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Old 11-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #796
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yooo whoooo soloartist is here have you guys been spending time with those MUGENS i know you guys are hard at work on those MRX CINCO'S that would be 5 for some of you the camp may be headed to the worlds I'm sure we can find some slightly used socks,t-shirts for raffle i even have some underware i wore when i was in a qualifier with MIKE SWAUGER i was a bit nervous but the skid mark isn't that noticeable see you all soon
Thanks for the pit work Will, my cinco was awesome!!! Now i know what that brown spot was on the drivers stand lol, MTC
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figure I'd give you all something to look forward to LoL stay tuned more to come
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Mugen MRX 5 on the way! What would you guys recommend for an engine for a first time 1/8 scale driver? I'm looking for reliability over top speed.

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Mugen MRX 5 on the way! What would you guys recommend for an engine for a first time 1/8 scale driver? I'm looking for reliability over top speed.

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novarossi kangaroo not very exspensive & reliable
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The OS engine looks pretty good. Steve Jackson has been running very well with that engine.
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the os xzr 21 and kangaroo are great for reliability and shorter tracks. And prices are really reasonable the novarmax 7 port also m7h or something. A little more money but still cheaper than 9 ports
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i hear the RB Classico 10 is good for the price
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Be sure to run a very good fuel that has a high oil content and low nitro amount. No need to run more that 20% nitro. Before you start the motor you should be sure the motor is set for the nitro amount you run. Ask the motor vendor specifically for that info. If they don't know - buy from someone else.

Do not run the motor past 220*. Buy an inexpensive non contact temp gun. You should almost always see a trail of white smoke leaving the pipe. If you don't - stop the car and check the temp.

The break in process is very, very important to the longevity of a motor. If broken in poorly you can cut the life span in half. take your time and pre heat the motor, prior to starting, most piston to sleeve life is lost during warm up. I use a paint stripping heat gun.

Ask questions - most folks are happy to help. Motors are expensive and need to be treated with care. Most will last a long time. Some of the quality motors can last well past 12 gallons of fuel.
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Be sure to run a very good fuel that has a high oil content and low nitro amount. No need to run more that 20% nitro. Before you start the motor you should be sure the motor is set for the nitro amount you run. Ask the motor vendor specifically for that info. If they don't know - buy from someone else.

Do not run the motor past 220*. Buy an inexpensive non contact temp gun. You should almost always see a trail of white smoke leaving the pipe. If you don't - stop the car and check the temp.

The break in process is very, very important to the longevity of a motor. If broken in poorly you can cut the life span in half. take your time and pre heat the motor, prior to starting, most piston to sleeve life is lost during warm up. I use a paint stripping heat gun.

Ask questions - most folks are happy to help. Motors are expensive and need to be treated with care. Most will last a long time. Some of the quality motors can last well past 12 gallons of fuel.
Thanks everyone for your advice. FYI, I ran nitro on-road way back when the 235mm chassis 2wd cars were popular and then got out when that class died off. I've always wanted to try 1/8 scale so it's time to get off the fience and join in on the action.

A number of people have recommended the novarossi kangaroo so I'm going to give it a try.

How important is a setup station? Can it be done effectivly with just a camber gage?


Thanks again and I look forward to meeting the 1/8 scale community on the track next season.

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Thanks everyone for your advice. FYI, I ran nitro on-road way back when the 235mm chassis 2wd cars were popular and then got out when that class died off. I've always wanted to try 1/8 scale so it's time to get off the fience and join in on the action.

A number of people have recommended the novarossi kangaroo so I'm going to give it a try.

How important is a setup station? Can it be done effectivly with just a camber gage?


Thanks again and I look forward to meeting the 1/8 scale community on the track next season.

Jim F.
i would invest in a setup station IMO 1/8th is top shelf don't skimp
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TFTs at GLARC looks like its gonna be fun the camp will be there
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Okay, one last question. I'm like most guys and I always want the latest and greatest car, but will a newbie notice a difference between the MRX 5 and MRX 4X?

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TFTs at GLARC looks like its gonna be fun the camp will be there
Hopefully I will have the new car at the race. Looks like the new engines will be here before then.
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Hopefully I will have the new car at the race. Looks like the new engines will be here before then.
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Okay, one last question. I'm like most guys and I always want the latest and greatest car, but will a newbie notice a difference between the MRX 5 and MRX 4X?

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only way to know is if you run both no other way to compare
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