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Old 11-28-2002, 07:55 PM   #166
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dont mind me being frank, but from the looks of the RS3port, it will not be in the same performance range as the JP..

so far the only engines that are really good if not better then the JP are hongkong GT3 by carlson tunning or any RTU or Smelt or mario JP nova.



STS is better then your avg 3 port engines but JP is there for a reason..

i run a JP S5 nova and its a very powerhouse monster!! comparing it to the nova normal S5 is like 50 % more over rev.

so for the avg racer, STS should be kind to your wallet and also hang-in with the rest... but if you are a A-main driver, given a choice of a JP and a sts, give me a JP anytime. just look at the over bore cab ...its a beauti...


i'm currently running a sirio and the smooth power band suits my driving style.. too muchpower is not a good thing if you cant put it on the ground...


just my 2 cents worth..
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:13 PM   #167
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For my personal dealings with the STS engines, I am very happy with them. For the price, they are affordable, and perform very well. If you want to compare them to a JP, or a RTU, I can't say, never ran one of those, but I'm sure they are there for a reason, and will continue to be there.
For the cost of one of these STS engines, you really can't go wrong, and with the customer support Dino has shown, that just makes them a little better to deal with.
I only hope that they come out with a .21 before summer hits!!
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:35 AM   #168
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I agree with fuse and others . . .

well, I think this kind of price versus performance explanation is better than using JP as a reference to it's performance.

I am a JP fan, so . . . I get a little mad. . .

I saw one of the 3 port hand mod RS3 (??) sometime back and it sure is better than the average FORCE and VERTEX engines we have here. It's different class anyway.

I have recently ordered 1 from a close friend and looking forward to running it.

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Old 11-29-2002, 01:45 AM   #169
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50% more rev ? again. .. are you sure ??
if the avg sts quoted by crc is around 35000rpm, the JP is 52500rpm ? Only if it has conrod half the size of an ordinary conrod would I believe you !! ha ha ha

I don't want to turn this thread into a comparison discussion but the Sirio's claim of 1.8hp is horsedroppings, I'll rather they use the RB measurement format (using 1 to 6 asterisks (***)) than bs using horsepower. Just shows this company is more marketing driven and ready to claim anything so long as they can sell some engines.

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dont mind me being frank, but from the looks of the RS3port, it will not be in the same performance range as the JP..

so far the only engines that are really good if not better then the JP are hongkong GT3 by carlson tunning or any RTU or Smelt or mario JP nova.



STS is better then your avg 3 port engines but JP is there for a reason..

i run a JP S5 nova and its a very powerhouse monster!! comparing it to the nova normal S5 is like 50 % more over rev.

so for the avg racer, STS should be kind to your wallet and also hang-in with the rest... but if you are a A-main driver, given a choice of a JP and a sts, give me a JP anytime. just look at the over bore cab ...its a beauti...


i'm currently running a sirio and the smooth power band suits my driving style.. too muchpower is not a good thing if you cant put it on the ground...


just my 2 cents worth..
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IF it is a turbo, then the plug hole will have a taper to it, that is the sealing part for the plug. If not, the the sealing area will be flat. I also got the turbo instead of the standard unit. In my opinion, you really should use the right head. I used a MT-12 button, and it worked, but when I installed the correct button, it seemed to run better. Give CRC a call, and see if they can help you with the button.
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agreed smitty. I had an mt12 button on my sts rs hand mod. It worked, and the engine ran good for a while. I took it off since I missed the ROAR race and the turbo button has it working better.

I also have to agree with the others here, I have a jp rs12ts1 that has been squeezed by osrocket and it is stronger than the sts hand mod though the mods look very similar to the eye. Neither of them will run with the J-tech pixie black on top-end though.
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:06 PM   #171
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http://www.stsrc.com.tw/engines/RS3.php
how do u think this will compare to a JP? it looks very nice.
the sleeve looks like its been modded A LOT
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Old 11-30-2002, 02:21 AM   #172
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Which turbo plug are you guys using?
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Old 12-01-2002, 01:19 AM   #173
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excuse me but whats the difference between sts rs-12 which crc are selling and an sts rs-3 on sts racing website? or both are the same?
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The STS 12 is the standard 3-port version. The STS RS3 has been hand modified as per the JP, Smeltz and RTU.
Hope this helps.
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just got my sts hand mod rs3. during the cleaning I noticed the sleeve is HEAVILY MODIFIED as in the pix and looks very similar to . . . yes. . the JP cuttings in some areas.
I'll break in this guy and see what happens :-)
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just got my sts hand mod rs3. during the cleaning I noticed the sleeve is HEAVILY MODIFIED as in the pix and looks very similar to . . . yes. . the JP cuttings in some areas.
I'll break in this guy and see what happens :-)
Where did you find the RS3? I haven't seen it on the CRC website
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They are not on the CRC website yet but they do have them in stock.
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They are not on the CRC website yet but they do have them in stock.
Any idea on price?
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