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Old 01-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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ok well im lloking at getting a new motor for my xxxnt. im gonna get into racing. so what is the best .12 racing engine for 250 and under. thanks guys
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ok well im lloking at getting a new motor for my xxxnt. im gonna get into racing. so what is the best .12 racing engine for 250 and under. thanks guys

this is the engine i use, like it a lot,, great manageable power and long run time

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN6507
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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The Dynamite Platinum .12 is the current motor of choice locally. It's got a ton of bottom end and excelent runtime on a tank. Most guys are gearing it up to a 20 tooth bell to tame the bottom end. It's alot of motor for a 1/10 truck. This is a rear exhaust engine.

If your just starting racing the Dynamite .12 SPD is a excelent engine also. Much easier to control and still plenty fast. They run real good on 30%. This is actually the engine I'd recommend if your just starting racing. They cost about $75 at the lhs. This is a side exhaust engine.

In 1/10 nitro racing, horsepower does not make you fast. A smooth usable powerband is best. This is where the .12 SPD is an advantage, it's also easier on your drivetrain (fewer failures). Spend the extra coin on racing tires. Get the Platinum later, after you have a dozen or so races under your belt.
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ya know i could say something about that, but i will be nice.


the dynamite spd 12 got me 4th at the rcpro finals and legged it down the 225foot back straight faster than the 12tz.
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i would go with either the dynamite or the OS TZ
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Pick the dynamite .12 re, it is an awesome motor for the money, it would be nice to find a bigger clutch bell
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ya know i could say something about that, but i will be nice.
Go ahead buddy.

I've ran a SPD for over 5 years. I know what they are capable of. Past many so called faster engines through the corners, and could definatly keep up with all buta few on the straights. I just wish it got as good of mileage as the Platinum.

Right now I'm running a O.S. CZ.12-Z. Last produced in 1996, before the CV's. This is my all time favorite gas truck engine.
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I run an OS .12TG which has a similar power band to the Dynamites. I also have an OS .12TR (acts like a lightswitch) and an OS .12 TZ (smooooooth power).
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thank god i bought a spare cvr .12 when i had the chance, i have that and Love it, still dont understand why os ever stopped making that motor.. over 10 min run times, and great power everywhere.. dollar for dollar the best .12 that was produced, for only 115$ when they were out.. But, once mine is dead, i need to find a new mill that runs at least that good..
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Right now I'm running a O.S. CZ.12-Z. Last produced in 1996, before the CV's. This is my all time favorite gas truck engine.
The best offroad .12 ever made. I still have one myself.
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thank god i bought a spare cvr .12 when i had the chance, i have that and Love it, still dont understand why os ever stopped making that motor.. over 10 min run times, and great power everywhere.. dollar for dollar the best .12 that was produced, for only 115$ when they were out.. But, once mine is dead, i need to find a new mill that runs at least that good..
You got robbed. I was paying $89 for mine. That was a fast motor. I liked racing my XXXNT. It was cheap and easy to maintain like a electric truck.
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You got robbed. I was paying $89 for mine. That was a fast motor. I liked racing my XXXNT. It was cheap and easy to maintain like a electric truck.
a few years back they were that low in price.. but the last batch of motors supposidly found after the discontinued them , companies were charging up to $150 for them.. Supply and demand..LOL
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I have a CV-R as a back up. It's been modded and still doesn't get better than 8-9 minutes on tank. I know a lot of guys that just loved that motor. I never liked the powerband of the stock CV-R. My modded one is way smoother.
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I know nothing about .12'S but what about the Picco's? They any good?
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The Picco's are very good. Smooth and powerful. Nose bearings fail pretty quick. Their an odd size and hard to find as well.
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