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Old 01-06-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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I just got back into offroad after about 10 years of running onroad electric and gas.
I have a Losi Eight and a V Spec Motor.
What I am wondering is what other motors are there out there. I need a good price. I don't care about the fastest,most expensive. I want to have fun and race and be somewhat competitive but at this point in my life it is more about reliability and fun. The track is usually hard and slick anyway.
I am ignorant of anything but OS. Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated.
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Keep the OS the V-Spec is a awsome motor, I run the OS V-Spec in both my buggy and truggy!!!!!
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How much life did you get out of your v-spec? If you like it, try another one. You could even try an O.S. Speed factory tuned Vspec, it would be like your current engine on steroids.There is also RB engines, Novarossi, the JX21 Ninja made by OS for Mugen. The Go-Tech engines have a good reputation with lots of racers, and their prices are very attractive. GRP engines, Trinity, Sirio, Dynamite, Orion are also some engine manufactuers that have good reputations.
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well if you want an os and dont want to pay for a speed($400+), you got pne of the best right now. If you are looking for something new I would go with the mugen jx21 ninja, made by os. The ninja has some nice features like a coated crank(like the speed), stiffer/stronger crankcase and a better rod. the ninja is $300 at most places.
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The go tech motors are one of the brands I was interested in finding out about. B&B hobbies.com which is local, has them for under 200.00. That is much cheaper than OS. Are they worth it like they boast or do you get what you pay for. I could use a deal but have learned you don't buy junk. Has anyone used one of these?
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I would try the grp non tuned i picked one up for a practice motor and was very happy with it. I get around 8:30 a tank on a 2.0 buggy. It has good all around power and can be found for $200 or less on ebay.
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The Go engines are worth it, they will run with anything on the track, get good mileage and lifespan is good as well.
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The Go engines are worth it, they will run with anything on the track, get good mileage and lifespan is good as well.
+1 I have had 0 issues with my Go 7 port. Great motor, hangs with just about any motor twice the price.
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I would try the grp non tuned i picked one up for a practice motor and was very happy with it. I get around 8:30 a tank on a 2.0 buggy. It has good all around power and can be found for $200 or less on ebay.
Get that motor. The V-spec will start to make you mad when you don't get many gallons and they cost 3 Ben Franklins to replace.
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The go tech motors are one of the brands I was interested in finding out about. B&B hobbies.com which is local, has them for under 200.00. That is much cheaper than OS. Are they worth it like they boast or do you get what you pay for. I could use a deal but have learned you don't buy junk. Has anyone used one of these?
They are awesome. My Go 5 port keeps up with all the engines that are twice the price and apparently they last just as long. Plenty of ppl with 5gal on them.....
Here in Oz I got a Go Tech 5 port and pipe combo for $330 ... about $250 your money.... and a v-spec is double that.

They won the nationals here in Oz.....so can't be too much wrong with them

read the long thread here or the one on www.ausrc.com and you'll be convinced....
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I like the GO's very much, I say get the 3 or 7 port race model and your golden. You will not see much if any at all power difference in what you are running now. And just break it in properly and they will last even longer than the V-spec, I am not nocking the V just stating what I have seen time and time again. The .21 5 port is an option too it just is very abrupt on bottum so if coupled with the Go 0801 or 086 pipe will work fine. Try 1 save yourself $100 you wont be sorry.
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