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Old 04-16-2007, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default What is the best engine for US$450?

What is the best engine for US$450?

MR12 T01A - NINJA

RR12L5 - NOVAROSSI

JP Black FX 12 T-03 S

I dont know which of the above engines to pick or know of any others for the $450 mark.

Which is the best engine, I only want to spend about $450.

The JP black are too expensive are they worth it?
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Think about going with a Max power .12 motor. otherwise, Go with the Ninja. The RR engines are good and fast, but I've had issues with cranks wearing out.
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the ninja and JP are 3 port motors and the nova is a 5 port motor. are you limited to number of ports for your racing?

you mean the crank pin rcfoolz?
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:15 AM   #4
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No port limits anything goes as long as 2.1cc.

I was thinking the ninja.

Also what tune pipe is better:

novarossi 2.1cc POLISHED INLINE EFRA PIPE
or
mugen 2.1cc POLISHED INLINE EFRA PIPE?

Thanks
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:55 AM   #5
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Orion WASP CRF .12 <-- Excellent screamer! I'm a newb, and this was easy to tune and work with.
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You can get the Ninja and pipe combo for under $400. Can't go wrong and the engine screams.
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You can get the Ninja and pipe combo for under $400. Can't go wrong and the engine screams.
I second that. Take the extra money and buy a spare con rod.
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http://murnanmodified.com/product_in...roducts_id=193


My pick... Murnan modifies JL Red Dot.
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look on ebay check it out see what u want
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IDM modified Picco

breaking mine in this weekend so i will let you know

Team Kamikaze has them for a good price, got mine there
seen some red dots around here and they seem to do very well
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You can get the Ninja and pipe combo for under $400. Can't go wrong and the engine screams.
I think you can get the MR-12 T01AK from Kamikaze racing for $329 plus shipping. Or you might also wanna try the Picco JLR .12 Red Dot for $179.00 plus shipping engine only. Either way you can't go wrong they're both very good engines without the high costs.
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Oh yeah I think Kamikaze has all the engines you've mentioned including the IDM Modified.
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you mean the crank pin rcfoolz?
yes....went through two in less than a year.
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JL Red Dot. $179. why spend all of that money to get less power than a JL
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Jp is the most expensive but the fastest.
I raced last weekend with a ninja and i was really disappointed in the speed it had. My stock max engine was a lot faster especially in the infield.
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