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Old 08-01-2009, 11:02 AM   #16
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Wow war over one post that's powerful I had no idea I had that much power. Haha. Well bottom line is the speed is a much more refined engine. It's like the difference between a Toyota and a Lexus, and I do like my Lexus.
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Wow war over one post that's powerful I had no idea I had that much power. Haha. Well bottom line is the speed is a much more refined engine. It's like the difference between a Toyota and a Lexus, and I do like my Lexus.
Oh i beg to differ...
I have owned both, tested both, and seen the results from both.... Both are great engines but in my HONEST opinion the JX is the better more reliable engine.. The only thing the speed has over the JX is the OEM ceramic bearing and in my opinion it's not very good anyway.. I would replace with a TKO before break-in.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #18
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I heard something about having trouble or having to change the wrist pin clips after a couple of gallons on the ninja engine.Is there any truth to this?? Sounds like Bull$hit to me....Thanks...
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Oh i beg to differ...
I have owned both, tested both, and seen the results from both.... Both are great engines but in my HONEST opinion the JX is the better more reliable engine.. The only thing the speed has over the JX is the OEM ceramic bearing and in my opinion it's not very good anyway.. I would replace with a TKO before break-in.
Now you aren't just saying that because of obligations due to association???
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Now you aren't just saying that because of obligations due to association???
absolutely not... I don't get paid.... I run whatever i want.. I've been running OS engines and Mugen cars long before i was sponsored by ANYONE
(MBX4, RZ V01B, 10yrs ago) .. Having said that you could imagine how happy i was to get on team mugen.
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I heard something about having trouble or having to change the wrist pin clips after a couple of gallons on the ninja engine.Is there any truth to this?? Sounds like Bull$hit to me....Thanks...
In the time i've been running the Ninja JX i've never replaced any c-clips.. I get 8-9 gallons on a JX, before a rebuild.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:14 PM   #22
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Thanks.. I'm out of the game for a few weeks.Trying to scrape up a few dollars for a new motor.. I'm used of novas,sirios and a jp racing motor.Jp was the best by far.A lot of people are running speeds.Few are starting to fun ninjas.I don't have alot of $$ at the moment.My buddy runs a speed in his x6 and a eb mod ninja in his truck.I asked which he buy again and he said probably the ninja.Don't get me wrong he loves his speed.I guess with these times money saved means something..
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I have not changed a wrist pin clip on my Ninja either (2.64172052 us gallons) but a fellow racer did have one come out, he did change the conrod though; operator error I think.

I have both and I do like my speed, but I only bought it because no one had Ninja stock, the power output is very similar to my Ninja.

I just rebuilt the Ninja with TKO bearings like my ol mate JPAlessi, after 2.64172052 us gallons it was a little notchy.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:24 PM   #24
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Thanks.I'm undecided on which engine to buy.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:30 PM   #25
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I probably should mention that I get approx. the same fuel consumption (12minutes at our track) and I use the 2042 Ninja pipe.

I would go with the Ninja not because it is a better design but because the Ninja is just as good for less.
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The speed is a nice piece and the weighted crank gives it a smoother powerband. the jx is a nice piece also and with the unweighted crank make it a bit more snappy. both are easy to tune and bad ass! I personally own speeds and that is what i like and would recomend.
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Thanks for the replies fellas,I really appeciate them...
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I currently have 2 speed engines, last years Al and this years II and 2 ninja Jx engines. I've also had the Mg head version 2 years ago. I like them all but if money is no concern I'd run all speed engines. If money is an issue Ninja or V-Spec. The easiest tuning engine is the regular V-Spec, so for beginners that would be my choice. Tuning ease the V-spec is the easiest then comes the Ninja and the Speed engine takes a little bit more needle turning but still easy.
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I currently have 2 speed engines, last years Al and this years II and 2 ninja Jx engines. I've also had the Mg head version 2 years ago. I like them all but if money is no concern I'd run all speed engines. If money is an issue Ninja or V-Spec. The easiest tuning engine is the regular V-Spec, so for beginners that would be my choice. Tuning ease the V-spec is the easiest then comes the Ninja and the Speed engine takes a little bit more needle turning but still easy.

I agree the ninja is the budget speed engine. I dnt personally know anyone who would choose the ninja over the speed if money was not an issue. Very well said.
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absolutely not... I don't get paid.... I run whatever i want.. I've been running OS engines and Mugen cars long before i was sponsored by ANYONE
(MBX4, RZ V01B, 10yrs ago) .. Having said that you could imagine how happy i was to get on team mugen.

Joe I agree 100% you are a very lucky guy and must be pretty talented too with a name like mugen behind you. Good job keep up the good work. On the ninja/ speed issue - I'm just messing with you. You helped me out when I started running a speed with the pipe and eb mods head button. Thanks again Joe you took the time to help a fellow RC er and that goes along way on my book.
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