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Old 08-11-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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What's ya'lls opinion a Houston Modded Novarossi BF .21 or a stock VSpec or a stock P5X?

I'm a novice driver, we have a large track with a dbl to a step-up and I can never make the landing off the step up. I either case it or land short, so I'd like something with a enough power to hit it.

I used my .21BF, that I normally run in my buggy which can make the jump no problem, just the extra weight and all on the truggy I've got no chance.
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Personally I love the OS line of engines. They are easy to tune and have tons of power. I would go with the vspec and add an EB mods head button for 50 bucks. You will have more than enough power to make the jumps and it will wind up nicely on the straights.
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I agree go with the OS!

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the n21b will work there are a few modded at the track i race at and there fast i ran one in my buggy and was really good i would say os or novarossi 21-4
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Os .28 xz, there's no replacement for displacement
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He's use to rolling a nice little 3 port. Upping to a .28 would be way too much. Besides there's no comparison to a high quality race .21 better mileage easier to control and the new truggys are geared for .21's. You can argue the old boys and men engine but a race .21 is still this racers choice.
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i'm running a p5x in my buggy right now and it's a punchy motor for a .21. i'm sure it'll be great for truggy. in fact, i just purchased a houston tuned n21bf that will soon go in my buggy and the p5x will be going in my truggy. i've never ran a v-spec so i can't comment on that.
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Clocked JPX.21 is the only motor ill run in truggy.
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What's ya'lls opinion a Houston Modded Novarossi BF .21 or a stock VSpec or a stock P5X?

I'm a novice driver, we have a large track with a dbl to a step-up and I can never make the landing off the step up. I either case it or land short, so I'd like something with a enough power to hit it.

I used my .21BF, that I normally run in my buggy which can make the jump no problem, just the extra weight and all on the truggy I've got no chance.
Before you go buying new engines. What Truggy and what clutch set up. I find it hard to believe that BF with the all the bottom it has can't do what you need it to do. It may not out run a Speed, Ninja, Jammin but bottom balls that engines got them. Sounds like a soft clutch set up.
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We also dont know what pipe he has on it. running a 086 pipe or a Gotech 0801 pipe would be my choices for that engine. I have one in a X1CRT and it does fine. No, it isnt a 400.00 dollar engine, but it does quite well, and drivin right it will do well in club races. A mild porting and turbo cut would help though for sure.
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Clocked JPX.21 is the only motor ill run in truggy.
What kind of runtime are you getting, and what kind of pipe are you using ?
Looking for a new truggy engine and have been looking at a modded jammin.
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He's use to rolling a nice little 3 port. Upping to a .28 would be way too much. Besides there's no comparison to a high quality race .21 better mileage easier to control and the new truggys are geared for .21's. You can argue the old boys and men engine but a race .21 is still this racers choice.
yea i think a .21 is enough, but personally i put a .28 and got quite a bit faster, but that could just be my track, seems a .28 has always been dominant here. Low-end grunt is a must.

Try a Picco/Jammin .21, supposed to have the strongest low-end you can find in a .21 and of course good on fuel
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What kind of runtime are you getting, and what kind of pipe are you using ?
Looking for a new truggy engine and have been looking at a modded jammin.


run time depends on track conditions and driver mostly...but it depends on the level of mod done....ive gotten anywhere from 9-15min of run time....strange such a great variance...but at our Canadian Winter Nationals in -5 degrees the Modded motors were getting ridiculous run time....but drastically dropped once we got back home and the normal weather....so it all depends.
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I run a P5X with a 1005 pipe in my mbx6t and gets the job done and has more than enough power. Look after it and it will last gallons and gallons unlike my v spec that did not last
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Before you go buying new engines. What Truggy and what clutch set up. I find it hard to believe that BF with the all the bottom it has can't do what you need it to do. It may not out run a Speed, Ninja, Jammin but bottom balls that engines got them. Sounds like a soft clutch set up.
Truggy you could try 1.1mm springs to help bring the revs up before the shoes bite, Also you could try a smaller clutch bell which mated to the 1.1mm springs might give you just what you are looking for....

Cheaper than a new engine.....
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