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Old 09-08-2007, 04:24 AM   #1
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Default Looking for inexpensive but good .21 engine

I'm looking for a good .21 engine for club race days. I run O.S. V-Specs in my buggy, but would like to save some money by running a less expensive engine for club races and save the V-Specs for the big races.

I'm looking for a .21 thats reliable, plenty of torque and top-end. I'm looking to keep the price 200.00 and under...

I see some engines out there for this price, but don't want to have to go through several different brands to find a good one. I'll listen to your experience....

What have you found?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:34 AM   #2
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Just thinking the same thing last night my son and I were looking at the Thunder Tiger. I'm new to 1/8th scale motors.
I don't want to spend more than 150.00. I've heard the RB motors are good, around 190.00.
Were running the V-Spec as well and would like to save it for the more important races. Heres the list of motors and prices we were looking at.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.php/cPath/1_23_31
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #3
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RB S3
Sportwerks 21 v2
Werks B3
Go Tech 5port
Novarossi BF 3port

These are all good engines and they are 200 or less.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:10 AM   #4
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GO 5 Port.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:14 AM   #5
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just get another V-spec then youll have an engine which have parts that are interchangeable and u allready know how to tune it plus they only $220-$250 dependering on were u get it from

but if u want another brand either Werks B3 Pro
or a Go Tech 5 or 7P and should feel the same as your V-spec
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Sportworks 21 V2 is great bang for the buck.
If you do not mind the horsepower you can run the .26 at $140 with backplate. It will more than simulate any big race .21 you can buy for any money.

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thunder tiger rips 112.oo and it will hang with most engines check out the reviews at amain
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dynamite platinum and that thunder tiger. thunder tiger isnt the fastest engine but from what i have seen first hand it is fast enough to keep you within same territory lap times
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I'm starting to like the sounds, I have a sport werks .26 and .21 that I just got in some trades. I'm going to the track today to try the .21 out...
And I am going to try a thunder Tiger to I think.?
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #10
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go 5 port, and there on sale for $179 at www.rccompound.com....
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Well for $229.00 you can buy the Picco P7 EVO 2....though It may be too much motor for alot of people, but if your looking for a really fast .21 the EVO 2 is pretty killer..... For $229 its actualy a very good deal, as the motor includes both a standard and turbo head button, and 3 different sized carb venturi's....... Adam from AB Mods is currently about to dyno test a EVO 2 on the X-dyno, but from my own experience its going to be one of the most powerful .21's tested.... The motor flat out screams, it also has awesome bottom end.... i actualy think the motor may be too strong to be used in buggy, as its borderline uncontrolable in truggy...To keep ther motor useable inmy truggy i had to de-tune it with the standard button and 7 mm venturi.... with the 9 mm venturi and turbo button the motor was flat out the fastest nitro engine i have ever run...... My mill was modified, but even the stocker is insanely strong...
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I've got to say the Go Tech 5 or 7 port. You may not put your V-Spec back in however...

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+1 for the Picco Evo 2 P7-R and the RB S5. Both are amazing motors.
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I noticed no one said the OS VG .21. Is it too slow or just doesn't last or something?
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I noticed no one said the OS VG .21. Is it too slow or just doesn't last or something?
Both.
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