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Old 02-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #361
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Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #362
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Want to hear something about mugen drivers:

Robert Pietch is current 1/8 european champion with the MRX5... Against Collari, Ballestri, Ielasi, Andrea Christiani, Rick V., M.Salven, Marck Green, Pirani, Bertin etx etc...

He also Top Qualified a 7 years old car is Porter Texas 1/10 Worls Championship last summer. In the final, the MTX4 was the most represented car: 4 mugens 3 Xrays, 1 shephered, 1 serpent, 1 Kyosho.


Lets put it this way: try runing against a MTX4 with cars from the other brands disigned 7 years ago!!!!!

i dont think that win on sunday sell on monday could have been applied if mugen had won the worlds last july due to the car being out of production, anyway a top on road driver should bee hired in the US in order to regain its market share!
regarding marketing, i dont buy too much other brands marketing,im the kind that prefers a product that speaks for itself regarding performance support durability also price! for that matter mugen is my top choice ! average racer!
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Dont stick with only one brand. ( its boring )

Stick with two brands:

Mugen - Xray
Mugen - Kyosho
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:20 PM   #364
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Dont stick with only one brand. ( its boring )

Stick with two brands:

Mugen - Xray
Mugen - Kyosho
Mugen - Serpent


Your idea is fun but expensive...lol
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #365
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Losing Mike S. was a blow for sure to all the Mugen faithful, and I'm sure there will be more that jump ship. However, the old addage is still true:

If you build it, they will come
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Well i just bought an NT1 cause it is to long to wait for the MTX5 to be released
But when they are i will be buying one for sure
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Well i just bought an NT1 cause it is to long to wait for the MTX5 to be released
But when they are i will be buying one for sure
That may be the problem by the time the MTX5 comes out. Many will have spent their budgeted monies getting one of the other brand of 200mm touring cars and won't have the cash to buy the MTX5 when Mugen decides to get it to market. Like you, I have purchased an NT1 due to not wanting to wait until the fall of this year for the car to be released. I may purchase one in 2012 if the budget allows me to do it. By then, many of the "got to be the first to have it" racers will have posted any issues the car may have and the fixes to said issues. It is a shame that many have to take a hiatus from Mugen due to them dragging their feet.
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Yea Spenz,
Mugen just has to build better performance into the car than the current offerings.
Given the economy I don't see how most racers would switch brands as frequently as before.
Winter 2011 appeared to be the best product release, to capture consumers before before the racing season heats up. The competition is tough!
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That may be the problem by the time the MTX5 comes out. Many will have spent their budgeted monies getting one of the other brand of 200mm touring cars and won't have the cash to buy the MTX5 when Mugen decides to get it to market. Like you, I have purchased an NT1 due to not wanting to wait until the fall of this year for the car to be released. I may purchase one in 2012 if the budget allows me to do it. By then, many of the "got to be the first to have it" racers will have posted any issues the car may have and the fixes to said issues. It is a shame that many have to take a hiatus from Mugen due to them dragging their feet.
Some of you guys crack me up, you sound like a bunch of little boys having a tantrum because they can't have their new toy NOW. I think it's great that Mugen gives us early warning that they're comming out with a new car.
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Some of you guys crack me up, you sound like a bunch of little boys having a tantrum because they can't have their new toy NOW. I think it's great that Mugen gives us early warning that they're comming out with a new car.
Not having a tantrum, sir; just stating my opinion. It is weird to me that Mugen is dragging their feet while the competition is getting their product to market much earlier. This is coming from a Mugen owner since the MTX2 back from the early 2000s. I will probably get one but it won't be until next year. So, why keep sinking monies into my MTX4 waiting for the new model? Why keeping waiting for almost a year while my competition get the new cars from other manufacturers, be able to make adjustments that I can't make to fine tune their cars, and put me further behind the competition curve?

When you are fighting for market share in an already crowded segment, you want to capture the consumers first and make your competition scramble to have to pull customers from you, not the other way around.
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it it does as the mrx series, expect the mtx5 around fall 2011 which will provide enough practice for the mugen factory drivers against swagzilla and his nt2 for sure
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Not sure who at Mugen had the big influence; but Mugen took the MRX platform threw two changes/upgrades while not doing any changes to the MTX platform. It still amazes me why Mugen seemed to abandoned the MTX platform. I still believe the success of the MTX platform in the asian markets kept a new 1/10 chassis on the backburner while the rest the world dropped it like a hot potato. I still like the Mugen brand; I will probably return to Mugen once I see the full specs of the car. I really want to see the tranny


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Hi guys, cool it!!

Everything on-road is on the backburner because of off-road.

The onroad market is a fraction of the off road market and that is what every manufacturer is focusing on.

Roughly 2000 8th scale on road kits a year, worldwide is absolut peanuts for the manufacturers.....
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Not sure who at Mugen had the big influence; but Mugen took the MRX platform threw two changes/upgrades while not doing any changes to the MTX platform. It still amazes me why Mugen seemed to abandoned the MTX platform. I still believe the success of the MTX platform in the asian markets kept a new 1/10 chassis on the backburner while the rest the world dropped it like a hot potato. I still like the Mugen brand; I will probably return to Mugen once I see the full specs of the car. I really want to see the tranny


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Like you, I am curious to see if they fixed the transmission issue. Many of use had issues with it stripping gears and have tried just about everything to remedy it with some success.
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Like you, I am curious to see if they fixed the transmission issue. Many of use had issues with it stripping gears and have tried just about everything to remedy it with some success.
i'm sure this was one of the top three things they wanted to sort out no doubt. From the pictures alone the wider chassis around the engine block area to me, means they have gone for a wider chassis in this area for stronger and less flex. the mtx4 chassis was quite skinny infact compared to the nt1 for example which does not have the stripping issue.
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