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Old 11-10-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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is it worth the price?

im getting a new engine on friday, and want to know if anyone has any experience with both stock and modifed versions of small block engines?

the price difference is ALOT! is the power gain that noticeable?
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Old 11-10-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes, the power is noticeable. But, you have to tune it on a constant basis to have it running at its optimum levels. Also, watch you temperature. Make sure you don't join the 300-400 club.
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Make sure you don't join the 300-400 club.
ha - that cracked me up.

what i was looking at was the either the RB X12, or the RB Rody X12.

The x12 is only 149.00 - the rody is 269.00 - that is a HUGE difference in price. that is why i ask.

Basically - if i went from the stock version to the rody version - will it have the "holy cow! what a difference!" factor? or just "hmmm....this is a lil quicker" ?
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He's talking about temperature Gonzo
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Old 11-10-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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stefan - i knew that. but it was still funny
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get the rody, many people have them at my track and they are tuner friendly
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:50 PM   #7
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ha - that cracked me up.

what i was looking at was the either the RB X12, or the RB Rody X12.

The x12 is only 149.00 - the rody is 269.00 - that is a HUGE difference in price. that is why i ask.

Basically - if i went from the stock version to the rody version - will it have the "holy cow! what a difference!" factor? or just "hmmm....this is a lil quicker" ?
It depends on how much you think is "holy crap" difference.

IMO, i dont think it is that big of a difference to justify for the price.
and besides...think about your needs...

do you really need the fastest engine?

or maybe you are just having fun bashing around..
hope this helps
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:12 AM   #8
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b - i do race at several tracks around FL - so the engine is important to me. i have been winning too much in novice, so they are making me move up to expert, where everyone is running mod engines. reliability is also important to me too. i will not be bashing this car - just racing
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nitroaddict why dont you go ahead and bump up
without changing engines and see if your current
engine can hang if not go get a modded and you can see if there is a difference yourself.

Just make sure what ever modded engine you get that
they can supply you with replacement p/s set so that
you can get your moneys worth doing rebuilds on it.
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:24 AM   #10
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jwf - good point regarding the PS availability.

i currently do not have an engine that will fit the new car i just built, so i need a new engine.
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