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Old 06-21-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
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Which is the best .12 of the Bunch?

I am trying to start racing, but I really don't know what engine to get. I am looking at the MR-12, But have not heard anything abut how it runs. I trying to race legal, and need an engine with a good kick. Please help. Is RB good engines. I know these are all Rossi.
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this question appears very frequently!
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well, i run an X12 5 port RB
i like it

but i believe that many other engines are just as compettive
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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For ROAR legal racing, the Mugen MT and MR .12 are both awesome, as are their generic NovaRossi counterparts. RB makes some nice motors as well. The Sirio .12 is also one of the best legal motors out there. Rossi Black Pixis work well too. There are many good ROAR legal motors, just make sure you're able to get parts for the one you pick.
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I'm pretty much happy with my Novarossi RS12 Turbo. It's not the fastest engine, but fast enough that I can be "in control" of my car and very comfortable with.

As an old saying I always here, the key of winning the race is "consistency".

Just my personal opinion.
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Don't overlook the OS TR cv 12's...esp if your racing on a small to med track...they have greatmidrange..and STAY running.....and are easy to tune..
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This is one of those questions where you will get 15 different answers from 10 different people. I personally run a MR-12 and I love it. Good power all over our tight but fast track.Any nova rossi based engine will run great. That includes mugen, top, rex, and Rb engines. Sirio seem to be good but are more top end power based. Picco motors are good if you get the newer ones with the better carb. Team Orion Wasp motors run good, but they are just a picco. Same with Collari engines. Rossi Pixy Black is sluggish at bottom end. More suited for very large tracks. O.S. Engines are great engines to get. They are easy to tune, and do have a veryt controllable powerband. They seem to lack power though. All in all, most of the 1+ HP engines will serve you well.

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Sushi Boy, Do you have your MR-12 modified. If so, What did you do to it? Thankx

The MR-12 has been my dream engine for quite some time now, but since then I have seen so many different engines, that I have become confused on what has a better powerband. Also, is the Mr-12 hard to tune/ Some people say since it is Italian, It is hard to tune.
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Picco motors are good if you get the newer ones with the better carb. Team Orion Wasp motors run good, but they are just a picco. Same with Collari engines.
If you took a look at the revised L Collari website, they have just changed their engines from Pico based to Rossi based engines They are no more using Pico engines in their line

http://www.lcollari-innotech.com/english/home.htm
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personally i like nova based engines, they are easy to tune and generally give me 4-5 gallons of service. .
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personally i like nova based engines, they are easy to tune and generally give me 4-5 gallons of service. .
dang dude, you must not be affraid to lean that guy out, all the way out
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If you took a look at the revised L Collari website, they have just changed their engines from Pico based to Rossi based engines They are no more using Pico engines in their line

http://www.lcollari-innotech.com/english/home.htm
Wow! I must be racing electric too much. I've been out of nitro for a while. As far as the question from dust, I do not have the modified version. I'm still in high school and it's kinda hard to spend that much money all at once . I love the powerband of it. It launchs like a rocket and just has this endless powerband down the straight away. It pulls hardest when you hit mid-high rpm, so you can probably gear it different so it stays in that rpm range more. It's so cool to watch this thing eat up a 5 port turbo outlaw motor down the straighaway. The Mt-12 is more for all round torque. The Mr-12 was supposed to replace the MT-12 but it's still no slouch. Tunning isn't that bad. You just have to get used to it. Mine isn;t tuned perfectly and it is still super fast. I love it!

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This is one of those questions where you will get 15 different answers from 10 different people. I personally run a MR-12 and I love it. Good power all over our tight but fast track.Any nova rossi based engine will run great. That includes mugen, top, rex, and Rb engines. Sirio seem to be good but are more top end power based. Picco motors are good if you get the newer ones with the better carb. Team Orion Wasp motors run good, but they are just a picco. Same with Collari engines. Rossi Pixy Black is sluggish at bottom end. More suited for very large tracks. O.S. Engines are great engines to get. They are easy to tune, and do have a veryt controllable powerband. They seem to lack power though. All in all, most of the 1+ HP engines will serve you well.

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i agree with sushi boy. i also have an MR12. Mine is running on an NTC3 and that sucker flies! A couple weekends ago i was racing and i got 3rd in the first heat and i beleive 2nd or 3rd in the second heat (even after i hit the curb and stalled the engine) and for the main i crashed out (gotta look our for the corners). but the engine is AWESOME!
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