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Old 08-27-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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I jest got mbx5 in a trade. And. Need to know a lil bit about it can you help
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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I still run a MBX5 there still a great car. Parts for it can be hard to get a times. But everything is still out there for the car. All the arms from the MBX6 fit the MBX5. I run the MBX6 upper and lower front arms on my car. Just broke a rear arm last weekend and going to install the 6 rear arms.
If your MBX5 still has the upper arm holders on the upper plate you many want to change to the Kingheads single 7076Alum part. I have had good luck with the change. All other parts on my MBX5 are mugen

I have a MBX6 that my son runs, So I know the changes in the two. The 5 still has most of the other cars beat. But all in all its about driving.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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99% of the parts from the Caster 1.5R are direct replacements for anything on the MBX5....parts can be found at casterracingusa.com
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips guys happy. Running.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #5
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Apply the above setup, works well at any track. Just use the right tires and rock. Depending on how old your car is, you may want to get new front knuckles. They revised them at one point to allow for significantly more steering throw. Really wakes the car up.

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Old 08-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #6
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I was recently running the 5R buggy with MBX6 shocks on it. I still think it is a great car. I think it handles the ruff stuff alot better actually and you can be more aggressive with it.
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