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Old 10-22-2001, 07:11 PM   #1
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Can anyone compare V1R to MTX2 in depth? I have V1S and considering buying a second one. Any news on MTX3 after MRX3 just won WC
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Old 10-23-2001, 04:57 AM   #2
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In depth........ how long have we got....... u need to talk to Manticore...... he will know all as he has both
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Old 10-23-2001, 05:33 AM   #3
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I own both The Mugen is not "on-the-road" yet so I cannot comment on how it drives yet. What specifically do you want to know about both cars?
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I think in terms of overall handling of the car as well as ease of set-up. The gang I talked to said that Mugen is a much stronger car (tougher plastic) thus the car setting will not change even after crash. They also like Mugen better because it has a stiffer chassis. Having said that, most other drivers are using V1R instead. That cause my confusion. I have GT4 in the past, it handle greats, but parts is too fragile.
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Old 10-23-2001, 05:53 AM   #5
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The V One R is great out of the box. So is the Mugen, the setups are very good and quite neutral. Both have identical adjustability, so there are no advantages there. The Mugen lacks a turnbuckle for rear camber adjustment, this is easily addressed.

I have had the top plate off both cars and have flexed the chassis. I would agree that the mugens chassis seems MARGINALLY stiffer. With the top decks on there is no difference.

The Mugens plastic seems very strong, but I would not say that the V One R is any weaker. The V One uses graphite infused plastic on many of the suspension parts. Both look VERY strong.

As for on the track performance, the V One is very neutral at factory settings. There is a degree of understeer there, but when you adapt your lines it is very fast. I have not driven the Mugen yet so I cannot comment there.

I HAVE crash tested the V One extensively and to date I have not done any damage to a single part of the car. This includes rolls, frontal, side and rear impacts, excursions through rocks and grass. And the V One holds its settings well through all these impacts. The weakest link so far is the tie rods from the steering servo which is held on by ballcups and seems to pop off in front wheel impacts.
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Various people i have talked to that own the car (I have one...) or have seen it in action cannot praise it enough for the exceptional build quality of the various arms, knuckles and 2 speed for example...... being made out of graphite infused plastic certainly makes the V One R incredibly strong in all areas. I'm sure that AMGRacer will agree with these points..... As for the chassis stiffness u will have to ask AMG about that because i am still waiting for my RB Concept X12 to arrive so that i can debut the car!!!!!
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Thanks guys, I probably will go for the V1R for the time being, and later the MTX..3, I am sure it is coming.
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im curious too, how come so many people choose the V1R over the Mugen....its almost the same....

Alien, u said u choose the V1R...why?...does it look better??
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im curious too, how come so many people choose the V1R over the Mugen....its almost the same....

Alien, u said u choose the V1R...why?...does it look better??
In fact you should ask Manticore's opinion since he has both!

I asked him this question before he said the VoneR is easier to drive and the MTX-2 is faster.

Hope this help
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In fact you should ask Manticore's opinion since he has both!

I asked him this question before he said the VoneR is easier to drive and the MTX-2 is faster.

Hope this help
Thanks AH10.

In addition, both are great car. I have the following points to add on the comparison:
Out of stock box MTX2 is lighter; MTX2 1750gm, V1R 1830gm.
MTX2 has better driver tran and more on fuel economy.
Chassis designwise V1R is better and stronger.
both has great durability.
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I have both too They are both as fast as each other and niether has required parts replacement in almost a year.


........ I keep both of them on the same shelf because I don't run them!!
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I have both too They are both as fast as each other and niether has required parts replacement in almost a year.


........ I keep both of them on the same shelf because I don't run them!!
because you havent played them for a year !!!!
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because you havent played them for a year !!!!
Ha Ha, that's funny
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because you havent played them for a year !!!!
haha.... sometimes I switch the positions of the 2 cars on the shelf so that the MTX can be chasing the Vone R and visa versa!!!!
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haha.... sometimes I switch the positions of the 2 cars on the shelf so that the MTX can be chasing the Vone R and visa versa!!!!
whichever way you like !!
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