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Old 04-22-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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I'm picking up a new engine and pipe in s couple weeks, give me some input. Its going in a cen matrix buggy and I'll be getting a pipe as well. Price will need to stay around $200. The track I run is short probably 75 foot straight will be the only place to open her up at. I'm looking at:

NovvaRossi n21b limited
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/31073

Go 3 port sport
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16977

Picco 21b 3 port
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12591

I want something that is going to tune and hold a tune easily and be reliable. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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I have the Novarossi N21bf Limited and love it. In my opinion, it's the best engine for $150.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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Only heard good things about the Nova but have not tried 1.
I have run the RB S3II with a JP-3 this is a great engine for under $200
Amain is out but try Absolutehobbyz.com for good deals on RBs.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:15 PM   #4
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All good motors!

Nova 21BF would be my pic...

RB S3 also very good.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:18 PM   #5
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+3 on the nova bf2000 limited
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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NOVA Best budget engine period. Pair it with an 086 and your golden. The dynamite 086 will keep you in your price range of $200.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=727
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=3624
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #7
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I ordered the nova bf.21 limited edition/dynamite 086 and an 8ight 2.0 roller this morning at amain. Hope this combo runs good.
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broke in my nova bf21 today. Ran about 7 tanks total and got it running pretty good so far. gonna run a few more tanks tomorrow and probably race it the first time tomorrow night. I say race but Im gonna take it easy for the first night. Seems to be a pretty strong engine for the money.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:10 PM   #9
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Take a look at the Orion Alpha 3 port...the ABI version of the motor WON at Silver State and Nitro Challenege.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/49134
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when did kyosho pick you up andy?
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If your a fan of the Novarossi BF, then the JP Racing B3 is a nice choice also.

http://www.jpracing.com/en/products/...n/JP_21_B3.php

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Get the GO 3 port race model with 086, or the 7 port race model with 053. The 3 port for small to med tracks the 7 for med to large tracks. Or if you just want an all out monster with stump pulling bottum end the 5 port race but I suggest that for truggy or if you have an old school 9 pound buggy LOL.
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I decided to try the Nova 21 limited on my buggy this year. I abslutely love this motor. I don't think it can be beat in quality or performance for the price.
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Is the N21B limited carb a plastic body to prevent vapor lock or is it made out of Aluminum?
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