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Old 12-05-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Hi Which is the best 17.5 motor to use in on rd 1/10 racing .Car is a 2010 Xray, Speedy is Hobby wing Extreme .
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:06 AM   #2
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If I were looking to buy a new motor right now, I'd probably buy the duo3.
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Any of the manufacturers motors are capable of winning, if the car is setup and you can drive it.
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I don't know what the best 17.5 on the market is but this is my top 5

#1) LRP X-11
#2) Novak Ballistic
#3) Trinity Duo 2
#4) LRP X-12
#5) Speed Passion

Alot of the motors are so similar that you just have to pick what makes you feel the most confident on the drivers stand. All these motors do have different characteristics, and some excell under certain conditions.
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I don't know what the best 17.5 on the market is but this is my top 5

#1) LRP X-11
#2) Novak Ballistic
#3) Trinity Duo 2
#4) LRP X-12
#5) Speed Passion

Alot of the motors are so similar that you just have to pick what makes you feel the most confident on the drivers stand. All these motors do have different characteristics, and some excell under certain conditions.
Thanks for the reply Guys
My current motor is a old speed passion but it has no ajustments as far as timing goes. Im only new to on rd as ive always raced off rd thats why ive asked the question. there are just to many to choose from. My current motor still goes well as i quilified 2nd at the last meeting which was only my third try at on rd racing but i just want that little more as we allways do. i will do some surching on what has been suggested and go from there.
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I don't know what the best 17.5 on the market is but this is my top 5

#1) LRP X-11
#2) Novak Ballistic
#3) Trinity Duo 2
#4) LRP X-12
#5) Speed Passion

Alot of the motors are so similar that you just have to pick what makes you feel the most confident on the drivers stand. All these motors do have different characteristics, and some excell under certain conditions.
I didn't see redline on your list ... is redline not that good ?
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:52 AM   #7
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I didn't see redline on your list ... is redline not that good ?
you cant take a word from one person there are to many motors that work very well,i like the redlines and the new murfdogg as they dont need alot of timing
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Spec wind motors, such as the 17.5s, are pretty much the same; select a manufacturer who continues to support your motor purchase with service repair items and after-market replacement programs, such as Novak. Purchasing a motor is the beginning of your relationship with the manufacturer, not the end.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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I like my duo3. Very nice !
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Boss MotorSports has a really nice Motor, just to add to the list.
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I've been fast with a Novak SS, Novak Ballistic, Duo 1, Duo 2, Putnam Trinitys, some Orion-based motor (can't remember the label) and a Redline. Pick the one you think looks the coolest and find a good setup. That's all there is to it......
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Duo 3 is the new bad ass on the block.

We've been running Fantom's version (Ion 3) with great success in off road, TC and 1/12.

The other 17.5 that has been working really well is Speed Passion's Competition v3.0. Very smooth, takes a lot of abuse like the Duo based motors. It's only limitation is that you can only put 10* max timing in the end bell.
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Boss Motorsports is the best. Speedpassion based motor
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Duo 3 is the new bad ass on the block.

We've been running Fantom's version (Ion 3) with great success in off road, TC and 1/12.

The other 17.5 that has been working really well is Speed Passion's Competition v3.0. Very smooth, takes a lot of abuse like the Duo based motors. It's only limitation is that you can only put 10* max timing in the end bell.
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speedpassion are good motors
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