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Old 09-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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So I'm getting back into nitro and plan to do some indoor racing this winter. I'm looking for what would be a reliable engine with a nice smooth power band. I've been out of nitro for about 5 years...
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So I'm getting back into nitro and plan to do some indoor racing this winter. I'm looking for what would be a reliable engine with a nice smooth power band. I've been out of nitro for about 5 years...
Im new to nitro as well. I have been looking into engines for my new 811 and think I have finally picked one out. I am getting the Novarossi S21P5XLT.
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I run the Novarossi P5xlt in my serpent buggy and its a great motor, reliable with plenty of low end punch, if you going to be running indoors and the track is med to large then i think this is the right motor choice, if the track is small i would suggest the novarossi 4btt as its a little smoother across the power band
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The main track I'm running at I'd describe as medium in size.
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I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about the werks engine. I'll stick with nova. What's the best pipe/header for the p5?
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Any nice 3 port will work nicely
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Seems I've always heard 3-port engines to be very torquey on the bottom end, is that correct? Would a 3 port work well when I go outdoors next season? Thanks for all the responses.
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If you get an O.S. engine then going outdoors will be no problem as os 3 ports seem to have better topend than most other 3 ports.To be honest any modern engine will get the job done without any problems.Where you racing at this winter.I see you are from cincinnati.We race at the Rc Factory a lot in the winter.
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I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about the werks engine. I'll stick with nova. What's the best pipe/header for the p5?
Losi re12 pipe/manifold, same as the novarossi 9901 but for less.

The p5 is gonna be your best bet
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I have a P5 and love it. Was running a 9886 until it got mangled in a really odd first turn pileup.

Our track is high traction, and I would say medium sized, with flowing jumps. 180x60 feet, I think....
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Go see Monty at Houston engine service ! He can fix ya up with a nova or Fusion engines !! Look him up on the nitro engine thread !!
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Ya I'm going to run at the factory. A buddy told me there are a couple other indoor nitro tracks in the tristate area as well. I'm thinking the p5 will be my choice.
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