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Old 08-17-2006, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Lextek
Ithink part of my problem is a slightly, worn bushing for the front front brake cam. I was looking at the King Headz center diff plate with the bearings as an upgrade.
It is very easy to replace the bushings with bearings. most hobby shops have 5x8x2.5 bearings (flanged) in stock so all you have to do is drill out the hole in the brake plate to 8mm and put the bearings in and away you go. I have found that using a uni-bit or step bit allows you to make the bearing almost a press fit in the carbon fiber, check fitment often. Its about a 15min job and well worth it. No more brake probs.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:03 PM
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Tony do you have a link/part # for those TTRS3 discs?
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:11 PM
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I've used the Crazy Nut 4 disc brake set up for our Mugens for 3 years now. Carbon fibre pads and hardcoated vented aluminum discs. i had a mchinist buddy, machine the top plates nicely for bearings and I put a drop of ca on the flange to keep the outer flange from rotating, thats when it wears.
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2546


I think this is what tony is referring to
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by sand geek
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2546


I think this is what tony is referring to
Yep, those are them.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:58 AM
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I'm new to 1/8th scale. I think I made the right choice with the Prospec. Seems like there is a great wealth of knowledge here about it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:51 PM
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Can anyone help out with set-up ??

Track is long grass in a field, Well it's long enough anyway. Providing loads of grip, Traction rolling is a problem if i'm not careful. I'm new to 1/8th and the mugen is my first Nitro buggy.

It seems a really good car Anyway help with diff settings etc would be really appreciated.

I have looked to the mugen site but there didn't seem to be anything there suited to a grassed surface. Oh no jumps but there are some nasty "holes" in the surface, rabbits i guess ...............

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Old 08-24-2006, 07:48 PM
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i dont know about a grass setup but....


Does anybody know whether the new MBX5T front shocks are a direct bolt-on for the MBX5 buggy rear shocks? It sure would be nice to not ruin shock bodies every 5 weeks.....
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damn i suck...Tony answered that on this page....
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I went back and looked at some set-ups. I moved the 2mm spacer for the lower front arm to the front. Big difference. It seems the harder you drive this buggy the better it goes!
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:52 AM
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Man its been a long time sense i have posted!

I have been lost on the down travel of the setup sheet.

It showes a rim under the chassis and it tells me full. It looks like the rim would stop the full travel of the arms. Is that what they are reaching for? Can someone make it easy on me and let me know the average A arm down stop by ground to chassis or mm's traveled.
P.S. I am looking at the Scott H. and Chad B. setup sheet.

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Full down travel means no limiting at all (controlled by the droop screws). The chassis tabs against the bottom of the arms are the limiters. The wheel under the chassis should be ignored.
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In measuring the down travel according to a setup sheet you need to use the ride height guage under the hubs-with a wheel under the car chassis. When I go to full down travel I at least run the droop screws in until they contact the chassis and then give them another 1/2 turn or so. That way you don't bend driveshafts or even pop them out on a rough landing. Even seen guys rip the shock ends off...
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:38 PM
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MBX5R READY FOR DISTRIBUITION TO DEALERS ON THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER.
PARTS LIST TO US DEALERS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, NO CONVERSION KIT IS AVAILABLE, HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE!
THE R WILL REPLACE THE PROSPEC BUT THERE WON'T BE NO STOCK R VERSION, ALL PARTS TO CONVERT FROM STOCK OR PROSPEC TO R WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE THE R COMES OUT, AS OF NOW, THE PROSPEC IS DISCONTINUED, BUT SINCE MOST OF THE PARTS ARE IDENTICAL TO R VERSION, THERE WON'T BE ANY ISSUES WITH PARTS, EVEN THE NEW ONES
SOME NEW PARTS FOR THE R, NEW SHOCK SHAFTS, SHOCK TOWERS, SUSPENSION ARMS AND MOUNTS, STEERING LINKS (SIMILAR TO PROSPEC REAR CAMBER LINKS) SERVO SAVER, TO MENTION A FEW.
IF IT DRIVES JUST LIKE MY PROSPEC AND MY MTX4, A TANK ON RAILS, SHOULD BE FUN!

HAPPY RACING
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