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Old 08-23-2013, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by xyzyx00
can someone please explain the advantages/disadvantages between the longer and shorter chassis braces on the 6R? thanks
Tuning aid. Longer brace is for smoother tracks where you may want less chassis flex. Shorter allows the chassis to flex a little more through bumpy sections and can also give more traction.
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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?
I haven't ran the 6 in 9 months so some of the new pistons weren't out when I had it. The last pistons I ran when I had it were the CSI blue or blacks. Maybe someone can comment on the new V ports on the 6. I also had good luck with the Mugen 6 hole on the 6. The new Mugen 8 hole works really well on the 7 and should do the same for the mbx6.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 3DRCRACER
Tuning aid. Longer brace is for smoother tracks where you may want less chassis flex. Shorter allows the chassis to flex a little more through bumpy sections and can also give more traction.
thanks!
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hi,

I have an mbx6r and I would like to install and engine with a pull starter. Specifically the Dynamite pro .21 with spin/pull starter.

Looks like a mount that will raise the engine up about 3/8 or 10mm. Is there such a mount? thanks.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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i was running my MBX6R with a pull start engine without difficulties. it was just a 50$ hobbyking engine though.

the only mod was to the body to allow the pull starter
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by brendon.matt
i was running my MBX6R with a pull start engine without difficulties. it was just a 50$ hobbyking engine though.

the only mod was to the body to allow the pull starter
I don't understand how the pull starter cleared the chassis. Was it the stock motor mount?

I'm selling my spare R if anyone is interested.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...6r-roller.html
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
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Yep stock mount all fit with no issues.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:15 PM
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Can someone measure the a shock standoff for me? I think i may need mbx6 ones for my mbx5 buggy to run big bores
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Originally Posted by CerberusVI
Can someone measure the a shock standoff for me? I think i may need mbx6 ones for my mbx5 buggy to run big bores
Use the 6 rear shock bodie with the 5 rear shafts, and mbx7 complete front shocks plus the 5's shock ends you'll be happier. As 4 the stand offs I used the 6's front and rear
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Originally Posted by CerberusVI
Can someone measure the a shock standoff for me? I think i may need mbx6 ones for my mbx5 buggy to run big bores
9.75 mm is the spacing of the shock mount. the pivot bushing installed on the mount adds another 1mm for a total of 10.75mm. this leaves a gap of 2.2mm between the shock tower and the shock cap with the oem 15mm shocks.
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Does the 6r use MOD1 or 32 Pitch? Thanks
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Hey guys! Just wanted to say I love my MBX6r US, but I am selling it to get a new setup. Car is RTR minus a receiver and is in fantastic shape. PM me for more details if interested!
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if anyone wants to see what some more x7 parts look like on a x6r... ill be posting some pics by friday

x7 radio tray and center diff mount/brakes are pretty in-expensive on ebay. diff mount should bolt right up, im sure ill have to drill a few holes for the radio tray.

ill prolly grab a x7 diff set too to help w the drivetrain. figure its not a complete waste of money, im sure ill pick up an x7 sooner or later.
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mbx7 radio tray install into mbx6r.
-Only had to drill 3 new hols for the receiver box. front 2 matched perfectly, on the center 2 - 1 matched and the other just needed a minor tweak. I installed this on a BCE chassis which proved a bit trickier than it would have been with a stock chassis. First, the rear receiver box hole ended up in one of the lower machined spots, just used a small oring to make up the gap. Second, one of my new holes ended up smack center of and edge for a machined area. Using a stock chassis will eliminate both these hick-ups.
- I Had to file a small amount off the inside of the servo tray next to the steering servo that was hitting the front outside brake caliper.

Getting the tray on the chassis was the easy part, steering linkage is fine but setting up the new throttle/brake linkage was a pain. I think* the x7 tray sits a tad higher than the x6r which screwed up my front brake link. Had so much of an angle down that I ended up having to put an offset in the front steering link so it didnt drag my front brake - which now limits my front bias adjustment to full turn increments. Throttle linkage ended up a bit goofy but should work just fine, I think I can straiten it up a bit more just didnt have the right parts available.

All and all, just for fun. doubtful there will be any performance differences... maybe with the battery laying down but Im not a decent enough driver to notice lol. The receiver box is nicer, receiver fits better and easier access, wont have to worry as much about dirt getting in anymore. the receiver lid has some tiny ass screws to hold it on though, gotta be careful not to strip them.

next on my list, Ill try the center diff mount/brakes and front uprights...












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