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Old 02-19-2009, 11:17 AM   #16
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Personally I like many of today's engines...I think there are many good choices available..... However after owning and testing many of these engines I still come back to saying the Picco based .21's are the most powerful .21's on todays market.. I even own,modified and dynoed a Go 25 and even though it is a fantastic engine it doesn't make as much power or RPM as the Picco .21's do...Now I am not saying that because the Picco's are more powerful that they are better race engines, however if having big power is important to you then there is no better choice on todays market then a Picco .21.... Now if a person is really after having the biggest gun on the track a properly modified Picco .21 is in a league of its own...They have huge bottom end and a screaming top end you don't hear from other offroad engines....

edit: even tho the Picco's make big power they still have a few quirks, they don't have the smoothest powerband and the carbs can be leaky sometimes.. I do not consider them to be any better as a race engine then some of the others mentioned, however if big power is what you want nothing touches the Picco's
yeah i had a p3.28 in my lst2 thing rocked.was kind thinkin about that same motor.and maybe send it out to get modded.i was thinkin of goin brushless but it same the locals that have brushless is in buggies.ive never 'raced' nitro befor so i might try it this year.if a .21 will keep up with .28's i got a rossi .21 in my old xb8 i just might run instead of buyin a new one.cause i do want to go brushless sooner or later.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #17
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ExTech .24, i have the .21 and it has great power, good fuel milage, holds a tune and wont break the bank.......

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yeah i had a p3.28 in my lst2 thing rocked.was kind thinkin about that same motor.and maybe send it out to get modded.i was thinkin of goin brushless but it same the locals that have brushless is in buggies.ive never 'raced' nitro befor so i might try it this year.if a .21 will keep up with .28's i got a rossi .21 in my old xb8 i just might run instead of buyin a new one.cause i do want to go brushless sooner or later.

A modded P3 28 is way too much motor for racing....However a modded Picco 21 is a whole different story... They feel more like a revvy 28 then they do a .21, and in all the side by side drag races I have done the modded Picco 21's always beat the .28's, they have almost as much bottom and way more top end, the 28's seem to fall off pipe much earlier while the .21's just keep on pulling.... The only complaint someone would have with a modded Picco 21 is that it hits too hard in the low end, some drivers prefer a milder bottom end
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:09 PM   #19
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Try these have been looking for the same as you.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NOVAROSSI-PLUS...d=p4634.c0.m14
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I went for plus 28-5T have run in but not raced yet dune to bad weather runs sweet very tight compression and great low end punch.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #20
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I'll be running a JPX 21 with Sirio 2056 exhaust in Truggy this w/end @ MotoRama. Will post a report here next Mon or Tues. I tested it for about 1/2 tank in my back yard the other day and it seems to be impressive . Won't really know for sure 'til I get it on the track though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:14 PM   #21
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for the track at hobby town you will only want to get a .21. any more than that and you wont like it. hatcher ran a go 5 prot last year and liked it. but dont waste you money on any thing bigger than a .21. to much power for our track.
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I ran the 5 port in truggy last year with a 8mm restrictor and was getting 10 mins and was smoking alot of more expensive mills on the straight. Now its in my buggy I just had to tame it with a 6.5mm venturi and carbon shoes. The .25 is a beast, low end of any .28 with the rpm's of a .21 its an amazing mill. If I wasnt switching to buggy I would have got the .25 last year. I had a heavy truggy though if you are putting it in the losi you dont even need the .25 the .21 will be fine because its light just make shure you go to walmart and get a heat gun for break in and around 2-3 gals swap the rod pin and clips and call it a day.
For the 8ight-T you recommend the 5-port .21 over the .25? I'm considering both for my 8T.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:38 PM   #23
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Another good engine is the LRP Z3 .28. Goes for around 179.99. Good power all the way around although a bit of a gas hog.
Gas hog is almost an understatement, but with a jp-4 in my MGT 4.6 it really hauls, haven't been able to tune it yet, because one of the shock caps has managed to break, but when that gets fixed and I can tune the motor, it should really able to put out a lot of power.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:53 PM   #24
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for the track at hobby town you will only want to get a .21. any more than that and you wont like it. hatcher ran a go 5 prot last year and liked it. but dont waste you money on any thing bigger than a .21. to much power for our track.
thanks for the heads-up.i got an rossi .21. where would be a good place to have it fresned up at?
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then look at the extech .21.....230$ berfore discount....

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25459

runs great, better than a go imo

freshend up?....is it used?.....axe rossi or nova?
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:24 PM   #26
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then look at the extech .21.....230$ berfore discount....

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25459

runs great, better than a go imo

freshend up?....is it used?.....axe rossi or nova?
what discount?
yeah its got about four gallons on it.not sure what kind for sure will have to find out.got with a xb8 buggy i got.
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I have a RB928TM for sale at a very good price here Brand New RB TM928, RB TM928
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os .21 vzb vspec on ebay new 2229 to 249 all the time plenty of power and fuel mileage runs 4 ever easy to tune lost of bootom end if run with jp3 pipe you will be happy for many gallons
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If I was you I would go with the Trinity ExTech .21 there is two guys that run these motors at the local track and they are super fast. It hold a tune great because I never see the guy tuning it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #30
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SWK8087

this is a good motor ALOT of power and it wont brake your wallet get the motor and back plate for it, 13 bucks + - and you have a strong motor for around 150, give or take a few dollers and it will keep up with the vspecs and other high doller motors. after running it for a wile send it to get it pinched for 20 bucks and go burn some more fuel.
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