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Old 10-14-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
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Which .21 engines are the best under $200?

I am looking to pick up one, but I am not sure what to go with. I was thinking of the OS RG but you still need to buy a better cooling head from what I understand. Was also looking at the Sporkwerks .21 that comes with there Pro turmoil vehicle.

Also, anyone know if the Thunder tiger .21 is any good in that price range.


Mainly need something reliable, easy to tune but with sufficient power on a short track.
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3245

I ran mine for almost 4 gallons before the rod bearing took a crap and I ran mine right at 300* so I beat the snot out of it. I can throw a rod and new front bearing in mine and it will probably run great for another 3 gallons.
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You can't go wrong with the Novarossi 21BF
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Werks 3port . Great power , great milage , and very reliable, plus the customer support at Werks is one of the best in the business.
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Are the SH engines any good?
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Sh motors are great. As a matter of fact this is the hot full blown race engine from Sh. It's not yet available in the US but it only $203 US plus shipping and bank fees, so about $220. http://translate.google.com/translat...006-14,DGUS:en

Here's the STS .21 team motor. My buddy is having great luck with their .28.

http://www.racernine.com/sts21team.html

Another new $200 race engine by Go Tech:

http://www.racefactorindustries.com/catalog/i34.html
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Thanks for the info.

Right now I am actively looking at the following:

Sporkwerks .21 Pro engine
SH .21 Engine
STS .21 Economy version

Main thing I am looking for is price and reliability, though performance is not totally discounted. I know the engine won't be a 400 dollar job and I don't need that, just something I feel comfortable with on a tight track.
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Look at the Dynamite Platinum Series .21 as well. It should be available real soon!
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Cain, The Novarossi and Werks engines will last longer than the SH made engines. The SH/Sportwerks (these are the same engine) are a little faster on the top end but I haven't seen one last very long. The Italian engine typically have better materials and bearings.

The OS VG .21 is coming too. I have always been a big fan of the good ol' RG so I have high hopes for the new model too.
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don't discount the go tech engine, it is one of the best engines to come out of taiwan longevity is very good and power is just as fast as a p5x or ninja engine. it is definately worth the price. you can run with the fast guys for about $80 less.
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I'll bet the new .21 VG from O.S. will be a great engine for the $$$. (only $150-$170 !)

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If I was to buy a new engine under 200 today it woud be the Werks or the Nova, in that order. The customer support from Werks Racing is second to none.
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Can't go wrong with an O.S. engine. Besides, you know what RG stands for right? Really Good..... I'll bet the VG engine will rock as well. Then there is the Novarossi engine, can't go wrong with them either. My personal opinion, when i buy engines now i buy either O.S. or Novarossi.
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btw, What's up Ryan! Sold the buggy and i'll be picking up Matt's on Thursday!
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I would take a serious look at the STS motors.. I have seen the buggy motor run not the economy , or the race tuned motored.. just the regular factory motor... about 139 on ebay everday and runs with P5 s all week.. and good longevity reports..6-7 gallons
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