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Old 04-21-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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Default $250 to spend...which engine for my RC8?

Iíve got $250 to spend on a brand new engine for my RC8. Suggestions? I was going to get the Novarossi .21 bf limited, but my budget went up a little, so I wanted to see what else is out there.
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The Reedy should be out within a week or so and you should be able to get one for around that price.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
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My buddy suggested a VSpec, but which one is in the $250 range?
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Oh yeah, and what is EVERYTHING I will need in terms of clutch shoes, shims, springs, clutch bell, etc? I'm prob gonna be ordering from A-Main...

What size clutch bell, etc? I'm clueless here.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #5
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Talking Best Motor For RC8

I would say have a look at Amainhobbies,they have great spesials on motors
now,i have a Novarossi 21 5K that is $250 at Amains
Great motor!!!!!
Mad Bottom end and Very Good top end,I have the 21b Limit 3 port and
it's just as great,just dont have the top end and grunt as the 21 5K
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Oh yeah, and what is EVERYTHING I will need in terms of clutch shoes, shims, springs, clutch bell, etc? I'm prob gonna be ordering from A-Main...

What size clutch bell, etc? I'm clueless here.
I'm not familiar with the RC8, but I'm guessing it comes with all of that like the other kits do.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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I'm not familiar with the RC8, but I'm guessing it comes with all of that like the other kits do.
I bought a roller
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:37 AM   #8
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If so, check out the auctions for RC8...here's the entire clutch setup ending today, compare the prices to Amain.

Also you can look for Thunder Tiger ST1 stuff too, the internal diff gears and diff cases are the same, the clutch assembly is the same too, but AE uses Al shoes.

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You can get a Go -Tech 5 port for $209. The parts for the motors are super cheap. they run amazing for 10+ gallons. LMk if you have anymore questions.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #10
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270377299288

^^ That's what I bought. I'm pretty sure it already has the engine mount.

I've already got a Jammin JP4, reciever, etc. So if I get the V-spec, I should be about ready. Minus a starter box obviously. Do you think this was a good deal?
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Look into a Jammin JPX .21 engine. It"s balls to the wall, with all the power and speed you will ever need. Right about $220, and you have some left over to get the right pipe....(Sell That JP4)
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RB s5 that is the next motor I will be picking up hopeful a the begining of May.
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The JPX.21 is a great engine for $225. I would also consider getting hold of mark at POWERHOUSE. You can buy a non tuned GRP.21 Race ported and race tuned I believe for arround $260. The GRP engines in my opinion are one of the best. I have not ran the new extech .21 engines but have heard they are also A great engine for aprox.$250.
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werks b7 off amain... perfect for a buggy...its 259 with 25 off................... great engine
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Try the Orion Alpha...
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