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Old 09-02-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys I found an engine online made by Axial .28
Does anyone know much about them..... I'm lookin at putting it on a truggy
I know there are better motors out there tried and true... but my pocket book says otherwise...

So any advice would be helpful
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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Yeah they are good motors, very reliable and go for many gallons- I've seen it. They have always said to have been hard on fuel however.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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So do you know of any problems with any of their .28s or smaller engines...
I'm lookin at the .28 spec 1
Do you know of a backplate for bumpstart
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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http://www.smfstore.com/product_info...oducts_id=1109


Check their price on the engine too!
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #5
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Hey Duster do you know much about the spec 1...
How the power band is
does the motor perform well
tune well
and all that good stuff
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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I run an Axial 32 in a Sav 4.6SS with ext and lowered tvps. I wanted something better than the stock 4.6, and boy is it ever!!

Sorry, can't directly help with experience on the 28, but the 32 has been sweet and reliable, easy to start and has held a tune. If that carries over to the 28, it'd be a good choice. Hopefully, you'll get someone who has one to reply.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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Well thanks Duster....
If anyone knows anything about the .28 spec 1
I would like to hear it.

But I may buy the .32 just to give it a try.

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I have a .28 Spec 1 and its great. Holds a tune well. many gallons (like 9)on it and still tons of power. GREAT LOW END top end is ok (not sure if my buggy just runs outa gear or the motor runs out LOL). fuel mileage isn't all that great but its got a crap load of power to it. LOL I'd get it, but if you race check your local club they may not allow a .28, but most do.
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Well I do'nt have to worry about the local track my buddy and I run it here.
Well thanks for the advice.... A special thanks to Duster for the website with the back plate and a cheaper place to buy the engine...

BTW What pipe are you using.

Well it looks like my truggy might be gettin off the shelf sooner than I thought
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.28 spec 1 is easy to tune, reliable, cheap, but it is hard on fuel. For truggy you would probably get 5:30 to 6:30 of run time under race conditions. There is a backplate available and can be used on the bump box. I've used on in my ST-r and liked the power and feel, just not the fuel economy. Things to consider would be the price of putting the backplate may drive the price up a nice bit.
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Does anyone have suggestions on pipe selection... its going on a truggy....
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Pipe i'm not too sure about........mines just got a untuned stock ofna pipe (LOUD!!!) lol sorry.
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Does anyone have suggestions on pipe selection... its going on a truggy....
I HAVE THE .28 1S SPEC ON MY 8T WITH A JP-3 PIPE AND IT RUNS VERY WELL! LITTLE ON THE THIRSTY SIDE BUT I ONLY HAVE 10 TANKS THRU IT.
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How is the high end and low end with that jp-3....... I have an Ofna 086
DOes anyone know if that will work well with an axial .28 spec 1
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GOOD OFF POWER AND JUST FLIES ON POWER.

I DONT SEE WHY THAT PIPE WONT WORK, BUT A JP-3 IS ONE OF THE BEST ALL AROUND PIPES THO.
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