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Old 10-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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I need to refrase the "expert" line. I'm not really an expert, but I'm very comfertable running that class and have from time to time, won it.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:53 PM   #17
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Well you really can't go wrong I mean it is a RB that your choosing. However your choice might be determined more by the tracks you run on. If you don't have any tracks where top end is a real factor then an S3 or S5 (good short tech track engines) will be good purchases. Now on a long open track a WS7 or a C6 would be the ticket. Why not a C6 with the price drop on them thats a pretty good buy now.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/23020

with the coupon its another 10% off making it about $329. Great deal on an enginge that was $100 more just a month ago. Not to mention you will never lack power. One of the few engines that can be really geared up to calm it down. Putting that unusable excess power to good use on the top end.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #18
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I am surprised the WS7 Turbo isn't mentioned more.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:28 PM   #19
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Well you really can't go wrong I mean it is a RB that your choosing. However your choice might be determined more by the tracks you run on. If you don't have any tracks where top end is a real factor then an S3 or S5 (good short tech track engines) will be good purchases. Now on a long open track a WS7 or a C6 would be the ticket. Why not a C6 with the price drop on them thats a pretty good buy now.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/23020

with the coupon its another 10% off making it about $329. Great deal on an enginge that was $100 more just a month ago. Not to mention you will never lack power. One of the few engines that can be really geared up to calm it down. Putting that unusable excess power to good use on the top end.

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Old 10-20-2008, 07:00 PM   #20
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ws7 with the 2045 pipe!! love this combo..
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:21 PM   #21
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S5, S7, WS7 or C6 with sirio 2013 pipe, 2045 is a bit restrictive.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:53 PM   #22
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Smoothest powerband: WS7 or C6?
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:17 PM   #23
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I am surprised the WS7 Turbo isn't mentioned more.
+2.....I just got the WS7 limited edition 10 year aniversary motor from Amain for $239. Same old style head with turbo plug. Same head as the Reckward ws7. Very nice!!!!! I kinda forgot about RB. I remember when that motor was $250 5yrs ago
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:45 PM   #24
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You mean the S7. There was no WS7 limited edition
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:04 AM   #25
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I think the S5 will be the most satisfying to drive, while the WS7 and C6 will be maybe a bit too mid-top-end-ey/explosive for you. Now that indoor season is upon us, I don't think my S7 will be what it was outdoors, even geared properly.... bit I digress.

Buy what you can afford. I love every RB I have ever owned, but I'm tossing the C6 and Ninja JX around in my head as a replacement for the S7 when she finally bites it. Anyways, any RB you buy (aside from MAYBE the S3) will be a fantastic motor and is sure to please. It might be a little heartbreaking for some of us die-hard RB fans to cope with the fact that you rarely see the RBs on top of major US events, but remember -- those guys could pilot ANY powerplant to a trophy.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:14 AM   #26
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You mean the S7. There was no WS7 limited edition
Yes S7. My manual shows parts from the S7 Europa. I just called it a ws7 because of the orange head. The original S7 had the black head and nickel colored case. Anyhow, great for $239
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #27
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another benefit of the ws7 over the s7 would be the hard-coating on the crank.
i've had 2 of these engines and there are more to come. maybe not as explosive from the low rpm's like a c6 but always more than enough
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:44 AM   #28
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I've run the C6BBt7, WS73, S5, and the S3 (modded), they are all good quality motors. My RB's perform well for about 6-8 gallons, and another 4-5 gallons after rebuilds. For buggy, I would recommend the WS73 L2GT, as it is a square stroke with a bi-turbo crank. This is what makes the motor so smooth on the bottom. It has a very usable power band that waste no fuel, keeps traction and saves you money on tires in the long run. The top end is also insane if your at a big track. If you are at a big track, be sure to keep an eye on the connecting rod, as it will be stressed each time down the long straight. Change the connecting rod after 2-3 gallons, and you wont have to worry about that for 6-7 or more gallons.

Use a mid range pipe with a heavy clutch setup, and it feels much like an OS Speed in the torque and power-band. I also run OS speeds, so I would know.

First choice: RB WS73 (with turbo head button)

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:22 AM   #29
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This one looks like its a winner. It is for sale over in the FS thread



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I have a c6bbt L2G in my 8b, and love the thing. I am no expert, I am not even that good. But man does that thing scream. Controlling it is not a problem, I have no problem with throttle control. On huge jumps where guys with Vspec's and Picco's have to hit wfo, I basically roll into it and blip it. It just sails right over those guys. But like someone else said, if you have no throttle control you may as well buy something else.
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