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Old 06-15-2003, 07:47 AM   #46
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i see what your saying and i agree in some respects

i asked a few die-hard kyosho racers locally if they were going to switch and they said absolutely not and i wasnt surprised at all

but in the group i hang with most of us race mugens

one switched late last year to kyosho but hasnt had the sucess with the kanai that he wanted in fact he used to finish better with his xr he would be the guy i expect to make the switch back

i think if i had a kanai the mbx5 would be a very hard sell

i dont think i would switch either

but i am sure glad i have a mbx5 because as time will most likely tell its going to be tough to beat

i am kinda wondering why a die-hard 7.5 fan like yourself has invested so much time and effort posting on this thread

getting a little worried

i dont blame you

you should be but just a little
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Old 06-15-2003, 02:25 PM   #47
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Old 06-16-2003, 06:16 AM   #48
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You live in Australia, and you rant and rave about how good the 7.5 is. If you go back over the last 6years Kyosho have won 2 major championships in Australia (that's state or national), and Mugen have won around 32. Tell me, is this because Kyosho is so much better or the better drivers driving Mugens?
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Old 06-16-2003, 07:43 PM   #49
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lineburner i know im off topic but i saw you have a mst-1 and i was wondering what your setup is

also if you dont mind what are you using for a mbx5 setup

i honestly dont know anything about how to setup offroad cars i ran onroad the past 2 years and now i have decided to stop racing onroad and run in the dirt but i dont know anyhting about how to setup an offroad car

i am going to drill my mst-1 pistons tonight i was thinking of doing 1.5mm front and rear but i saw someones setup the front were 1.5 and the rear was 1.6

my mbx5 is setup mostly stock with 5k center diff fluid and 35wt front oil and 30 rear but i am going to switch to 40 front i think to try to get the nose up some when jumping
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:53 AM   #51
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ptp go to www.sgrid.com and go under the offroad conference and find the x5 thread it will have just about everything you could ever want to find out in their.
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i would love to go to starting grid and check it out but i havent been able to figure that site out yet

ive tried to sign up a few times and never hear back from them

i will try again but i doubt i will have the breakthrough i need
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here are some goodies you are missing ...taken from the grid...

Nice onboard videos from Mike Cradock's car with the camera located on
the roof: http://kvidtt18.free.fr/index.htm (from KWEB on
http://kyosho.fr/)
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Its kinda a pain to figure out I agree but once you do the door of knolege is opened.

I will try and help you get in their

go to www.sgrid.com

now click on "conference"

now click on "enter conference"

now you will have to enter you name and password

now click on"list all conferences"

Now scroll down to the "offroad conference"

Now click on "item list"

Now just click on what you want to read about I just click on the numbers in front of the discription.
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Old 06-18-2003, 08:15 PM   #55
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Udi,

Have you driven or even seen an MBX5? If you have driven one, you would know it is at least as good as the Kyosho. I've driven Kyosho for 3 years, and it was time for a change. I guess I have way too much money, right? So I sold my K2 and got an MBX5. I built it with Chad Bradley's setup he posted on the Starting grid, and went out last weekend and set TQ and ran the fastest lap anyone has run at our track. Not bad for a brand new car.

Also, what does the K2 have that the MBX5 doesn't? I bought my Mugen for $529. Find a K2 for that cheap.

Why would you need an MBX5 XR?

The Mugen has plastic bushings at all pivot points, and is more adjustable than the K2. Run a Kyosho for a season and see how much slop it has, and it's going to cost you $$$ to tighten it up. On the Mugen, you can replace the suspension bushings, tighten the pillow ball screws, and the car is tight again. It will cost maybe $15 to do this. If you want to keep your K2 and pay the high price of parts, be my guest. But sound to me like you're the one that has more money than brains.
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The price for parts on the new mugen cost more on average than the kyosho now. With the exception of some of the high quality parts on the k2 (ie, shock towers, front metal hubs). It also seem to me that mugen is just trying to make their car more like the kyosho which is a smart thing to do.
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Please explain to me how Mugen is trying to make the MBX5 like Kyosho.
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im a mugen guy and i can tell that some of the new stuff looks kyosho inspired

like the rear end, and smaller diffs

i think its a good thing also

most of the other good buggys out there look almost exactly like the 7.5 (ofna 9.5, hyper 7, storm)
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