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Old 11-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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I would have to say go with either the Nova Rossi 359
or the Mugen Ninja, those seem the most popular.
Max Power is also good.

Our club has just introduce a new class, in Hamilton ON we will be running a Dynamite Mach .28 to get more guys into our club.

http://www.ontariooneeighth.com/

Depending on where you live, it would be great to have some more neighbours south of the border visit our facility.

Just to name a few that have enjoyed their time at our track

Aaron Buran
Paul Cicerello ( spelling )
Calandra Guys

And a few more big name guy's

Agnes is also a popular attraction to our club, check out the photos on our site.

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Let's get Edward and Sam in here to debate this one too. :-)
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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I've been researching this too and heard that the 359 has oddball bearings and good inexpensive aftermarket replacements are unavailable.

I'm leaning towards the 35 plus 21 or maybe a Xenon? I can't believe how many there are to choose from even from the same manufacturer.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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I have run the 359 and had no problems, bearings or otherwise. If there are Novarossi engines with oddball bearing problems, the 359 is likely not one of them.
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It doesn't have problems. It just has an unusual bearing size.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:31 PM   #8
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Let's get Edward and Sam in here to debate this one too. :-)
Garen bro, you are definately a evil little shit inside aren't you? Just messin dude. Hey, I will email you later.

Engines, I have always loved my RB anything. But with engines costing between say 250-750, this is a difficult question to answer. RB and Novarrosi are the shit always. I've actually been happy with this Ninja (not sure the type) that I aquired in a deal, but don't know much about them. I would say your best bet is the RB, even there "sport" model is great for club racing. I'm not as familiar with the Nova's out there, but the RB's are usually Nova based anyway. If you want to know about Nova...Garen here can point you in the right direction. Dude knows his engines (Nova for sure) not to mention anything else you need to know. Garen just happens to be one of my friends that can explain pretty much any question I have. Sorry to put you on the spot there bro. But you do know your shit. Sam does too, but I don't want Edward to come on here and take his (Sam's) post too seriously. We've seen enough of the drama from that dude. Sorry for the partial off subject crap. If money is not an issue then a full blown out modded Nova would rock way hard core. Too much power for the average Joe I would think. Also a modded Xenon would rage as well, but I don't think it would have the longevity as the Nova. What do you think Garen??
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:52 PM   #10
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ive had great success with a murnan modified 35 plus 21 and RB xenon R
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I really like my 359 and my 321p tuned I think all motors can be good but itís not just the best motor itís the tuning and the clutch
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I really like my 359 and my 321p tuned I think all motors can be good but itís not just the best motor itís the tuning and the clutch
Amen to that bro! If you can't tune your engine or clutch properly, it can actually makes the car handle all wrong. I think you know what I'm talking about. A killer tune and great clutch setup is key to getting the most out of ANY engine. You nailed that one dude!
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Amen to that bro! If you can't tune your engine or clutch properly, it can actually makes the car handle all wrong. I think you know what I'm talking about. A killer tune and great clutch setup is key to getting the most out of ANY engine. You nailed that one dude!
And everyone thinks that moddified motors are better and in my opinion I donít think they are better yeah maybe a little but not much
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I have only just started racing 1/8th and am more than happy with my Ninja so far. However in saying that once i get more confident with the car it will be a Murnan 35 plus for me
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #15
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I talked with an experienced racer and he recommend the Mega ZX DSII EDO modified with 2052 pipe and header. I haven't seen the engine being sold here in Asia yet but the site I did find (mainly Dutch RC sites) have the engine available. Prices do look good. Anyone here give it try yet?

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