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Old 12-04-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Questions?? whats better??

Getting a new engine for my NTC3. Whats better? Im on a buget aswell. So need something that lasts and easy to keep tunned. Im not the best in tunning if that helps. I have enough people at my local track to help though.

PICCO/JLR .12 EVO 3 RED DOT [OFN51124]
http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id=12765

O.S. 12TZ (P)-T w/11H Slide Carb
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJFY8&P=7

PICCO .12 3-PORT, USES STANDARD GLOW PLUG [OFN51121]
http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id=12762
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I say o.s.12tz because they easy to tune and hold a tune.
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The JL is good, but for the price this is better.

http://www.kamikazetoysandhobbies.co...d=JP12P3Lstock
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The JL is good, but for the price this is better.

http://www.kamikazetoysandhobbies.co...d=JP12P3Lstock
Never heard of that motor. How is it better?
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I would go with the jp as well.
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you guys are starting to make me think now. Is that motor easy to tune and keep tunned?
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Yes it is if you know how to tune motors.
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try this one ,imo is the best engine for the money at the moment,a Novarossi based and modified for under $300.00


http://www.jpracing.com/en/products/...JP_12_P-3L.php
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did everyone just fail to see he's going to strap the motor to a ntc3?
Hate to say it, but all the motor mentioned here, will eat up your diff gears.
Good luck with that.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:59 AM   #10
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Oh well live and learn i say. Also i would go the O.S .12tz. I love my little power house
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I think any of the Picco based engines are a good value for the money.
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I don't run a picco currently. But you can't deny the power of the JL line of piccos. I would run the picco over the OS; only if you are pretty good with tuning an engine; if not; go with the OS 12tz
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Thanks guys for the info. Looks like i'll endup getting the TZ. There's a few of us that run the NTC3 and som eof them have that motor. Never seen any of them have diff issues with the powerhouse motors. I guess it's how you take care of your cars and that i do well.
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Thanks guys for the info. Looks like i'll endup getting the TZ. There's a few of us that run the NTC3 and som eof them have that motor. Never seen any of them have diff issues with the powerhouse motors. I guess it's how you take care of your cars and that i do well.
It's not about how well you take care of your car, NTC3 came out before .12 size motors were putting out the power they are now. I've had a NTC3 since the first version. It has a lot of weakness. Great starter car, plenty of parts support, relatively cheap parts. But, if you try to be competitive at all, the car just breaks. Diff's melt when you put down any kinda decent power, the plastic/graphite parts are extremely brittle, chassis bends way too easy, need the "fix" in order to keep your front diff case and shock tower in tact in case of a slight bump.....list goes on. It's a great basher car, or a car to start with to get into the hobby. A JL EVO3 was eating up diffs.....so stay away from any power house motors.
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It's not about how well you take care of your car, NTC3 came out before .12 size motors were putting out the power they are now. I've had a NTC3 since the first version. It has a lot of weakness. Great starter car, plenty of parts support, relatively cheap parts. But, if you try to be competitive at all, the car just breaks. Diff's melt when you put down any kinda decent power, the plastic/graphite parts are extremely brittle, chassis bends way too easy, need the "fix" in order to keep your front diff case and shock tower in tact in case of a slight bump.....list goes on. It's a great basher car, or a car to start with to get into the hobby. A JL EVO3 was eating up diffs.....so stay away from any power house motors.
I've had a NTC3 for about 4 years and won many races againt good racers here in Texas(never raced outside of TX YET). It's been up againt MTX 3, MTX 4, KYOSHO, XRAY, and the list goes on. I've had the picco xp.12, novarossi mt12 5 port(moded), and an Orion wasp in it and NEVER melted a diff. If you know how to drive the parts aren't that brittle( ive had some bad wrecks) and as for the chassis you must have hit a brick wall. I only broke a few times. If you know how to set your diffs right it's still a good racing car. Ive ran Teamassociated for about 8years now and i here everyone say that there not top level cars. Thats crap. It's 80% driver and 20% car. That's all ive got to say about that.
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