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Old 10-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Just bought the 2.0 buggy. What engine and pipe should I run?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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It depends on what you want out if it. But more important is what's in your budget.
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ive ran a lot in the losi. The best engine i have found is the novarossi +4. with 9910/41021. you can do a 9853/41021 if you want more bottom
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I just got my 2.0 today from a guy and mine has a novarossi p5xl motor i would also recommend the 9901 super strong nova pipe
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GO GX7R, fast and affordable!!
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The mellowist engine you can find.
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The mellowist engine you can find.
+1 I've seen a few people start with beast motors... They just crash harder and break... I don't know maybe you'll be awesome and won't, just a thought.
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ive ran a lot in the losi. The best engine i have found is the novarossi +4. with 9910/41021. you can do a 9853/41021 if you want more bottom
+1 on the Nova +4!! I'm still new to nitro offroad and just threw a +4 and 9910/41021 into my 8ight 2.0 about a month ago. Very "drivable" powerband. Nice and smooth. Was also a snap to break in. Just use Monty's (from Houstons Engine Service) break in meathod and you cant go wrong.
Check out the Houstons Engine Service H.E.S. thread if you want to read more about this engine. Highly recommend...
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Os engines are still my fav. A vspec or the new xz is a great engine for a buggy. But its true that it all depends on your budget. There are many great engines in the $200 range and then there are a few great engines in the 350+ range depends on your budget.

So what is your budget?
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Thanks for all the help on the engines. My budget is right around 350.00
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Os engines are still my fav. A vspec or the new xz is a great engine for a buggy. But its true that it all depends on your budget. There are many great engines in the $200 range and then there are a few great engines in the 350+ range depends on your budget.

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Os engines are still my fav. A vspec or the new xz is a great engine for a buggy. But its true that it all depends on your budget. There are many great engines in the $200 range and then there are a few great engines in the 350+ range depends on your budget.

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OS for the win!
i really think a vspec is too much for a buggy imo, I had a ninja and a vspec in the buggy from os and i took them out.
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RB B10 RB 2045 tuned pipe
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Are you new to nitro? If so, then I would start with a good starter engine. I would look into a Novarossi N21R. They are only $135 or so, and get a good all around pipe for it. Take your time breaking it in, and put at least 1 gallon of fuel through it before putting a race tune on it.

If you are able to tune fairly well, then you have A LOT to choose from. I personally would recommend a Werks B6 with a 2057 pipe. Although there are alot of engines and pipes that are very good.
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check this out lmk thanks

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