Originally posted by chachi
Pit-racer, any input into getting an engine? fmolzer has a pretty convincing arguement to stick with the TR......
Yes, I would agree with fmolzer to go with the OS engine. Easy to tune and idles good. OS engines tend to have better low end torque characteristics which is good for small tracks and good for cars like the Impulse and the 705 that have low drive ratios.
If you're more adventurous, you can go with a NovaMega S12 RE 3 port engine or the Novarossi S3 or even the RB X12 3 port engine. All are good engines. A little more difficult to tune but once you develop the skills to tune it, your car will fly like a rocket
Remember, engine HP is not everything. Driving skills is one thing but I place clutch setup and gearing above all else when it comes to speed. With a normal 3 port turbo engine in the old Impulse, I helped a friend of mine beat a Reflex NT with a Rody tuned engine on the straights with the correct gearing and clutch setup. Well it was an evil combination of the 13T/16T old fixed Centax clutchbell and the 17T, 22T and 47T pulleys
p/s: Damn, I wondered how long I could stay "Technically Evil" with 666 post