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Old 04-15-2019, 03:33 PM
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So I have a general question about buggies and nitro engines, but I own an Eight X, so I thought it would be best to post here. I am currently about to purchase a new engine, and I am torn. What my question is, is you always see Reds engines in the TLR pictures of their buggies. The Corsa Lunga model, usually. Those things have 3.5 horsepower, according to official distributors, in a .21 engine! And all the other brands like Picco, O.S, and the like, typically only put out between 2.5-2.7 horsepower. So whatís the deal here? Is an engine that puts out 3.5 hp practical for a buggy? And why are all the other brands so much lower in horsepower, if thatís not the preferred amount?? I ask this, because I only buy a new engine, once every couple of years, so I wanna get the best that I can right now, and price tag isnít necessarily a concern for me. I wanted to post this and hopefully get some opinions/answers on this topic from you all. Because Iíve always heard that when choosing an engine, you want to go with more horsepower than torque in an engine, because you can always gear for torque, but there is no way of ďgearingĒ more horsepower. Horsepower is not ďgearableĒ. So what is everyoneís thought on this? Will a Reds Corsa Lunga be super legit in an Eight X buggy, or is that just overkill? Because I am definitely leaning towards the Reds, but again, donít know what the deal is with such the drastic difference in horsepower from other typical mills you see in nitro buggies. Again, just looking for some thoughts/opinions/advice on this conundrum before I pull the trigger. Thanks for all your input in advance!!

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you should ask this in nitro engine forum youíll get more reponses etc with helping you, this is more to talk about x buggy then engines. Phend switch to os from picco and denney switch from reds to bullitt (made by os). Tyler Jones running Novarossi in x. Youíll get a lot of opinions, itís preference. Some people will say reds arenít good get os some people will say they like there reds. Also more power isnít always better. A 12t clutch bell will give more intial take off then a 13tbell. a higher tooth clutch bell will add more top speed but take off Intial bottom end. Also look at tracks you run at, small track or huge track with long straights. Just depends what you like and where you run. Sometimes more power is harder to control. Post in nitro engine forum and youíll get some engine gurus to chime in probably
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by xlrsd View Post

thanks brotha. Iím sorry, but I didnít see a nitro engine thread. Where do I find that?
https://www.rctech.net/forum/offroad...ine-forum-157/
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:22 PM
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For me and many I know, hands down OS If price isnít a problem. You canít go wrong with a os spec 3, b2102,b2103, really any OS engine. Iíve never had anything run nearly as strong, Iíve got a bullit also which is a os with a different name on it and thatís a crazy strong engine as well. I do have a reds r5r for a backup and that runs great. The new tekno Blok engines look really nice too, havenít ran one myself yet.
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For me and many I know, hands down OS If price isnít a problem. You canít go wrong with a os spec 3, b2102,b2103, really any OS engine. Iíve never had anything run nearly as strong, Iíve got a bullit also which is a os with a different name on it and thatís a crazy strong engine as well. I do have a reds r5r for a backup and that runs great. The new tekno Blok engines look really nice too, havenít ran one myself yet.
yeah, Iíve actually heard there are a few companies that use O.S. parts and just put a different name on it. I was thinking about a Blok as well. Thanks again guys, for the input. I think youíve swayed me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:17 AM
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I have mainly Nova Rossi and a couple OS engines. Never had a problem with any of them. The Nova Rossi is easy to tune and runs great.
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Besides the Protek, Dynamite and Gens Ace batteries, does anyone know of any other receiver batteries that fit in the new battery tray? Using my old batteries from my 4.0 now, but want to upgrade/update my rx batteries soon. Thanks
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Question......will this Losi hardware set be compatible with the Losi Eight X? Losi part number: LOSA6140? If not, is there a new hardware set for the Eight X buggy available for purchase yet?
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Question......will this Losi hardware set be compatible with the Losi Eight X? Losi part number: LOSA6140? If not, is there a new hardware set for the Eight X buggy available for purchase yet?
No it won't be, the X is all metric.
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Question......will this Losi hardware set be compatible with the Losi Eight X? Losi part number: LOSA6140? If not, is there a new hardware set for the Eight X buggy available for purchase yet?
There is a new hardware set for the X cars. They might have just come in stock since I got a notification saying the one I had on backorder is in.
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No it won't be, the X is all metric.
yeah, I understand all the driver holes in the top of the screws are metric. But arenít most of the screws the same threading and length as used in the 2, 3, and 4 buggies?? I would find it hard to believe that most of those screws and hardware donít translate over to the x. Now, of course I understand some of the more specific pieces of hardware, like hinge pins, shock shafts, and stuff like that, will absolutely not be the same length and size. What I mean is just the run of the mill screws and nuts used throughout the kit. Thanks again for the replies!
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Originally Posted by xlrsd View Post

yeah, I understand all the driver holes in the top of the screws are metric. But arenít most of the screws the same threading and length as used in the 2, 3, and 4 buggies?? I would find it hard to believe that most of those screws and hardware donít translate over to the x. Now, of course I understand some of the more specific pieces of hardware, like hinge pins, shock shafts, and stuff like that, will absolutely not be the same length and size. What I mean is just the run of the mill screws and nuts used throughout the kit. Thanks again for the replies!
All previous 8ight versions had standard sized hardware which included bolt size and thread pitch. The new X has all metric hardware. As Randy stated above, sounds like there's a hardware kit available.
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Originally Posted by nitro_mt_racer View Post
All previous 8ight versions had standard sized hardware which included bolt size and thread pitch. The new X has all metric hardware. As Randy stated above, sounds like there's a hardware kit available.
oh, ok. So I understand this, and not mess my kit up......the threads ARE different on the new X, compared to the older models of eight? Thanks guys. Prolly saved me from some serious headaches.
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There is a new hardware set for the X cars. They might have just come in stock since I got a notification saying the one I had on backorder is in.
hey Randy, would you mind posting a Losi part number for that eight x hardware set you found?
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The High down force body fits pretty good.


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Originally Posted by xlrsd View Post

hey Randy, would you mind posting a Losi part number for that eight x hardware set you found?

Sure!! Part# is TLR345000
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