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Old 01-06-2011, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by morgoth
I was quicker with the mbx6 after 1 week of driving then I was with my Losi. For me, the mbx6 is a better car out of the box than the Losi. My Losi was getting very sloppy and the wear isn't that good as with the mbx6. But I seen guys that are extremely fast with the Losi, but it's not my type of car.


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Old 01-06-2011, 12:53 PM
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I'm not really what you would call brand loyal to any RC Car. However, in life, I'm the opposite.
I have raced both the Losi and Mugen. Neither need hop-ups but the Mugen could use a little better chassis. The Losi will slop out quicker but I never found it to be an issue on the dirt. I guess, slop is more of a pet peeve.
For the price, the Mugen is a great deal when you consider the quality as it is one of the best on the market period. I kinda got burned out on Mugen for the simple face that everyone runs one at my local track. I like being a little different and love whipping them with the Hyper and the D8.
The Losi is fast with a relaxed style of driving and the Mugen just loves to be wheeled. I can drive them either way. I have wheeled the Mugen and turned the same times as I did with the HB or Losi with a relaxed, easy style.

I'm rolling a few ideas around and by the end of Febuary, I may know where I stand. Just might grab a Mugen.
In my opinion, all these cars are good. Just set them up to your driving style.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:38 AM
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Are there any obvious signs it's time to rebuild your shocks? They feel smooth but one is making a little squelchy (is that a word :-).

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ratjayfala
Are there any obvious signs it's time to rebuild your shocks? They feel smooth but one is making a little squelchy (is that a word :-).

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IMO it really depends on the conditions you are racing in. Outdoors is harder on things and i useually wont go any longer than 2 week before i rebuild shocks and diffs. Winter indoors i might let things go three weeks, but i am pretty anal.

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by shinnbad12
IMO it really depends on the conditions you are racing in. Outdoors is harder on things and i useually wont go any longer than 2 week before i rebuild shocks and diffs. Winter indoors i might let things go three weeks, but i am pretty anal.

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What do you mean by rebuilding them? Take them apart and clean them? Or do you throw away the seals too and put new ones in?

I rebuild my diffs and shocks every 2/3 races. Sometimes every race. Depending how long I've driven with the car. I my car is dirty is take it apart to clean and change the diffs too. I have 2 sets of shocks. 1 for astroturf and 1 for dirt so I don't need to change oils all the time.
I change my diff oils all the time when I'm changing surfaces. I run 20-20-10 to 15-15-7 on astroturf, but you really can't drive with these diffs on loose dirt.
Changed diff oil is much cheaper tho. I can fill 5-6 shocks with tube of mugen shock oil. But I can change a diff 20 times I think with 1 tube of mugen diff oil. And they cost about the same. The mugen shock oil is a bit expensive imo. But it's the best oil I used. The Losi oils wear faster imo.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by ratjayfala
Are there any obvious signs it's time to rebuild your shocks? They feel smooth but one is making a little squelchy (is that a word :-).

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how much time on your shocks right now? for me, when they are all not feeling equal stiction wise is a good time for new seals. the mugen seals do swell over time, some more or less over others.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by morgoth
I run 20-20-10 to 15-15-7 on astroturf, but you really can't drive with these diffs on loose dirt.
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Oh yes you can. lot of guys around here have made heavy diffs work very well.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny t
Oh yes you can. lot of guys around here have made heavy diffs work very well.
U guess that's on blue groove or pretty high grip surfaces? The tracks where I race are very loamy/loose, tight and blown out. I'd rather run there something between 7-7-3 and 5-7-2.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:14 AM
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nope, on real dirt too. the thick oils are often accompanied with the underdrive gear. I personally did not like the heavy diffs (except for the center), but that does not mean it's not viable.

I am a 7-10-7 guy all the time. but thats just me.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:06 PM
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heavy diffs seem to work well with this car
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:29 PM
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whether it's hard or loose.
10-15-5, with the overdrive rear gearing.
7-10-3, with stock.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:57 PM
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These things look just stunning right to my eye. I knew about it since 2008 and finally it will be on the workbench sometime in July-August.

Ive seen these beasts run on the track and ive gotta say they are pretty darn cool to me. Pretty much this thing has almost everything a pro racer could want, stability, looks, great service, quality parts, and a nitro buggy that will dominate.

I will be getting the newer version that came out late 2009 is cool. As it is now a roller even though I love to build kits I just wanna get this thing out on the track when it arrives.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny t
nope, on real dirt too. the thick oils are often accompanied with the underdrive gear. I personally did not like the heavy diffs (except for the center), but that does not mean it's not viable.

I am a 7-10-7 guy all the time. but thats just me.
I'm not running overdrive. I run 20-20-10 with normal diffs on astro.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:46 AM
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How do you guys sort you springs? They those little labels on them, but after a few runs they are gone. I'd rather not mix up my springs...
I would be nice that Mugen used colored springs like most other brands do.
How you guys mark your springs?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:46 AM
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How many MM of shims do you need to take the bumpsteer out? I think I read on here 4 mm but can't find it.
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