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Old 02-02-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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i have good things frome this reedy engine but low tope end is this true and what do u think about the engine over all andd what other engines would be good no price range for the engine but if you get a high speed pipe on the reedy would that be better or what else woould make it better
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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My choice
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The reedy struggles top end, and will be out-dragged by a V-Spec pritty comfortably.. and bottom end its very smooth but perky.. you wont lack bottom end with it. If you have 0 budget get a O.S. Speed-Best engine on the market in my view and about 60% of racers out there. Or V-Spec.. cheaper than the reedy and better overall-better top end. I do like my Reedy.. but being out-dragged down the straight is getting a little annoying.. tbh but I wouldn't not run one again. But I would get a v-Spec instead if had a choice between the 2.. personally...
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The Reedy has allot of low end snap. Go up one tooth on the bell and you'll find the top your looking for and it will still have plenty on the bottom.
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Yea, I might try it.. but tbh.. I think I will need to send it of for a pinch soon.. so will try and go up a tooth.. and try.. But tbh.. As soon as the weather gets better im plonking in the speed.. cant wait till the day.. last one was amazing
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The Reedy has allot of low end snap. Go up one tooth on the bell and you'll find the top your looking for and it will still have plenty on the bottom.
Shane I'm running a rc8t , what is the ideal gear ratio for this truggy ? If you go to neobuggy and look at silver state 2010 that's my normal track I run on as were hosting this years Silver state
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I modded a Reedy for a local guy and he said it was faster and you didn't have to run it so hot to get power out of it. Reedy copied a v-spec but didn't copy everything. Really nice looking engine though.

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Shane I'm running a rc8t , what is the ideal gear ratio for this truggy ? If you go to neobuggy and look at silver state 2010 that's my normal track I run on as were hosting this years Silver state
Most run 14/52 and it still has lots of rip. You could also try 15/54. I have ran both and on bigger tracks I like 15/54. For most tracks it's 14/52 though.
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The Reedy has allot of low end snap. Go up one tooth on the bell and you'll find the top your looking for and it will still have plenty on the bottom.
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I geared up as well. It has enough bottom end to pull it, and helps top. A little mod work on anything is always nice.

I went from a 13/44 on buggy to a 14/46 at the tracks I run.
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