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Old 11-04-2008, 08:38 AM
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I prefer the stock thin bodies. It flexes more and does not crack as easy as the thicker bodies. If you lift the thick body sides up to try an adjust something, they start to crack where the thin body will flex more before cracking. I've had thin bodie out last a thick body by at least 3 to 1. The thin bodies will tear at the body mounts under hard collisions while the thicker bodies crack and break off completely. IMO, its just preference.

The stock wing is a bit soft though, but thats not a big deal to change.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:49 AM
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RBMike & ezveedub

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:15 AM
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i think both sides of the story has some weight and pros and cons.


i got the xt8 original body , its soft and cracked. hyper body was hard but cracked as well... oh well
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mugen9112
Where did your body crack? The front body post hole? Also it depends how your trim it too. If the body is not trimmed well then there is constant tnesion on it which would cause any body to crack. The wing is fine. Lasts forever and doesn't warp like the other. Tell you what, go and buy the proline body an wing and tell me how long they last you. I'd be shocked if it was more than half a season.
The proline wing on my MBX5 is 2yrs old it is still straight, my MBX6 wing is one race meet old and it looks droopy on one side. The Mugen wings are strong but dont retain there shape, the Proline retains it shape.

The Mugen shell was cut correctly but I ruined my 5R shell with cut lines for the paint masks they are so thin... my 5R shell started to crack in a number of places and I elongated the holes and made sure it fit correctly. I didnt bother giving it a good paint job as they are so thin if you even lightly scratch the shell with a knife it will split.

I think the heavy duty JConcepts shells are too thick ,work harden and crack but the Proline shells are the best in the business good mix of thickness vs malleability.

Muaythai is correct in saying both have pro's and con's but I will stick with Proline!!! except the front section on the Proline Shift is just plain ugly, looks like a tongue pointing out. I dont want to start an argument and I think this has been spoken enough so lets agree to disagree and move on.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by FactoryTeam08
I think the heavy duty JConcepts shells are too thick ,work harden and crack but the Proline shells are the best in the business good mix of thickness vs malleability.
We actually no longer offer heavy duty in the newer shells. The new MBX6 shell from JConcepts is .040 thick while the stock (kit body) is .030. Mugen are obviously trying to keep the weight down on the new kit.

We have received very positive feedback regarding fit and durability for our new shell.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:29 PM
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Will it be available soon? I like the looks of it better than the Shift body.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:38 PM
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got to see the '6 for the 1st time, albeit in static form. surely looks like it'll change the game. good luck with it

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by PW
We actually no longer offer heavy duty in the newer shells. The new MBX6 shell from JConcepts is .040 thick while the stock (kit body) is .030. Mugen are obviously trying to keep the weight down on the new kit.

We have received very positive feedback regarding fit and durability for our new shell.
Thats good to know, cheers for that I want to buy a Concepts shell but my 5R shell did not last too long and was annoyingly thick and hard to work with.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ultegrasti
got to see the '6 for the 1st time, albeit in static form. surely looks like it'll change the game. good luck with it

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ryan i went down to the waldorf track on saturday to debut it and it ran really nice but as usual the tires were killing me. I need something sticky like the m3 crime or bowtie or even AKA city blocks but all I had was m2 crimes.
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dead crimes lol. shoulda let em go with ur 5R.

well, winter is coming, so save for ur tire bill. but dont get too crazy. b/c we're about to see our next tax hike 2nite.

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Originally Posted by ultegrasti
dead crimes lol. shoulda let em go with ur 5R.

well, winter is coming, so save for ur tire bill. but dont get too crazy. b/c we're about to see our next tax hike 2nite.

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I included those old crimes with the x5r. I was using brand new m2 crimes, they just werent soft enough for that track. Yea I already realized this and made all my "larger" purchases already.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:22 PM
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has anyone run the proline V3 rears on the 6, how about the 2mm wider rear wheel hub?
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by fiveoboy01
Will it be available soon? I like the looks of it better than the Shift body.
It's actually available now

www.jconcepts.net
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:40 AM
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One question regarding the tweaked chassis (discussed on page 41 of this thread).

I know that Jammin offers optional z-braces for their cars. Do somebody knows if Mugen sells as well chassis braces?

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Old 11-05-2008, 02:18 AM
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I am not sure if the chassis tweaking is an issue, we checked a brand new Mugen MBX6 at the LHS today and it was tweaked ot of the box. The Losi has a convex tweak from the factory the Mugen a concave.
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