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Losi 8t 2.0 or Mugen MBX6t

Old 11-13-2010, 03:38 PM
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I have to agree with Jammin on the losi arms. I have never seen one break. We have a couple of guys at our track that I think should be part of the stress test department at losi and even they have never broken any arms. I have been running the losi for two years now and I am considering a move over to mugen. The two positives that are pulling me to a mugen are the steering and the droop through rough sections. The suspension just seems to handle the rough stuff and keep the rear end tamed better from what I can see on the mugen. Although the mugen arms may be prone to some breakage, I am willing to bet 9 out 10 times it was more the guy behind the triggers fault than the product. Clean and smart driving keeps the parts intact. These are race vehicles and made light for performance reasons. Alot of guys had similar problems with the short course trucks made by HPI with the ese blitz edition. You have to comprimise strength for weight in some instances.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY
I've never seen a losi arm break. Even with a donkey-flipper behind the wheel. Just sayin...
Yeah i beleave you. I tried to quad the jump on jump off on this track and well the first three attempts i didnt make it, one of the times i came down lawn darting the left front tire. no damage at all. well needless to say i did manage the quad once just to say i did it.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY
I've never seen a losi arm break. Even with a donkey-flipper behind the wheel. Just sayin...
ya true they don't break arms but they bend hing pinns and break rear hubs alot lol. Also over time the losi arms warp so you still have to replace them
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sluggo_sx8
ya true they don't break arms but they bend hing pinns and break rear hubs alot lol. Also over time the losi arms warp so you still have to replace them
I've seen an occasional broken rear hub, but it is usually in really cold temps when the plastic gets brittle. The hubs are actually really tough too. Hinge pins bend when you hit Sh!t. I've bent a couple myself. But I've never had a bent hinge pin end my race like a broken arm would.

All truggy arms will eventually warp and need to be replaced. Truggy arms are LONG, especially on trucks that don't use extended hubs or offset wheels(losi). Long arms take a lot of leverage on them and that fatigues them over time. If you think losi arms warp easily, you've never seen a HB arm.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY
I've never seen a losi arm break. Even with a donkey-flipper behind the wheel. Just sayin...
Donkey flipper that's funny. I haven't heard that one.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY
I've never seen a losi arm break. Even with a donkey-flipper behind the wheel. Just sayin...
I let my 10 and 13 year old drive my ballistic mugen today and we ran into some shiot without issue. I managed to hook a rear into the fastest part of the track today and watched the truck flip end over end on front and rear arms, over the corner berm and out into the woods without an arm issue.

Unlike the revo, the mugen is possibly the best engineered package out there Nothing wrong with PB at all. I think it offers better small bump/high frequency compliance. It's simple and plain works. On top of that, the entire assembly is lighter which aids in unsprung mass control. It's easier for the suspension to do it's job.


I see no issues...
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tc5 man
i might be getting one also the cheapest i found the kit for at least was around $569 at stormer hobbies if i remember.

i did hear some people say thier lighter than the losi eight -t s and thier nimble .
Same price at Tower Hobbies, but if you join as a member then you will get a 25% discount emailed to you after a week or 2.
I joined 1st or 2nd November and had discount codes by the following Sunday, bought on Monday.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by boxhead
Same price at Tower Hobbies, but if you join as a member then you will get a 25% discount emailed to you after a week or 2.
I joined 1st or 2nd November and had discount codes by the following Sunday, bought on Monday.



i think my membership is up even though they still send my coupons im kind of leaning toward the rc8t champ ed for now. theres more support for them at my track espially this year.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:04 AM
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I finally got a chance to get the MBX6T on the track yesterday and it is a finely built race truck. It is a little more responsive than the losi to small inputs but the track was very tacky I am sure that helped too. The 6T seems to have better on power steering than the losi, but the losi feels a little more stable. I havent changed the setup yet so I am sure I will fine tune it. The one major thing I dont like is the 6T clutch. I started with 1.0, 1.0, 1.1 and swapped the 1.1 for a .9 That helped but I just dont like the 3 shoe setup. Since the losi clutch is too long I will prob go to a M2C clutch. I have heard good things about that system. So far thats what I have found we race on the 11th so I will see how I stack up against my usual competition.
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Frank don't get the m2c... Get the ascendancy.... It's dialed.....
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Teccmoney
Frank don't get the m2c... Get the ascendancy.... It's dialed.....
The ascendancy looks difficult to maintain. Don't you have to remove the flywheel nut every time you want to change the shoes? And what are the negatives on the m2c system?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L
The ascendancy looks difficult to maintain. Don't you have to remove the flywheel nut every time you want to change the shoes? And what are the negatives on the m2c system?

The M2C 4 shoe Is the clutch to get Frank.
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Originally Posted by Frank L
The ascendancy looks difficult to maintain. Don't you have to remove the flywheel nut every time you want to change the shoes? And what are the negatives on the m2c system?


I dont even have to say it do it ?
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Originally Posted by Integra
I dont even have to say it do it ?
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:46 AM
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The ascendancy clutch is the easiest clutch system I have used.... And the longevity of the shoes are incredible... The m2c is nice but the ascendancy is more user friendly I think...
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