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Old 08-24-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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so, ive decided instead of buying a new piston arm, rear bearing, and crankcase for my .12 CVX ive decided to just get a new engine.

i noticed (wish i had noticed before) that the .12 CVRX has double the output of the .12 CVX (.58 to 1.0 hp), so the CVX is out. the .12 CVRX has even a crap load more hp than the .15 CVX

so im looking at the .12 CVRX (only .2 hp gain to go to the .15) but i was wondering what other engines are out there that are comparable in price (120 bucks US give or take) that run as solid as the OS CVRXs and have as much output?
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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i might also add that i just bought the FT blue header pipe from team associated, and the RPM tuned pipe, so if possible id like to keep exhaust compatibility too
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have had real good luck with the Thunder Tiger .12 EVO it is quite a bit faster than my O.S. .12 TR in my Mugen MST-1. I have had many comments about the horsepower of this engine when at the track. The best part is this engine only costs 89 dollars.
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wow, and the TRs dishout a crapload of hp. around 1.2 hp i think.

thx bro ill take a look
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not sure man but i just got a s-maxx and the trx 2.5 r is pretty good. and its about 120 so think about that too
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i was actually thinking about getting the factory AE .15 but dont want to spend that much money with no hp specs
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The manufacturer's claimed HP numbers are worthless. Don't use that to compare engines. Xtreme R/C magazine is working on an actual functioning dyno for R/C engines..but until then, these numbers mean nothing.

For ease of tuning and user-friendly performance, you can't beat an O.S. engine.

If you want power, look into the Sirio line of engines sold by Trinity.
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ok then, well does anyone have experience with the CVR and CVX engines? os claims that the cvr of the same size doubles the output. if thats true, im there. im broke no sirio for beetle.
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oh my god. my cell phone company is going to shoot me. its done though,

just ordered flanged bearings for my clutch bell, a new 4 n 1 clutch, a THROTTLE RETURN SPRING (no laughing please, i didnt know!), new front rims, and a new long blue chassis.

$220 roughly :\
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err and a CVRX .12 engine. forgot to mention that.

save for the engine i got everything installed tonite. the body finally sits right, the suspension is all cleaned up (thanks to RC car action's section on suspension tune ups this month) and for the first time since i got the truck i have a rig that im throughly proud of
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