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Old 05-26-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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I just picked up a power xr8. I need some imput on engine choice. It will be used as a parking lot toy. I want lots of speed! reasonably priced please.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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pico p9 and for the money and the ease of break end its not close
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I would have to say the engine that comes with the xr80 is pretty fast and very cheap on ebay. It can be had for 75 bucks. It's a .28 though.
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pico p9 and for the money and the ease of break end its not close
I do not think such an engine will have a long life with bashing on a parking. Running on top speed for about 200 meters is quite normal for these guys....

You want to go fast? Yes, a top onroad engine is the way to go but for sure it is not the best choice. Indeed, some kind of buggy engine, maybe something bigger (up to .28) is already making less revs but making more torque you can use with other gears to make speed.
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I have owned my XR8 for a couple of years now, but it is not a parking lot basher.
Pick up a Pico 9, with pipe, dump the stock clutch and use the Mugen clutch.
Pick up a set of Serpent 35 or 37 shore tires, get some decent servos and receiver. Trash the stock body and use either the Kyosho dome body, or the Central body.
There are a lot of options that make this car a very competitive car when set up right. I have changed just about every part on the car to either Mugen,Serpent, of Kyosho, and it will hang with my Evolvas, and my Mugen
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I would love to race it, but there are no tracks around here.
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Get a Nova Rossi, definitely a fast reliable engine.
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Normally I would push Novarossi or RB, but since you want to just bash and play around, get a OS VZR. They are not expensive and run pretty well. I run RB's and NR. They are a bit more pricey, but are damn good motors.
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