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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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Hi everyone, what option parts is everyone using on the mbx8? so far all i have is the alloy servo saver and servo horns, various tuning things like bars and springs.
2146 front uprights
carbon arm stiffners

look on mugens website on the home page...Adam has a setup posted what options heís running
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2146 front uprights
carbon arm stiffners

look on mugens website on the home page...Adam has a setup posted what options heís running
oh yes, i built my kit with the other uprights, will get some stiffners, thanks
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Anyone know if the mbx8 front arms fit on an mbx7? I keep breaking are because I canít drive lol and would not mind just changing arms if possible.
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Anyone know if the mbx8 front arms fit on an mbx7? I keep breaking are because I canít drive lol and would not mind just changing arms if possible.
I don't believe they do but you can replace them with Sworkz arms. Much more durable.
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I don't believe they do but you can replace them with Sworkz arms. Much more durable.
The MBX8 arms are a direct fit on an MBX7. You'll need to get the pins that hold the shock into the arms, the set screws that capture them, and the screws that hold the plates in on the arms.
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The MBX8 arms are a direct fit on an MBX7. You'll need to get the pins that hold the shock into the arms, the set screws that capture them, and the screws that hold the plates in on the arms.
Nice. Well I hope that's the same case for the 8T. I want standard offset arms back on my 7TR.
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Nice. Well I hope that's the same case for the 8T. I want standard offset arms back on my 7TR.
The front 8T arms might fit the 7T. The 8T will not unless you can use the C and D blocks from the 8. Those blocks are most likely not going to work on the 7 because of the different diff bulkheads.
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I don't believe they do but you can replace them with Sworkz arms. Much more durable.
ok thanks. I will look into that.
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Does all the aftermarket engine mounts like M2C and kingheadz X7 ones fit the 8?
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Does all the aftermarket engine mounts like M2C and kingheadz X7 ones fit the 8?
ford racing looks the best
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ford racing looks the best
can i have link ford racing ?
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what sort of track/conditions does the box setup mostly suit?.....bumpy loose grippy edgy smooth tight fast etc....?
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Low grip
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what sort of track/conditions does the box setup mostly suit?.....bumpy loose grippy edgy smooth tight fast etc....?
What happend to the HB ASA?

Adam drake, said about using his low grip setup and then changing to 5x1.5 brass pistons from flash point if its too bumpy, use adams shock oil setup instead of kit anyway. if its still too loose go back to 5k in centre

Remember to let the car break in, the CVDS make a fair chunk of difference when broke in.
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can i have link ford racing ?
Its on ebay.
i think the rc-tworks one looks awesome.
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