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Old 07-14-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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what do you guys think is the best .12, sirio, o.s, novarossi,orion. which one??
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what do you guys think is the best .12, sirio, o.s, novarossi,orion. which one??
For Gas truck, CX12... awesome motor. Hard to beat the ol' CVR though!!
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I have an os cvr and it has a 2 gallons through it and it still runs like its brand new. And still has a bunch of compression. Im just trying to decide if I should upgrade to a .12 tz or a novarossi .12 next season or just stick with cvr's.
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I have an os cvr and it has a 2 gallons through it and it still runs like its brand new. And still has a bunch of compression. Im just trying to decide if I should upgrade to a .12 tz or a novarossi .12 next season or just stick with cvr's.
Depends on the track I guess... I LOVE the CX12, it feels like an electric motor (like teh CVR does), but it does have more power than the CVR.

A lot of guys will tell you to go with these balls out motors, when the fact is... you cant get the power to the ground in these trucks

I am having to sell mine to to back to electric, If I run GT again, it'll be with the CX12.
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It all depends on the size of the track you run on. A cv-r will lay down enough power for most tracks out there. The smooth throtle will be much more beneficial to a tight track. However, if you run on a track in which you can rev out a 1.5 hp engine then go for it. The best choice would probly be the new platinum drake engines. They are suposed to basicly have the power band of a cv-r, but they will rev to a lot more rpms. Plus, the quality of the engines that have been carried by trinity is great.
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the track I race at is small but this year their trying to make the layouts really smooth and flowing but its still a little tight due to the lack of space. I hardly ever go full throttle anywhere at my home track so the cvr works really well. There is mainly cvr's and I think a couple tz's and novarossi's in the 2wd nitro class. It is also very true that its hard to get power to the ground with a 2wd, evan more so when the track is loose.
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It sounds like you should stick with the cv-r then.
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yeah I suppose I should. Im just trying to find some altenatives.
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I love the novarossi engines. I run the mt .12 and it's just awesome. Second season on the engine and it's faster this year than it was last year. They cost twice as much, but last 4 times as long. I loved os engines too, but the power in the nova seems more useable and tuneable. If I want the thing to run at 180 it'll do it all day long. If I want to run at 250 it'll do that too. I race mostly on a hardpack dusty track and the traction is found in the setup, clutch, and trigger finger not necessarily the engine.

I would like to try out one of the new adam drake engines though too.
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i have both an os cv and an mt.12. the mt .12 has an os carb on it. run the os for club/local racing, and save the mt .12 for the bigger tracks and more pro type events.
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