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Old 11-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default what do you guys think about sportwerks .26

just wondering if anyone has used one of the sportwerks .26 and if you think there good engines?
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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GREAT motor for the money, getting hard to find you won't be disapointed if you get one.
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You wont find a shortage of people who love these motors, hard to beat for the money IMHO I would trust one of these over high end engines
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I blew mine up, but that was me being an idiot (over-revved trying to get a marshal to pay attention.) GREAT motor, easy to break in, GOBS of power... and I was up to about a 9 minute tank in my truggy. Less top end power and less RPM than my VSPEC, but more bottom end. LOTS of low end grunt, and peak horsepower approaches that of a lot more expensive engines.
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SW makes good engines for the money, run them with a torque pipe, good runtime and easy on the racing fund!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #6
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I ran one in my 8T,with an 086 pipe it will hang with an OS Speed all day,runtime was around 9 min. though.
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i bought one this past spring for my cen truggy. unfortunately, during the first gallon, i had to send it in for warranty repair. subsequently, i was not happy and went online to express my unhappiness. however, horizon hobby replaced the front bearing and the engine has performed very well. matter of fact, i have egg on my face when i reflect back on my earlier posts regarding this engine. as most have already stated, this is one of the best values out there. as far as performance is concerned, it will launch my truggy over jumps, raise my front out of corners and expand my tires down the stretch my only regret is that i didn't get the .21 version of this engine.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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If you guys are having problems finding Sportwerks engines, then check out SH Engines. SH is the company that builds the engines for Sportwerks and they have some models that are even better than the Sportwerks. The PT2008XB is a great engine for buggy and truggy, and btw...a .21 is plenty for a truggy.
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sportwerks good ran a couple of them ...you can get 10 gallons out of them if you take care of em ...the .21 is much nastier than the .26 though ...little more coin though ....
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Good engines! I have a mach 26 which is very similar and also made by SH with a non pull start back plate and it runs very strong with a jp1 pipe. It will dust my N21BF.
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i have seen tons of people with theses motors.. they seem to be really good for the money.. i had one for a little but but never put much fuel through it
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SW .21 Its a great mill! The .28 Works well, but SH hit a homer with the SW .21 It rocks and runs well, My Bro runs these in the AZ state series and is very competitive with them! I would definatly reccomend them for a club racer buget or not, they have ponies, this is a great engine, SH makes some really good mills, and they aint an arm n leg!
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