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Old 06-07-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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I just purchased a losi B 2.0 and cannot decide which engine I want, so I thought you guys could help. I have been running a little max power 3 port and now thinks it time to step it up. This is what I have been thinking.

Novarossi plus 4

Mugen Ninja

O.S. VZB vspec

Tell me what you think also would be a good pipe combination. Thanx.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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Man you cant go wrong with any of them. Flip a coin. As for pipes,
Vspec/ 2050 or 2060
Ninja/2042 w-L header
Nova plus 4/ 9901 or 9853 and a 41021 header.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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My personal choices would fall like this.

1. Nova
2. Ninja
3. OS

However like the above poster you really can't go wrong.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:46 AM   #4
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Why not trow RB in the mix allso a great motor
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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1 Nova (Toro to Europe and Plus 4 to USA)
2 Picco (Evo 2)
3 OS (VZ-B)
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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all are great engines. I run the ninja jx. Very easy to tune never flames and great power
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:43 AM   #7
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Why not trow RB in the mix allso a great motor

I woulda suggested it but he had 3 engines in mind. Didnt want to trash his thread with other engine rhetoric. For that matter you can throw in the picco. However I think he has listed 3 engines that are quite easy to work with. GOOD CHOICES!!!
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All engines are great. The ninja 2042 pipe is the same as the os 2060. I would go with

1 ninja
2 nova
3 os (unless you want to drop the coin on a speed then that would be my #1 pick)
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For reliability and power I love my JAMMIN .21!!!! 1.5 gallons and it still gets stuck when it's cold.
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Novarossi plus4 hands down
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Ninja
v-spec
nova

in that order. I have had great success with the os based engines over the past year or so. I used to be a die hard nova fan, but thier preformance and reliability has let me down recently. The Ninja is a very solid engine with a smooth powerband and awesome fuel economy. The v-spec is an awesome engine, and I have yet to experience the longevety issues that everyone claims. 9 gallons down the road and my v-spec is running strong. Bearings and rod were replaced at around the 5 gallon mark, nothing else. The new nova engines look very good, but thier extensive break-in period and high price tag turn me away.
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os speed ( not on list)
nova plus 4
ninja jx
os v spec

In that order, i love my speed that why i put it on the list and other owners would agree, if your looking for a high end race mill. I race with a guy that runs the nova plus 4 with a 41021 header and 9901 pipe, he used to run a os speed with a 2060 pipe header combo and says its very similar power, and millage. although one thing that i dont understand is. Why is there no ceramic rear bearing in the nova?? its there flagship motor. in my oppinion the os/jx carbs are some of the best on the market. No much experience with the ninja looks like something in between a standard v spec and a os speed. spend the extra $$$ get the os speed that includes ceramics bearings, and a world class reputation.
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Plus 4 or the ninja jx .21


I am going with the jx .21 as soon as it's off backorder. The nova would be my second choice but if i wanted to spend more i would get that O.S. vspec pro modified which is like a poor mans o.s. speed.
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never used ninja but would have the plus 4 over the os vspec
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