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Old 07-19-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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Questions?? Help me choose a new nitro engine!!!

Ok im looking for a bang for your buck engine thats good for club racing and like jbrl! Im wanting to try in the 220 range so please no v-specs and speeds etc i want to try a cheaper engine to see how it feels to o.s. so my choices are so far a Werks b5, alpha gold or green head(bad part is where can i buy one), the siro evo(not sure what one it is but its 150), dynamite platinum, and what ever else you guys know of thats around the 220 range!!! postlinks aswell and please tell me why you guys like that engine so much!!!! Also whats your prefered pipe to run on the engine!

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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For power, reliability and expectged life span I dont think you can beat the GRP engines from TQ... its a couple bucks more, but a year from now you'll be glad to fork out another $30 compared to a P/S/R

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Ok im looking for a bang for your buck engine thats good for club racing and like jbrl! Im wanting to try in the 220 range so please no v-specs and speeds etc i want to try a cheaper engine to see how it feels to o.s. so my choices are so far a Werks b5, alpha gold or green head(bad part is where can i buy one), the siro evo(not sure what one it is but its 150), dynamite platinum, and what ever else you guys know of thats around the 220 range!!! postlinks aswell and please tell me why you guys like that engine so much!!!! Also whats your prefered pipe to run on the engine!

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Here's the contact info for the guy I was going to buy my Alpha's from twistedrc@windstream.net
$260 with pipe

and couple guys I talked too tried those Dynamite platinums. I heard nothing but negatives. One being maybe last 5 gallons. Thats just what I heard, I have no experience with it.
I hear a lot of positive's coming from the Werks and Alpha users. Im sure they will chime in.
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Truggy-B5

Buggy-B6

They run like a raped date!! and last like 10 gal(so I hear) also great customer service!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug

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In that price range....I would go with either Alpha Plus or Werks for sure.

Truggy: Alpha S852 (torque engine) or Werks B5
Buggy: Alpha F850 (all around smooth) or Alpha Z852 (top end engine) or Werks B6

Those are the ones I would focus on. I ran an Alpha Plus S852 in my Truggy. When I sold the Truggy I moved the engine to my Buggy. Almost 5 gallons on it now...no signs of slowing down....
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:39 AM   #7
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Go to this link

http://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/home.php?cat=78

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P3XS $189

P5XLT $219

The P5XLT is fast reliable and gives a good run time i think it is the best bang for the buck there is
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Truggy-B5

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They run like a raped date!! and last like 10 gal(so I hear) also great customer service!
A raped *ape* would be less offensive. Unless you're from PITA and then all bets are off
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Hey motogod got any more XRAY stuff you wanna get rid of?? i ran your race rig with a B5 on sat for our Midwest nitro series got fifth the the B-main, not bad for my third time ever racing on a track. Made it all day, 3-6 min races and a 15 min main. Nothing broke at all, and i wasnt to nice to it either
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A raped *ape* would be less offensive. Unless you're from PITA and then all bets are off
Sorry but i would never rape an ape, your a sicko LOL
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if you want to go very fast and do so with reliability and fantastic customer support, WERKS(B5/B6) are the only choices..........great price, as well.....
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Alpha Green Head all the way

$209 at: http://twisted-rc.com/shop/product_i...products_id=78
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For the money i'd have to say look into go engines. They can be found for cheap on ebay. In fact i picked up 3 .21 engines on ebay for $160 shipped. 2 were used one was new. They have so much power its hard to keep it under control. In fact i can't imagine having any more power. Any more and it would never get traction, you'd just be digging holes in the dirt as you throttled it.
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I personally have had incredible luck with teh Odonnell SS .21. I am running with/keepin up/outrunning speeds, Ninja's, Everything. ANd its $200 bux.

Runs very cool and has a GREAT powerband.
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Hey motogod got any more XRAY stuff you wanna get rid of?? i ran your race rig with a B5 on sat for our Midwest nitro series got fifth the the B-main, not bad for my third time ever racing on a track. Made it all day, 3-6 min races and a 15 min main. Nothing broke at all, and i wasnt to nice to it either
I got a nice 808 09 Spec Buggy! lol

That race rig was always good to me....
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