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Old 04-13-2015, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by AssocRacer View Post
So what are the most common parts that you guys break on these cars? Just curious as to what extra parts I need to keep with me at the track.
I am a pretty aggressive driver and in over 2 years I have broke 1 front upper arm and 2 front lower arms, that's it. They are very durable cars that don't wear out near as fast as some others. You can boil the front lower arms and it helps against breaking but any part will break if you hit something hard enough.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:47 AM
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Next question, are there differences between the MBX7 and MBX7R bodies? Will the MBX7R body fit on the MBX7?
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:53 AM
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Next question, are there differences between the MBX7 and MBX7R bodies? Will the MBX7R body fit on the MBX7?
shouldn't be any difference fit wise as the chassis are the same except
for the side kick up a little more on the R
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:01 AM
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Ok good. I asked cause I know that one of the differences was the chassis and I wasn't sure if the MBX7R had a longer chassis or not.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:37 AM
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Chassis length is the same.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:11 PM
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I was running today at the club's track and I have some difficulties setting up the mbx7 for it.
The track is normally relatively smooth but they're some potholes there and there due to wear. The surface is hard packed with quite a lot of dust over it ( white clay type earth).

I tried the std set up and tried to improve the lack of grip.

At the moment the set up is :

-high roll center front
-I tried the highest roll center at the rear (hub carrier HRC+ shock tower lowest position) but the car would still slide easily and it was very hard to control it back.
-Camber link at the moment is middle (I tried both longest and shortest without curing the problem)
-neutral kick up
-neutral caster
-1 camber at the front 2 at the back
-600sct oil at the front with 8x1.2mm piston 450cst rear with the same piston
-5000sct front, 8000sct center and 3000sct rear diff.
I had city block at the front and I beam at the back all new.
-22mm ride height and the front 27mm back.
-neutral antisquat.
-2.5mm anti roll bar front and 2.7mm at the back.
-8.25x1.6 front spring
-10.75x1.6 rear spring

I liked the responsiveness of the high roll center but I was losing a lot of my time when the rear slide and had to slow down to get control back.

At the moment I'm thinking of going to 450-500cst front and 325-350cst at the back perhaps.

Many thanks in advance if you can help me

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:47 PM
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So i bought a used MBX7 from my buddy. And im curious to know how to takw diffs apart. Are there any videos out there? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:21 PM
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I know it's a buggy thread but asked Mugen about MBX7TE (which is out of stock everywhere) and recieved this email:

Dear Peter,
thanks for contacting us.
The Truggy MBX-7 is already in production and will be available all over Europe very soon.
Of course, this will be an Updated one like Buggy "R" and get some improved performance as well, like Buggy "R".
Stay tuned, the kit will be at the shops we guess end of October.
Best Regards / Cordialement
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is the rumored MBX8 to be introduce in Vegas?
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bappen View Post
Thanks Iglu!!! That's some great information!
I've made some changes and I hope I got it straight now...
I added your comments at the bottom as well, trying to clear things up.

did someone this for the front as well?
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