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Old 10-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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Ok, so im not that good with engines, how is the phantom line of high performance engines.
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The FANTOM engine line is about average in performance. Solid engines but nothing to write home about.
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So, FANTOM engines arnt the greatest. What engines perform the best in the rc10gt?

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...depends on your driving and tuning skills.

you can go faster with a so so engine and you can go slow with a insanely fast engine......

guys are using rear exhaust engines....the kind use in on road touring cars........

I go for the OS CV engines or maybe a CVR....reliable and cheap....just the right amount of power that can keep my truck controllable.
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O.S. cv is a perfect truck engine it works very well. I have seen the fantom team driver do very well with their engines to I do know they have potential but I have also seen your average guy have problems with them. They are fairly cheap give it a try
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so si it fantom or phantom? Is this like the same calibre as the xtm engines?
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No its fantom, they are good engines from what i can tell. they run a little hot and the first ones a couple years ago had crappy carbs but the fr3's are ok. this all that i have noticed at the track i dont own one
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Actually I do own a FR12r-02 NP/S side exhaust in a Losi XXX-NT and it does make some good power, so much that I use the smallest carb restrictor AE sells and still have enough power to lose control. This is the ABSC engine, and not the ABC, with the old style rotary carb. In retrospect I think a OS CV-R would have been a better choice but the Fantom was $20 less.
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i have heard that fantom's are great engines and pretty fast..i have tried the os cvrx its pretty impressive but not as much as you would think..i have tried it in onroad cars and its not much faster than the hpi 12 rss
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