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Old 04-12-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
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Based on the price, I was considering buying a Sportwerks .21V2 engine. How is the engine overall for performance, ease of tuning and durability. How many gallons can I expect to get out of the engine, before I need to replace parts?

What is a good pipe to run with this engine? Would a Dynamite 086 pipe be OK for outdoors?

How would this engine compare to a Novarossi 3 port N21B engine?
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Awesome motor for the price. Bought one second hand last summer when my VG (VD as we call it at our track) decided to go to heck. Overall mine has around 8 or 9 gallons on it and still rips. JP2 or 086. Has more top end than the Nova 3 port.
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I put about 9 gallons on my V2 as well. Good entry level motor. I just ran the 007 sportwerks pipe. This year I got a n21b 2001 bf. I feel like I upgraded. The n21b 2001 bf seems to be a lot better. Smoother, easier to tune, more consistant. I would say get the n21b 2001 bf. last I seen amain had them for $159. Mine came as a TOP motor, but it is the same thing.
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There is nothing wrong with the sportwerks motors but there are better ones out there.
with just a look at amain and carolinasrc

Novarossi T21B 2001 BF .21 Off Road 3 Port Buggy Engine (Standard Plug)
$159.99

OFNA Jammin .21 Off Road Competition Buggy Engine (Turbo Plug)
$219.99

Go Technology .21 3 Port Sport Engine (Standard Plug)
$114.99

Go Technology .21 7 Port Race Engine (Turbo Plug)
$209.99

these are all good base line motors.
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Smile These are very good engines.....

I have ran several different versions of this motor. This one is the 3rd .21 we have run and we can have any motor. I think they are the most under rated mill out there.
10 + gallons out of every motor.
Run the 053, 086, JP2 or JP3. The 007 pipe does not do this motor justice.
If pipes and clutch is right it will run 10 minutes on a tank.
At the Pro Series finals we never got out motored or did it ever feel lacking.
It is a true 7 port.
Run the restrictors. You will need them.
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There is nothing wrong with the sportwerks motors but there are better ones out there.
with just a look at amain and carolinasrc

Novarossi T21B 2001 BF .21 Off Road 3 Port Buggy Engine (Standard Plug)
$159.99

OFNA Jammin .21 Off Road Competition Buggy Engine (Turbo Plug)
$219.99

Go Technology .21 3 Port Sport Engine (Standard Plug)
$114.99

Go Technology .21 7 Port Race Engine (Turbo Plug)
$209.99

these are all good base line motors.

How does the Go-Tech 3 port compare? It's classified as a "sport", but I imagine it would be sufficient for club racing? The price is unbeatable, so for my first .21 to learn and race with, that would be a great deal.
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I have ran several different versions of this motor. This one is the 3rd .21 we have run and we can have any motor. I think they are the most under rated mill out there.
10 + gallons out of every motor.
Run the 053, 086, JP2 or JP3. The 007 pipe does not do this motor justice.
If pipes and clutch is right it will run 10 minutes on a tank.
At the Pro Series finals we never got out motored or did it ever feel lacking.
It is a true 7 port.
Run the restrictors. You will need them.
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What do you gain with the other pipes listed?

Has anyone used those pipes with the .26V2? (I have the .26V2 with 007.)

I've had mileage problems with my setup. I'm trying to use the .26V2 and get better mileage. Thanks for any help.
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The 007 does not let the compression frequency get high enough. It tops out real early in the RPM range. The combination of all low torque engine (.26 V2) and this kind of pipe will hardly make any RPM at all so you are standing on the trigger to get top end.
Run the 053 or 086 pipes and you will move towards much more RPM and usable power without breaking your tires loose. The JP-4 would work well in buggy and the JP-3 in Truggy.
Your run times will increase considerably over what you are running.
Just avoid wheel spin and you will use less throttle input to get the job done.
Hope this helps.
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From my experience with it, the .21V2 isn't a bad motor. I had some odd issues with mine, but you get the oddity upon occasion. Mine lost 2 sleeves and a conrod relatively quickly with only about 2 or 3 gallons through it. I've since invested in a V-Spec. Overall, I'm mostly pleased with the motor. Tons of top end, and it has a decent amount of punch as well.
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How does the Go-Tech 3 port compare? It's classified as a "sport", but I imagine it would be sufficient for club racing? The price is unbeatable, so for my first .21 to learn and race with, that would be a great deal.
Don't get the wrong impression based on price with the sport Go. Its actually a little much for a novice driver. If you get one, buy a 7 or 6mm reducer to tame it down before you get the hang of it.

My Go 3 with an 8mm reducer will run with high-doller engines all day long and get better mileage to boot.
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