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Old 03-24-2009, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jewn_beef
hey anyone now where to find the pro set ups need a good droop setting and what r u guys running for ride hight also diff. fluid and shock oil set ups anyone who has run 5 7 2 thought it was loose try running 5 7 3 or 7 7 3 i like 7 7 3 makes the twitchy and loose in back go away
front upper arm adjustment the position you choose should be the same in front and back talking about middle upper or lower position for arm. anyone running long wheel base
There are a lot of variables here but I will try and tell you what I can. I have tried a ton of diff setups and the car imo works better with heavier oil in the front, some where between 7-10k. I will go down to 5k in the front if the track really needs a lot of quick off power steering but much like everyone says it has a lot of mid corner and exit push with lighter front oils. I have yet to try anything lighter than 5k in the front. In the center I run anywhere from 4-10k, depends on the track conditions and how much rear drive I want, but for most tracks 5 will be good. As far as the rear I am still experimenting with heavy oils, I almost always run 2k but have been finding that under the right conditions the heavier oils can be easier to drive.
Shocks and ride height, I run my buggy at bones level in the rear and either level in the front or just slightly above level, depends on how much steering I want. I have done a lot of testing with the std.5 hole pistons and option 6 hole pistons and ended up settling on the 5 holes. I had an easier time getting the feel I wanted with the 5 holes, but on either piston I am liking the 9.75 and 10.75 springs, 350 cps oils was what I have been running and was money but then the track I run on changed and gained alot more jumps and I ended up going to 450cps so the shocks could better handle there work out. I think 350 cps with the 5 hole pistons and the spring rates I mentioned is a good starting point though.
Wheelbase, most of the tracks I run on are average size to tight and I have found short wheelbase is the way to go, rotates faster and strapped on power. I have run long wheelbase, less traction on the gas,does not rotate as quick entering turns off power, but is more stable on a big track and has better mid to exit steering.
Front roll centers, I like a lot of on power steering so I keep my roll center low(inserts in the upper position). If it is a fast track with a lot of fast direction changes I will raise the roll center(inserts in the bottom position) the car will react faster but have less on power. Keeping the roll center in the middle is a good compromise though.
Droop, I am a weirdo and like driving the car with a lot of droop. I just have a better more predictable feel of the car when I have more droop. I usually will take about 3-4mm out of the front and rear and thats it. I have tried taking a lot of droop out of the buggy before and it is too unpredictable when I hit a bump or rut. If the track is very smooth I would limit the droop for more corner speed. Hope some of this helps.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:47 PM
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yeah you can get away with runing 5/5/3 diff you dont need the that hevey front oil at all you can move your rear hubs back and get the on power steering
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:08 PM
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or you can adjust your spring rates, caster, Kickup, ride height and so on...

On power steering can be achieved in other applications other than your diffs.
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I was wondering if the mbx6 shocks will work on my mbx5r. i just got into racing and am needing to get a new pair of shocks in the near furure. and if they are are the stock springs the same on both? what i've heard so far is that the grey standard springs work for everything. ive tried searching for this answer every where, just short of reading through this entire thread. so im sorry if its allready been addressed. thank you.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:53 AM
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the old shocks are the same length as the new big bore shocks.

the only problem would be the clearance where they mount onto the lower arms, but i am running the old style MBX5R arms and the shocks work perfectly fine. so from what i can see, shouldnt be a problem.

Springs would be totally different between the old shocks and new
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:01 PM
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BB's would also require longer shock stand off's...if i remember right the stock 5 shocks sat pretty close to the tower's.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Integra
BB's would also require longer shock stand off's...if i remember right the stock 5 shocks sat pretty close to the tower's.
I have both in my garage, they do have different shock stand offs.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:31 PM
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so you will need to buy the X6 shock stand offs (damper mounts) to make them work. they are like 9 bucks or so for a complete set. E0548
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse
so you will need to buy the X6 shock stand offs (damper mounts) to make them work. they are like 9 bucks or so for a complete set. E0548
and grind the shock tower to get them to fit, if you have the 5mm towers that came with the 5R.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:41 AM
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Still have a bunch of updated mbx6 parts for sale. Remember rctech members get 20% off. Everything ship for free as well.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/mugen9...Q_fromZQQ_mdoZ
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how do we get the discount?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by imaxx21
how do we get the discount?
you would calculate what 20% off the item you want is and then you submit a best offer for that amount. It's a manual way but its honestly the easiest. Which item(s) are you looking at?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mugen9112
Still have a bunch of updated mbx6 parts for sale. Remember rctech members get 20% off. Everything ship for free as well.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/mugen9...Q_fromZQQ_mdoZ

I bought the wheels and wing from you thanks! Fast shipping! I'll remember the 20% for next time oops!
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Originally Posted by thuren
I bought the wheels and wing from you thanks! Fast shipping! I'll remember the 20% for next time oops!
Glad everything worked out well. If you make any more purchases then take advantage of my discount. Also please leave feedback. Thanks again.
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