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Old 11-15-2008, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by muaythai
hi guys just checking whether everyone had put oil in the bladder prior to putting the silicon oil. i only knew about this thenique 'after 'filling those bladders with the 450wt.

now all set up so feels its too late. the shocks are full of oil. will it be detrimental to the life of those pistons??
You don't want to fill the bladders with oil (I assume you mean the space behind the bladder in the cap). The oil is not compressible, the air is and that is the purpose of the bladder, to allow for the change of volume inside the shock when the shaft displaces oil.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:05 PM
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what droop setting are you guys running. I seen on scott hughes's setup he runs like 21mm front and 19 rear? Oska I seen at mugens setup sheets he is running 12mm front and rear. Also where exactly onthe front hub do I measure it from? Do I just put a wheel in the middle of the chassis and then measure
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:07 PM
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I too think the 450 is way too heavy, going to try the 25-30 wt.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:48 PM
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I run 400 front 350 rear mugen oil. seems to work great.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:53 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?
buy yourself a snap on pick set, the straight pick and the "L" shaped pic seem to work great.

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ilmugenracer
bend the header so it fits. you can use a vice or your bare hands. be careful, its easier than you think and you dont want to go too far.
+1, or use 2 wooden dowells that you can get from ace hardware or Home depot...this is so you wont scratch your header. agree on the fact to be careful not to go too far, it is pretty easy to bend.

But i am able to fit a JP3 with zero issues, forgot to add, but the buggy is awesome!

the way everybody stepped up their game is simply awesome. it wasnt even a question if mugen was able to stand up to such competition...
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tony montana
what droop setting are you guys running. I seen on scott hughes's setup he runs like 21mm front and 19 rear? Oska I seen at mugens setup sheets he is running 12mm front and rear. Also where exactly onthe front hub do I measure it from? Do I just put a wheel in the middle of the chassis and then measure
Tony, the droop measurement is shown on your setup sheet as 'Rebound Stop'. The setup sheet shows a bare wheel rim under the chassis, then droop is measured from ground level to base of PBS knuckle &/or lowest end point of rear suspension arm.

A lot of guy's do it more accurately buy putting chassis ride height blocks under there chassis at there desired ride height (front & rear) and then measure there droop (rebound stop).

Currently got my MBX6 droop at 12mm both ends, but can't comment on handling results yet, haven't had much track time.

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Old 11-16-2008, 06:00 AM
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I use the hook tool that is pictured on the right. Works great on the turnbuckles. I would suggest buying a quality brand name as I have found that the cheaper ones will bend or break.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:46 AM
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But i am able to fit a JP3 with zero issues, forgot to add, but the buggy is awesome!
Can you post a picture? Mine doesn't look like it's going to go in very well without the header being all crooked...
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by infanterene
I put it together right. I actually know of 2 others so it is rare but I am not the only one.
Is it the front or rear diff?
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:34 AM
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fianlly got to run some fuel threw my x6 today. Im glad I made the switch. Car jumps awesome and had great accleration. Couple of things I may need some help with thou. When the track was damp it was hooked. But when it started drying out in spots I could tell it was getting loose. Im running the stock setup up except 3-5-2 diffs and middle hole on the towers for the shocks. Im also running full droop. I dont wanna loose any steering thou. Oh yeah Im running 2.5 rear toe.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:25 PM
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Is the clutch flywheel on the mbx6 any different from the mbx5/r?

I want to put the fioroni clutch on it when i pick up my MBX6:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/13236

has anyone tried this clutch on their ride?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:27 PM
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im using the same aftermarket clutch i used on the 5R on my 6...
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:28 PM
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Somebody already answered it when you asked before, but yep they're the same.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:28 PM
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The clutch, flywheel and clutch bell are the same for the 5r and 6.
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