Originally Posted by anthonys88
I got a sweet deal on ebay for a brand new o.s. .21vg motor for 70 bucks shipped. was going to use it as a back up motor in my buggy and honestly never really planned on doing more than breaking it in. Since I have it I would like to build maybe a nice jato does anyone know if it will fit wit a conversion or anything? cant really find too much info on the search.
Im not looking to run the car a lot or even race since i am a die hard buggy racer but it may be something cool just to say I have a jato with a big motor. anyone do this conversion?
i can get a brand new jato roller on ebay for under 150 shipped and have all the electronics i would need and a jato body. really would only need to buy tires and whatever mounts i would need to fit the motor. i already have a spare starter box.
like i said, not really looking to use the car too much but would be cool to have and brag about
I wouldn't bother with a jato at all. I seen one on a track one day and the guy who owned it had all sorts of trouble with it. Its not meant for a track, its really meant for a parking lot. The stock 3.3 will get it going 70mph, and is less than 1hp, so a .21 engine would probably kill someone. You could buy a revo and install it on that with a conversion. Personally i'd just break it in and keep it as a backup for your buggy, maybe get it setup ready to drop in if your original motor ever has trouble. I like having an extra motor on hand just in case.
Also i don't think the jato is setup for a starter box, even the revo plantium requires a special starter box to get it going. Personally i'd stay away from traxxas altogether.
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