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Motor dilemma. What would you choose and why?

Old 06-29-2009, 08:47 PM
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Default Motor dilemma. What would you choose and why?

I am looking to try something different after over 1.5 years running GO. I have narrowed it down to these choices. Would like to be under $300. I know the ninja is over that but I can get if for less.... If there are others please let me know. This is going in my Caster K8T truggy and strictly for racing. I have a almost new Axial .28RR I might use until I can decide.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ht-Weight-Head

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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug

And what about this bad boy .32 LOL.

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:00 PM
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Linky no worky.

I would go with a ninja or v-spec. Can't go wrong with either of those. Great engines at good prices.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...dproduct=11957
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=3240
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Also wondering if the Ninja is worth the bit extra over the V-spec. I have heard the V-spec has more bottom and that is what I would want more of.

The Reedy looks very interesting too.
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can't go wrong with the v-spec, or the ninja. the Jx ninja has the same coating on the internal parts as the O.S. speed, for longer wear. I wanted to try a ninja as my next motor.
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im also looking into getting a new motor. and the motors you picked except for the trinity are the ones im looking into. but im leaning more to the reedy motor.
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V specs are great engines. I currently run a speed and I love it. The regular vspec has more than enough power to toss a truggy around. I have also seen the Ninja engine light the tires up in a MBX6T, I dont think it lacks any torque. I do like the ninja and its lightened head. Either engine is good. I would ad an EBMODS head button to either engine too. It fits both the vspec and Ninja. If you are worried about having enough torque, check out this dyno in the second post. And I can personally vouch that it is worth the 40 bucks. You can get one from Joe at lucky7rc.com or tonysscrwes.com.

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:30 PM
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+1 on the V-Spec. If you can get the Ninja for about $300 just get the Ninja and hang on
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Go with the ninja you will be more than satified has power from bottom to top! I have one with 7 gallons and runs great still. Bought another one for backup i run mine in a 8-t 2.0.
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All are good choices. However you said you were open to other engines. The Jammin JPX is a great truggy engine. With its price point at $220 I'm sure you can get it for less than $200. You will never lack bottom end and the top end is just plain killer. It will hang with any of those engines you have listed. I'm not going to say it will out run them don't feel like a flame session. However you should see for yourself. For the price you should just try one to prove me wrong, however I doubt you will be able do that.
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Originally Posted by vladconnery View Post
All are good choices. However you said you were open to other engines. The Jammin JPX is a great truggy engine. With its price point at $220 I'm sure you can get it for less than $200. You will never lack bottom end and the top end is just plain killer. It will hang with any of those engines you have listed. I'm not going to say it will out run them don't feel like a flame session. However you should see for yourself. For the price you should just try one to prove me wrong, however I doubt you will be able do that.
I know about the Jammins but I remember when they came out that the .28 Jammin was the same as a Picco .28 and I had one of them and hated the stupid carb and air leaks they had. Sold the motor in one month after sealing it all up and still having problems. The Carb on the Jammin if it is the same as the Picco scares me.
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Someone in another forum brought up the new Odonnell .21 motor and says it is pretty good. Anybody know? Also nobody knows anything of the Reedy motor. Looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the info guys. So far it seems like a ninja but am still undecided.
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so, after running go-tech for so long, why the switch?
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VNMST,you should go with the EPIC"Trinity".24.Their relocating just a few miles from your house.Thier Factory drivers are at alot of races you attend so support and tuning advice would be available.Those were some of the fastest motors on the track this weekend......My Caster Grenade "Go tech 5 port" w/ 086 pipe smoked 'em all though.Started in 7th, had the lead by the third turn and pulled away from every pro truck there and lead every lap until my diff went.That Grenade is a freak of nature.Crushes motors that cost three times as much.
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Hands down the ninja... I've had all those engine in the past except the reedy...I currently run the ninja and swear they are the best engines on the market. Reliable, plenty of power, great run time, and usually good for a rebuild. Good luck!
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