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Old 10-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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just wondering what would be a good, CHEAP, engine choice for a 8-t. i will be doing alittle bashing and alittle racing. i have a jp-3 pipe for it. just wondering opinions, I'm on a tight budget.
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try the Sportworks V something, cheap, reliable and enough power
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just wondering what would be a good, CHEAP, engine choice for a 8-t. i will be doing alittle bashing and alittle racing. i have a jp-3 pipe for it. just wondering opinions, I'm on a tight budget.
NOTE: I haven't ran this engine yet... but I just ordered a Sportwerks .26 from A-main for $119. YES, it is a "cheap ready to run motor." I know of at least one local pro that likes them well enough that he ran that engine in the nationals in his truggy. Decent runtimes and as reliable and long-lived as most higher dollar motors, per what I was told. (And this is someone whose judgement I trust without question on RC stuff.)

Note that you will want to also order the backplate to remove the pullstart, about another $12. (Unless of course you are not using a starter box...)
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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Some of the locals are running the LRP .28 with success. I've seen some GoTech motors run good after figuring out how to tune the carb.
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just wondering what would be a good, CHEAP, engine choice for a 8-t. i will be doing alittle bashing and alittle racing. i have a jp-3 pipe for it. just wondering opinions, I'm on a tight budget.
Whats cheap to you? Our cheap and your cheap might be 2 diffent things. Just noticed your in Lowell have you been on the carolinasrc forum? I got a GoTech 7p for $100 bucks with a 086 pipe. Talk about a cheap beast. Saw a RB C6 for $150 had 2 gallons on it I think was the price. You can surely get 10+ out of an RB easily. Shop around there are great deals out there.
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I have been hearing good things about STS motors.
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I use nothing But Hyper .21 for practice in all my Vehicles including truggy. They are awesome engines, easy to tune, last forever, 2.5 HP good fuel milage, 8 ports, and right about $120 brand new. They keep up with some $400 engines on my track, but I don't race them, and I'm starting to wonder why! Use the 086 pipe with it. Call Rob at Nitrohouse, he'll back me up about this engine. They flat out rock!
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what u guys think about the axail .28 motors?
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The axial will cost you more in the long run replacing leaky front bearings, bad carb, and shoddy internals. Save up a little bit more and get a P5XS, Picco P7R, Jammin 21, or a GRP stock. You'll get your money's worth out of them instead.

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NOTE: I haven't ran this engine yet... but I just ordered a Sportwerks .26 from A-main for $119. YES, it is a "cheap ready to run motor." I know of at least one local pro that likes them well enough that he ran that engine in the nationals in his truggy. Decent runtimes and as reliable and long-lived as most higher dollar motors, per what I was told. (And this is someone whose judgement I trust without question on RC stuff.)

Note that you will want to also order the backplate to remove the pullstart, about another $12. (Unless of course you are not using a starter box...)
Or a Mach 427, tons of power and mine ran for 13 gallons
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i run gotech motors now ..but when i first started the sportwerks v2 .26 was as good as they come for a cheap engine .....6 gallons 119.00$ do the math .....easy to tune as well ......and will hang with just about anything unless your on a super big track where people are running lots of hot modded stuff ....also the gotech 3 port race for 174.00 is a great motor with an 086 pipe ...little harder to tune though ....
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I would suggest Jammin .21
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was lookin into the jammin .21 but wasnt sure how much speed i would lose
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The Jammin .28, perhaps?
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Novarossi of course !!! n21b 2001bf is a great 3 port engine for under 200$ , step up to a p5xs and you will not be disappointed
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