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Old 02-20-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default turbo plugs good or bad

are turbo plugs good for ur engine or bad wats the diffrence of the regular and turbo
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With plugs the glowwire is the most important part to run your engine. The turboplug has a better sealing wich will give more compression giving a slightly more power.

One bad thing of the turboplug is the missing copper ring, those rings are very usefull to shim 6mm axles in your car
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You also want to make sure your motor has a head button made for a turbo plug, if not they will not work correctly...
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turbo and regular are two different kind of motors.
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turbo and regular are two different kind of motors.
sorry bought that but that answer is wrong, You can take a motor that has a button head and replace it with a turbo head button and it wil work fine...or the other way around.....
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sorry bought that but that answer is wrong, You can take a motor that has a button head and replace it with a turbo head button and it wil work fine...or the other way around.....
That's correct...Losi just released a conversion for the 454 motor in their RTR's.
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Since we're already off to a slightly misinformed and rocky start...

Here you can see the illustrated difference between a turbo (on left) and standard (right).

Turbo has a tapered seat and uses no washer. Thus, the head button must be able to accept it, so make sure you have a turbo head button first as the plug types are not interchangeable.

As Roelof said, they make a bit more power, generally pull slightly smoother and can get a *touch* better fuel mileage.



They're not "bad" in any way; but can be faintly less forgiving to tune. Neither plug design is "good or bad" for your engine. By design they both function the same; the turbo is just a little better at it
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