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Old 07-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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my dad wont listen to me, he is getting a os .28, i keep telling him its to much, he doesnt need it, its a gas hog.


This is for racing, will you guys post on here and give him your opinions to so he doesnt waste money, he says the vspec he has right now had to much power.
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I would generally agree. For most tracks, the OS 28 has more power than you could use and doesn't get nearly the milage that a .21 race mill will. Personally I am a power freak when it comes to truggies, and I run a Ninja in it and it does really well and gets just over 10 min on a tank with a heavy trigger finger.
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.28'S ARE TO MUCH
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I love my .28xz in my truggy. Get 7-8 mins on a tank running hard. Just stuck my C6l2g in to see how that compares but I'm sure I'll be back to the .28
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Nitrofest was just here 2 weekends ago. We run at a large track one of the largest in the country (The Farm II). No .28's were on the podium to many pit stops for them. .21's flat out blistered there butts in the straights and way more controllable through the chicanes. However on a short track that added power may be of use. Just tell your dad theres only so much power any truggy can handle. After that its just wasted on wheel spin.
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my dad wont listen to me, he is getting a os .28, i keep telling him its to much, he doesnt need it, its a gas hog.


This is for racing, will you guys post on here and give him your opinions to so he doesnt waste money, he says the vspec he has right now had to much power.
I think I saw this on DR Phil. .28 are bad for racing. Unless you are drag racing.
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tell your father that the vspec got the raw power "thats way too much power "but if he want smootherband tell him about the mugen jx21 & .21's got excellent run time than .28's ...........
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thanks guys, keep them coming, i am going to show this thread to him before we leave for racing tommrow. we race at the nitro pit. its an open track and he can use the power but it will get no where near the run time and it will just have nothing but wheel spin if he punches it.


This is his explanation. He ran the mach 427(rtr losi 1.0 motor) he said he liked if he came out of a corner weird he could punch it and the motor had the power to get him out of trouble. I told him the mach 427 is a .26 motor, and most high end .21 will have prob as much if not more power then the rtr motor right?
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don't go .28. .21 is plenty of power. my one has 3.1 hp and that is planty for me. but i do only race buggy (at the moment). but a lot of guys at my local track run .21 motors in there truggyies because they have plenty of power and have a better run time. they also don't when the kit as much eg. cluth bearings, clutch bells, clutch shoes, tires, ETC. so.....
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.28 xz is too much power... not even a 17 tooth clutchbell can slow it down and they are gas eaters...sold mines once i found out the hard way....21 v-spec or the ninja jx21 are always best choice
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