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Old 03-29-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Sportwerks .21 or .26

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I'm looking for an engine to put into my Jammin X1 CR. I don't want an expesive engine, just something that is going to get me around my local track and be competitive. The LHS carries alot of sportwerks stuff, so I can get one of these engines really easy. My local track is a small to medium sized track with medium traction surface/dirt. The track has alot of turns and jumps, and one long straight; 100ft at the most. My track accepts engines over .21. I already have a Jammin JP-2 pipe.

Which of these engines would best fit this type of track?

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Old 03-29-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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First question is whats your budget? The sportwerks engines are ok. the .21 is better suited for the buggy. They are decent as far as power is concered but have heard mixed results on durability/life.
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go with the sportwerks .21. it's a great engine with loads of power. if you want something that will alst a very long time, have a look at the RB econo 3 port or the S5. both are very good engines and Rb's have a reputation for lasting a very long time when taken care of well. which ever engine you buy, ALWAY USE A HEAT GUN TO WARM THE ENGINE UP BEFORE EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU START IT!!! this will really extend the life of your engine. good luck,

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Old 03-30-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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Sportwerks has updated the .21 engine! I would wait for it to come out. Look on the Horizon web site and you can see they have a new buggy comming out with an updated engine. MORE POWER!
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Be careful if you choose to go to the .26, I have a Dynamite Mach 26 on my lx comp( pos car ) and it has so much torque that it literally twists the front laft wheel off of the groung causing the caar to be impossible on dirt and difficult on pavement, my advice is .21 no bigger, I learned the hard way. Also depending on how much you want to spend the .21 O.S. VZB is as good as the .21's get from what I have seen and driven, durable reliable and scary fast.
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Brian are they still using the 3 needle carb?
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Not sure, I should be getting one in a week or so.
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My budget is under $200. Someone recommended Novarossi R21BF (Rex) or T21BR (Top). Both of these are under $200. Would these engines be better than the Sportwerks .21? What would be better between the Rex or Top?

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I would go with the novarossi, from what I have read the take a while to break in but they are worth the the time. I think A-main has the for 169, it would be a no brainer. Then there is always an OS rg it is not a power house but very good motor for $100.
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I hope you get a new buggy as well.
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Team Jammin is a good place to be.
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I also think that the Hyper .21 8 Port is a pretty good idea, only 129.95, depending on where you look, also make sure it is the newest version. I would suggest comparing the 2 motors, hp, max rpm, bore/stroke, larger bore means more torque, longer stroke means higher rpm's and more horsepower. It's all going to come down to preference, I am going to be buying the hyper 8 within the next month, simply because I don't have $300 to buy m VZB.
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