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Old 01-28-2009, 06:06 AM
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Hi guys


gonna get started with 8th scale offroad this spring, and the Mugen takes my vote over the D8... Soon will be time to place order

you can prolly help me save a few hours of google if you could point me straight to an ASIAN shop that carries the MBX6 at rock bottom prices? I insist on no US shops please For those who don't want to insult the advertisers on this site, PM's are the way

Thanks for the help!
Paul

PS: I'm a seasoned electric racer so I guess I can give my 2 cts on lipo vs. nimh as I've raced both in the past years. If it fits in your batt box and you have a lipo-ready charger and a voltage regulator, then forget about NiMH and go lipo - no brainer. Forget about the hazard thing, if you can make lipo's hazardous it means you shouldn't be RC'ing in the first place... funny anyway to see these discussions in the nitro threads coming up 2yrs after we saw them pop up on the electric forum.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:02 AM
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Brand new USA edition MBX6 in Box. Come with body wrap. 490 shipped
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by steve wood
Brand new USA edition MBX6 in Box. Come with body wrap. 490 shipped
Do you have any mbx6 updated kits that you have either parted out or are willing to part out? I ask because I desperately want the new mbx6 radio box. Let me know thanks.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:52 AM
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i order a like 5 new radio trays but have not seen them yet want to see the difference but have not had any problems with the other tray other than my lipo's wont fix unless i cut the hell out of it lol mike post pic as soon as i get her and let you know if i have extra should have 2 at least mike
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:57 AM
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I may have a kit to part out. I will be taking kits to Motorama for parts so i probeley will. I will make my up and post later.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:26 AM
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Hey guys, I got the mbx6 on the track for the first time yesterday and all i can say is, WOW! jumps great, unlimited steering and blistering xcel. I was on a small indoor track so i cant say to much about rough track handling but with just the box stock setup (no where near what it should be for the track I was at) the car was dialed. cant wait for motorama to really strech the legs on this thing.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the reply on the pivot balls,,,,,,,,,,,I think I'll try the bottom 6 pivots and try them on my 5R,,,, thanks again!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:34 PM
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The car is definitely heavier on the left side than the right side. But the car overall is very light. Many guys have gone to a 14T clutch bell to take a little punch out of the car. But the 14T clutch bell is larger in diameter and shifts the motor further to the outside making it more off-balance.

So instead of going up to a 14T clutch bell and moving the motor further to the outside I built my MBX6 with the optional 44T spur gear and kept the 13T clutch bell. The 44T spur gear is smaller in diameter so it moves the motor over to the centerline more. This helps balance the car out. Also the 44T spur gear is lighter (less rotating mass = quicker acceleration) and going up two teeth on the spur gear is not as drastic as jumping up to a 14T clutch bell.

CB/SPUR RATIO:

13/48 = 3.69:1
13/46 = 3.54:1 (STOCK)
14/48 = 3.43:1
13/44 = 3.38:1 (My MBX6)
14/46 = 3.29:1
14/44 = 3.14:1
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:46 PM
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Stickman RC Products makes a 1600 mAh flat pack for the MBX-6 that fits even with the old box, and fits easily with the updated box. They are hand soldered and matched to provide a more consistant charge and discharge. I personally have a Stickman 2500 pack that was designed for the Losi 8ight. I had to remove the wall between the rx and battery and switch where the battery and receiver go. It was a lot of work but I think the run time is worth it. Charge it before I head to the track and never worry about it all day.
The weight distribution is also very good, buggy jumps very level, this pack is slightly heavier than a 1600. The car actually needs a little weight if you ask me. I run the Ninja JX and weight is not a problem that engine screams.
Check out the batteries at www.stickmanrc.com
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:49 PM
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steve wood whats up dawg, Its K.C. So you will have mugen parts at motorama? I hope you have alot of them. Any word on a track? Man I will be more than happy to help with anything to get one going just let me know. Anyway, I wanna get a ninja jx form you before motorama. Also if you part that kit out I want the front and rear sway bars if they are from the updated kit, and front upper and lower arms and rear arms. Let me know I can come get them when ever and probaly more

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Old 01-28-2009, 03:00 PM
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Justag- You can run Thunder Tiger PBs on the 5R. They are hardened/lightened AND cheap @ AMain.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2548
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NitroOB4You
Justag- You can run Thunder Tiger PBs on the 5R. They are hardened/lightened AND cheap @ AMain.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2548
can i run this on my mbx6? i stripped on of them out. but i am still using it. it would be good if i can replace it.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:56 PM
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As noted by ezveedub, I would assume (I don't have an X6, yet) you can use them on top. The TTR and 5R are the same size. So, if the X6 is using the top from the 5R, the TTR will work there, I'm sure. But, not on the bottom.
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Im not trying to make fun of you so dont take it that way please. But how do the aluminum piviot balls strip going into plastic front arms? Only reason I ask is because your not the only one I have heard of doing this. Just wondering if I need to be careful taking mine out and installing.
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Originally Posted by tony montana
Im not trying to make fun of you so dont take it that way please. But how do the aluminum piviot balls strip going into plastic front arms? Only reason I ask is because your not the only one I have heard of doing this. Just wondering if I need to be careful taking mine out and installing.
The allen key hole stripped while trying to screw the pivot ball into the arm. The pivot ball and arm is a TIGHT fit. therefore, it is a lot of force on the allen key hole and can strip since the aluminum is lighted and not as strong. you have to be really careful. i might have used a ball point allen key. make sure u use a really good non-ball point allen key when doing this.
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