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Old 06-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Is the Mugen MBX5R still a competitive buggy?

Hey guys, I've been into this hobby for a long time, but for the last 6 or 7 years its been on and off. Back in 2007 I bought the mbx5r with the intention of club racing with it, but I put that aside until now. I was wondering how the mbx5r ranks up with the newer buggies. Thanks!
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That car is now 2 generations old. You could probably do okay with it, but parts may be the main concern. How hard are you going to want to drive if you know there is a part that you just can't get?
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Yeah, that is the one thing I was concerned about. I wonder if some parts from the mbx6 are compatible.
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jeez man.. forget about it.
You'll never get parts.
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Yeah, I have talked to a few other people and they are all saying the same. I am going to go ahead and order a mbx7 tomorrow. Thanks guys
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Everything you need;
http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.ph...en-Seiki-MBX5R

Still some MBX4 parts out there.
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Yeah, that is the one thing I was concerned about. I wonder if some parts from the mbx6 are compatible.
Some stuff will from the x6 will work on the x5.
I know because my wife races one of two x5's I have.
As for arms x7 should work, my Opinion when I was building my x7 it reminded me of parts of the x5 mixed with x6 .

Anyhow if u do get a x7 turn ur x5 into a short course truck.
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Shawn S/ecko thanks guys, you have been the most helpful. I may stick with my 5 for a few more months, I'm just club racing not trying to become a pro. ecko I'm sending you a pm
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Shawn S/ecko thanks guys, you have been the most helpful. I may stick with my 5 for a few more months, I'm just club racing not trying to become a pro. ecko I'm sending you a pm

I personally think it's time to change to a more modern model
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I personally think it's time to change to a more modern model
Says the guy with an Xray lol.

The X5R is still a great platform. There is still plenty of parts support online.
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Says the guy with an Xray lol.

The X5R is still a great platform. There is still plenty of parts support online.
It's true, I have no one, two X-rays xb9 buggy s
But I drove mbx5 for two years back 2006 and 2008 years, then I drove mbx6 and mbx6 r for two more years

And again, My Personaly opinions it's that it's time to change a new and modern platform

There are:
Better
Light
Better steering
Better jump skills
Better materials
Etc

Of course my fiends Mugenman 32 it's my opinion as you asked
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It's true, I have no one, two X-rays xb9 buggy s
But I drove mbx5 for two years back 2006 and 2008 years, then I drove mbx6 and mbx6 r for two more years

And again, My Personaly opinions it's that it's time to change a new and modern platform

There are:
Better
Light
Better steering
Better jump skills
Better materials
Etc

Of course my fiends Mugenman 32 it's my opinion as you asked
Good luck
You are absolutely right, and I plan to get into a new buggy but since I'm just getting back into club racing and some parts are still available, I would rather beat on the mbx5 getting my skill back up. So let me ask you, since you have experience with mugen and xray, mbx7 or xb9. Thanks again everyone
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If your choice is MBX7 or XB9, you want to get the MBX7.
It's very solid and doesn't break often, and is also world champion.

Mine is the Kyosho MP9 TKI3.. so I'm not saying that because I'm a fanboy. It's just the MBX7 is a better choice than the XB9.
It's just a better choice in every way, you'll get more money for it in the 2nd hand market, it will most likely be "the Mugen" for the next 3 years, it's way easier to be successful with this car than it would be with the XB9.

Renaud Savoya was one of the best drivers (3 times French Champ, 3 times Euro Champ and 2 times World finalist), then he switched to Xray and "disappeared".. so.. I'm just saying.. it's harder to chase a setup on an XB9 than it is on the MBX7, and there'll be more people running MBX7 to help you out with setups, and more chance if you do manage to crash that there is someone who has a spare part for you at the track.
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If your choice is MBX7 or XB9, you want to get the MBX7.
It's very solid and doesn't break often, and is also world champion.

Mine is the Kyosho MP9 TKI3.. so I'm not saying that because I'm a fanboy. It's just the MBX7 is a better choice than the XB9.
It's just a better choice in every way, you'll get more money for it in the 2nd hand market, it will most likely be "the Mugen" for the next 3 years, it's way easier to be successful with this car than it would be with the XB9.

Renaud Savoya was one of the best drivers (3 times French Champ, 3 times Euro Champ and 2 times World finalist), then he switched to Xray and "disappeared".. so.. I'm just saying.. it's harder to chase a setup on an XB9 than it is on the MBX7, and there'll be more people running MBX7 to help you out with setups, and more chance if you do manage to crash that there is someone who has a spare part for you at the track.
This is so true. The Mbx6 is still pretty good but the 7 is better for sure. The MBX5 is way outdated.
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Great info guys, I'm gonna be ordering the mbx7 after the weekend
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