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Old 05-03-2005, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default Pull start on Pro kits

Hi guys,

As i`m cutting on my cost, but i`d like to upgrade my car, would a pull start engine fit into a FW05R kit? or maybe a VoneRRR kit?

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Old 05-03-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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how are you trying to cut your costs?
by not buying a starter box?
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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that's like asking for a new Corvette Z06, but please Chevy, put a pinto engine in it!!!
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i don't think a pull start engine will fit on a RRR? anyway, if u r going to buy a pull start engine, u might want to consider getting a v-one-s , that way u will save your cost even more IMO
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Not that.

I`ve already a rtr FW05T. but my car`s in bad shape. no point repairing everything. engine`s still working fine.

So, instead of spending hundreds repairing everything, i`d rather go for a pro , using my old engine (if i can fit my old engine in it).

Whatda u guys think?
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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Yes, you can use washers and loner screws to build the proper height.

You will also have to buy a specific header for pull start engines.
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Old 05-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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Most of your "Pro Kits" take a rear exhaust motor which most don't have pull starts. Side exhaust motors don't fit in most pro cars so that means a pull start motor won't fit either.




Fork out some ca$h for a used starter box!!
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go with a non pull start motor for many reasons.......u will constantly be buying one way bearrings and you probably will end up breaking the rope....with the starter box you just pay onece and have no problems plus u can use a faster motor.....with a starter box u have more options but with a pull start motor u have very few options.......
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one thing I have learned is that by trying to cut cost where I shouldn't have has always ended up costing me twice as much.
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Do you plan on racing it?

If so, you'd be better off getting the V-one-RRR and get the right motor for it. You don't need to buy a real expensive one, just a good one. The OS-TR is around $110, good low end - midrange power. Starter boxes go around $50 - $110. If your racing, the lower CG you get with the NP motor will help in handling. Another thing to consider, is it a SG motor that you have? Most pro kits come with a cinteax (sp) clutch, requiring you to have an SG crank.

I'd just sell the car you have, take that money and put it towards the new car.

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Quote:
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one thing I have learned is that by trying to cut cost where I shouldn't have has always ended up costing me twice as much.
No doubt.
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Thanks for all your help guys. But , right now, i`m on a tight budget, but, very eager to continue playing my RC car ( i just started this hobby about 2 months), i`m actually looking for a most budget way to go about it.

I was initially thinking of using the same engine first , on either, the FW05R / RR , Vone RRR or R40. Then move up to a good engine with all the necessaties later.

It`ll be very nice if i could buy everything at one go, but that`ll have to wait for now. Upon my situation, would u guys recommend me to just repair my car? And yes, i am planning to race, not so soon though.

Just one side track question, I`m very sure this have been asked and argued before, but in all your opinions, which would be a preferred car? a R40, 05RR or VoneRRR?

Btw, what are NP and SG motors?

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listen to these guys and consider a starterbox, it will save a lot of strings being replaced, and usually start an engine faster and much easier...
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starter box is much more easier that pull start trust me on this one i have been through it..... dont go the cheap way out.....get the starter box right from the beggining and you wont have any problems if u do thing properly...but then again if u dont have the money for it do wat u can do to keep racing ur car....
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NP = none pullstart

SG crank is a motor with a long crank shaft

like this OS TS spec motor
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