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Old 01-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by EastTxRacer
When were the arms Revised?
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Several months ago. The new ones have the webbing between the attachment points for the inside hinge pin cut back a little & beveled. This prevents the arm from contacting the out drive. It was a running change, so any arms you order now will be the new ones.
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After the 1st release of the 7,and changed again for the r series
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Hey guys, just wanted to say THANKS!

A few weeks ago, i asked you guys if it was possible to put 7R shocks on a 7. The first reply was a solid "Yes". Ordered the shocks, no problem. so meanwhile, im getting the buggy ready for the S.I.C. weekend in AL. when the shocks get here and installed, buggy was race-ready, in the box ready to go! I log back into rctech a few days ago and continued reading on, a couple of msgs after "Yes", someone posted that i needed to get the 7R rear tower also. im so glad i read that. i might of ended up raising the ride height up 100% to even out. IDK. but THANK YOU!!!

im already a little nervous because due to wife's work schedule, i wont get to the track for practice until 7 p.m. friday. this is my 2nd major event. the first one i sucked! ended up on the lower end of the D-main! that was last june. but i got a mugen, some practice and now i have gotten better. one thing i have learned is THROTTLE CONTROL! it's everything. i even added a lipo battery with two high volt. servos

hey heres a question, by it having the 7R shocks and towers, would i set it up more as a 7R? are there any general setups you guys recommend when going to a hard-packed dirt surface? also, buggy seems to sit a bit high, i figured it would drop down some with more drive time.

thank you guys again for any input or recommendations.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by drugofspeed
Hey guys, just wanted to say THANKS!

A few weeks ago, i asked you guys if it was possible to put 7R shocks on a 7. The first reply was a solid "Yes". Ordered the shocks, no problem. so meanwhile, im getting the buggy ready for the S.I.C. weekend in AL. when the shocks get here and installed, buggy was race-ready, in the box ready to go! I log back into rctech a few days ago and continued reading on, a couple of msgs after "Yes", someone posted that i needed to get the 7R rear tower also. im so glad i read that. i might of ended up raising the ride height up 100% to even out. IDK. but THANK YOU!!!

im already a little nervous because due to wife's work schedule, i wont get to the track for practice until 7 p.m. friday. this is my 2nd major event. the first one i sucked! ended up on the lower end of the D-main! that was last june. but i got a mugen, some practice and now i have gotten better. one thing i have learned is THROTTLE CONTROL! it's everything. i even added a lipo battery with two high volt. servos

hey heres a question, by it having the 7R shocks and towers, would i set it up more as a 7R? are there any general setups you guys recommend when going to a hard-packed dirt surface? also, buggy seems to sit a bit high, i figured it would drop down some with more drive time.

thank you guys again for any input or recommendations.
The ride height will drop as the new springs settle . Check it after a couple of tanks.
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Originally Posted by statton iv
After the 1st release of the 7,and changed again for the r series
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The lower front arms are the same from the x7 to the x7r. The top front & rear lower did change with the x7r.
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Originally Posted by croracer
servos get KO PROPO RESPONSE FOR STEERING AND POWER FOR throttle. The best out there.
On the motor if its stock just stick with the 9901 pipe, 41029 header? i think thats the header.
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The KO servo's would be my first choice.
Thanks guys. I will look into the KO servos.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer
I just bought a 7r. I went with the Novarossi KEEP OFF 21-4 motor. Looking for advice on a pipe for it.

Also for servos. I like Airtronics but it doesn't look like they have a suitable servo for the buggy?

Thanks in advance, Joe.
9901 & 41021 is what I'm using. Airtronics 94671/ Sanwa ERS-962 for both throttle and steering. I have a little over two gallons on the servos at this point and I am very pleased with there performance. I am using an un regulated li-po receiver pack.
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Originally Posted by drugofspeed
Hey guys, just wanted to say THANKS!

A few weeks ago, i asked you guys if it was possible to put 7R shocks on a 7. The first reply was a solid "Yes". Ordered the shocks, no problem. so meanwhile, im getting the buggy ready for the S.I.C. weekend in AL. when the shocks get here and installed, buggy was race-ready, in the box ready to go! I log back into rctech a few days ago and continued reading on, a couple of msgs after "Yes", someone posted that i needed to get the 7R rear tower also. im so glad i read that. i might of ended up raising the ride height up 100% to even out. IDK. but THANK YOU!!!

im already a little nervous because due to wife's work schedule, i wont get to the track for practice until 7 p.m. friday. this is my 2nd major event. the first one i sucked! ended up on the lower end of the D-main! that was last june. but i got a mugen, some practice and now i have gotten better. one thing i have learned is THROTTLE CONTROL! it's everything. i even added a lipo battery with two high volt. servos

hey heres a question, by it having the 7R shocks and towers, would i set it up more as a 7R? are there any general setups you guys recommend when going to a hard-packed dirt surface? also, buggy seems to sit a bit high, i figured it would drop down some with more drive time.

thank you guys again for any input or recommendations.
A lot of Mugen guys will be at SIC. Come see us, any of us will gladly help you get the setup close for you.. Len
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Originally Posted by joey91473
A lot of Mugen guys will be at SIC. Come see us, any of us will gladly help you get the setup close for you.. Len
Thanks, see you guys there!
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What's going on guys. My 7R will be here today. Any build tips? Is there anything I need to know about the cat before I start my build?
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Originally Posted by CBeeler46
What's going on guys. My 7R will be here today. Any build tips? Is there anything I need to know about the cat before I start my build?
Dang Chris, you get more new vehicles than anyone I know...

This kit goes together like butter... Nothing different about it..Just a lot better once you put it on the track... You can build it to the box setup but I went with Tim Long's on Mugenracing.com and was happy with it.
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I built my kit with issue free. I think i had to look at the book twice on screw sizes. Really the only part you need to make certain of is shimming on both the front and rear diff. Sometimes the shimming the manual calls for doesn't work. My original MBX7 was one shim opposite of the gear. My MBX7T required one on each side front and rear. This kit front was one on each side and rear was one on gear side.

Shim them until you have feel a high spot. 60-75% free and a light resistance for the rest is acceptable and it will lash in within the first few tanks.
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trim the part of the fuel splash guard that is directly in front of the air filter boot. if you dont, it will cut the boot.

some people have trimmed the baffles on the fuel tank as well so the clunk has a little more room to move up and down, i think some people have had it stick toward the top of the tank.

be careful how you install the shock rod ends in the front and rear arms, the bushings have to bee orientated a certain way, the manual tells you.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:53 PM
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Ah yes, one hickup in my kit. The fuel line inside my tank was just under 1/4" to short. So the clunk was right against the baffle, not in the pocket.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:46 PM
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Interesting how short the shocks have got now on the mbx7r, the shock body for the rears is now the same length as the original mbx6 front shocks, they (6 front body) were a lot longer than the 6 front shafts so I think you could fit a 7r rear shock shaft in a 6 front shock body, fit the 7r tower and run that combo on a mbx7...could be a cheap up grade to an original 7 if you have an old set of 6 shocks.
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