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Old 01-28-2013, 12:02 PM
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Thanks man, lots of helpful information. Yeah i was thinking of having it built but I need to do it so I can fix it fast when need be. I have done them before just was thinking about being lazy lol. Cant wait to smell the exhaust. Big race in Az next month at Fear Farm, I wont be racing yet (i dont think) but definately going to check it out.
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Thanks man, lots of helpful information. Yeah i was thinking of having it built but I need to do it so I can fix it fast when need be. I have done them before just was thinking about being lazy lol. Cant wait to smell the exhaust. Big race in Az next month at Fear Farm, I wont be racing yet (i dont think) but definately going to check it out.
DNC is probably the biggest race in the US, always great to check out even if not racing. I run high torque servos on both my cars for St and th, real happy with Hitec 7950s. The p5xlt motor is good and cheap, lots of power to throw the truggy around.
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Thats a great and reliable engine. I'll be at that race this year, if you need any help if you go down there let me know. Even though we have different brands im sure we can both become fast! It's all amatter of time.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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Cool I am going too, hope to see you guys there? you guys racing novice or PRO?
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Ofna blue starter box is the best.

Heat engine to 200 degrees before starting break in.

Nova P5XLT, perfect cheap truggy motor.

http://clockworkracingengines.com/co...ug-novs21p5xlt

If I were you, I'd get a 17011 bearing installed if you get the P5, the stock bearing is known to fail prematurely.

You can also get the full break in service which is save you a lot of time and the engine will be broken in perfect on the bench, I did that with my engine and could not be happier.

I've heard a lot of great things about radiopost servos. Don't buy cheap servos, they WILL fail on you. High quality servos are an excellent investment. Other choices are Hitec 7954. Savox brushless servos, both of which I've had a good experience with.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:37 PM
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Damn break in $65.00 , whats a good pipe also?
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Cool I am going too, hope to see you guys there? you guys racing novice or PRO?
Racing novice. Still fairly new to rc but know a lot. Ill move up soon because my times are getting faster. Ill be there so hope to see you!
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saweet !
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Wonderful advise as always Token...
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Damn break in $65.00 , whats a good pipe also?
Ofna 086 for that engine. You can break it in on your own if you don't want to pay but its well worth it IMO.
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Break in service is awesome, if you take into consideration all you go through to do it $65 isn't too bad. If you do it say $20 worth of fuel, plus a whole day, and track fee if you do it at track and the fuel on you car to get there. Last engine I got came broken in, I installed it and off we went.
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i'd say go with the new RB

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

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

and a JP-2 probably.

good set up for a beginner. Turbo plug, 3 port, and its an RB so you know it will last.
Perfect club motor.
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Originally Posted by Kyosho Kid View Post
i'd say go with the new RB

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

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

and a JP-2 probably.

good set up for a beginner. Turbo plug, 3 port, and its an RB so you know it will last.
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Thats a buggy motor. No way its as powerful for truggy as a P5. Nothing really beats a P5 in terms of quality, power, and value.
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Does the Truggy motor have more torque than a Buggy?
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Originally Posted by RcJohn17 View Post
Does the Truggy motor have more torque than a Buggy?
They have more bottom end but any motor will push a truggy around, I've ran a b6 on my truggy and liked it better than my b5 as it had a smoother take off. I guess it all depends on your driving style. My 4port motor nows does the same as my 5port does on my truggy.
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