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Old 01-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #31
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cool vid, but like stated above, means next to nothing on the track...BUT, I do agree that MOST of these engines are very close in performance
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Default Price vs Speed vs C6BBt...

At what level of racing do you spend the big bucks on an OS Speed or RB C6BBt (the $500.00 motors)? It seems to me it kind of depends on your budget, or if your Richy Rich. I always thought if I was going to attend the nationals, then I would buy the best. But I see some guys running those Speeds for practice engines,... not fair! I usually buy one RB engine per year and retire it around 12-15 gallons. I'll spend an additional $100 -150 on rods and bearings to last the year in top condition.

What do you guys spend on motors per year?
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At what level of racing do you spend the big bucks on an OS Speed or RB C6BBt (the $500.00 motors)? It seems to me it kind of depends on your budget, or if your Richy Rich. I always thought if I was going to attend the nationals, then I would buy the best. But I see some guys running those Speeds for practice engines,... not fair! I usually buy one RB engine per year and retire it around 12-15 gallons. I'll spend an additional $100 -150 on rods and bearings to last the year in top condition.

What do you guys spend on motors per year?

well, I think it depends on a person's budget and finances...I mean, if everyone could afford to run 1-2 Speed's or CBB6t's, etc per year and get reasonable life out of them before tossing them, then I am sure most would do just that...the reality of it is most cannot afford to do it. Now, can most people utilize these mills to their max potential?? I doubt it (myself included).

Last year I ran a Max Power M5 for 6 gallons and fubarred that (plug coil dropped) and then ran a backup P5 (that I cobbled together from old Nova cases, bearings, etc)...so I got off pretty cheap! That being said, I am ordering a Axe Rossi Cobra Evolution X1 and a Nova 21-5k tonight or tomorrow for this year's mills....so, hopefully $700 gets me through 08!
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At what level of racing do you spend the big bucks on an OS Speed or RB C6BBt (the $500.00 motors)? It seems to me it kind of depends on your budget, or if your Richy Rich. I always thought if I was going to attend the nationals, then I would buy the best. But I see some guys running those Speeds for practice engines,... not fair! I usually buy one RB engine per year and retire it around 12-15 gallons. I'll spend an additional $100 -150 on rods and bearings to last the year in top condition.

What do you guys spend on motors per year?

I can't afford the $500 mills and don't think I'd run them even if I could. Last year I bought a Go Tech 5-port, a V-Spec, ceramic bearings for both and a new rod for each (whatever that all adds up to). I think my next engine will be another Go Tech. I'd rather spend the extra dough on other stuff, like pipes, tires, etc.
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Isnt RB manufactured by NovaRossi?

That video was cool and all, but it was kinda pointless.
I wonder why they didn't tell you how old the engines were? The RB's head looked pretty beat up.
and why did they put a P5Xs against the WS7III? What about using an engine like the +21-7KT? Mabey that would have been even closer?
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