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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bcr500
Anybody know how well the 7 bodies fit the 6r? Im looking at the ftw and bitty force.
ftw body fits the same on both my 6 and 7.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SureShotImages
If any of you guys have an MBX6 you would like to get rid of, I am looking for one. PM me if you or someone you know is selling one. Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:05 PM
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Default Increasing mbx6 steering amount

Got an a extra front upright arm mounts from my X7..
Tried to install in my X6... bashing kit...



Nicely fit on x6...






Result steering amount increased a lot than X6 stock front upright arm mounts..

You can quickly notice the different during enter and exit the corner especially hair pin corner..

Closely Feels like X7 steering...

More than stock x6 but less than x7

**require to resetting your front toe out after done installation..

have a nice try..

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Old 07-23-2013, 01:23 PM
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Nice mod!

I'm curious what you've used as protection on the steering link ball ends. Looks to be doing the job perfectly. Mine wear way too fast.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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that was tubing from broken venom fuel bottle...




another solutions.. brass tubing from home depot..
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:33 AM
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Hello All, can anyone tell which springs the 6R came out with. The kit was of the last batch before the 7's.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:41 AM
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hey guys im looking for some decent shock setups. i am getting chassis slap from about 12inch drop test and it get REALLY bad on the track.

right now im running the 86 8.25 springs on the rear with 30w AE oil.
on the front i have the 75 8.00 with 40w.

the front isnt too bad, but the rear slaps like crazy. if i up the oil i have next to NO rebound at all.

what springs/oil are people running.

for referance, our track is mostly a hard packed red dirt with about 50% of the jumps are hard dry clay. the flat sections and most turns are quite dusty. th jumps are pritty big and not easy to overshoot.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:41 AM
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hey guys im looking for some decent shock setups. i am getting chassis slap from about 12inch drop test and it get REALLY bad on the track.

right now im running the 86 8.25 springs on the rear with 30w AE oil.
on the front i have the 75 8.00 with 40w.

the front isnt too bad, but the rear slaps like crazy. if i up the oil i have next to NO rebound at all.

what springs/oil are people running.

for referance, our track is mostly a hard packed red dirt with about 50% of the jumps are hard dry clay. the flat sections and most turns are quite dusty. th jumps are pritty big and not easy to overshoot.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by brendon.matt
hey guys im looking for some decent shock setups. i am getting chassis slap from about 12inch drop test and it get REALLY bad on the track.

right now im running the 86 8.25 springs on the rear with 30w AE oil.
on the front i have the 75 8.00 with 40w.

the front isnt too bad, but the rear slaps like crazy. if i up the oil i have next to NO rebound at all.

what springs/oil are people running.

for referance, our track is mostly a hard packed red dirt with about 50% of the jumps are hard dry clay. the flat sections and most turns are quite dusty. th jumps are pritty big and not easy to overshoot.
May not be your shocks at all. What are your ride heights and droop settings? Try bones level and full droop for more suspension travel. Oil selection is based on what piston you are running, which you did not mention.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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im running the 5x1.35 pistons i think..... they are what comes with the kit.

ridehight is at bones level with the 30w oil after drop test but it still slaps the deck when i drop it. if i wind the springs down the ride hight changes and the chassis still slaps.
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Originally Posted by brendon.matt
im running the 5x1.35 pistons i think..... they are what comes with the kit.

ridehight is at bones level with the 30w oil after drop test but it still slaps the deck when i drop it. if i wind the springs down the ride hight changes and the chassis still slaps.
Ok. 30 is a little lite in the rear. When I ran the 5 hole pistons I normally ran 32 to 37.5 in the rear(temp dependent). Try 35 first. Your spring selection should be really close for most tracks. If I remember right, I ran one softer spring on the 6, 8.5 in the rear and 8.0 in front. Also remember the hotter the temps are the heavier the oils need to be. When it hits over 100 here in Texas I was as high as 42.5f and 37.5r. I find a 5 ct difference front to rear is a good balance also.

You will never get rid of all the slap, just the nature of the hobby. Just make it manageable.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:21 AM
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cheers for the help.

ill look into changing the oils. i managed to talk my mate who runs an RC8T to lend/ give me a set of Bronze truggy springs to try. they are about 3 mm longer and feel alot better already. but like you said i need to change the oils as now they are abit hard. already the chassis slap is minimal
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Originally Posted by brendon.matt
cheers for the help.

ill look into changing the oils. i managed to talk my mate who runs an RC8T to lend/ give me a set of Bronze truggy springs to try. they are about 3 mm longer and feel alot better already. but like you said i need to change the oils as now they are abit hard. already the chassis slap is minimal
I don't know much about the AE bronze springs, but longer isn't what you are looking for. All that will affect is ride height and maybe the ability to adjust it below a certain point or lack of. What you are looking for is fewer coils and maybe even thicker wire. Shock fluids should solve your problem. If rebound becomes an issue, like you said in your op, you may have some binding issues in the shock or arms.

Also, if you are running the later MBX6, the pistons are tapered on one side (the holes are tapered, not the piston). Install the taper down. This will give better pack on compression and a little faster rebound.
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can someone please explain the advantages/disadvantages between the longer and shorter chassis braces on the 6R? thanks
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Originally Posted by 3DRCRACER
I don't know much about the AE bronze springs, but longer isn't what you are looking for. All that will affect is ride height and maybe the ability to adjust it below a certain point or lack of. What you are looking for is fewer coils and maybe even thicker wire. Shock fluids should solve your problem. If rebound becomes an issue, like you said in your op, you may have some binding issues in the shock or arms.

Also, if you are running the later MBX6, the pistons are tapered on one side (the holes are tapered, not the piston). Install the taper down. This will give better pack on compression and a little faster rebound.
ill have to have a look at the pistons as well. the springs are wound down to 3/4 of the way and the ride hight is not to bad at the moment. but it does need adjusting.

as for the car its the EU spec MBx6R, all the carbon fibre is black not silver.

the AE bronze springs are 4lbs rebound. they are the same aas the ones i run on both my AE truggy and AE buggy.

ill play with it some more and see what i come up with.

can you recommend any upgrade pistons if mine are not the tapered ones?
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