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Old 01-01-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default 8th scale buggy engines for off-road?

Are buggy engines completely unsuitable for on-road? Good buggy engines are a lot cheaper and for practice they may be a good choice. Are there any really suitable options?
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Buggy motors give way more torque at the cost of less RPM than the on road motors. I have seen a friend of mine run a S7 in a Serpent 950R during a race, but he was not as competitive on long straights. Shift points were moved as well. Figure off road motors give the best power from 22K to 30K in the RPM range. On road application you figure 32K to 40K+ for their power band.

The only application of dropping a off road motor in a on road car is the GTP or IGT class of buggy based on road. I'm running one of my last season motors in mine (.28) . I do have a C6BB7T that I bet could do some dammage if I dropped it in my 8th scale GTP car. I also think that if you regear your on road with a lower tooth pinion and spur, an off road motor would work adequate.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thanks! I suppose buggy motors might have a higher centre of gravity too, but in my first season of 8th on road I'm looking for reliable power. I bought an MRX4-R second hand and it came with a ninja, but I've broken the crank shaft and need a new con-rod. I think I can get a basic buggy engine for the same price as replacement.

http://www.lstshop.co.uk/catalog/pro...08703bc2ee335d
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Be careful with GO tech motors... I know of more sad stories than good ones with these motors. Check out SH. They have an onroad motor that is not too expensive. Personaly, I would run a RB, Novarossi or OS.

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Take a look at the new Novarossi Basic N21-3T engine. It has a nice price and Novarossi quality
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Be careful with GO tech motors... I know of more sad stories than good ones with these motors. Check out SH. They have an onroad motor that is not too expensive. Personaly, I would run a RB, Novarossi or OS.

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SH is worse than GO lol
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Is this the one?

http://http://rc-mushroom.com/produc...ducts_id=14456
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Take a look at the new Novarossi Basic N21-3T engine. It has a nice price and Novarossi quality
thats a 1/8th scale on road engine.
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no thats a different engine but is correct for you application. Those engines do run very well.
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thats a 1/8th scale on road engine.
There is also an offroad version
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There is also an offroad version
i dont see one. Maybe youre referring to the N21 2001BF?
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Yhats the one....

http://www.novarossi.it/img/news/ite...ines-groot.jpg
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Thanks! I suppose buggy motors might have a higher centre of gravity too, but in my first season of 8th on road I'm looking for reliable power. I bought an MRX4-R second hand and it came with a ninja, but I've broken the crank shaft and need a new con-rod. I think I can get a basic buggy engine for the same price as replacement.

http://www.lstshop.co.uk/catalog/pro...08703bc2ee335d
buy a picco p9 they can be had for under $300.00 they are competitive out of the box. they are by far the easiest motor available to break in. there are a lot of them out in so cal and a lot of happy people i personally have about 7 gallons through one i am running i have put in one piston sleeve and rod in at about 5 gallons.
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mmm 300 dollars is little above budget,

Do you think the 7 port buggy go engine is better than the 3 port nova rossi?
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Mmm, maybe $300 is a more realistic budget,

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/11366

Uses a standard plug - how would that affect performance?
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