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Old 01-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #16
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Go's are a good engine to get going with, You can generally get two for nearly what you can get others for. They tune well and make good power. They take a little time to break in. I don;t think you would be disapointed if your looking for good engines for a fair price.

Go to www.carolinasrc.com and find the engines. It looks like overall the engines(both) will be about $10 cheaper than amain for a $380 total. Use the $30 coupon offer and get them both for about $350 shipped. That's basically a additional $15 off of each engine.

I use them often and have always had good luck, as do most of our local guys.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #17
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I personally use and "swear" by the grp tuned .21's they get super fuel mileage and make great power. But like mentioned before maybe start ouit with something decent that is a bit cheaper.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:22 PM   #18
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The GRP's really aren't for those that are new. Excellent performance once their tuned. But they have a very narrow window of tune to keep them running. Very hard to tune compared to RB/OS. (or I stink at tuneing GRP's, but I'm not the only one)

I'm glad to hear the Novarossi +4 is easy to tune, that might be my next engine. I'm looking for something reliable like a RB only with Vspec performance.

Get the RB S5 or S3. Save your money. When your a faster driver than those motors you won't need our advice anymore. The S5 looked very fast last time I saw one. On smaller tracks I've been told the S3 might actually have an advantage...? The S5 is more rounded. It has a better crank. And if you rebuild it with a 3 port sleeve and a turbo head..........

You don't have to have the 2045 pipe either. But avoid the Jp pipes if you need decent mileage. Maybe a Dynamite 053 or a TTR 2035. I use a JP-1 on my RB. Excessive power, no fuel economy.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:43 PM   #19
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Try the non tuned grp they can be had for $200 at amain with a code or ebay. Has plenty of enough power and decent fuel mileage.Use a grp4standard plug and tuning is a breeze.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #20
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Anything but a V-spec, you'll be fine. F#@*ING $300 paperweight
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:41 PM   #21
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here we go......

I vote NR all the way.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:50 PM   #22
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Asking what engine is the best is like asking is a ford better than a chevy etc. You will get 10k answers online 5k telling u one engine is good and another 5k telling u that same engine sucks. Your best bet is to head to your local track and look around, talk to the guys who look like they know what they are doing and have been around awhile.

With that said, its hard to go wrong with any of the major brands out there now. Being that you are a little new to this stuff I would say a vspec is a good choice for ease of tuning, also the RB S5-S7 are both great motors, the Nova 21bf 3 port works really well also. Ive seen alot of guys locally running the sportwerks motors and the general consensus is usually they are good, pretty fast, easy to tune and cheap but dont last very long; rebuilds arent too expensive though. Bottom line is there are alot of good mills out there. Faster is not always better though.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #23
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For both, NR n.21b or P5 XS, both are well priced, and has enough bottom and top for both cars with out getting overpowered, and they tune very nice, and both run on the lower cost pipes very well also, your dad would go with a 053 DYN and for the buggy, a 086, you can get both pipes and header's for around $80 2 for the price of one. you can't go wrong with either, i love the P5 in my truggy.
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I've been using Go engines for a full year now, my dad and my uncle runs them as well, with the new updated carbs on the Gen 5 they tune just as any other engine, I suggest the 5Port for the truggy and the 7Port for the buggy, or if you really want that punch, go for the 5Port in the bug as well.

Rebuilding is cheaper as well, example, a Novarossi rod is like 55 bucks when the Go rod is around 18.
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Rebuilding is cheaper as well, example, a Novarossi rod is like 55 bucks when the Go rod is around 18.

I see a lot of of people like the GO engines but why such a price difference in parts. Are they made that cheap?
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Shouldn't threads like this go like: "If you don't know what to buy:"

Start with the easiest to tune and reasonably priced motors untill you "know what to buy"

+1 to the Novas above.

I'd stick to the easiest to tune and most popular motors out there, if I had to start over again.

RB S3, S5. ( the S3 is cheap too, so if your new....)
Os VZ-B
Ninja JZ-21 (the OS one, I forget if thats the right model)
Novarossi +4

I'd avoid:

GO (cheap, but not as cheap as the RB S5&3, so whats the point)
Jammin (fuel hogs, good warranty, not as easy to tune)
GRP (fragile, and Impossible to tune)

Just stick to what you know works, what is everyone else running?
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The rods arent cheaper when you have to constantly keep replacing them
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Taking the time to magnaflux test the conrods like RB and Nova do ain't cheap. Little polished gems.

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For the more experienced guys on here, I would look at those PTM novas. Those things are a little more pricey because of the mods, but you will save it in fuel. Close to 12 min run times in truggy. I wouldn't believe it either if I wasn't drivin it!!
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Id say if you want a decently priced motor with good performance the novarossi N21BF 3 port gets it done in both buggy and truggy( has respectable bottom and good top...but best of all it's not overpowering)...I'd run a jp-3 on this engine and an NR6(novarossi 6 which is medium) go tech's are also great engines but for the price pesonally i'd run a nova 3 port and if you wanna get a little more let Brian of PTM(Pro Twister Mods) mod it...then you'll have a sure fire screamer...good luck on your purchase
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