Originally Posted by SRW141
My buddy bought XB8TQ and wants to know what engine to get?
Something about XRays and RB Concepts. I run a C6BB in mine and I love that combo! The Werks engines also go very well in the XRay.
Depending on the track size either a C6BB, WS7III on the RB side or the B7 or B3 Teamline engines. These Werks engines are very underrated IMHO! I run a turbo plugged and modded B3 in my truggy and it's probably the hairiest engine in my stable. And my stable includes an RB Mods C6BB and a modded Axe Rossi LSK so I know what a powerful .21 is
Any of the engines mentioned above is a great choice in a TQ. It's a great buggy that IMVHO a lot of people don't understand because they're sooooo adjustable right out of the box. Most people aren't patient enough with them!
And to a certain degree you get what you pay for in terms of longevity. But even some of the less expensive engines will last a long time if properly cared for. It does seem more
of the expensive engines live longer if you get what I mean. You've got a better chance that your purchase will last 6+ gallons of fuel with the more expensive engines.
I've seen Axe Rossi LSKs go for 11 gallons and 9 gallons (between two different racers) before replacing piston/sleeve was needed. And I've read people getting even more than that! Don't know about the conrod on those engines though. But it's just an example of what I mean.