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TLR eight 3.0 vs Mugen MBX 7

Old 10-18-2013, 03:01 AM
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Default TLR eight 3.0 vs Mugen MBX 7

Hey everyone,

Just wanting some feedback on these two vehicles, which car would have the best fit and finish? which would handle the best in low traction and bumpy conditions?

I like both cars, just unsure which one would be the best for my application

Any help would be appreciated


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Now this is going to be good...
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Mugen. The quality is awesome. The steering is awesome. Just a bad ass ride.

I've drove a 3.0 and I just could not get it to drive like my mbx7. Buuuuuut I like to blast into corners, brake hard, and blast out. The mugen fits me well. I was a whole second slower with the 3.0
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:32 PM
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Take a look at the HB D812 instead
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There isn't going to be a magic car. Both cars can be fast in the right hands. Being a second slower or faster is pretty much setup related. Not enough difference in these cars to make a person yell yeeee haaaa from driving one to the other. Most people think one is better than the other and out of the box they can feel that way. Setup is key.

Go with what you like and base it off parts support in your area.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:42 PM
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Mugen. If the 8ight 3.0 is like the 2.0 or scte 2.0 in terms of plastics and bearings then the plastics wear out really fast and develop play very fast and eats drivetrain bearings like crazy. Never had a 3.0 but just my experience with tlr vehicles. Wont buy another. Mugen uses big bearings and is easy to work on. Ive had the mbx6 and was really happy with it. Mugen is top notch quality.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Yeah Mugen for sure..stronger parts, better quality in bearings and drive train components.
Both drive as well as one another tho.
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never drove a TLR 3.0. I love my MBX7. puts a smile on my face every time I drive it! Handles well, responds to setup changes, east to work on. And at 4 gallons + the only slop that has developed is in the front upper A-arms
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3.0. Notice I drive an X7. But in low bite, bumpy situations I feel the 3.0 is better. I'm always searching for rear bite in my mugen.
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Plus the 3.0 drivetrain is alot freer. Buddy of mine was getting 12min with his 3.0 vs 8min with the same engine in an D812
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:41 PM
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The Mugen is a much better quality kit overall that's for sure. Losi is synonomous with cheap - but somehow quick, though if I had to race one for an entire season I'd pick the quality of Mugen any day over a Losi. Though the Losi (and all the Losi-like designs out there) are usually lighter on their feet than the Mugens from past experience.
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A guy i know that had the X7 and couldn't get it to drive the way he liked, he went over too a 3.0 and loves it. So i saying that best bet is waht GregB said, go with what you like, what suits you style of driving and parts avalibilty.

I went from a Xray XB9 to the mbx7 and love the Mugen, awesome to drive, wear is good, have broken the front arms once on 6 month thats about it. From what ive noticed the X7 likes more of a aggressive drive, it likes to be pushed.
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Just to add more and correct the guys that say its "all about setup". Yes setup is key, but certain designs handle a specific way no matter how much you tweak a setup. Some kits just have better components, design, suspension geometry and weight distribution.

Don't fool yourself into thinking all kits are just as good. They aren't at all! Trust me. I made that mistake when I was buying a kit and after 3 kit purchases, I now realize why a Kyosho TKI3 is the best you can buy and the Mugens are a close second. The bearings that come with some of the other kits are garbage as well. Losi *cough*
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Tlr 3.0 all day long! one of the only if not the only kits you can buy take out of the box build it and set it on the track and go racing. With out having to buy a ton of other stuff to make the car good! The car is dialed right out of the box. Find your setup and go racing.
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these threads are total nonsense.the only opinions you get are biased to whatever brand the guys posting are swinging from and any honest opinions are shot down by the same guys.The truth is get whatever car you want because most modern cars are of good quality and more than capable of winning races.
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