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Old 06-21-2013, 11:21 PM
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I'm thinking of getting an aftermarket pipe. But my question is "will the engines perfomace be greatly noticeable"? I'm currently running a rtr tuned pipe from an old engine on my new race engine. If I spend $100 on a new aftermarket pipe I want the performance of the engine to be greatly noticeable. If its not than I rather stay with what I have. So pretty much what I'm asking is "if I upgrade my pipe what should I expect"? Is it worth investing in?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 PM
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Yes, pipes can make a big difference. What engine do you have?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:28 PM
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I have the Reedy 121vr engine .21
And I'm looking to get the reedy 2039 pipe
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:31 PM
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I don't know that engine too well, but yeah, definitely put a good pipe on it. The 2039 afaik is more for top end on big tracks with long straights.. More typical I thought was the 2035.. But whatever - I'm sure both are fine.. How does the engine run now?(and what car is it in?)
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The engines bottom end is incredible!!! It just hauls off the line. But the top end is not good at all in my opinion. The engine is so reliable! I have not had a problem with it yet. Is starts right up every time. Not hard to tune and holds a tune so well! I have only tuned it once since I've had it. I don't know why people say it run hot because my temps stay at 190 -200 degrees all the time.
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Its in my losi 8ight 2.0 buggy
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Yes, pipes can make a big difference. What engine do you have?
+1 I've been doing experimenting with different pipes on my Reds engine. Different pipes AND MANIFOLDS have transformed my engine to the extremes. I stress manifolds because they make a big difference too. The longer the manifold the more bottom end, the shorter, more top end at the expense of bottom end. However, I've found that engines react differently to pipes, so SOMETIMES what works great on one engine might not be the right one for another. I think your best bet is to see if you can find a thread for your engine and ask on that thread where someone already did the testing. For sure you will notice a difference if you get the right one.
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Is the thunder tiger 3-chamber EFRA 2039 pipe and the reedy 2039 pipe and team associated 2039 pipe


Are they all the same pipe?
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I run the 121vr in all 3 of my nitros and the 2035 was great for more bottom to mid range power but I run the 2039 in my D8T for smoothing out the power on the bottom and increasing the top end power and it works great. I also run an OS 2050 pipe on my D8 Which also smooths out the bottom and increased my mid range power. Also have run a dynamite 086 and that was good all around increase but mid range the most. Jammin JP2 and JP3 are good pipes for the bottom and mid ranges. These are all the pipes I've tried but hopefully it helps you out a bit.
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Is the reedy 2039 pipe and the thunder tiger efra 2039 pipe the same thing?
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Yes they are all the same. If youre running your Reedy at 190-200, your way too rich. Thats why its not topping out. Dont be afraid to get that enine up to around 275-280. The 2035 is a great low to mid pipe, the 2039 is a top end pipe. The 086 pipe is kind f a mix between the both. Has more low end than the 2039 and more top end than the 2035.
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You say it's to rich but when I try to lean it out. When I give it throttle the RPMs don't settle down back to idle like it should it just run on. so then I think it's to lean and richen it out to where when I give it full throttle the engine screams then when I let go the RPMs settle down immediately to idle. That's how I determine my tune.
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your way too rich on the top end, and too lean on the bottom.
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