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Old 11-13-2008, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by tony montana
what in the world are most of you using to adjust the turnbuckles on the car with? It takes forever to adjust them using a small L shaped allen wrench?
I usually use a body clip. It turns the turnbuckle into a small T wrench.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:26 PM
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Found some pics of Savoya's X6 from a Euro race last week. That is a lot of droop
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:28 PM
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Also looks like he dremels the front hubs for a little more turn in....

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Old 11-13-2008, 07:41 PM
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The mbx6 is already a light buggy I bet Savoyas is "very" light with all the little tricks that are performed on his car.

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Old 11-13-2008, 08:02 PM
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Renaud loves to use those notched head screws. Looks like he is still running his modded 5R outdrives also. I guess he had to do the lightening mods again like his older R.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:15 PM
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Whats with the Z bend wire on the steering servo horn ? That is so old school RTR like. I can see the slop from here.

Carbon stone guards too. I wonder if they are 5R ones ?

Also the alloy rear uprights i see there. Interesting as I would have thought the plastic ones would be lighter seeing as he likes his things light? That bit of sticker under the wing must weigh a bit too. I'm supprised he missed that. LOL he even went to the trouble of grinding off the little plastic nob on the top of the rear gearbox???

And no chassis braces. WOW

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:37 PM
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Ive seen a pic of his 5r where he had taken to the glow plug with a dremel
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankBlack
Ive seen a pic of his 5r where he had taken to the glow plug with a dremel
Yeah i can understand that. The 5R was a fat hippo. You needed to do all the little tricks in the book to shed the excess weight off of that fatty boombar. But the X6 really shouldn't need it i would have thought. But how light do you want it?
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:01 PM
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Even the front bumper was cut on the sides and the shock spring retainers drilled. Wow that's alot of extra work just to make it lighter and as if it's heavy anyways, lol.
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Originally Posted by Losi-Runner
Even the front bumper was cut on the sides and the shock spring retainers drilled. Wow that's alot of extra work just to make it lighter and as if it's heavy anyways, lol.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:09 AM
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oh shit, his got the front knuckles screw all the way in, i stripped mine so i am stuck with 2-3 threads
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:19 AM
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Guys,

I'm looking for some honest help. I'm looking at the MBX6 and Xray 808 as my next buggy.Will probably be buying next week. Here in Blighty the MBX6 has just gone up in price $100 making roughly $200 more than the 808.IS IT HONESTLY WORTH IT ??

I'm hearing good stuff about the new mugen and having had a 5r know how well built and thought out the buggy will be. I just can't imagine it being $200 better than an 808, I know there really nicely put together and over here go really good.

Anyway If those of you that have either own'd or raced an 808 and moved to the mbx6 could share there feelings I'd really appreciate it. I'm not looking for mugen rules etc. as an answer thanks.

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:35 AM
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I'm surprised to hear the MBX6 is more expensive than the 808 anywhere (808 is more in the US). Think of this though, you'll probably "feed" either buggy more than $1000 in engines, radio gear, and fuel while you own it, what's $200?
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Timox
Whats with the Z bend wire on the steering servo horn ? That is so old school RTR like. I can see the slop from here.

Carbon stone guards too. I wonder if they are 5R ones ?

Also the alloy rear uprights i see there. Interesting as I would have thought the plastic ones would be lighter seeing as he likes his things light? That bit of sticker under the wing must weigh a bit too. I'm supprised he missed that. LOL he even went to the trouble of grinding off the little plastic nob on the top of the rear gearbox???

And no chassis braces. WOW
his z bend is alot lighter than the stock setup. while are roar weight is 3200 the ifmar's is 3000 grams.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ilmugenracer
thanks bro. 6th in the A, 3rd in national points

and yeah ill be there for the champs race. what tires are working good? i look forward to the setup.
very nice! i'll send ya a pm.
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