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Old 08-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #16
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Some local guys are running Caster Grenades and swear by them. One guy has ran his 300 degrees + multiple times and still has tons of compression and power. He's got 8 Hard gallons through it, and hasn't had a problem yet.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #17
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I didnt see the under $200 resriction. still the jpx is only $215shipped at amain, if they are in stock. but yes the nr bf2000 is perfect. also another good choice which would be close to equal ppwer would be the go tech 3 port .21 non turbo thats about $120(turbo is $170) at amain. a good freind of mine runs that very engine(non mod, turbo) in his jammin truggy and gets great results...let us know what your choice ends being..
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Does any one know what kind of mileage your getting with the Jammin 21 ?
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:32 PM   #19
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Does any one know what kind of mileage your getting with the Jammin 21 ?


it will vary greatly depending on driving style, vehicle, track size and tune.....for the most part they will do 8-9 min Dry....they are overly powerful in buggy...imo truggy is where they shine.....especially once they have been tweeked.
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Wow i didnt think this would get so many replies. Thanks for all the advice.

In my old buggy i had a rtr losi 8ight 1. so that motor was the mach 427 which i believe was like a .26 (not legal) and fuel mileage sucked

This time i have decided to go with the pro truggy 2.0. An going by what i know and the replies i have gotten im gonna go with a .21 i think. I had an lst2 with a lrp .28 that i had setup close to a truggy. (lower it tires etc) and the thing would break the tires loose out of the corner alot.

As for the 200 price i mean ill go over 200 i just didnt want every one to recomend a 400 dollar super engine. im just a club racer. ill say under 300 dollars may be better.

So what are the recomendations for a .21 truggy engine
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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I would seriously consider a stock jpx 21. i have bought several engines this year all of which were good budget engines that serve there purpose well and the jpx 21 goes beyond that in every aspect
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #23
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So many choices for you Crewman

Always makes me smile when people talk about run time. The single biggest thing that effects fuel economy has nothing to do with the engine, pipe or tune (although they do help) it's you trigger finger. Nice and smooth and there is rarely any difference in speed from 3/4 throttle to full throttle so why chuck down a load of extra fuel for it to be blown out of the pipe unburnt.

I run an OS28zx in my Mugen MBX6T. 7mm venturi, HN2062 (same as JP4) pipe and at my home track I can get 11 1/2 mins on a tank, a one stopper in a 20 minute final is fine. However this weekend at a different track I only managed 10 minutes and that was with leaning a little more because of the temperature. It can change from week to week and track to track.

They can be picked up for $243.50 from ww.rcmodel.com.hk

However you say you're after a decent 21, top whack $300.

Well to bust your budget (just) Novarossi Toro Nero is a stonking engine or even the Novarossi Plus 21-4 works well in a truggy.

To keep things sensible though I have seen both the Caster Grenade and cheaper Novarossi N21BF work very well in truggys.
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I run the same truggy you are considering (losi 2.0). I run the Jammin JPX .21 you will be quite happy with that engine. Tons of torque and screams on the top.
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thanks you guys have given me some good ideas

What about pipes?
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For today's truggies, .21 is the way to go. Ryam Maifield won the ROAR Nats with a Reedy .21 powered RC8T. If you want a motor that is real close to $200, will get 9-10 mins per tank, and will have plenty of torque for a truggy, go with the Jammin JPX .21

As far as a .28, i have an AE Pro .28, which is the Thunder Tiger Pro .28 rebadged. I can get almost 8.5 mins with it. It is torquey, but not undrivable. Very strong motor, lacks a little on the top end tho. You can get the TT version on Amain for $115, and then get it modded for under $100 and have a very drivable, fuel efficient, and smooth .28

I'm running a Reedy in my RC8T and have the pro .28 as a backup right now, but i'm seriously considering buying new one to get modded. I like the motor A LOT

As far as pipes, a good all around pipe, for a very reasonable price that will help you with fuel mileage too is a Dynamite 053. $50(or a little under) for the pipe and header. Polished version is nicer looking than many polished pipes and stays nice looking longer. Hard coat version is also available
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