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Old 11-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Picco EVO 3 .21 VS. O.S V Spec .21

What is you opinions on these two motors head to head in a RC8 Buggy? Reason is my current mill is a little worn and in search of a new mill.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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From my experience with the original p-7,evo2 & jammin motors & v-specs I would get the Picco if you want it to last a long time & the v-spec if you want the same power but need more run time like 1-2 min more.

Picco with JP-3 pipe feels almost the same as v-spec with os2050 pipe. I could go 9 min on v-spec without a worry if tune was close. I started to worry with the picco at 7-8 min even if the tune was spot on.

I got 14 gal on the original P-7 before bearings went out & with the $30 in bearings I also put in a new rod & it still runs great.Had to put bearings in the jammin at about 3 gallons($30) & now has 6+ gallons on it & pulls strong still.The evo2 has somewhere in the 3 gallon range now ith no problems. The v-spec had I think less than 5 gal when the crank pin & rod wore so severly that it would be cheaper to get a new motor & the front bearing was very notchy but the rear was like new,have no idea how that happened but have heard of it before as well as other very odd problems.

I'm almost tempted by the 9+ min run time to spend the money on a new v-spec but with as many motors as I have I cant justify it. On the other hand an extra pit stop if done right is only as long as a small bobble on the track.

OS pipes are very pricey & they dont make the 2050 anymore & the jammin motor sells for $219 & JP-3 is only $79,maybe you could find the EVO3 for a good price somewhere.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Well i found a new in the box Picco Evo 3 on here for like 200$ shipped to my door and the cheapest i found a V-spec is right at 300$ and i allready have a JP-1 and a JP-3 pipe.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #4
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Picco Evo 3 with JP3 on a Jammin' buggy I get a consistent 8:45 runtime on Byron's 25% fuel. I can stretch it farther if I get conservative with the trigger.

The Picco LASTS and has a chunk more torque than the OS as well.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:28 AM   #5
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i would go with the zspec in my opinion... the think this just because i have seen so many vpecs perform very well weekend and week out... i do not know much about the picco other than the fact that there fuel mileage is not as good as other motor brands
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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If you look thru any pro results like the you see alot of OS, GRP's not so many Picco's thats the only thing that concerns me. Why don't any pro's that you see in magazines run Picco's im sure there is some out there but not as many as OS. I don't think any pros are running the V-spec tho are they or they running the OS Speed's? Im looking for a good reliable motor and has the torque and good mileage.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:45 PM   #7
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Run time can be increased with the right venturi, plus Ofna will take care of any defects you may have, unlike OS, who will tell you to go to hell, because their racing engines have no guarantees of any kind, even if they manufacture it wrong. In my world OS products will never touch any of my Buggy/truggies again
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:52 PM   #8
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Any of the Picco's I've have run tuff as steel never had any issue wth them. Expect for the 1st run picco 26 low speed needle issue.
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The Evo3 comes with a "fixed" 8mm carb and is WONDERFUL.

I've run several Piccos; starting back in the Ron Paris/Paris Racing days and each one has been great all around. I get loooong life out of them and to me they certainly make more torque and last longer than the OS Vspec I ran (one engine prior to the current; non-speed).

I've run my Evo 3 against one OS Speed and several Vspecs; none could touch mine out of the bottom and had nothing for it on top.

I don't have anything against the OS; but I think bang for your buck; the Picco gets the nod.

As far as sponsorship goes; I'm sure Hobbico/OS sponsor more drivers to put their name out there more so than Picco. Picco has never been big on sponsoring much of anybody in offroad and somewhat limited in onroad.
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That was a nice steal.
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I would go with the OS V Spec .21
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