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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 01-22-2019, 10:31 AM
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hi, has anyone tried the fastrace bladders and caps?
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FYI were pretty well fully stocked now on all MBX8 parts.
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Where can I find a pill chart.
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Where can I find a pill chart.
Good question I just did some looking and cant find it. Maybe hit up Drake
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Where can I find a pill chart.


I don't recall where I got this but here you go
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What's everyone using for clutch bells with aftermarket clutches? still the mugen one? and what clutch is everyone using?
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What's everyone using for clutch bells with aftermarket clutches? still the mugen one? and what clutch is everyone using?
anyone?
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Buku clutch with stock bell.
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AE clutch and clutch bell.
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I am having a problem with the wheel nut getting stuck on the wheel hub and having to cut them off and having to replace the hub. They are essentially becoming cross threaded but I put them on with an AKA T handle wrench and they thread on easily...not with a small impact like I see a lot of guys doing. I have had two already do this and one of the guys I race with has had it happen to him as well...any explanations??
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I am having a problem with the wheel nut getting stuck on the wheel hub and having to cut them off and having to replace the hub. They are essentially becoming cross threaded but I put them on with an AKA T handle wrench and they thread on easily...not with a small impact like I see a lot of guys doing. I have had two already do this and one of the guys I race with has had it happen to him as well...any explanations??
Are you using the stock wheel nuts? If so, are you putting them on by hand then tightening down with the wheel wrench.
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is the tread full of dirt before trying to take them off?
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Try running capped wheel nuts I had this issue once. I think my buggy got caught up on one of the big nails that hold down the track pipes and it dented the threads. Ever since I switched to the capped ones have had a issue since plus keeps dirt put of the thread
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Stock nuts are steel. They gall the alum threads or if overtightened actually distort the thread pitch. Go to the flashpoint alum caps and your problems will be solved.
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