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Old 06-08-2006, 03:43 PM
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Default Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

With the new Mugen truggy arrival less than a month away it's time to start an Official thread concerning the MBX5T.

In speaking with Mugen today the samples are about 2 week away with the production models due at the end of the month!

Prices look good also from what I have seen so far...

http://www.speedtechnitro.com/ebprod...il.asp?id=7004

tips, tricks, set-ups...lets keep them coming!
Old 07-17-2006, 10:35 PM
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Spoke with Mugen USA today. It appears the they will be shipping 3 versions of the truck:

Stardard MBX5T
MBX5T Prospec
MBX5T Prospec with motor & pipe.

Delivery should be within the next 3 weeks.

http://www.mugenseiki.co.jp/mugen/spec-mbx5t_e.htm

Mugen has published some info about their new Prospec Truggy, it comes with the following options:

B0104 Fuel Filter S, E0101 Front Upper Plate, E0102 Center Diff. Mount Plate, E0117 Titanium Rear Upper Arm, E0118 Rear Lower Arm Support, E0119 Front Lower Arm Support, E0123 Lower Arm Shaft, E0124 Rear Lower Arm Shaft S, E0125 Rear Lower Arm Mount, E0126 Al. Rear Upright, E0139 Al. Front Tension Rod, E0140 Al. Rear Tension Rod, E0301 Radio Plate, E0311 Servo Saver Plate 5mm,E0522 Front Damper Stay 5mm, E0523 Rear Damper Stay 5mm, E0703 One-Piece Engine Mount, E0818 Titanium Steering Rod 76 (φ4), E0819 Titanium Turn Buckle Rod 47


Old 07-18-2006, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

WOW.

If it's only 599.99 then I may get this over the 8ight. I like the way it looks.
Old 07-18-2006, 02:45 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

Wait... the one with the motor and pipe.. will it include the MR Ninja??

IF so.. I may ge tthis truck.
Old 07-18-2006, 09:35 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

Maybe, the MBX5 Prospec that comes with an engine is an OS V-spec though.
Old 07-18-2006, 10:02 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

I think the rumor was the new kit with motor was to have the new .28 Ninja mill
Old 07-18-2006, 10:20 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

ORIGINAL: madjack

I think the rumor was the new kit with motor was to have the new .28 Ninja mill
Awesome!

Isn't the Ninja a .21 though?

How much will the Prospec kit be? Is it the 599.99 one? If so...

Bye 8ight..
Old 07-18-2006, 10:27 PM
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there's a Ninja 12, a Ninja 21, with a Ninja 28 coming out
Old 07-18-2006, 10:34 PM
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That's awesome...

I like this truck.
Old 07-19-2006, 03:54 PM
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Okay, from what I understand there are 3 MBX5T's in the US. 2 of them are at the Nats at the Farm, one is in SoCal in the hands of Stephen Bess, the Editor of RC Car magazine. Saw Stephen run his truck last weekend with the Ninja engine he had previously received and broken in. Zero setup, just winged it. The thing hauled butt. I own a Jammin' and love it, but I think you Mugen boyz are going to be very, very happy. BTW, race ready, full of fuel etc., the truck weighs over a pound less than the Jammin.
Old 07-19-2006, 10:36 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

[X(]

Say hello to mr future owner of a Mugen MBX5T.


I'm def. gettin' one now..

Think a .21 will do good in em?
Old 07-19-2006, 11:20 PM
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Mugen are really lookin good with their kits latly, I want to see how one of them ninjas will run. I been thinkin of gettin one for a while now.[8D]
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Pro...Ive seen one run in an X1CRT...and it's quick as hell. I was impressed
Old 07-20-2006, 01:09 PM
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Bess was running the Ninja .21 in his MBX5T and it had plenty of grunt.
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

ORIGINAL: SnidelyXXXT

Bess was running the Ninja .21 in his MBX5T and it had plenty of grunt.
Awesome. I love the looks of that engine.. [8D]

Man... I think this will, infact, be my next RC truck. What's the price of the prospec kit? Any.. estimates? :P I'ma guess around $680
Old 07-20-2006, 08:36 PM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

LOL i somehow stumbled upon an MBX5 prospec that was $1200 NIB at an online hobby shop today, I forgot where it was though...
Old 07-20-2006, 08:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: ThunderbirdJunkie

LOL i somehow stumbled upon an MBX5 prospec that was $1200 NIB at an online hobby shop today, I forgot where it was though...
Tad over-priced.. [X(]
Old 07-21-2006, 12:36 AM
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Well.. got the prices..

MBX5T Prospec - 689.99 USD
MBX5T Norm - 539.99

O.O

Hmm... now debating between the normal version or the prospec
Old 07-24-2006, 03:27 AM
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Default RE: Offical Mugen MBX5T thread

You might wanna check the price on these kits at www.myrcsupply.com

standard version 479.00
Prospec version 659.99
free shipping on both
Old 07-24-2006, 01:14 PM
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I think this new truck is going to make me sell 3 of my RCs just so I can concentrate on building the ultimate prospec truggy Even though the kits are very competitive out the box, I like to buy some upgrades at the same time I buy the kits. So after buying a kit, I have to spend another 200 or more on upgrades
Old 07-24-2006, 02:53 PM
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Yes, this buggy rocks. I got to see one last week down in california.


Our shop is already taking pre-orders for this buggy. Mugen is only releasing a small number of these to US distributers. We have already clamed ourself a big lot of them, seeing as both the larger mugen distributers are already sold out for the first lot comming in 2 weeks.

The price is 659.99 for the prospec at our shop. That seems to be the avg street price. Im waiting for a return call to find out if another distro will have a lot avalible for this first release. But its not looking good.
You can order online at www.myrcsupply.com or give us a call directly. (Number is listed under contact us on our site)

This truggy is awsome, its so much "beefy'er" than the CRT even from just looking at it. They really put some R&D into this one.. I cant wait to get one.

If anyone has any questions about this truggy, feel free to ask, as i have a book of notes i took from the demo/display down in cali last weekend.



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ORIGINAL: Griptape

Well.. got the prices..

MBX5T Prospec - 689.99 USD
MBX5T Norm - 539.99

O.O

Hmm... now debating between the normal version or the prospec

If money isnt the factor, go with the prospec. there are a couple reasons for that.
Since this is a new kit, parts are going to be scarce for the first month, so if you get the standard version, and want to upgrade, you may find it a bit hard to find parts quickly. (our shop does have some parts coming with the kits).

Secondly the parts inlcuded with the prospec are much cheaper in kit form, rather than buying them seperate. I also noticed that the standard version uses some cheap looking braces on the chassis, those are sure to be the first to break. Much like the CRT RTR version.

Once we get these kits, i will do some testing and write up a short review with my findings... But its a MUGEN, what could possably be overlooked, afterall these guys are the athority in race ready buggys and now truggys....

Hope this helps.
Old 07-25-2006, 01:47 PM
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http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=5"
go to the link to see a pic of it and also find some other new stuff coming out. This site has some of the latest news any other site i been to.[8D]
Old 07-26-2006, 06:12 PM
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what are going to be the main differences between the prospec and the str. any different geometry or it is real similar? what about wt and size?
Old 07-26-2006, 06:16 PM
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I read the mugen is almost a pound lighter than the crt. You could find the weight of the crt and kyosho, then subtract almost a pound from the crt and you will come up with a close estimate of the mugen's weight. Look at the two and you can see the difference... i guess http://www.mugenseiki.com/menueefi.htm
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