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Old 12-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Is this engine too much for a D8? Normally I wouldn't consider a .30 but things are tight at the moment and the price is right being a 3 pay. Will it work?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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did you check out the alpha engines? they are around the same price and would give you more performance and better fuel economy.
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It should fit but it a hell of alot of overkill, your runtimes will be low because it will use alot more fuel and you wont be able to race it at sanctioned events (only club meets)
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This would be a better suited race engine for that car at the same price and has easy pay as well.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #5
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Do you want to race, or bash? It isn't race legal... .21 limit for buggy.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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werks b5. $200,more run time,easier to drive, more rpms/ top end. 30 is a big block, low end not as fast on top end. and thru pay pal at a main its 90 days no payments
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Can you put 2 payments together?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Plug-08-Spec

Either of those would be a better engine, at $150 for either.
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Yeah, I figured it was overkill. I also completely forgot it might not being legal, as I am going to club race this year. I will double check the rules. I have some time before I have to throw down on one, but would like to keep it around $200.

Thanks very much for the suggestions..Any thoughts on the Jammin engines?
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You may want to check this engine out also.
A great engine at a great price.
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Go with the OD ss.21 it is insane!!
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #11
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The Jammin JPX21 is a good engine.

The new ALPHA engines are great, and for a great price. $199 for the 5 port, $209 for either of the 5+2 ports from RC Pro Products. The 5 port is probably plenty.

Also the Werks B5, as mentioned.

Once you hit that $200 mark there are a lot of good engines starting to become available to you.

Stick with a .21 not only to be legal but for better runtimes (fuel mileage) when you race. (It reduces pit stops, so overall makes you faster.)

Not only do I not know anyone running a .30 in a buggy... I don't know hardly anyone running more than a .21 in a truggy. Virtually all the fastest pros run .21 in truggy.
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p.s. I run the Novarossi I sent you the link to... but modded. Not enough for the truck in my opinion, but would be OK in buggy on shorter tracks.

I'm getting an Alpha.

'nuff said.
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Honestly if u wanna be smart give yourself a week of looking Rctech forsale threads and buy either a nib engine or one that has under a gallon of fuel ran thrue it and expect to pay almost nothing for it! I got a ninja that had half a gallon on it that's lasted me almost 7 gallons now I got it for 200 bucks shipped that's for a 350$ engine also my best deal I got was a ninja(edit O.S. Not ninja) 09 vspec with 2060 pipe that was basically brand new just 2 tanks of break in for 250, that's a pipe/engine combo!! Just go in there n keep n eye out i'm even selling an engine that's usually 360 that's got a half gal ran thrue it for 150 shipped n a us spec with 3 quarts and brand new ceramics just installed for 165$ u gotta look for the deals cause people are selling stuff cheap right now!
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You guys rock...thanks for all your help
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The new GX series Go engines are also right there at the $200.00 price range. They are the only engine in that range that comes with a coated crank, a full set of carb inserts, and a extra con rod.

I use them and have got over 5 gallons on both my 5 and 7 ports and they are both still going strong.

Like others have said I would read the threads so you can make an informed decision.
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