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Old 09-08-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Will a Go Engine GX-3R fit my style?

I have been looking to buy this engine and since my air filter jumped ship and my engine is toast.
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I don't race as in competition but we have a home made track (video) that we spend a lot of time. I don't really drive anywhere else with my Losi 8ight-t 2.0 Truggy. I wan't a cheap engine and have been going back and forth with this and the Alpha F850 but I think the Go Engine GX-3R is more my style.

What do you think about the engine?
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Will it fit your style? I would say it would be a good engine for you for that area of the world. It looks to be pretty inexpensive to purchase and a good engine for playing around as well as giving you a starter engine if you decide you want to start racing in sportsman classes.
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+1...the alpha motors are great motors!..but if you drive on such a small track and are not racing then you dont need all that motor!...but it all depends on how much you want to spend and what you want to run!....but if you decide to GO with the GO!...you will not be disappointed! i promise you!
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nice to hear that. I have the RTR version of the Losi Truggy and that came with the Losi 454 .28 engine. Thats the one without the air filter. Can I use the stock pipe from that engine or is that a bad choice?
I don't even know the name of the pipe.... it's black
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nice to hear that. I have the RTR version of the Losi Truggy and that came with the Losi 454 .28 engine. Thats the one without the air filter. Can I use the stock pipe from that engine or is that a bad choice?
I don't even know the name of the pipe.... it's black
It's probably an RE10, I would put the GO 2072 pipe on that engine, it's a great match for the GX series
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Simple answer=yes
For a truggy I would run the 5 port,stronger bottom and good top end.
I run the 3 port in buggy and it flys
The GX series are great motors.
If your budget can stretch to it,get the combo and hold on tight
These are not cheapo bashing motors,they are as good as anything out there for a lot less $$.
They are winning races against all comers over here and the lifespan is as good as the rest.Take a look at the GO forum for a heap of info.
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Simple answer=yes
For a truggy I would run the 5 port,stronger bottom and good top end.
I run the 3 port in buggy and it flys
The GX series are great motors.
If your budget can stretch to it,get the combo and hold on tight
These are not cheapo bashing motors,they are as good as anything out there for a lot less $$.
They are winning races against all comers over here and the lifespan is as good as the rest.Take a look at the GO forum for a heap of info.
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By all means grab the go engine. I run a 3 port in my truggy and a 7 port in my buggy. I also have a 5 port which i'm not using at the moment but plan to use as backup in case either engine takes a dump. The 3 port has alittle more bottom end vs the 5 port and the 7 port has more top end vs the 5 port.

I managed to get a great deal on all 3 engines (1 was almost new, not finished broken in yet, 1 was nib, and 1 needed to be repinched) so thats why i picked them up. I ended up with 3 great engines for 1/2 the price of 1. If i had to do it all over again i certainly would buy a go engine, and when these croak they will be replaced with the gxr series without a doubt.

They have horsepower to spare and then some. I literally ripped up all the grass in my backyard getting them broken in and tuned. In fact at times i think its borderline too much power, but obviously thats not possible so says my man card
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