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Old 07-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Howdy guys, I am running a Matrix buggy at the local track. My stock motor is starting to go to crap and I am looking for a new affordable motor.

Could anyone suggest some good buggy engines, I am trying to stay into the $200-$250 price range. I am not overly competitive just looking to have fun at the track.

There is just so many motors out there I have no clue where to start.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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Save some money get a go engine and have fun. They are very competitive and will keep up with any $300 engine you can find. I'm running one in an 8ight 2.0 buggy and couldn't be happier. I was able to buy 3 of them on ebay for $160 shipped, 2 used and 1 brand new in the box with shrink wrap still on it. One had less than a gallon on it, the other has about 3 gallons on it and i'll be sending it to someone on here to have the sleeve repinched and bearings replaced. But its only going to cost about $37 shipping included and then it'll be as good as new again. Each engine is said to produce 2.6-2.7 hp and is plenty to dart my 8ight around the track with ease.
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Alpha line of engines, Werks b5/b6, O'Donnells to name a few. I'll recommend Alpha because that's what I use so I'm biased.
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Dynamite XP platinum .21 By far the best motor for the buck. I think i bought mine for 160 and now 4 gallons later its pulling like a freight train. Easy to break in, easy to tune, I didnt have to replace the stock plug till the 2nd gallon.. Ive been running mine on a losi truggy.. I ran the futaba nitro challenge with it and got second in expert truggy
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
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+1 for all those but get an alpha
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thanks a bunch guys, think im going to go with http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug have herd good things about this motor.
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Maxx if U get ahold of Mark Smith at Powerhouse he should have some of the N21's in stock and can install a TKO for U. I believe it only adds $15 to the price.
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i say get the O'donnell SS 21, on towerhobbies its 175 with free glow ignitor and it will fly and is easy to tune, and never stalls. also it comes with a standard and turbo button head so you can choose.

i run Alpha engines. they are great but run on the hot side. i say Alpha or OD and you'll be happy.
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Maxx if U get ahold of Mark Smith at Powerhouse he should have some of the N21's in stock and can install a TKO for U. I believe it only adds $15 to the price.
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Werk's B6... by far the best engine within your price range...
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+1 for the werks B6
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werks b5-200 bucks, cant beat it
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:21 PM   #14
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i have a thread of this already best bang for your buck would be werks b5= lil to much for buggy but does the job, werks b6= perfect for buggy great smooth power, alpha red head= smooth all around engine, alpha green= top end engine, orange head= bottom end they are all under 250
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losi 350 off ebay out of a chopped 8ight 2.0. toss a RE11 pipe and a turbo head conversion from losi on it and just go run gallons w/o worries of gremlins. aint sexy sounding...but even losi pros use em in club races.

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