Two new springs for the Mugen mbx6 series

Mugen Seiki has released 2 softer springs for the mbx6, mbx6eco, mbx6R and the mbx6T. I think these spring will perform very good in very low traction conditions. Can’t wait to try them out on damp astroturf!

E0581 – Front Damper Spring 1.5/8.5T: MBX6, 6R, 6T
E0582 – Rear Damper Spring 1.5/8.75T: MBX6, 6R, 6T


Rumor: Mugen MBX6R EU spec available in February

There are some rumors floating around saying that MSE will release a MBX6R EU edition in February. The EU spec will feature a +3mm chassis instead of the +5mm chassis, a new rear shocktower, new gears and different internal gear ratios.

I really doubt if this rumor is true, but I guess time will tell.

New Mugen MBX6R announced (Update: part list added)

Mugen is about to release a new kit this winter. The release should be around december in the US. It’s currently not known if Mugen Seiki plans to release the MBX6R in Europe. The kit comes with a new forwarded battery tray, upper front alu hinge pin holder, rear alu toe block with adjustable inserts and the new springs.

For those who want to upgrade the MBX6 or the MBX6 EU to a R spec, the following parts are needed:

  •  E0429 Al. Servo Horn Set
  •  E0177 Al. Front Upper Arm Mount
  •  E0185 Al. Rear Lower Arm Mount
  •  E0188 Tension Rod
  •  E0233 Spur Gear 44T
  •  E0254 Center Drive Shaft (110)
  •  E0329 Radio Plate
  •  E0330 Battery Holder
  •  E0331 Battery Holder Post
  •  E0416 Chassis (+5)
  •  E0571 Front Damper Spring φ1.5/8.25T
  •  E0576 Rear Damper Spring φ1.5/8.25T
  •  E0838 Steering Rod 52 (4mm Square)
  •  E0903 Muffler Stay
  •  E1012 Wing Black
  •  E1032 MBX-6R Body (Force body by Bitty Design)


SNR battery forward radio tray

This nice radio tray allows you to use the forwarded battery config.

You can order the tray here

Setup Buggy VS Truggy Purmerend (WET) 18/09/2011

The setup was pretty good in the wet conditions.

Setup: Download

New radiotray on Robert Battle’s mbx6

Battle was spotted at the Bittydesign contest with a new battery tray . I think this one is custom made, but it would be nice from Mugen if they release an optional radiotray.

Race Report: Buggycup Oss

Last Saturday, a friend and I headed out to Oss to race the 7th race of the Buggycup. We left Bruges around 7AM and there wasn’t any single cloud in the sky. It was going to be a nice day. Unfortunately, the forecasts for Sunday were worse so it ordered some extra super soft tires for the rainy conditions.

After a two and a half hour drive, we finally arrived in Oss. The place was BIG! It’s a heaven for motorsport enthousiasts. A big kart track, 2 motorcross tracks and a medium sized astroturf RC race track made the place complete.

It was around 12 o’clock when I fired up my engine to make a few practice laps. I was driving with AKA crossbrace tires in soft compound, but they were actually a bit too grippy. I didn’t expect such a warm day, so the only tires I bought were super soft and soft. The AKA Crossbrace is the control tire for the race, so other tires were no go. After 1 lap of practice I felt that the soft tire was just too soft. But I didn’t have a harder compound with my so I tried to take away some steering with my setup and decrease my droop. The car felt a lot better, but I could drive it on the edge due excessive traction rolling. The next day (race day) would be a rainy day so I didn’t bother too much about my tires for practice, but after driving 4-5 tanks of fuel, the tires were worn in and the car handled a lot better. Although the car was driving pretty good, I was still struggling with some of the jumps but we had to leave the track at 5PM so I couldn’t practice them some more.

Since we weren’t allowed to drive any longer, we bought some food, drove to our bed and breakfast and started wrenching on our cars to get them prepared for the raceday. Fortunately, the weather forecast changed and it would be a dry sunday.

I was pretty excited for the qualifications and I was hoping to qualify at least into the 1/4th finals. I had a lot of traffic in Q1, but I was the fastest guy in my heat. I was hoping for a better time in Q2, but I drove very bad. I was pushing too hard and made stupid mistakes. I drove safe and very smooth in Q3, there was no traffic and I flipped over only once. The soft tires were dialed in the cold morning! I ended up as 11th out of 45 drivers and I could start in the semi finals from the 6th position.

Just before the semi finals, it started to rain slightly. The track wasn’t really wet, but you could see that the tires were a little wet on the car. I started my semi final on super soft tires since my soft tires were worn too much for those conditions. A had a lot of grip on the super soft tires which lead to traction rolling when I tried to push the car. I started pretty good, but I was racing with the fast guys so I felt behind quickly. After 15 minutes of racing, I was battling to keep P5, which meant that I would be in the main final. The battle was actually quite exciting and I got a little stressed. All I needed to do was stay calm and make no mistakes, but my engine flamed in the last 3 minutes of the race. My chance to get into the main final was over since I finished 7th.

All in all, I had very good weekend. My car was perfect, the weather was good and the people were nice. What else do you need on a racing weekend?

Here’s my setup if anyone is interested: Setup Buggycup Oss 11/09/2011

Our pit tent


The track

Thanks for the nice pictures Frederique!