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By popular demand, all Mugen MBX-8 Option Hop-Up Upgrade parts are now in stock at Dialed-RC Hobbies.
Common replacement parts are now in stock for the MBX8 and MBX7R/MBX7tR.
Flash Point mugen Options are now in stock for the X8, X7.
MUGE2156, MUGE2257, MUGE2145, MUGE2158, MUGE2251, MUGE2566, MUGE2565, MUGE2154, MUGE2422, MUGE2142, MUGE2253, MUGE2144, MUGE2021, FP2122, And more!
New for 2018 - MUGE2021 available now!

MSRP: $1,099.99

MAP: $679.99 - Free Shipping!


The Mugen MBX-8 1/8 Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit offers improved durability, more acceleration and increased runtime, in an easier to work on, lightweight platform. MUGE2021

NOTE: Engine, tuned pipe, electronics, wheels and tires shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.

MBX8 Features:
  • Chassis: The MBX8 chassis features an updated material that is more rigid and durable. The chassis improves steering and is more consistent in bumpy conditions.
  • Differential and drivetrain: High Traction Differentials are included in the MBX8. The Mugen Seiki HTD provides increased acceleration, longer runtime, and more consistent handling. The HTD’s also increase stability, traction and improve handling in bumpy conditions. The HTD has a larger volume diff cup to increase consistency during long main events. This makes it easier to time rhythm sections, better in bumpy and low grip conditions, helps to increase traction, and increases fuel mileage. 
  • Updated straight cut 13T bevel gear & 44T conical gear: The straight cut bevel and conical gears increase acceleration, runtime, and efficiency. A free and efficient drivetrain will also increase speeds while cornering. 
  • Lightweight one-piece wing mount: The updated lightweight one-piece wing mount lower the center of gravity. The position of the wing and wing mount is optimized to improve the performance of vehicle. The height of the wing mount is adjustable. This allows you to control the down force on the rear of the vehicle by simply raising or lowering the mount on the shock tower. 
  • Lightweight high down-force wing: The updated IFMAR legal wing is lightweight and provides amazing down force and corning. The underside of the wing uses an updated design to reduced weight and creates additional down-force.
  • Suspension: The Front Front/Front Rear and Rear Front/Rear Rear suspension blocks have been redesigned for the MBX8.
  • Front and rear gearbox: Easier access to the front and rear differential. The updated gearbox allows you to remove and service the differentials without detaching the suspension arm mounts.  
  • Box-shaped suspension arms and arm stiffeners: The front and rear lower arms use an updated impact resistant material for increased durability. The redesigned arms are box-shaped and include arm stiffeners to reduce flex and increase durability. Adjusting the hardness of the lower suspension arms is now possible. This allows you to fine tune the steering and traction from track to track. CFRP plates will be available as an option part (not included).
  • Center differential mount & plate: The center differential mounts use a stiffer material and a redesigned top plate to reduce chassis flex and increases clutch bell, spur gear, and clutch bearing life. The reduced chassis flex also provides more consistent handling in all conditions. The top plate design also makes it easier to adjust the brakes and easier maintenance.
  • Enclosed Battery box and updated carbon fiber radio plate: The MBX8 still uses a flat 2S LiPo or LiFe receiver battery, but the battery is now enclosed in a molded battery box. The battery box allows for quick and easy access to the battery. The molded box also helps protect the battery from hard impacts. The battery box is mounted to an updated carbon fiber radio plate.
  • Other Updated parts and upgrades: Body, Clamping Servo Saver Nut, Front/Rear Shock Towers, Front bumper, Front center and rear center universal joint.

Needed to Complete:

  • Big Block Nitro Engine
  • Tuned Exhaust System
  • 2 Channel Radio System
  • High Torque Steering & Brake Servo's (2)
  • Receiver Battery
  • Glow Driver
  • Starter Box & Batteries
  • Nitro Fuel & Fuel Bottle
  • Paint for Polycarbonate Body
  • Tires, Wheels & Glue
  • Charger for Receiver Pack & Starter Box Batteries
Adam Drake talks about the new MBX8 buggy -

The 2018 SOAR Seiki Racing 998 TD1R 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit [SSRS9981706-B] is in stock now!!!
MAP $599.99

5 years in the making, the new 2018 SOAR Seiki 998 TD1R 1/8 Pro Nitro off-Road Buggy Kit is finally here!
 In 2011, SOAR Seiki Racing was formed with 1 goal in mind - to produce the best 1/8th scale R/C buggy in the world that is capable of winning the IFMAR World Championships. In 2014, the first generation of the SOAR 998 buggy was released. After thorough testing in the real world, the 998 was completely revised and the SOAR 998 TD1 was released in 2016. Now for 2018, the very capable 998 TD1 buggy has had another major overhaul, resulting in the 998 TD1R. The TD1R may look the same, but nearly every single part has been redesigned and improved upon for more durability and better performance on the track.
Running changes during 2017 for improved durability on the 998 TD1: 
  • Larger satellite differential gears for more tooth contact, tighter gear mesh, and more consistent diff action
  • Harder plastic front & rear bulkheads to reduce stripping out the screw holes 
  • Softer plastic pill inserts to reduce the chance of cracking and also allow a tighter hinge pin fit for less slop in the suspension 
  • Harder plastic lower A-arms for improved handling and softer plastic A-arms available for cold weather racing 
  • Redesign rear uprights to survive hard impacts and crashes 
  • Redesign front upper arms to survive crashes and hard impacts 
  • Redesigned 7079 aluminum chassis to allow more engine adjustment for proper gear mesh with all engine brands
  • Black anodized lower pillow balls for longer life
  • Redesigned front upper arm outer rod ends and pillow balls for improved strength and suspension movement
  • 2mm Longer rear shock shafts for increased suspension down travel
  • Reshaped shock caps for improved membrane sealing
New parts for 2018:
  • Redesigned HT high traction limited slip differential gear cases for increased acceleration on high traction surfaces
  • 5mm Carbon Fiber short front shock tower to provide an extra 2.5mm of suspension down travel
  • 4mm Carbon Fiber short rear shock tower to provide 3mm of extra suspension travel
  • Hard anodized 7075 aluminum front suspension plates for increased durability
  • Front and rear CVD's for increased traction with universals still used for the center for maximum acceleration
  • Redesigned front steering blocks for increased durability and to allow the use of CVD's or universals
  • Redesigned Carbon Fiber front servo saver support plate to reduce chassis flex and allow an extra 2mm of additional caster adjustment
  • Redesigned Carbon Fiber front upper arm mounting plates for increased strength
  • Unique 1-piece lite weight adjustable wing mount for a lower center of gravity. Allows for standard height, +3mm, and +6mm for additional downforce on loose tracks
  • Small diameter brake caliper bolts with springs for smoother brake pad action and faster release
  • 20mm shock spring collars to allow the use of any 20-22mm diameter shock spring
  • 20mm lower shock spring perches to allow the use of 20mm diameter shock springs
  • 1.6mm/70mm/9T 4.93lbs black front shock springs
  • 1.6mm/86mm/10.75T 3.52lbs black rear shock springs
  • Ultimate shock bladders for constant rebound for a much more consistent shock feel even on the bumpiest tracks
  • Latex shock boots to reduce the chance of tearing 
  • Flat head down stop screws to reduce chassis wear 
  • Pre-cut TD1R high side bite lite weight lexan body
Features on the 2018 998 TD1R:
  • 3mm 7079 aluminum chassis
  • Carbon Fiber Shock towers
  • Carbon fiber front support plate
  • Carbon fiber upper arm mounting plates
  • Carbon fiber steering arm plates
  • 7075 adjustable toe/anti-squat suspension plates
  • 7075 ackerman plate
  • Vented steel brake rotors with metallic brake pads
  • DBS fully adjustable pillow ball V2 suspension system with adjustable front camber/caster/toe
  • 7075-T651 16.7mm big-bore shock absorbers
  • 1.2x8 hole tapered shock pistons
  • 1.6mm wire low frequency black coated shock springs
  • 2.3mm front and 2.7mm rear away bars
  • Front and Rear CVD drive shafts
  • Center Universal drive shafts
  • 13/46t lightweight steel clutch bell and spur gear
  • 13/44t lightweight ring and pinion gears 
  • Aluminum 3-shoe clutch system
  • 8x16 High-Speed rubber sealed ball bearings and 5x11 lightweight pinion gear bearings
  • Pre-Cut V3 lexan body
  • High downforce black plastic wing
  • Full wrap for wing and radio tray
  • 998 decal sheet
Required to complete kit:
Tools for assembly
Servos and aluminum servo arms 
Radio, batteries, and electronics
Engine, pipe, and fuel
Tires and wheels
Paint for body
Oil for air filter
Charger, ignitor, and starter box







Happy Racing!
Dialed-RC Hobbies

VP-Pro Racing knurled locking 17mm capped wheel nuts for all 1/8th scale buggies & truggies now in stock. Keep dirt out of your axles & hubs and never loose a wheel again!

Thunder Innovation releases their Pro-One 4 shoe clutch.  This 4 shoe clutch system is produced with very high quality CNC aluminum materials and includes 4 high grade clutch shoes, medium weighted 34mm flywheel, 3 clutch spring options ranging from .9mm to 1.1mm in diameter, engine collet and clutch nut.  This 4 shoe clutch system offers a much smoother power band and allows for much more control of the vehicle without sacrificing any bottom end.    
Thunder Innovations is exclusively distributed by VP Pro USA in the USA.  Dealer inquiries are welcome.

Pro Tip of the day by Gene Hickerson - How to Glue 1/8 tires so they don't fall off during your race: 


This is aimed at racers who use James Racing Tires but applies to every brand of tires. I get complaints every week that James Tires don't stick and always fall off, so the rubber must be shit. I have only had my tires fall off a few times in the last 15 years, but I do the same procedure every time when I glue my tires because when I started racing 1/8 driving for Proline, my tires came unglued in the mains all the time back in 2001.

The very first pro tip I learned in 2002 was to dremel the wheels and clean the tire bead. That stopped 99% of my tire issues but I still had some come unglued. The reason was a bad bottle of glue. And occasionally I forgot to dremel the wheels and they would then come unglued.

Now I know what you are thinking, LOL no one dremels their wheels any more, that is old school and a waste of time. So let me explain why this is needed on James tires (an every other brand if the same circumstances apply). The tires come from the factory with mold release on the rubber. The first step is to clean the beads with the right stuff. Many pros say simple green works best but it depends on the compound. With James tires, non-chlorinated brake clean works better from my tests (I tried everything). But here is the Reason you Must dremel the wheels too with James Tires (also VP-Pro tires and Beta tires  - we had complaints about them also) - The tires are shipped in a sealed bag from the factory with the wheels in the same bag. While the tires are in the bag with the plastic rims, the mold release touches the wheels and soaks into the plastic. Now the rims are contaminated just like the tires. When you clean the tire bead (and even the rim bead) but do not dremel the rims, the mold release is still in the plastic wheel and the glue won't stick. So your tires fall off.
So here is an example of why you may need to dremel your wheels even if you drive for AKA or Proline or JC. You are packing for a big race. You put all your tires on your wheels and put them back in the bags or a zip lock bag to save space. Then when you get to the track, you pull them out and clean the bead as usual but do nothing to the wheels. Boom, your tires fall off and you can't figure out why. You try a different brand of glue or something else to clean the tire bead and they fall off again in the main. You try to put the blame on everything and everyone but really don't know what happened. The reason they fell off is the mold release got into the plastic rims while they were in the sealed bag, so the glue would not stick. The only fix is to dremel the rims before gluing.

Now if you never let your tires touch the wheels before cleaning them, you can get away with not dremeling the rims. But if you always dremel the rims, the glue always sticks better and you won't have this issue if the rims did contact the tires before being cleaned.
So my Tip is to always dremel the wheels and you will eliminate tire issues 99% of the time. It takes an extra 2 minutes to do but saves tons of headaches and wasted money on tires and entry fees with DNF's.
Dialed-RC Hobbies Team Manager,
Gene Hickerson

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Please note the dates and order accordingly.
June 11th-18th, July 20th, Aug 10th.
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