R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NY
Posts: 691
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Raydee
Default The right pipe?

Is it true that you are supposed to run a pipe that is desisned for the power output of your engine? Basically if you have a motor that has a ton of bottom end then you should get a pipe that is also designed for bottom end?

I was told today that if you have a engine that has lots of punch and you want more top end that you should run a high end pipe but I always thought that that you should tune the pipe to where the engine puts out the most power.
Raydee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Brian Miskolczi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,592
Trader Rating: 156 (100%+)
Default

The only way to really know what will work is to test it out your motor with different pipes. What type of vehicle do u run, and what motor and pipe combination that will give me a better idea of what you are trying to compare, and what size tracks? Pipes that are designed for low-end will give low-end punch, and not as much top-end. Pipes for top-end will have a little less punch but more top end. The motor respnds to the backpressure of the pipe if i am correct and this is why the pipe is important. With a motor with a lot of top end, you can put a low end pipe on it and it will give it more low-end. Same goes for putting the top-end pipe on, but you will give up the low-end punch. Hope this helps explain it.
__________________
l TLR l OS SPEED l RADIOPOST l PROLINE l NITROTANE l HORIZON HOBBY l HOBBYWING/FALCON SEKIDO l VENOM l UPGRADE RC l SMC BATTERIES l PCDRC GRAFFIX l GMK SUPPLY l OGIO l 4C HOBBY SUPPLY l
Brian Miskolczi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
KINGZJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: South Milwaukee,WISCONSIN
Posts: 2,089
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to KINGZJ
Default

Their are a couple pipes that just work all the time with about any engine.

.12 size engines, The losi drake pipe, Paris turbo ring pipe and asc factory team pipes

.21 ofna or nova 086,063 pipes and o.s. 2050

these pipes will work well almost all the time.
KINGZJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
r1harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: purvis, ms
Posts: 968
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

trial and error is the best way. to me i look at where i need more power. if i dont have enough low end at a certain track i will try to adjust for that and vice versa.
r1harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
corvettecrazy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: north of philly, PA
Posts: 1,156
Send a message via AIM to corvettecrazy
Default

normally you would run a pipe that would compinsate for where your engine may lack or what you need on the track

for example I have heard the ofna hyper.21 is a top end screamer SO...
to get more bottom end for better acceleration and mid range I would use a 063 pipe OR
if I wanted even more top end I would go with a 086 pipe which aids the top end power band.

you can basicly bend the power band to suit what kind of driving you want to do.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand New REX Pipe EFRA 2630 (Pipe and Header Combo!!) STICKS R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 11-08-2008 02:17 PM
HPI R40 nitro touring car, OS12TZ & OS 1040 pipe, Mugen Mielke pipe wyl03 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 07-01-2007 08:59 PM
RB Engines, pipe for sale; C6BB, S7, 2045 pipe... Panther R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 21 01-04-2007 11:14 PM
WTT Ofna 086 pipe + cash for JP-1 pipe Verhalas R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 06-02-2006 03:26 PM
outlaw pipe X legal pipe eduardo_garcia Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 1 07-18-2005 05:39 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:13 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net