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Old 04-23-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Best truggy Engine under $250

Just curious who makes the best racing engine under $250. That is my budget for a new engine. I have researched most out there but have no knowledge of how they perform. I am currently running the Losi 350 in my buggy and know it's a good buggy motor but it still lacks even for a buggy. I need something that will work for a small and larger track. Thanks for all info!
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Picco .28

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Novarossi P5XLT
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug

its 255, if you decide to buy it, ill give you the extra 5 dollars

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One of my Clockwork Modified JL .21's.... Hand lapped piston, no breakin, very fast, very smooth, decent mileage...all around good engine and extremely fast for the dollar $250.00 out the door !
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Is that engine overkill or have bad mileage? I have heard good things about picco.

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Novarossi P5XLT
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug

its 255, if you decide to buy it, ill give you the extra 5 dollars

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That's a nice engine but it's outta stock, but is on my short list. Do you have anything you can tell me from experience with the P5?
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One of my Clockwork Modified JL .21's.... Hand lapped piston, no breakin, very fast, very smooth, decent mileage...all around good engine and extremely fast for the dollar $250.00 out the door !
Send me some more info and some links or video of them. run2wake@gmail.com
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that picco .28 looks mean. 3.4 HP and 37,000 rpm's!!

how does the picco .28 compare to the o.s.xz .28?
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the P5 i have is a H.E.S tuned by (Monty) 50 bucks more than the stocker but worth each and evry penny, i run it on my buggy with a 6.5mm ristrictor, engine is very easy to tune and holds its tune like a champ. powerband is amazing, crazy bottom with a very nice screaming top eventhoug i ran it with a 6.5mm and a 3005 pipe, so with a truggy, i think a 7.5mm and 9901 or 9853 will put a smile on your face.

by the way, i won our NATS running Monty's P5

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I'd take a look at the reedy or odonnel motors. Both are decent motors, but with really good prices. You really are looking for a higher end motor when you say you are looking for something that works with both small and large tracks.

P5's are good motors, they do everything decent. Not one area it really shines, but overall a good all around motor. I run those in my play buggy.

As with any motor, you are gonna have the ones who swear by a motor because they run it, or you'll have haters that say it sucks even though they never used it. 28's usually have fuel mileage issues, but you can make up for it to a certain point by using carb restrictors and being easier on the throttle. 28's can also be hard on clutches too, so you'll need to take that into account as well.

21's can be good, but usually lack a little of the bottom end when compared to a larger displacement motor. 21's can get excellent fuel mileage, and you'll have more quality choices.

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One of my Clockwork Modified JL .21's.... Hand lapped piston, no breakin, very fast, very smooth, decent mileage...all around good engine and extremely fast for the dollar $250.00 out the door !
neil. What excactly is a "hand lapped" piston?
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P5XLT hands down, remember u get what u pay for in this hobby.
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I'd take a look at the reedy or odonnel motors. Both are decent motors, but with really good prices. You really are looking for a higher end motor when you say you are looking for something that works with both small and large tracks.

P5's are good motors, they do everything decent. Not one area it really shines, but overall a good all around motor. I run those in my play buggy.

As with any motor, you are gonna have the ones who swear by a motor because they run it, or you'll have haters that say it sucks even though they never used it. 28's usually have fuel mileage issues, but you can make up for it to a certain point by using carb restrictors and being easier on the throttle. 28's can also be hard on clutches too, so you'll need to take that into account as well.

21's can be good, but usually lack a little of the bottom end when compared to a larger displacement motor. 21's can get excellent fuel mileage, and you'll have more quality choices.

Good luck.
I agree with the mileage but I like power also. Mileage can increase win percentage though.

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P5XLT hands down, remember u get what u pay for in this hobby.
Surely and engine around $250 will be good?
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CLOCKWORKS JL FOR 250!
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i wouldnt get a 28 if your racing.

i would get the clockwork JL 21 or a stock Jammin JPX 21, its a picco basically. i run the JPX 21 in my truggy and i can tell you it is plenty of power, to much power most of the time and i run 20%.
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Personally I would look at the werks b5 engine or the alpha line of engines. Both of these engines pull hard at the tracks I race at. I even have a buddy that runs the b5 in his truggy without difficulty. Both of these are around 200 which leaves you $$$ for a decent pipe or extra plugs.
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