Originally posted by rodrigo1508
which engine would you recomend for a small track?
What Car are you driving? Are you running foam or Rubber? Car set up and driving style matters more on a tight track and even more if its technical as well. Most Good motors can be tuned to run more RPM for longer tracks or more torque and zip for smaller tracks. I have an OS I'm less then satisfied with it I have 2 RB's that blow it away on any carb setting that they will start on and they start and run very well with no flameouts thru alot of settings.I have an STS D3 that is just plain sick on acceration a little more touchy on the carb setting but very Fast for small tracks and can gear it for longer tracks. If you run your setup with more power to the front tires on a smaller track you have more driveable power thru turns ie larger fronts or more gear ratio. This is harder on the drivetrain for shafts gearboxes and belts but it does give you more frontend control with faster motors that might tend to spinout the rearend on smaller tracks.This is just something that I have observed through a recent change in my belt conf. on my MTX3 and it has helped me to control the manuverability of a very Quick motor that I am less capible of using efficently due to a lack experience driving at Mach 2 with my Hair on fire into a turn.
For overall performance I can't walk away from RB's They have always treated me well. For Acceleration from the line and a great price STS D3/5. Check E-bay
I recenly picked up a Very nice RB X12 3 port for $90 and it is Very tight still in Great shape the STS D3/5 sell in the $140 range nib.It all still comes down to #1 How well you Drive your car #2 How well you tune your engine #3 How well you setup your Chassis and just as important as any of it How well you maintain the whole setup! If your batteries die or your motor mounts loosen up a wheel falls off or any other of 10 dozen things happen you are pretty much done in a main. I hope this helps you some as i have Learned most of this from other people on this forum and trial and error i'm just trying to return some of the knowledge to others.Good Luck! and Pm me if I can help you i will
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