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Old 05-11-2010, 12:16 AM   #16
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No need to say sorry, a few new engines are out since that thread, as of today that thread need to be updated, always is something new in this hobby. Dont be afraid to ask, that's what forums are for.

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...I like to think that most of us are here to help each other.

As for engines, you'd be very happy with either engine in my signature. All the engines above seem to be making 'noise' amongst different racers, so I'm guessing they're all a safe bet, but I sure do love my Clockwork mills.
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The OFNA .21 JLR is not picco based, it's made by Force.
Your right, I'm thinking of the Evo line...
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:42 AM   #18
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Im new to the sport and looking for some info. Im looking to buy the team associated rc8t limited edition and looking for some professional advice. Thanks for all your help and hope my son and me meet you all at the tracks....
There are a lot of good choices depending on your budget. My current personal favorite in a truggy is the Alpha S852. At $209 is it inexpensive enough that it isn't a HUGE risk for a beginner who is just learning to tune on, and it has more power than you will know what to do with. It is a bit of an arduous break-in because this engine is VERY tight, so be patient with it.

My second choice (and it is almost a coin toss between them) is the Werks B5.

There are other choices available of course... but top quality with plenty of power at an affordable price, those are my favorites.

Note, I am not a "professional." (Note also that most "professionals" are paid to represent a specific product.)
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:59 AM   #19
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If you can pop the $$$ go for the os speed. Many will say it's not worth it but they are just pissed because that truck that just passed them has the little black head sticking out the back. If you need something a little less spendy then the ninja b01a (aka poor mans speed jk) is a great engine. They always pull hard at my local tracks. The alpha engines seem to have proven themselves and are very inexpensive. Idk how they can put out an engine for $200. I amnot sponsored by any of these companies I just like the ease of tuning the os engines provide.

I think if I was starting out looking for a great truggy engine I would go with a nova p5. I recenty drove one in a truggy which was modded by mark at powerhousercperformance.com and all I can say is wow it had tons of power to push that heavy jammin x2 around. It actually had as much bottom and mid as my high dollar modded speed. I was very impressed. I was not expecting that much performance out of a mid level nova engine.

By the end of this thread just about every engine will be listed with claims that it's the one. The bottom line is your buget. There are many engines out there around $200 that will get the job done. Give mark a call and he can dial one in just how you like it. He does it for me all the time. 716.208.7290
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There's another little black head motor out there that rips just as good as a speed and you can buy two of them for the price of a speed..... IT'S CALLED A WERKS B5!
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There's another little black head motor out there that rips just as good as a speed and you can buy two of them for the price of a speed..... IT'S CALLED A WERKS B5!
Nice try but ummm no. Get out on a nice long straight and bye bye B5.
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Then a lil blue head goes whippin bye bye, and you go WTF was THAT!

all kidding aside our new JS .23 is going to be bitchin in the truck! and that will have a black head too.
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Nice try but ummm no. Get out on a nice long straight and bye bye B5.
As long you think so that's all that matters. Didn't mean to offend your engine, I've ran them... there good.
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I don't see why not. RB engines are great too. You might try the 9853ss pipe on a truggy, or you could put a long header on the 086 and that would boost the torque, I'm sure you will love that engine....


what long headers fit the dynamite 86 pipe ? cause i dint see a longer one that dynamite makes .
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Then a lil blue head goes whippin bye bye, and you go WTF was THAT!

all kidding aside our new JS .23 is going to be bitchin in the truck! and that will have a black head too.
That's great That's a bad ass engine too, when is the .23 comming out?
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Frank L: this weekend my Alpha (green head) went right around a OS speed down the long straight away and he was WOT and i has about 3 quarters throttle , just saying . he is a buddy of mine and it has about 2 gallons and half on it so it still has tons of power.
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Nice try but ummm no. Get out on a nice long straight and bye bye B5.
And straight aways account for what? 15% of a track most of the time? How fast an engine is in the straights should be the least of your worries, after all thats the easiest part of the track(its straight!). For a new comer, going fast is heavily outweighed by being smooth and not crashing IMO.
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As long you think so that's all that matters. Didn't mean to offend your engine, I've ran them... there good.
Man its all good it takes quite a lot to offend me. I try to stay on the lighter side it works for me. Those B5 engines are nice there are a few at my local tracks. Most of the driving is done in the low to mid range anyway so most engines do well. With the exception of the larger tracks like the nitro pit. Man I love that track. An engine that can wind up and rev to the sky will out perform others on a track like that. But 99% of the tracks are not to that scale so just about every engine will be ok. It all boils down to $$$ and like you said what makes the driver happy.



After reading further...
Ok guys let me leave with my head still attached.
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Frank L: this weekend my Alpha (green head) went right around a OS speed down the long straight away and he was WOT and i has about 3 quarters throttle , just saying . he is a buddy of mine and it has about 2 gallons and half on it so it still has tons of power.
Ouch! That's gotta hurt. But were talking about black heads here! JUST KIDDING! How do you like the Alpha?
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Ouch! That's gotta hurt. But were talking about black heads here! JUST KIDDING! How do you like the Alpha?
Man from what I have seen you can't go wrong with the alphas. They are tight when you break them in but once they loose the metal pinch watch out. Great engine for the $$
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