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Old 03-07-2006, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aN4rK1
what about these STS engines? Lot of people are telling me they are good, but I cant find good info on em.
easy to tune, and pretty good power. not going to beat a jp or sirio, but good enough for club racer.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:48 PM
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paolo is a pro & a good motor tuner if you mistune a mega you may blow a crank you better get an o.s. for the value
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Keep in mind that Performance never comes Cheap
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:10 AM
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Keep in mind that Performance never comes Cheap
Except O.S TZ
FAST,RELIABLE,CHEAP
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My dad has a modified 3 port TZ, it is dead set, effing quick!! theres just no comparison to anything else. If your going to get a TZ get a modified one, it really brings out the best in an O.S.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by SOLOARTIST 702
paolo is a pro & a good motor tuner if you mistune a mega you may blow a crank you better get an o.s. for the value

The first part is correct, but the second part is new to me.......
There have been conrod issues, but I replaced mine with a Palmaris conrod and now Mega has new and improved conrods:
http://shop.the-border.nl/product.ph...0&cat=0&page=2

Haven't heard of failing conrods lately...

Tuning isn't that hard as long as you keep in mind that the carb has to get to operating temps first before you do the "final tune" : start a little rich, run it a couple of laps, finetune and you are set forthe rest of the day!
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Originally Posted by Ridder
The first part is correct, but the second part is new to me.......
There have been conrod issues, but I replaced mine with a Palmaris conrod and now Mega has new and improved conrods:
http://shop.the-border.nl/product.ph...0&cat=0&page=2

Haven't heard of failing conrods lately...

Tuning isn't that hard as long as you keep in mind that the carb has to get to operating temps first before you do the "final tune" : start a little rich, run it a couple of laps, finetune and you are set forthe rest of the day!
I have seen a new Mega Picco conrod failing, but not a Palmaris one.
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definitely OS TZ 3 port... its legal... if you want more power get the EB modded one..
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Originally Posted by ChApS
Except O.S TZ
FAST,RELIABLE,CHEAP
Os sucks broo no taste lol.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:11 AM
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Ok TZ 3-port It is, now for pipe recomendations, I was thinking of this, as recomended on the OS website.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKBH5&P=7
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Originally Posted by fritzD
definitely OS TZ 3 port... its legal... if you want more power get the EB modded one..
EB modded engine was already determined by a fellow racer just to be a 5-port crankshaft TZ with some extra cutting, but nothing fancy. For a good modded TZ, you should look at either the ZAC or the Murnan.

If you want to get the OS pipe also, check out the www.rc-toro.com website since they have a engine+pipe combo in under $265

But when your looking at a replacement for your pipes, should try the Skyline. I have yet to find a pipe at $59.99 that provides the power and durability of a skyline. But like any pipe, should always re-enforce the stinger with epoxy.
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From what OS site said...to mate with the TZ, the best pipe set to get is the OS pipe.....however, OS pipe are NOT the cheapest thing that you can find, I think I saw those pipe running close to $100..........If Tower selling the engine/pipe combo (or Rc-Toro) for like $280...I think that is a very good deal since you only pay shipping 1 time.

Then of course...SKYLINE pipe sounds pretty good....heard a lot of good feedback........I myself use a old RD-Logic pipe......$50 with header, good for the money....
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Iam liking RC-toros prices but i dont see see the 3-port in stock, maybe i gotta wait a while. Oh and the engine comes with a pull start? or do I gotta get that separately?
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Originally Posted by Riketsu
I have seen a new Mega Picco conrod failing, but not a Palmaris one.
Hmmmmm...in another thread you said you "heard" that someone broke a new conrod...
Seeing is believing..I hear a lot BS every day.

I can't believe that Serpent/Mega brings out a "new and improved" conrod without testing it....

But if they did...I would be very disappointed.
If Palmaris can produce a good conrod (I am using one), why can't Serpent/Mega/Picco??
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