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Old 07-31-2003, 08:17 AM   #16
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guys i have a mtx2 everbody said run blue springs
on it but no one here has them
i have springs from my tc3
what will work on the car i order blue springs from the hobby
store but he said it will take two weeks to get here and i have a big race sunday
what can i use the will be the same as mtx blue springs
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super dave 45: the light blue springs are approximately 30 lbs
front and 26 lbs rear...so if you have a TC3 try the purple fronts
(30 lbs) and the copper rears ( (25 lbs) on your MTX2. Also, I
would suggest the "Team Mugen" trick of running 1.2 mm hole
front pistons (or simply drill out your stock front 1 hole pistons
with a #55 drill bit) with 600 weight Mugen shock oil...if you do not have the Mugen shock oil, the Associated equivalent is
approximately 50 weight front and rear...this will give you more
steering in the turns...something the MTX2 lacks when compared
to the newer MTX3...good luck and yes, the MTX2 is still a competitive car...another thing to try is raise your rear camber
link at the upright to the inside top hole on the upright and the
outside hole on the shock tower...this will give you more camber
gain through the corners...
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Old 07-31-2003, 10:26 AM   #17
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i use blue springs rear and purple springs in the front
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Old 07-31-2003, 10:51 AM   #18
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i use blue springs rear and purple springs in the front
hmmm... really?

Thought harder spring should be in front, softer rear.

shouldn't it be Blue front, Purple rear?

Under what condition have made you decide to go w/ Purple Front, Blue Rear?
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Old 07-31-2003, 06:28 PM   #19
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I run extremely soft springs, so I won't really give them here, but I basically stand up my rear shocks for more traction, and have the front laid all the way down. The soft front, and hard rear works well on my track which is a bunch of tight 180's and other tight and hard corners.

Super dave, I've found quite a few HPI pro linear (nitro) springs which are very similar to the Mugen springs. They fit on well, but you will need to find out the rate of the blue springs from Mugen. Hpi spring rates are printed on the packaging... since HPI usually is better supported (and springs are also much cheaper).
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Old 07-31-2003, 06:54 PM   #20
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I committed sacrilegy.... I run Serpent yellow springs front and rear. I do not have the Mugen springs. I like the way it handles. It has tons of steering, more than my MTX-3. I race it in outlaw class (lola body) and the MTX-3 in the Sedan class. I have only raced the MTX-3 a couple of time and am trying to find more off power steering.
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Old 08-01-2003, 01:36 AM   #21
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thanks for the help
i run on a track that is 180x80
can someone tell me a good gearing for this car
i am running a mt12 motor in the car
thanks again for all the help
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:41 PM   #22
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thanks for the help
i run on a track that is 180x80
can someone tell me a good gearing for this car
i am running a mt12 motor in the car
thanks again for all the help
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Gearing is a toughie when it comes to giving suggestions. It depends on the size of the track, the power of your motor, the design of the track, the ripples and dips of the surface and your driving (among several other things I don't feel like typing). The best way to get gearing down is to see a fast racer that runs a similar or identical motor to yours and and find out his gear ratio. Even if he has a different car than yours, you can use the gear ratio to find out what could work for you.
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:33 PM   #23
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my mugen springs r 1.6 and 1.7 which one is softer and which one is harder?
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my mugen springs r 1.6 and 1.7 which one is softer and which one is harder?
1.6 is soft, I presume you have Purple.
1.7 is harder, you must have had the Blue one.

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so thats the reason i have purple in the front and blue in the back
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Old 08-03-2003, 07:57 PM   #26
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is it alright if i did purple front and purple back? woould it affect in racing?
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Old 08-03-2003, 10:59 PM   #27
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Of course you could try it, and of course it will change the way your car performs... good or bad, it is hard to tell until you try it. What a softer rear spring will do is cause the rear of the car to roll more during a corner. Also, the rear of the car will squat more than before. These are just some things that a spring change can do, and there is many more, but if your car is already rolling too much in a corner, purple rears won't help. If you aren't rolling enough, it will obviously help. Generally softer springs will make a car have more grip, but if you go too soft, you begin to lose grip. I personally run my MTX2 with HPI electric pro linear springs. A lot softer than purple springs, so until you try it, you'll never know.
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Old 08-04-2003, 02:19 AM   #28
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you say you run hpi springs on your car
what color do you run on your mtx2
i have alot of hpi springs
if they will work on my mtx2
then i dont have to go out and buy neww mtx springs
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...I personally run my MTX2 with HPI electric pro linear springs. A lot softer than purple springs....
Go with only llinear HPI springs, I hate the progressives. I would say that the HPI nitro linear Orange springs would be similar to the Mugen purple/ blue springs. Go from there as you need. I use the same springs all around. If you have that spring chart they put in the newer spring packages, you can find a list to help choose your next spring. The list is extensive, so you should not worry about choices .

i personally prefer really soft springs, but that may not be you, so I really can't say that you'll love what I use, or what I suggest, but just try some of them.


HPI should have that spring chart online somwhere in that nice site of theirs if you don't have that piece of paper anymore.
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I am a x professional real race car driver and when we had handling problems the car went on the scales! IE placing scales under each wheel and checking weight distribution and since I was having problems with the MTX-2 not wanting to turn I thought what the heck so I built a scale machine! I went way overboard building it but its very accurate! and when I scaled the MTX it was terrible In fact I was suprised it wasen't doing wheelies! The lil car had a big butt (rear heavy) and a little heavy on the right side so I removed the batteries from the side built a pac that I could fit in the foam front bumper ! everyone at the track thought I was crazy and told me they are suposta be that way! Come race day I couldent believe the car>>> night and day it was almost hard to get it to screw up OK that's a little exaggeration but man I had fun that day (my first sweep) the next week I was asked by many to bring my stupid machine to the track. lol I have some pics if you would like to see it just e-mail me.. an have a great day
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