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Old 04-10-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Novarossi S3 vs S5?

Is there much performance difference between these 2 engines? If so, what is the difference?
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I think the S3 has 3 ports making it ROAR legal, but the S5 has % ports making it and "Outlaw" engine. IT will have more power though.
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I think the S3 has 3 ports making it ROAR legal, but the S5 has % ports making it and "Outlaw" engine. IT will have more power though.
5-port is what he meant.
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is the gain in power noticeable?
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i believe novarossi rates the S3 and the S5 with the same 1.5 HP output. the only other characteristic difference, besides being race legal, is that the S5 supposively revs higher; 38,000 rpm for the S5 versus 36,500 rpm for the S3. the bore and stroke of both engine is the same as well as weight. check it out, www.novarossi.com
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pulling down the straight with more rpm may help, and i'm assuming the all powerful nova engine will have enough power at that high rpm to pull the gear. in the technical side of the track the difference between the two engines should be very marginal if any.

if the local club you race at allows you to run outlaw, get it. i dont like using standard plugs anyways and prefer turbo plugs. if you want the engine to conform to any race organizations, get the S3.
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thanks for the info.

how does turbo compare to non-turbo performance-wise?
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pulling down the straight with more rpm may help, and i'm assuming the all powerful nova engine will have enough power at that high rpm to pull the gear. in the technical side of the track the difference between the two engines should be very marginal if any.

if the local club you race at allows you to run outlaw, get it. i dont like using standard plugs anyways and prefer turbo plugs. if you want the engine to conform to any race organizations, get the S3.
I'm savin' my money for JP S3.
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5-port is what he meant.
Opps, thanks for correcting me. I'm sicm so I'm not really typing or thinking straight.

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Ive seen both the S3 and the S5 at my track and i must say the S5 powered car looks alot quicker.... but thats just my opinion...
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you know the saying "bigger number bigger power"hehehe
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you know the saying "bigger number bigger power"hehehe
urr... hmm... My wife is right! Bigger is always better! darn it!
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