Motor sizing

Old 04-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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I am about to purchase my first 1/10 buggy kit. How do most of you go about sizing your engine? I was thinking of selecting an engine based upon an anticipated top speed of 45 mph with the lowest gearing possible. I will be occasionally running this on indoor and outdoor tracks. Do you think this is a reasonable plan? The engine I am looking at is the Reedy Mach 2 10.5T.

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Look more for the 25-30mph speed. The 10.5 is a good starting point.
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Originally Posted by MajorKong
I am about to purchase my first 1/10 buggy kit. How do most of you go about sizing your engine? I was thinking of selecting an engine based upon an anticipated top speed of 45 mph with the lowest gearing possible. I will be occasionally running this on indoor and outdoor tracks. Do you think this is a reasonable plan? The engine I am looking at is the Reedy Mach 2 10.5T.
Don't worry about top speed, pick the motor best fitted to your class and track... and of course, lap times.
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Originally Posted by MajorKong
I am about to purchase my first 1/10 buggy kit. How do most of you go about sizing your engine? I was thinking of selecting an engine based upon an anticipated top speed of 45 mph with the lowest gearing possible. I will be occasionally running this on indoor and outdoor tracks. Do you think this is a reasonable plan? The engine I am looking at is the Reedy Mach 2 10.5T.


If your interested in starting racing soon ?

Suggest a stock motor instead because
most start in the stock class and it uses a 17.5....
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
If your interested in starting racing soon ?

Suggest a stock motor instead because
most start in the stock class and it uses a 17.5....
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