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$250 to spend...which engine for my RC8?

$250 to spend...which engine for my RC8?

Old 04-21-2009, 12:04 PM
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If you have $250 for a motor/ pipe/clutch combo then there are two motors I would consider.
for tight tracks go w/ the n21bf, a good clutch, and a good pipe for the mill.
for large tracks go w/ the sportwerks v2 .21 w/ a good clutch and pipe for the mill. Both motors are very good and could easily see action as a $200+ motor. With the right pipe you can see an improvement of 3+ minutes of run time out of a tank of fuel over the jp-4.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:08 PM
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I have two V-specs that are both running well right now (one after putting new front and rear bearings in it) but if I were going to buy a new motor today I would either get the Reedy or the Dynamtie .21XP. I watched a guy run the Dynamite engine in his buggy and truggy and it absolutely flew. Amazing power and speed for only $180. Save some money for other stuff and get the Dynamite. Just watch the bearings and be ready to get new ones if they start to go.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:00 PM
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werks b7 or x-tech
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:33 PM
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All these engines are great. I looked at your car on the ebay link and it says that there was a new flywheel,clutch and springs. you should be good on that.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:15 PM
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Go Tech 3, 5, or 7 port race and have some $ to spare and they will keep up with the best of them. Stock I say the 7 port for buggy modded any of the 3 I have a 3 and 5 port modded and cant be caught on the straight.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:22 PM
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hit up Houston(see link in my sig) and get a HOTMODS version limited bf..........engine straight ROCKS!!!
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Good engines, good price, good power.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:05 PM
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I bought an RC8 on Ebay and then splurged on the V-spec since that was what I was told everyone was racing. It died after less than a gallon. I wanted to cry. Really.... a good old-fashioned, I just blew $300 cry.

I bought the N21b Limited for $150 and it is awesome! I will eventually buy another V-spec because I am a glutton for punishment, but in the meantime the Nova is fast enough that I can clear everything that the other guys can, and no one leaves me in their dust down the front stretch.

My advice, if you are new to 1/8th scale like me, buy the Nova, and save the $100 for tires, clutch bearings, and a new body. You will need them soon.

Good luck!
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:08 PM
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I would stick with something easy to tune and I would go with rb's. I have a slightly used s7 l2g I will sell you for 125.00
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....deal of the century

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:57 PM
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buy a PTM go tech 5 port that motor is awesome all the way around
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I like my grp non-tuned version personally. Its like 190, easy to tune, and great power.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:41 PM
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I would go w/ the go tech 5 port. It's a lot like the NR P5. I personally don't run go tech, but know a lot of ppl who do and they all seem to like them. I wouldn't run V-Spec only because they don't seem to last as long. The cheaper NR motors are a good bet too. They last forever.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:12 AM
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v-specs go bad because people don't replace the bearings in them. You should be replacing bearings once after break in and then once every 2 gallons.
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