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Old 08-30-2006, 01:31 PM   #16
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Futaba is also made taiwan. Its also what I run Futaba / STS. It is true the D3R has some good torque. Ive geared mine down on a shorter track and it seems to rev out fine. Ive never had anyone pass me on the straight that is for sure. In fact most of the time right off the line on the straight I can go in tight and shoot right under them into the turn at the end.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #17
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:20 PM   #18
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ZX12......hands down.
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just a thought 3 ports to 5ports better fuel milage, drive clean , and gear right and you'll do well. I like the idea of the zx.12 combo
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:01 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the help guys. I was ready to pick up a zx12 but i got what i think is a good deal on a nib rody rb v12 5 port. Does anyone have any experience with this engine? or comments? And whats a good price for it because i was told that this engine is really old.

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Thanks for all the help guys. I was ready to pick up a zx12 but i got what i think is a good deal on a nib rody rb v12 5 port. Does anyone have any experience with this engine? or comments? And whats a good price for it because i was told that this engine is really old.

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The Rody V12 5 port's part# is 1700-000515 and As long as it is really a new in box, then it's worth at least $350.00, you are getting a good deal if the price is somewhere in the +/- $250.00 range, and regarding the performance of the motor, I am sure you will love it, they are fast !
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I just picked up a 1700-00515 rody 5port. The shop had one sitting on the shelf when the motor first came out and was real anxious to move it. I got it at a great price.

Now i gotta get a pipe. reccomendations? I here the Skyline plus is real good, especially at $60.

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I ran a skyline VR12 pipe with my RB V12 3 port today, the thing was howling today once the RPM rised, and i was doing 5 min heats and coming back in with a 1/4 of a tank left, so the fuel economy was put simply perfect, or Simply amazing. I also have tried an older novarossi pipe, i believe its a 2602, it doesn't have as good fuel economy but it makes so much more torque, almost too much power
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an RB pipe would be the best bet as they are made for their motors
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:24 AM   #26
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yea i was looking at the rb pipe but it's $80 compared to $50 with the skyline pipe.

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