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Old 04-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Off road to On road conversion

I have a TON of mbx5r buggy stuff.
I would like to convert a buggy into a road car. I have the suspension all set up as best as I can but obviously its not made for this. Are there any bodies that will fit or shock towers that can be swapped out?

Has anyone else done this? Its hard to find much searching on the internet.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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never seen anybody do that I guess it could be done just search the internet and see you may can mod a body some how I guess or look on ebay there are a lot of 1/8 scale on road cars on there it may be cheaper to do that
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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The measurements all seem to line up from what I can tell.
I imagine Id have to do some shock tower adjustments (chopping off a bit) to get a body to fit.
Im more interested in just having a fun little basher that looks good.
The inferno bodys are expensive, Im looking for an alternative but can only find them in England lol
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An off road can be converted into a decent GT with some custom work. The best performance will always be with a flat chassis, short rears shocks and central spool, though. Some work is necessary.
A guy from here made a magnificent job few years ago, converting the mbx5 into a GT with very good performance. The car was called MBX5-RG. He even sold some kits!

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http://www.rcbazar.net/modules.php?n...rticle&sid=700

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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An off road can be converted into a decent GT with some custom work. The best performance will always be with a flat chassis, short rears shocks and central spool, though. Some work is necessary.
A guy from here made a magnificent job few years ago, converting the mbx5 into a GT with very good performance. The car was called MBX5-RG. He even sold some kits!

Here's the Link:
http://www.rcbazar.net/modules.php?n...rticle&sid=700

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thats badass, he did the job the right way and not the half assed way I will probably do it.

Do you know what body they are using?
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thats badass, he did the job the right way and not the half assed way I will probably do it.

Do you know what body they are using?
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thats badass, he did the job the right way and not the half assed way I will probably do it.

Do you know what body they are using?
Back in 2006 they were using the Porsche - Dauer. Now the Delta Plastic Dome is one of the most popular bodies here.

http://www.deltaplastik.it/index.php...i&l=ita&id=545
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thank you so much for your input, now I need to find a dome in the US lol!
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