt take much to get rid of that problem though just tighten the pivot balls up some and it never happened to me again
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Anybody running the mugen 2,000wt or 4,000wt diff oil in their diff's now? I just bought some and Have to wait till mid January to get a race in with it. I've changed my oil's to 4/5/2 but have an extra set of diff's all ready to put in the car. I had been running 5/7/1. I'm looking for more off power steering entering the corners.
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