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Old 02-02-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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I was just wondering, I know that I would like to get a .21 for racing this spring. I will be waiting on purchasing the motor but would just like some suggestions on what I should get for my first "Race Motor". I would like something that will hold a tune and has good smooth power to make driving a bit easier. I also would like suggestions on motors in the 200 dollar range and also would like peoples thoughts on buying used motors. I just would like to narrow whaat I want to get so if I happen to see a killer deal on it I can take advantage of it. Anyone who has a motor and is willing to sell is welcomed as well.

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used engines if the person who lives nextdoor to you has an engine, and you see him break it in correctly, and you see it every time it runs, and he keeps track of how many gallons it has on it, yes this is way to much to do=don't buy used engines, more so on ebay.

To get started, there are many good motor's in and below your range on price, and the only one i strongly recommend is the NR n21BF or the limited edition N21, very good power, awesome on tune and will haul the mail, like $150 on a main right now, very good little engine. If your wanting more, the next step would be a NR P5xs, a little more $$$ but you are getting more for that amount.
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Cool Since the limited novarossi .21 is "limitied". Will it only be out for a certain amount of time ore will I be able to get it later? Also these will be going in an 8ight t so will those have enough power?
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How about some of these?

Go technology 7 port turbo plug

Dynamite platinum .21 xp 9 port

losi grp .21

os .21 vg

do tech 5 port turbo plug

sirio cl3b STI

Ofna jammin .21

Also on the novarossi .21bf limited edition with a roto start? I this as good as the other one because I have a roto start.
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how about a cox .049? pain in the azz to start, but screamers!!!!! but watch out for the recoil starter, take the tips off your fingers in a hury...
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Cool Since the limited novarossi .21 is "limitied". Will it only be out for a certain amount of time ore will I be able to get it later? Also these will be going in an 8ight t so will those have enough power?
limited being by design, a main sells all the parts you may need in the future, yes the limited or standard n21 is good for truggy, i have ran them myself in a RC8T they are fine, there are faster .21's but the range and spacifics of what you are loking for, Novarossi, OS is the next choice but they are more. GO 5 ports are brutal fast but hard to come by sometimes and are in your price range.
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Your description is telling you to get a RB engine! Lasts forever, very easy to tune, good power and great reliability. Look at the S3 l2g for small tracks or the S5 l2g for medium sized tracks. I would save up and get the S5 though. I posted a thread rb s5 or s5. Search it and you will see the the S5 dominates the S3 in all catagories.
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go with the nova n21bf u wont be disapointed...holds a tune...nova quality...and best of all great price...i would get the non rotostart version and get a starter box...ur gonna need one sooner or later if u stay in the hobby...right now u can get the nova for 150.00 and the ofna chrome top for 70.00...use ur amain coupon for the month and u have urself a motor and starter box for 200 bucks...cant beat it...and there is actually a couple guys around that mod the n21 and make it a very very competive motor...even not modded ill put it up against alot of stuff...hope this helps..

edit...didnt notice it was for a 8ight t...this motor will still push it just fine...but...if u want a lil more power u might have to spend a lil more...the go techs make a lil more power for a truggy...but are a lil finicky sometimes..

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os .21 vg was only 180 at amain. Also what are your thoughts on the go 7 pot and the dynamite platnum?
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os .21 vg was only 180 at amain. Also what are your thoughts on the go 7 pot and the dynamite platnum?
OS VG=nickel plated sleeve, done in about 3 gallons.

The 7 port go is very nice, but i like the 5 port turbo way more in truggy, and the 5 isn't as touchy on tune.

The Dyn, motor is to smooth for my taste in truggy, the 5 port kills it almost everywhere but topend.

The NR will suprise you, it ain't pretty but it's fast.
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so basically now its down to the dynamite (because it is smoot as mugen said, smooth=easier driving=more beginner), the rb 5, and the nova. I love the sound of the nova and I love the price but is the qaulity on it as good as on a 50 or 60 dollar more motor such as the rb 5 or the go's. I know you guys say it is but its just hard to beleive you know. Also how do I get amain coupons?
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Here's a thread about the RB S5, RB S3 or S5
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Sounds good but my dillema is for 80 bucks more is the s5 that much better than the nova and for the same is it better than the go?
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stay away from the vg...thats complete garbage...they should sell that motor for 50 bucks how it last...go with the go tech 5port...or the nova...u wont be disappointed with either...the go tech is just a lil more finicky...and dont think becuase the nova is only 150 bucks that it lacks in performance...becuase it is a great lil motor...my buddy had like 8 or 9 gallons on his...got it pinched...and has like another 3 so far...id say he got his 150 bucks worth easy
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ok so basically I think I may go with the nova but will defanately keep an eye for an rb5 or the 5 port. Also for pipe selection, does it really make a big differencce, As a beginner will I really notice th difference a pipe makes?
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