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Old 10-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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I'm new to the nitro racing and was wondering what the difference is between a regular motor and a Turbo motor? Is there any advantage to the Turbo motor? I have a GRP with the turbo in my Losi 2.0T .
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In RC turbo is nothing more than a gay marketing catch phrase. We don't have turbos.

We call glow plugs that have a beveled compression seal "turbo" plugs. standard plugs use a copper ring seal.

They offer slightly better performance, but are supposed to be slightly harder to tune. Usually I have an easier time tuneing engines with turbo plugs but thats probally a combination of things.


Sport level engines have flat cranks while "turbo" cranks on high end mills have a machined cut to allow better fuel flow.

All higher end engines have "turbo cranks" but not all have "turbo plugs".
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