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Old 01-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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I'm about to buy an (budget) engine for my D8T. I will buy from towerhobbies for 25% discount and low shipping costs (big cart already).

I was waiting for OFNA .28 Picco JL but I don't think TH will stock this one soon and I cannot wait anymore. I know that I will compare apples with oranges a little, but for the moment I'm thinking at Jammin .28 and RB K9...I'm not a racer, just few club races per year and it's more fun/hobby for me than sport, but I still want a decent allround engine, easy to tune. It will run with with HN 053 for now.

I'm trying to stay away from Reedy 121 after reading few not so good reviews.

Any other options from TowerHobbies, in stock only, because i will place the order by this weekend?

Still reading reviews, but any input is welcome!

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Old 01-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #2
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I am a big fan of Picco engine. I have two Picco .28 P3, and two Jammin JPX 28 (one stock and one AB Mods).

I would say, go with the Jammin JPX 28, you'll not be disapointed, and don't worry about the fuel consumption, because this JPX 28 is not so bad compare to others .28 engines.

BUT, don't run it with a 053 pipe, you'll kill all the power.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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get a O.S28zx. Uh, you wont regret it

You said you do it for fun!!
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LRP Z.28 Spec 3, if you don't mind the pull start. you can change the back plate if you want later on!, I have one, it makes tons(almost too much) of power all thru the rpm range I run a set of PL Badlands to get it hook up. its easy to tune and holds a tune really good. Also real good is it's price,$170, ain't bad at all.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #5
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os is too expensive......forgot to mention 250 max...

no pullstart thanks, and i cannot fount bump start backplate on TH...on e bay is 13 plus 24 shipping to europe...doesn't worth...

good to hear that jpx is not a gas hog, but for next few months 053 will be...that's the only option for the moment
i can even try to run it with 14T CB for a better usage of midrange...what do u think?

stable idle and ease of tune are really priorities, i'm not so experienced with nitro engines (just hpi f4.6, axial 281s, losi 26ss)
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #6
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jammin jpx 21 or the werks b5 the b5 is 199.99 and the jpx21 is like 220 or 230
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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Picco .28 P3 is also somethinh to think about...the picture from TH seems different than from amain for ex...same part number but on amain is almost cilindrical head, like new 28 jl tt, on TH looks almost like my axial's (head only, OFC)...any real difference?
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unfortunately th doesn't stock B5...and b3 and b7 are at insane prices

will jpx21 outperform jpx28 in a truggy?
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I was joking about the O.S really. It is to much power anyway.

Go with picco. They make a .28 turbo for about 200$, Me thinks that i want one
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unfortunately th doesn't stock B5...and b3 and b7 are at insane prices

will jpx21 outperform jpx28 in a truggy?
the 21 would be better in the truggy. it has tons of power! the 28 (in my opinion) would be too much. the .21 would be great for it.
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Get the Vspec, use this code on Tower(add a few p3 plugs) and you will never look back... $300.00 or more $60.00 016GR
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im not real sure but i think the ofna jl and the new rb k9 are the same engines?
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os is too expensive......forgot to mention 250 max...

no pullstart thanks, and i cannot fount bump start backplate on TH...on e bay is 13 plus 24 shipping to europe...doesn't worth...

good to hear that jpx is not a gas hog, but for next few months 053 will be...that's the only option for the moment
i can even try to run it with 14T CB for a better usage of midrange...what do u think?

stable idle and ease of tune are really priorities, i'm not so experienced with nitro engines (just hpi f4.6, axial 281s, losi 26ss)

if you are a tower member, you can get the 28zx for 60 bucks off and free shipping if you use coupon code 016V7 at checkout, I think that puts you at 240 for a good truggy motor?
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i'm already using a code, 150 for 600 or more...it's a big cart...
k9 it's the same with ofna 21 jl...wich is not on stock or even on order at TH

my first tought was picco .28 jl, the new one with black head...but TH says "Early Jan"...2011 maybe...
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Florin, go with the JPX28, you'll not be disapointed, believe me
At my local track, we are 4 guys who run with the JPX 28, and this engine is realy reliable, more than an OS, and $150.00 less.
My stock JPX 28 have 7 gallons thrue it, and i've only change the con rod and replace bearing with TKO ceramic at 2 gallons mark, not because these parts was worn out, just to be safe.

You'll love this engine, a little long to break in (about a gallon, and pre heat it with a heat gun for the first gallon please), but when this engine is break in, this is a breaze to run.

For $200.00 you can't find better.
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