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E2025 - MBX8 Worlds Edition - April, 2019

MUGE0240: Wide Offset Wheel Hubs 1mm 2pcs; The 1mm wide offset wheel hubs will increase stability and cornering.
MUGE2146: Inline Front Uprights; The E2146 inline front uprights have smoother steering compared to the stock E2147 trailing front uprights and work great in high traction conditions. E2146 uprights can be used with both CVA and universal style driveshafts.
MUGE2168: -3mm Front Upright Arm; The -3mm front upright arm improves the initial steering response and make the vehicle more stable through the middle and exit of the corner.. The new upright arms also reduce bump steer and make the vehicle more predictable in bumpy conditions.
MUGE2235: 46T Spur Gear; The 46 tooth HTD spur gear provides a great balance of acceleration and top-end speed.
MUGE2252: 12T Pinion Gear
MUGE2254: 42T Conical Gear; The optional 12T bevel gear when used with the 42T conical gear will change the final drive ratio and increase acceleration.
MUGE2260: Center Joint Cup.
MUGE2261: Center Front Dog Bone (84.5mm)
MUGE2262: Center Rear Dog Bone (115mm); The front and rear-center dogbones for the MBX8 reduce friction from the stock universal driveshafts. Less friction will give the vehicle a more efficient drivetrain, increase acceleration, and provide more traction. The dog bones are lightweight, durable, and will increase traction.
MUGE2428: Rear Wing Stay +15mm; The +15mm wing mount has more adjustment and will help increase mid corner rotation and be more stable in high speed conditions.


E2021 - MBX8 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Chassis:
The MBX8 chassis features a new design that improves traction and stability in bumpy conditions and on the exit of corners. The steering post are also keyed into the MBX8 chassis for easier maintenance.

Differential & drive train:
High Traction Differentials are included in the MBX8. The Mugen Seiki HTD provides increased acceleration, longer runtime, and more consistent handling. The HTD's also increase stability, traction, and improve handling in bumpy conditions. The HTD has a new larger volume diff cup to increase consistency during long main events. This makes it easier to time rhythm sections, better in bumpy and low grip conditions, helps to increase traction, and increases fuel mileage.

The new gearbox makes allows you to remove and service the differentials without detaching the suspension arm mounts. Easy access to the front and rear differential.

New straight cut 13T bevel gear & 44T conical gear. The new straight cut bevel and conical gears increase acceleration, runtime, and efficiency. A free and efficient drive train will also increase speeds while cornering.

Light weight one-piece wing mount:
The new lightweight one-piece wing mount lower the center of gravity. The position of the wing and wing mount is optimized to improve the performance of vehicle. The height of the wing mount is adjustable. This allows you to control the down force on the rear of the vehicle by simply raising or lowering the mount on the shock tower.

Light weight high down-force wing:
The new IFMAR legal wing is lightweight and provides amazing down force and cornering. The underside of the wing uses a new design to reduced weight and creates additional down-force.

Suspension:
New suspension mounts. The FF/FR/RF/RR are new for the MBX8.
The front and rear lower arms use a new impact resistant material for increased durability. The new arms are box-shaped and include arm stiffeners to reduce flex and increase durability. Adjusting the hardness of the lower suspension arms is now possible. This allows you to fine tune the steering and traction from track to track. CFRP plates will be released as an option part.

Center differential mount & plate:
The center differential mounts use a stiffer material and has a new top plate to reduce chassis flex and increases clutch bell, spur gear, and clutch bearing life. The reduced chassis flex also provides more consistent handling in all conditions. The top plate design also makes it easier to adjust the brakes and easier maintenance.

Enclosed Battery box and updated carbon fiber radio plate:
The MBX8 still uses a flat 2S Lipo or Life battery, but the receiver battery is now enclosed in a molded battery box. The battery box allows for quick and easy access to the battery. The molded box also helps protect the battery from hard impacts. The battery box is mounted to an updated carbon fiber radio plate.

Other new parts and upgrades:
Body, Clamping Servo Saver Nut, F/R Shock Towers, Front bumper, Front center and rear center universal joint.

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Old 12-04-2017, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dogbone418 View Post
When can we expect the ECO? anybody know what they've done historically? Few months?
~ 1 year
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Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan View Post
I know Robert has been testing it for a week or two.
R. Batlle came fifth overall at the KRacing Winter Edition, La Nuncia Track, Spain weekend last. According to the report posted to Red RC, he was in the running for TQ. In the podium photo, his Mugen sports a number '9', so his finish improved from the quals. Speculating here, but looking like he might be working up the factory set-up prior to marketing release?

Anxious to see what changes for the 8. I'll be sticking with my 7, but still support Mugen in bringing the best it can to 1/8 nitro buggy.

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Originally Posted by AHR43 View Post
R. Batlle came fifth overall at the KRacing Winter Edition, La Nuncia Track, Spain weekend last. According to the report posted to Red RC, he was in the running for TQ. In the podium photo, his Mugen sports a number '9', so his finish improved from the quals. Speculating here, but looking like he might be working up the factory set-up prior to marketing release?

Anxious to see what changes for the 8. I'll be sticking with my 7, but still support Mugen in bringing the best it can to 1/8 nitro buggy.

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Robert did use the MBX-7R.

To live in USA and look at one bad picture from a race in Spain and thinking he did use the new car is a LOT of speculating!!!

All track tests have been done on secret tracks!
Mugen Seiki is testing a lot in Japan on their track before only a few top drivers in the rest of the world get the car to test.
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too bad kyosho EDIT: MUGEN doesn't do it the american way : show one tiny bit of the new car to get people hooked ! if it is well done, people will wait to buy the mbx8 instead of buying another brand !
i'm sure some folks out there will wait if you give them some hope ! it still works for jesus !

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Can't wait for more information on it.
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Originally Posted by werner sline View Post
too bad kyosho doesn't do it the american way : show one tiny bit of the new car to get people hooked ! if it is well done, people will wait to buy the mbx8 instead of buying another brand !
i'm sure some folks out there will wait if you give them some hope ! it still works for jesus !
Kyosho, as far as I know, isn't coming out with a new car. Also, this thread is about the MBX8, not Kyosho.
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Kyosho, as far as I know, isn't coming out with a new car. Also, this thread is about the MBX8, not Kyosho.
my bad ! i meant MUGEN !
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To clear up some speculation/misinformation ITT:

-Robert Battle has said he was running the 7R in all recent events, has only had the MBX8 for a couple of weeks, and will close out the (racing) year with the 7r

-I asked on his FB about the Eco and he said this: " I dont know exactly... but we will come with the ebuggy soon for sure!"

-Elliott Boots has been testing new E-buggy parts as per his FB so one can assume Kyosho is planning an update as well.

I think manufacturers are finally starting to figure out the best time in the year to release a new model: September/october for 1/10th scale and dec/jan/feb for 1/8 scale. Why on earth would you release a 1/8 buggy in july, halfway through the outdoor season?
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I asked Drake on FB about the Eco as well and his response was soon!
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"soon" ... i hate that word !
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I asked Drake on FB about the Eco as well and his response was soon!

His response is vague, not "soon".

Mugen will release the new car, then focus on what changes the ECO should have, get, works best, etc....

I am in no rush for a new Eco anything, my MBX7R Eco and MBX7TR Eco are just fine, they work, and there is nothing I want more out of them.

When I do get an MBX8 i will be happy to learn what makes the new car go well, before I worry about any other MBX8 platforms.

...Patience, I got it for days.
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I hear ya just want better front arms for my mxb7tr eco lol and stock bleeder caps for the shocks lol
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Originally Posted by slick78 View Post
I hear ya just want better front arms for my mxb7tr eco lol and stock bleeder caps for the shocks lol
i don't have a mbx7t, but i have RPM arms ( originally for the outcast), i can measure them : how long are the mbx7t ones ?
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yeah that's why I havet gone back to mugen because the front lower arm in the truggy buggy is fine but truggy are not
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