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How many engines per buggy and truggy?

Old 04-30-2018, 02:39 PM
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Just wondering if most people carry just one engine or carry a backup if not more per vehicle?
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:59 PM
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Just 1 for me, the one that came with it lol.

I'll eventually get a competition grade engine and then I'll have 2 :-)
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:24 PM
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I carry 1 backup for each car.
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When going to the races you need to have at least one race ready spare engine with you in case if you blow one up during qualifications.
Some people use an old engine for practise and save the good/fresh one only for the race.

If you are a basher then the choice is up to you
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1 extra for each. If you have the money, you switch out the engine every season and use the old one as a backup.
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You need at least one spare engine, otherwise you will get huge difficultys if your engine has problems.
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I have one for each but at least 1 good one that will push the buggy and truggy if you have a issue.
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I've gone over board with my engines, that and a spare servo tray is your best bet to have on hand. From there just the random stuff but I have a spare 3.0 fully ready to run I jip parts from. The other day a log was hanging on the other side of a pipe and destroyed my front end and a pipe, I was able to switch front ends from a 4.0 to 3 and it worked fine. Anything can happen so if your serious about driving have your stuff ready. My practice day is a prepped car with end points checked and everything tite and then a back up car with spare front end back end that I steal from, im lucky to be a losi lover and most stuff if not all can be used from even the2.0 days butmy engine and servo depo is complete. It's just what u need to have investing that kind of time in this hobby. It also makes feel good going to the track regardless ready for anything. It's easy to replace a few parts, it's hard to watch your buddies have fun because u didn't have some small part and no one else did.
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I've gone over board with my engines, that and a spare servo tray is your best bet to have on hand. From there just the random stuff but I have a spare 3.0 fully ready to run I jip parts from. The other day a log was hanging on the other side of a pipe and destroyed my front end and a pipe, I was able to switch front ends from a 4.0 to 3 and it worked fine. Anything can happen so if your serious about driving have your stuff ready. My practice day is a prepped car with end points checked and everything tite and then a back up car with spare front end back end that I steal from, im lucky to be a losi lover and most stuff if not all can be used from even the2.0 days butmy engine and servo depo is complete. It's just what u need to have investing that kind of time in this hobby. It also makes feel good going to the track regardless ready for anything. It's easy to replace a few parts, it's hard to watch your buddies have fun because u didn't have some small part and no one else did.
True that! Never hurts to have a parts car to grab parts from.

I always take an extra engine with a clutch ready to go when I race. You never know.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:43 PM
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I only have one engine for everything training and racing and leisure.
But if you can have two engines is better, always have a spare
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