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Old 06-17-2009, 05:40 AM
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What is your top pick for an engine? (off-road 1/8 buggy)

When I purchase an engine, I usually keep it for a while, so I really haven't had that many. I've had a Mach which I loved, V-spec and RB C6 which is just insane power. I wish I could just go to a hobby shop and try out every engine out there, but I can't. I'm really looking for the best in all areas, fuel efficiency, power, dependability and durability. What is the badest engine out there and lets say money is no object.

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If you are looking for the best balance of power speed and fuel mileage. Then you want an os speed with a 2060 pipe and an we mods head button. I have this setup in my 8t 2.0 and it is perfect. Pleanty of power, torque and I get 11 min +. And it is ohh soo smooth. What more can you ask for. Yes it's expensive but it's the best of all worlds.
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Dude not to be a buzz kill, but that is a VERY opinionated question, you will not find a solid answer to this question.

How much do you race? What level? (open, novice, pro). Where are you located?

I am an OS man - I say if your a newer driver and race more at the beginner level. then i would say an OS VSPEC - if you are a season vet then +1 on the SPEED.

But you really would need to find a motor that suits your driving style also
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GO TECH .25 $197 CANT BEAT THE POWER AND PRICE
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Originally Posted by jay34 View Post
GO TECH .25 $197 CANT BEAT THE POWER AND PRICE


"fuel efficiency, power, dependability and durability"
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Originally Posted by token View Post
Dude not to be a buzz kill, but that is a VERY opinionated question, you will not find a solid answer to this question.

How much do you race? What level? (open, novice, pro). Where are you located?

I am an OS man - I say if your a newer driver and race more at the beginner level. then i would say an OS VSPEC - if you are a season vet then +1 on the SPEED.

But you really would need to find a motor that suits your driving style also
Totally agree, I'm not expecting a landslide of just one engine, but I am interested in other racers opiniions.

I race every Sunday and I would classify myself as intermediate.
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"fuel efficiency, power, dependability and durability"
Umm, money is no object.
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
If you are looking for the best balance of power speed and fuel mileage. Then you want an os speed with a 2060 pipe and an we mods head button. I have this setup in my 8t 2.0 and it is perfect. Pleanty of power, torque and I get 11 min +. And it is ohh soo smooth. What more can you ask for. Yes it's expensive but it's the best of all worlds.
Do you mean EB mods head button?
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