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Old 06-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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ok i know im going to start a huge argument here lol i am looking for a motor for my losi 8 and also a motor for my jammin truggy... i can honestly say im not a real big fan of os motors... they are good motors but everyone at the track i go to that isnt sponsered runs os i like to be different but i find myself wasting more and more money .... ok here it is i seriously wanna know is the OS vspec unbeatable it dosent seem like any engine i look up has the power or rpms of the vspec is their something out there that can compete is the os vspec the best bang for your buck like i said i like to be different so if their is something that comes close im interested to hear about it
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i know the mugen ninja's are os based. but for the price and reliability they are very very good. also in the truggy i have liked the rb c-6's a little on the pricey side but the power and gallons you can put on them. i have one with 8+ gallons and still very tight. yes i have changed the bearings and rod but should go 4-6 gallons more. you will have many many different answers. at our track you can have 10 drivers with 8 different motors. all are very competitive. good luck. jeremy
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someone may claim that there is a motor that comes close, but it's all opinions. but if you look at alot of engine companies out there, they are trying to create a similar power plant to the V-spec, which is a 3 port powerhouse, same with the OS speed. such engines as the Orion 3 port alpha. the novarossi plus4 4 port.

They are trying to pump out alot of power with as few ports as possible, in an attempt to increase fuel mileage.

I can only speak from personal experience, O.S. motors are hard to beat. an OS offshoot that would be a good choice is the mugen JX Ninja 5 port engine. I thought about getting one after my v-spec dies. but it's still chugg'n along.
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ok i know im going to start a huge argument here lol i am looking for a motor for my losi 8 and also a motor for my jammin truggy... i can honestly say im not a real big fan of os motors... they are good motors but everyone at the track i go to that isnt sponsered runs os i like to be different but i find myself wasting more and more money .... ok here it is i seriously wanna know is the OS vspec unbeatable it dosent seem like any engine i look up has the power or rpms of the vspec is their something out there that can compete is the os vspec the best bang for your buck like i said i like to be different so if their is something that comes close im interested to hear about it
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i know the mugen ninja's are os based. but for the price and reliability they are very very good. also in the truggy i have liked the rb c-6's a little on the pricey side but the power and gallons you can put on them. i have one with 8+ gallons and still very tight. yes i have changed the bearings and rod but should go 4-6 gallons more. you will have many many different answers. at our track you can have 10 drivers with 8 different motors. all are very competitive. good luck. jeremy
i have to agree with you on the rb c6 its a power house them vspecs cant even keep up and i run my c6 at 190 degrees it has power all day on a large track
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i have to agree with you on the rb c6 its a power house them vspecs cant even keep up and i run my c6 at 190 degrees it has power all day on a large track
actually running your engine too cool can cause just as much damage as running it way too hot.
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I went from the os v-spec to the orion crf and I have not looked back! Yes I did have to give up a little bit of milage but for the ease of tuning and the power I will not go back to the v-spec.
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actually running your engine too cool can cause just as much damage as running it way too hot.
i dont think 190-210 will do any damage it runs perfect anyone else think diff????
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OS motors are VERY hard to beat. They have the power, runtime, ease of tuning and longevety. I used to be anti-OS, but my opinion of them has taken a huge U turn. I absolutely love my OS based engines. For price and preformance in all areas, it is really hard to beat the v-spec. The ninja is also a great OS based engine with a very smooth powerband. The longevety issues are lost no me. I have 9 gallons through my v-spec and it is still running like a charm just like day one.
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I was in your exact same situation. I said I never wanted to get a v-spec with all the horror stories, and got talked into getting it at my track. Total came to $240 shipped from ebay (in the US). I knew I would have to replace with speed rod and tko ceramics at 3-4 gallons but I have about 2/3 gallon on it and it runs great. Can't comment on longevity issues but it will be a LONG time until I trash it.
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Unbeatable? what do you mean? you are'nt drag racing.......you can be fast on the track with just about any .21 if its tuned well, I have seen guys that have BIG $$$ engines and are flipping everywhere because they are WFO everywhere, and I have seen guys that are smoother and faster with a cheaper club level engine........my point is this, get what fits your driving style and you will be fine.............Im in my first year of racing and I chose a NR plus4, its very easy to drive due to its extremely linear powerband, it has tons of power, more than I can use in an efficient manner most of the time but Im not a strapped driver at all. I try to be smooth and steady. Im using a 6.5mm and my EPA is dialed out to about 85% carb throw and its still more than enough on our backstretch. learn to drive slow, then SLOWLY go faster, JMO..........good luck with your new engines
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Well I have run a couple of different motors. Started the cheap way and it cost me in the long run. Now I run the C6, VSPEC (ProModRC), and Speed Worlds II edition. The OS platform in really hard to beat. I am stationed here in Japan now and OS is everywhere obviously, so I picked the Speed up for cheap. But the motor is a monster. Very smooth and it makes huge power. I have put a couple of gallons through it now and it still runs strong. I even sucked a little dirt into it without any issues. Now the C6 on the otherhand is a beast. Huge power I feel that it is great for a truggy, but a little much to handle in a buggy. It is do able, but a little tough on a tight track. Anyhow, my C6 is boxed up and my Speed in mounted. Great motor for the price.
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i dont think 190-210 will do any damage it runs perfect anyone else think diff????

I have to agree with XLGRAPHICSPRO.

I used to be a I'm running it cooler so I'm not as hard on it so it will last longer.

What I have learned (OS VSpecs) is that when I run them at the 240-250 range not only do I get A LOT more run time (it was already really good) but I get more gallons of fuel through the motors before I have to replace parts or have it pinched.
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I have been trying out different engines in my 8T 2.0 and I must say that the OS speed that I am running now is a real nice engine. It tunes easy and runs and runs and runs. I only have about a gallon through it but so far I like it best from GRP .21, tuned, non tuned, modded and a GRP .28. If I need to try a different engine my next choice will either be a ninja or a nova toro. But so far the vspec is perfect.
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