XB9e vs MBX7 Eco

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Old 08-30-2014, 02:59 PM
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I wanted a racer that can be used as basher later on when it gets old. Something durable and competitive.
I have a rc8.2e but I can't get it to drive as smooth as my friends mbx7 Eco or xb9e.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:43 PM
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Yea the Mugen is a diffent buggy compared to the XB9 and RC8.2 . I'm thinking that the RC8.2 drives more like the Tekno buggy steering wise and handling maybe . I dont know many people that run the XB9e so i don't know .

The Mugen I been running the ECO 6 version not the Eco 7 it's pretty smooth on the steering with the pillow ball setup . Is it a strong buggy other than the front lower suspension arms which is the weak part but boiling them in water helped with that greatly . Both the Eco models are competitive with setuo and driving sure.

So sure it can be run as both . Keep in mind the pillow ball front end is a little more work to deal with .
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I bet those pillow balls alone allow the car to handle better then 2e. Do you clean them every race?
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Have you spent some trying different castor set ups with your buggy ?
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Have you spent some trying different castor set ups with your buggy ?
That's the thing, I have not had much time or help getting my buggy dialed in. The guys at my tractk response to anything is simply to get a new buggy, the eb48 or mugen, xray... That does make my buggy seem inferior when I look at it. Its an rtr, had I known I'd start racing I would have bought the kit.
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That's all BS. Real shame that's what you have help wise at your track. Run your buggy , be the crew chief . take very specific notes after each run about what you wish the buggy was doing . There is a lot of adjustability in all the buggies , learn to make setup changes that get you what you want. The hudy set up guide is a valuable thing to have .
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I bet those pillow balls alone allow the car to handle better then 2e. Do you clean them every race?


I guess so I've had C-hub suspension many times if anything it's much less twitchy on the steering and smoother with the Pillow balls compared to the C-hubs .

I use silicone spray on the balls and the cap inside and let it dry . Not much dirt gets into it main thing is to have some play in the hubs to prevent binding and not keeping the dirt stuck inside . Found out it's mostly the plastic stock caps not the balls that causes it they have upgraded ones that are better .

But before using spray I did need to take it apart to clean a couple of times .


Your RC8.2 is fine just do some small changes yourself and it will come to your driving/jumping .
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Originally Posted by RomanCandles View Post
I wanted a racer that can be used as basher later on when it gets old. Something durable and competitive.
I have a rc8.2e but I can't get it to drive as smooth as my friends mbx7 Eco or xb9e.
I had an XB9e for a while. One of the best handling buggies I ever drove. However, parts are outrageously expensive and the drive train seems to wear fast. Not a good combination. I had an MBX6e also. That's my favorite buggy to date. Best combination of handling, durability, and value.

That being said, if you are going looking for a part time racer/basher, the RC8.2e should be fine.
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Originally Posted by wittyname View Post
That's all BS. Real shame that's what you have help wise at your track. Run your buggy , be the crew chief . take very specific notes after each run about what you wish the buggy was doing . There is a lot of adjustability in all the buggies , learn to make setup changes that get you what you want. The hudy set up guide is a valuable thing to have .
That's why I'm on rctech. I decided to keep the rc8.2e. I might get the tekno v4 and call it a day.

Anyways my old track was full of guys that were just plain cool. Too bad they moved.
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Dollarhobbyz will have some factory team parts that will help you. You should try and get the adj suspension hangers , and the shock towers . That will give you some options you don't have now. I think the v4 would be nice, that buggy is not the latest and greatest , but it can win club races .

https://www.dollarhobbyz.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=rc8.2
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