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Old 09-14-2008, 07:43 AM
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I have a Mugen MBX5R buggy with a Dragon racing after market chassis, and I'm wanting to put Big Bore shocks on it,,,, what kind can I buy that will fit my buggy,,, thanks for your help..
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jammin is the ones i see the guys with mugens putting on there car, i used them on rc8 and they worked good as well
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:16 AM
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Caster Racing big bores will do to.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:22 PM
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I run a x5 with jammin super big bores and they work very well. you need to use the shortest shock end you can get cause the shafts are longer on the jammin shocks. I used the jammin short ends and the bones sit a little above level with no preload added.
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I use the Kyosho big bores on mine w/yellow springs (1.3x8 hole pistons) & 550wt in the rear. Fronts use blue springs (1.3x6 hole pistons) & 650 wt. Soaks up the bumps much better and jumping is noticably better.
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I run the jammin big bores. Like other people mention before they really soak of the bumps. But I don't think I have the right spring and oil combo down. I first had the blue springs all around with 450 all around. I swapped out the rear to the silver springs. It handled beter. I was going to try silver all around but never got the chance to try it out.
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Thanks for the help
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:41 PM
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maximus use silver springs all the way around 40 wt. front and 35 wt. rear. 1.5 pistons also. with the jammin shocks you dont get all the down travel a 5r needs. on the rear shocks only. so what i did was use the mugen rear shock shafts in the jammin bodies. added 8mm fuel tuning between shock body and shock end. it limits the full up travel so the shaft does not shoot thru the shock cap bladder. you get the big bore feeling and the full shock range of the 5r.
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so is everyone ussing the jammin big bore shocks or do u just use the bodies
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Originally Posted by johnperdeye View Post
so is everyone ussing the jammin big bore shocks or do u just use the bodies

u need the whole shock kit....spring's body's caps n all.
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