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Old 03-07-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Recomendations for a good relatively cheap .12 engine?

Hey all, ive got a GT-4 coming in and i need to get a .12 engine to make it roar legal. what are some good, realiable, and easy to tune and maintain .12 engines?
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OS .12 tz 3 port turbo. Should run you $200 or so.
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sts D3R, even cheaper
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Definitely OS 12 TZ....with the right time and right coupon, it might be sub $180 USD.
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.12 OS TZ 3 port hands down. I bought mine at www.rc-toro.com
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what about these STS engines? Lot of people are telling me they are good, but I cant find good info on em.
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MEGA ZX12
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I wouldn't mess with the STS motors. Something with the way they do the Piston and sleeves is different and they seem to lose life pretty quick. I had one a while back and got less than a gallon through it before performance went south. It wasn't really that fast either. The TZ is the way to go for cheap performance.
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What about the TZ 5port? Is that ROAR legal and is that overdoing it? cause iam seeing the prices pretty much the same for both and the 5-port seems to be more powerfull. Oh then do the engines come with a pipe or do i need to get another pipe?
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the 5 port is not roar leagal 3 port only.
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STS are lottery tickets... 1 in 10 million are good... Go with the 3 port.
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If I were you I would go with paolo's choice! the MEGA ZX12 3 port

This motor is very affordable and very very fast!!!!!!!!!!
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the 5 port is not roar leagal 3 port only.
what about pipe? included or no?
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If I were you I would go with paolo's choice! the MEGA ZX12 3 port

This motor is very affordable and very very fast!!!!!!!!!!
Im not taking credit away from the ZX12, but I see it as a "pro" engine. The tuning on the engine is very meticulous, and I have seen too many carb o-rings cause overheat. Between the ZX12 and the TZ theres about $20 difference in price (engine) and about $10 difference in replacement parts. The last decision comes down to you.
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what about pipe? included or no?
TZ doesnt include pipe, and only ZX12's powerpack does. Best combo pipe for the engine is Skyline VR12. Good powerband around everything.
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