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Old 06-14-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a super durable .18 buggy engine? This is for a Kyosho DBX (I know it will take some work to install in a DBX). It will be used for back yard fun in a very hot climate. I don't care about fuel economy but easy tuning is important. Would the OS .18 TZ be a good choice for this case? Anything more durable?
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Can anyone recommend a super durable .18 buggy engine? This is for a Kyosho DBX (I know it will take some work to install in a DBX). It will be used for back yard fun in a very hot climate. I don't care about fuel economy but easy tuning is important. Would the OS .18 TZ be a good choice for this case? Anything more durable?
get the cv-r. You will found out very quick the tz is tooo much. It stait hauls ass in a 1/10th car. You hit the gas and your on two wheels. The cv-r is plenty!
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why would you want to put a .18 in a 1/8 scale buggy?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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why would you want to put a .18 in a 1/8 scale buggy?
Cause, it's not 1/8th scale:

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LOL the glory of RCTech. DBX is a 1/10 scale gas buggy.
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I got a CVR in mine and it's tons of fun, runs good, and makes the ladies crazy!!!
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I got a CVR in mine and it's tons of fun, runs good, and makes the ladies crazy!!!
Were you able to use the original DBX exhaust and manifold with the CV-R? I can't tell from the O.S. manual the size or location of the exhaust.
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Nothings durable is one dont take care of it.
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Nothings durable is one dont take care of it.
Of course, but with proper care some are still better than others. I would prefer to spend more time driving and less time and money fixing, so I am looking for the "Toyota" motor, not the "Ferarri" motor.
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Yeah the manifold works, the exhaust is at a bit more of an angle because of all the motor spacing that is needed. You need the DBX OS motor mounts and some added spacing if you are to run a pullstart. I had to cut down the end of the crank to get it all to line up with the spur gear. I had the threaded shaft motor however.
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Of course, but with proper care some are still better than others. I would prefer to spend more time driving and less time and money fixing, so I am looking for the "Toyota" motor, not the "Ferarri" motor.
I would say that the "Toyota" motor is a good idea. Just stay away from the "Toyota" throttle servo
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ide-Carburetor

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Yeah the manifold works, the exhaust is at a bit more of an angle because of all the motor spacing that is needed. You need the DBX OS motor mounts and some added spacing if you are to run a pullstart. I had to cut down the end of the crank to get it all to line up with the spur gear. I had the threaded shaft motor however.
Thanks for the info, this is probably the way that I will go. Are the motor mounts DBX specific, or just standard OS mounts? Also to space for the pull starter, did you raise the motor higher, or have to slide it forward? Finally did you get the CV-R with the slide or rotary carb? Sorry for all the questions, if you could post a picture or two from the exhaust side that would be great!
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The mounts are a specic fit to the DBX chassis. I spaced the motor up, and I got a rotary carb, but I'd prefer the slide carb. I'll try and gets some pics up. I bought my motor used to I just went with what I had.
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Did you get the mounts from Kyosho, or from OS? It sounds like that is the one part I really need to find. Thanks again!
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