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Old 10-31-2008, 04:57 PM   #16
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with the go you will be blowing past them with screwdriver turning speed trying to find a decent tune

i agree with the rbs3
I just pulled my Go back out of the box to play around with it. Fired right up, leaned it out about 2 hours and it ran fine the rest of the day
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:02 PM   #17
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Never had a go engine but seen alot of them and they seem to be a good motor for the money and plenty of power. I run a jp mod .21 and going down the straight the go motor(5 port) would keep right up.

I have only seen one bad RB at my track but it pi$$ed me off to see how RB treated their customer so I wont own one. It was a rb s3 l2g that was broken in properly,tuned right and ran good temps and lasted 3/4 of a gallon! I told the guy send it in to RB as obviously it is a one in a million flawed part type deal, RB's response was to blame the customer and decline any type of repair.

I am very anal about service...... I dont care how good your product is or how cheap it is, if the service isnt good I wont do business with them.
Of the 2 people with S3's I raced against, one of them was consistent. Low on power but seemed to hold a good tune. The other never seemed to be in tune. This is a guy that has been racing for a while, but he couldn't seem to get the thing running right.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:10 PM   #18
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I've owned an Rb's, and rebuilt quite a few, they are good motors. I have never rebuilt an S3, I will do a pinch/ rebuild one for the first one that pm's me.

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Old 10-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #19
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First check the Sig

As I have raced and own both motor Go and RB. If you want to stay at $200 or below the 7 port Go would be an outstanding choice. If you dont mind creeping up to 229 The RBS5 port would be the Better choice than the 3port.

The RB is by far the easiest to to tune and has excellent bottom and great top on the 5 port the 3 port is more a bottom end engine and is great for short technical tracks. However it gets blown away on a open track where top end is a factor. A modded 3port would be a beast over any of the choices including the Go 7P. However were talking box stock. Always keep in mind a RB means Longevity and easy tuning.

The Go 7p was not that hard to tune and ran excellent with alot of top end and no loss on the bottom. Not to mention it's $209. I never understand why people say they are hard to tune. Atleast not the new ones with the new carbs. Old style carbs were garbage but have long since been fixed. It would make a great choice and you would not be dissapointed.

Either a RBS5 $229 or a Go 7p $209 both are a tad over $200 but would be great engines with more versatility than a RBS3. Don't get it twisted I liked my RBS3 but in the end spending a little more for the 5p would have been a wiser choice. My RBS3 8 Gallons and still running strong.
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Werks TL.21B3? Novarossi N21bf? Both fast, both under $200.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:09 PM   #21
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Jammin JPX. 21, or the Picco equivalent, since they are the same engine
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What about the OS VG .21. They are a great competetive motor, and they are only around $149.99 US
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:16 PM   #23
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i run the go engines and have no problems at all they all tune great i own 4 of them i have go .25 for truggy and a go .21 5 port for buggy or truggy and 2X .21 3 port race for buggy and they are all under 200 or just over like few peeps mentioned is 209.00 at amain i know the go 3 port race is 179.00 on amain. and wow they all have plenty power and they are very good motors for the price and dont plan on switching anytime soon will g
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:00 PM   #24
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What about the OS VG .21. They are a great competetive motor, and they are only around $149.99 US
The longevity of the VG is questionable. I had one. It ran great and had smooth controlable power with a JP3. But, it only lasted about 2 gallons and the front bearing started to puke. And the tune wasnt very consistent. When i tuned it for optimum power the temps would rise above my comfort zone but when i would richen to cool her down it would be a turd. There was like a small window that took a while to find, but once you did like i said it ran great. It was good on the tight track i go to. I still would not reccomend it though. Ive read and heard guys are not getting them to last much longer than 2 gal.
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Dynamite JP.21 ...great motor for the money $169.00 many places.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:45 PM   #26
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novarossi 21 bf
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i go with the jammin jpx .21 or .28
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Man i should have warned you about these type of questions LOL...you will get a ton of different answers.see what the most people are running at your track and see if they will let you drive it and see if you like it. there are too many to choose from...Max power makes a nice 3 port for around $200 also, i think amain has them.
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I meant the dynamite XP.21 not JP...thinking pipe!
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:45 AM   #30
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I run go engines the 7 port is great and so is the 3 or 5 port. All the engines they run strong and last forever if you take care of them and you cant beat the power for the price
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