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Old 09-13-2011, 06:52 PM
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i was just wondering what engines would do good on a twin engine savage build i have in the works for my next project ,axial .28-.32 ,ofna .28-.32 or maybe even a .21 of some sorts....
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for the price and power i would got with two dyanmite big reds or lrps. cant go wrong with either or
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The dynamite big red's are good buget engines but if you are going for power I would get the LRP .28 or even .30. The .28 lrp is roughly $170 while the big red is $140.
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Axial .28's don't hurt if your on a budget. But if you have the extra money go with Lrp's
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What's the rest of the truck going to be like..? If it's going to be a real big fella with huge wheels/tires and chunky chassis then having 2 .28s might be needed, but you'll have to make the drivetrain up to handling the power. I'd be tempted to put a couple of .21's in though, which'll go easier on fuel, have a bigger rev range and won't put so much strain on the drivetrain.
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its a truckzilla twin engine chassis polished with almost all aluminum accessories i dont remember the brand of tire i have goin on it but they are about 7" tall and 4" wide ill have to find my camera cord and ill post some pics of the rollin chassis so far im not really trippin on the fuel consumption ive ran alot of different motors in the savages before but i was just wonderin what other opions might be out there on motor choices i like speed but this truck is goin to need some toque to get it goin LOL!!
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With aluminum parts and big tires I would go with .28's, they will provide the torque needed for a big truck.
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Truckzilla Big Twin?

I have one too with the stock engines, some pictures of it to share.

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The original Big Twin conversion had .26 engines, so I guess .28's must be about right with the extra alloy.

No idea how much Picco's are in the States, but the P3 .28 would be my choice over any of the LRP's, might be too expensive, in which case the LRP .28 or one of it's cheaper brothers would be ideal (Losi 454, SH .28, XTM 457.. All basically the same mill aren't they).


Are you going to be "SHDing" the drivetrain up? I can see broken diffs gears and bent dogbones ahead with all that power and weight!
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