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Old 11-25-2012, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SMarti021 View Post
being we can get a MBX6R for 399$ at the moment and the new MBX7 is sure to sell for im guessing around 700$?... and me being in the hunt for a new buggy im wondering what you guys think. Is this a buggy worth 300$ish more then the MBX6R?
It won't be more than 600. I would wait till the X7 comes out now.
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My question will i b able to use any of those parts on my 6month old 6r us spec? Damn now i know why my sister waited /didnt buy a 6r.....
Chad Bradley stated on this page he will post a compatiblity chart after the official release.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:51 PM
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Great news!!

Slightly frustrating however that I thought I struck a really good deal 2 weeks ago when I bought the MBX6R for $475!

I was just about to order a new chassi for my old MBX6 yesterday and really tempted to order another MBXR as well from Amain for $399!

I'm glad I hesitated!!!
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Ordere the 6r US from a main haha ohh well looks like ill just have 2 mugens haha can't wait for the release!!!
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Looks good but sucks I just got a 6R
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Hmmmm...im excited.funny im at wrk and all i can think about is wen can i get one.
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Originally Posted by SMarti021 View Post
being we can get a MBX6R for 399$ at the moment and the new MBX7 is sure to sell for im guessing around 700$?... and me being in the hunt for a new buggy im wondering what you guys think. Is this a buggy worth 300$ish more then the MBX6R?
If you're not concerned about getting the 'latest and greatest' as some people are obessed about on this forum, i'd just go the 6R, perfectly good car and good pricing. The potential differences between the 6 and 7 that people have started to visually point out already (pre-official press release) don't appear to warrant a potential $200-300 retail premium, but that's just my own opinion....

Would be good to wait it out for a bit anyway to see what faults and issues the MBX7 may potentially have after it's release....as with any new model that hits the market.
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Mugen Racing Press Release:

E2001 – MBX7 1/8 Nitro Off Road Buggy

Mugen Seiki is proud to announce the release of the MBX7 1/8 Nitro Off Road Buggy. The Mugen design team had a goal to increase corner speed, increase traction, low the center of gravity and to lighten up the whole drive train but still keep the high quality that separates Mugen from the competitors and the end result is the MBX7.

Mugen concentrated on creating a buggy that would carry natural corner speed with newly designed front upper/lower suspension, The rear suspension was designed to create more traction and smooth action through bumps, jumps and whatever else the buggy attacks with shorter rear suspension arms, fully adjustable anti-squat and toe in bushings. New front shocks and shock springs control the suspension on the front of the buggy while newly designed shocks angles keep the rear suspension hooked up to the surface.

The drive train was lighted up with the front/rear conical gears and spur gear being milled out to reduce rotating weight. Straight cut bevel and conical gears make the overall drive much smoother with less drag. A specialized brake cam, brake disc and linkage will stop the buggy from the high speeds it will be obtaining. Mugen created a fuel tank with a special fuel intake clunk for maximum fuel pick up from a full tank to an empty tank, nice fuel line holders attached to the tank. The features keep going on….

The MBX7 will be available December 2012…so if you want to experience the Mugen legend then get your hands on the MBX7!!!

MBX7 Features:

• 3mm A7075 hard anodized chassis
• Lightweight spur gear
• Lightweight conical gears
• Straight cut conical and ring gears
• Specialized designed front upper and lower suspension arm, front hub carriers, rear suspension arms and hub carriers.
• Fully adjustable steering with new geometry, servo saver and ackerman plate.
• 15mm hard anodized threaded shocks with 3.5mm shock shaft and rubber shock boots
• 5mm A7075 aluminum front shock tower
• 4mm A7075 aluminum rear shock tower
• 5mm A7075 aluminum lower suspension mounts for optimized geometry
• Specialized brake system with new brake cam front/rear brakes, brake linkage and brake disc
• Small composite molded receiver box & low center of gravity battery holder
• Special designed fuel tank with an internal fuel clunk pick up
• E0710 heavy duty aluminum clutch shoes
• Stylish mid-cab body
• High down force wing which is adjustable front to back
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Now all we need is to hear some personel experience from the drivers before ordering it
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Originally Posted by T.Ngo View Post
Looks good but sucks I just got a 6R
i won't be so upset, i just got my mbx6r too, and looking at this car there is nothing i regret, also i like my car better than this..


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MBX7 Features:

• 3mm A7075 hard anodized chassis
• Lightweight spur gear
• Lightweight conical gears
• Straight cut conical and ring gears
• Specialized designed front upper and lower suspension arm, front hub carriers, rear suspension arms and hub carriers.
• Fully adjustable steering with new geometry, servo saver and ackerman plate.
• 15mm hard anodized threaded shocks with 3.5mm shock shaft and rubber shock boots
• 5mm A7075 aluminum front shock tower
• 4mm A7075 aluminum rear shock tower
• 5mm A7075 aluminum lower suspension mounts for optimized geometry
• Specialized brake system with new brake cam front/rear brakes, brake linkage and brake disc
• Small composite molded receiver box & low center of gravity battery holder
• Special designed fuel tank with an internal fuel clunk pick up
• E0710 heavy duty aluminum clutch shoes
• Stylish mid-cab body
• High down force wing which is adjustable front to back

they can find 100 different specs with the mbx6...but the truth it that the car hash't change a bit..was i the only one to expect a NEW model??
something different?
the only thing that seems to be done is change the shape of the receiver box..
the battery still outside, (that in my opinion is ridiculous) the radio tray is changed only in the shape and makes the servo working in diagonal..
i agree that it is not necessary to change something that s already going well..but after so many years from the first mbx6..they could have though of something more appealing!!imo
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Originally Posted by MorganSS View Post
Mad Dog!
I guess you can see my salivating in this thread. Always a mugen guy.
Yeah I want one, now.

If I had one concern it would be the lower 0 or 1 arm support for the front A arms. the mbx-6 used hinge pins that used a nut and in a way held the braces together during a crash, especially the two screws on the chassis that held the 0 or 1 block in place. The new car is missing those two screws and that could push out the screws that bolt them to the bulkhead in a crash and combined with the captured hinge pin design could spell certain doom. I hope this makes sense. I usually put longer screws into the bulkhead anyway just in case. Or bigger screws like the engine mount size would hold it together better. Also why not more 2.5mm head screws. Those 2.0 screw hex's strip out too easily especially on the steering pivot posts.

Other than that it's perfect. Nothing too radical, and the steel pivot ball adds a little weight to the wheels. Nice simple design. The bell crank steering looks refined to reduce bump steer and all that jazz. I bet it drives awesome. The chassis looks a little wider for stability. I bet fironi and king headz will make some awesome front upper steering plates for this buggy. The front brakes are covered to prevent fuel getting on them. Nice idea.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by merdith6 View Post
Yeah I want one, now.

If I had one concern it would be the lower 0 or 1 arm support for the front A arms. the mbx-6 used hinge pins that used a nut and in a way held the braces together during a crash, especially the two screws on the chassis that held the 0 or 1 block in place. The new car is missing those two screws and that could push out the screws that bolt them to the bulkhead in a crash and combined with the captured hinge pin design could spell certain doom. I hope this makes sense. I usually put longer screws into the bulkhead anyway just in case. Or bigger screws like the engine mount size would hold it together better. Also why not more 2.5mm head screws. Those 2.0 screw hex's strip out too easily especially on the steering pivot posts.

Other than that it's perfect. Nothing too radical, and the steel pivot ball adds a little weight to the wheels. Nice simple design. The bell crank steering looks refined to reduce bump steer and all that jazz. I bet it drives awesome. The chassis looks a little wider for stability. I bet fironi and king headz will make some awesome front upper steering plates for this buggy. The front brakes are covered to prevent fuel getting on them. Nice idea.
That won`t be a problem. The MBX7 has all 4 suspension holders in aluminium ;-)
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Originally Posted by jackdani View Post
i won't be so upset, i just got my mbx6r too, and looking at this car there is nothing i regret, also i like my car better than this..





they can find 100 different specs with the mbx6...but the truth it that the car hash't change a bit..was i the only one to expect a NEW model??
something different?
the only thing that seems to be done is change the shape of the receiver box..
the battery still outside, (that in my opinion is ridiculous) the radio tray is changed only in the shape and makes the servo working in diagonal..
i agree that it is not necessary to change something that s already going well..but after so many years from the first mbx6..they could have though of something more appealing!!imo

I think that you had to high expextations, yes. Losi, just evolutions, Kyosho, they stick with their consept and have the same type of front/rear end.
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I like all the machined aluminum. 35 pics of it on Mugen's facebook page.
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Originally Posted by wombat View Post
If you're not concerned about getting the 'latest and greatest' as some people are obessed about on this forum, i'd just go the 6R, perfectly good car and good pricing. The potential differences between the 6 and 7 that people have started to visually point out already (pre-official press release) don't appear to warrant a potential $200-300 retail premium, but that's just my own opinion....

Would be good to wait it out for a bit anyway to see what faults and issues the MBX7 may potentially have after it's release....as with any new model that hits the market.
good points indeed!
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