Originally posted by Speedypeterb
hey guys, just got the ok from the better half that I can get a mrx4, its going to cost me big time with her but it will be worth it.
I would prefer an RBconcepts but not sure which one any suggestions from the 1/8th guys thanks in advance Peter
If you are brand new to 8th scale world with 10th scale background I would suggest to get stock engines
Novarossi or Rex 321P or if you can find R1 base. Honestly these 2 engines are more then enough for I would say 95% of 8 scale drivers in terms of power, smoothness and tunability.
If you want to edge it out, then consider modified engines like
Rex 321P tune, JP R03, Novamax MX21 and such.
On RB engines, their power band is down low, very torquey, so that will make your car looks really fast and powerful but on the same token, it is very hard to control and you will be fighting with the car all the time if the car is not set up perfectly to the track, tire, susp, and weather!
Just my $0.02