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Old 09-06-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default which motor too race novarossi p5 or a TQ 501

Guys which engine is better Nova p5 or Tq 501 and pipe combo.. Let me know something. I race a losi 2.0 buggy and I am looking for balls and mileage. I race on large tracks against werks engines.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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The p5 is my favorite all time engine, however, on a large track you may want to gear it up a tooth, it could use a bit more top end, but with the super torque it would love a taller gear...

If you race on a large track you may want to get a Novarossi FMS, it is the fastest motor I've ran ever. Houstons engine sevice has them for 290 right now, not too much more than a p5, about 40 dollars or so...but for 40 bucks you get bottom end of the p5 and a looooong powerband for that big track....

I really don't know anything about the other engine so I'm sure others will give their 2 pennies...
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IMO the only way to beat a Werk's B5 is to buy a modified Werk's B5...... P5 has decent low end, but wont match the B5 on the topside...the TQ has the top end but are rather mild on the bottom end...The Mod B5 will whip em all. bottom to top and get minutes more runtime doing it... Well thats my story and i'm sticking to it...

edit.... Just to be clear...all these engines are very good engines, every one of them is capable of competing at the highest level....However as we know these engines all have their own unique characteristics, some do certain things better then the other... I spend my days modifying and testing many different brands of engines, on both the ground and on a dyno....It has gotten to the point that I have become somewhat of an engine connoisseur for lack of better words and I tend to evaluate these engines and their performance using a very fine tooth comb.....Like how a person would compare a group of really fine wines....So I go back to that many engines are very good, they are all capable of being competitive.... But if your looking for particular characteristics some engines will definitely be be suited for you then others will be....

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