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Old 07-01-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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I'm running a 21 vg now. Accually doing very well with it. But I have to run it on the edge of lean to have any chance to keep up with the speed running rich. So I realize that I must get a new engine. I'm staying with OS, but I don't know if it is worth buying the speed, ware I might be just as happy with the v-spec. Please tell me the pro's and con's of both.
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i would get the standard vspec, with the savings, buy the 2050 pipe. with the 8ight being so light, it will be a rocket-ship with either one. i had a vg and upgraded to the vspec with a 2050 in my 8ight.........holy crap its fast. a couple months ago i bought the new ninja with the titanium twist-lock pipe. broke it in and ran it for a couple gallons. i wanted to save it for big races, so i put the vspec (7 gallons) back in.....no comparison, the vspec has WAY more punch and about the same mid and top. my buddy just got a speed in his 8ight, its a little faster up top, but i dont think its $200 faster.
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the 2050 pipe isn't made anymore, now they have the 2060
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i have had all kinds of vspecs and what i have noticed with modified ones is how smooth they are ,not a whole lot more grunt but silky smooth transition,but even the stock one is good at that.dude it reallys isnt 200 dollars faster but will have longer run times and most probably last longer.with that said i run a stock one for clubbys and its plenty of power,im am going to try a speed though, i have driven one in an 8ight and it was pretty good a bit faster on top and extremely smooth,also had great bottom end it was and overall quicker engine but the stock one will be enough to win races,if u cant win with the stock one then its not the engine stopping you

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Old 07-02-2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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You can't go wrong with either one. The V spec motors are awesome!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:50 PM   #6
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Get the stock V-Spec. The modded ones don't offer anything that translates to better lap times, plus a stock 'spec can usually go 9-10 minutes on a tank with a 2050. No other engine tops that that I know of. If you have a stock Vspec that's well tuned you can rest easy knowing that nobody that beat you did it with their engine.
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Thanks for the input, the v-spec sounds to be the way to go. Everyone here runs the JP3 or JP1 pipe. Is the OS pipe better?
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yes the os 2050 is wayy better i ran a jp1 and the os pipe is heaps better,but i dont think u can buy the 2050's anymore.see if u can get the 2060.
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If the V-spec is tuned right it friggin RIPS! And it sounds mean 2. Buy the V-spec and put the magnesium head on it, Its a lot lighter and keeps the motor kooler!
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A stock V-Spec + ceramic crank bearings + OS 2050 pipe are all you need. Really.

The OS 2050 is being re-released soon with a welded pressure nipple on the pipe. Not sure exactly when it's going to appear. I'm running an OS 2060SC right now on my V-Spec and it's still silly fast. I'm told I'm giving up low end and a little fuel mileage with that pipe, but 10 minutes on a tank is easy to make and it has more grunt than I can use down low.
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Just to put the last nail in the coffin, I saw Tebo running a stock V-spec for the ROAR 1/8 nats this past weekend (he was also running a JP-2 pipe). If he doesn't get any advantage from running the speed, I'm CERTAINLY not going to gain anything from the speed v-spec.
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mayfield ran his speed. it just has a stock vspec head on. most run the stock head as do i. the mag head will make it wacked on temp....the head will be 190 the block will be 250.
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i think i saw a pic of Tebos buggy with a JP3 on the Vspec too, might have been testing back and forth.

Vspec is an awesome engine, wish I could put one in my LST2. Ive got one in my FTE Jammin buggy and CRT pro. Idle fantastic, great fuel economy and plenty fast for me. I run TILTED CLEAN 30% fuel in them now and get 9-10mins run time and dont really lean them out much at all. I keep the temps on them at 230.
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There is a new 2050 Mark Pavidis edition. Ran one this weekend at the nats and it was fantastic.
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Where can we find this new 2050? Searched everywhere and nothing...
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