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Old 07-14-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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Can anyone suggest an engine that can be bought for under $200. My friend wants to get into the hobby and bought a used Jammin Truggy w/o the engine, he has a budget of $200. He will be doing light racing at the track and really prefers something that can keep up with my Losi 8 truggy RTR. thanks in advance
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maybe the axial .28 8 port, i think its around $200 and would be a pretty good motor
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Axial 28 Spec 1, Dynamite Mach 427, or a Dynamite Mach 26. You might even be able to find a Picco 28 for around $200.
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I would take a look at this one : http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=3048
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Go Tech 5 port .21 Just be patient when breaking it in,it has a lot of pinch.
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sorry, I'm not really good with the lingo.., what does pinch mean? also I'm basically new to the nitro world (I raced onroad cars about 10 years ago), but I remember back then it was highly recommended to use after run oil. I don't see anything on my manual regarding after run oil, am I missing something?
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in california i know of guys getting the axial 28 for around 120.00 to 140.00 bucks and i got my picco 28 team edition for under 200.00 w/ tax included
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LRP .28 spec3
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axial spec 1, tried all kinds of engines, 119 bucks, its the best IMO
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thanks for the response.. it seems like axial is the way to go for a budget minded racer.. I will look into this and will post my findings.. thanks again
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LRP .28 spec3

Assuming you can find one. They seem to sell out rather fast.

I have one in my HPI Truggy and this is my first nitro. I have the none pull start version. I found it rather easy to break in and tune so far. I am still running it rich but feel it has plenty of power and decent fuel consumption.
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Novarossi N21B 2001 3 port engine. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/9124

Great engine.

Don't be fooled by their low price. This little bad boy rips enough to pull a Truggy, so will not be weak.

Pair it with a MSR 1005 pipe and you have a serious engine/pipe combo.
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oh yeah and ive tried every pipe I could find on the axial and the 086 is the way to go, same pipe on a 28RR is a top end monster.
I have an LRP spec 3 and the axial is faster, more bottom end and just a bit more top end.
heres a list of engines ive tried and were surpassed by the axial
os rg 21, excellent motor though, if I had to run a 21 econo this would be it!
axial 32
lrp spec 2 and spec 3 28
rb mods econo 3 .21, excellent motor
picco p3 .28
ofna hyper 8 race .21
ofna force 28 and 32, both fast motors but dont last(piston and sleeve, $85)
dynamite 26 and 28

i ran each engine with a jp1, jp3, dynamite 007, 063, 086, and stock ofna pipe.

major points to axial on the price of a piston, rod, and sleeve $45 !!!
the axial carb is right at 9mm

only downfalls ive have found with them is that you will prob need a front bearing $7.50 part #ax034 after about two gallons and ive had a couple of low speed needles seep, replace orings, i used orings from an ofna carb rebuild kit $8

had a problem running soft clutch springs in combination with a low idle, engine dying when when deaccel'ng from full speed with carb at idle position.
problem solved with med or stiffer clutch springs or higher idle.

I run Byrons 30% on them and have not had a rear bearing or rod failure on any of the 28's
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