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Old 11-10-2005, 08:28 PM   #46
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But what manufacturer and model?
It depends if you can afford? like JP FX12 T-05s, NOVAROSSI N12LL5 bet. $250 - $310 thats only stock engine. If you go to MODIFIED engine around $350 - $410 go to this website http://www.rc-toro.com/index.php/cPa...503ff493641b11
http://stores.ebay.com/PDL-RACING_JP...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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When it comes time to select a 3 or 5 port engine for racing, there are many things to consider, for instance, you want to be certain that you want make sure its an engine that will give you a ton of power and snap when you need it.
Any of the better engines will have plenty of power. The most important thing to consider is what is going to be legal where you race. 5 ports are usually not legal, most manufacurers would put the best into the 3 ports because that is the worldwide excepted norm for racing. Anyone that asks what is the best engine is generaly new to the racing scene & would not usually require the fastest engine on the market to get started. My advise would be pick up a nice OS TR 3 port .12 or a RB V.12 (not a Rody) or a Novarossi S3. The OS would be the slower of the 3 but very easy to tune & either the RB or Nova go plenty hard enough to get started. Engines have a fairly short life so spend the extra on better radio equipment & then by a Rody or JP later on when you get used to racing. Also the NTC3 is not fragile, I raced one for 3 years & only just changed to the 710 only because the belt drive cars are better on long tracks. The NTC3 is a great short track or carpark track racer, get the FT kit & buy an extra ball diff for the front & put the oneway away until later (the oneway gears are a weak point if you hit stuff)

MRX_Joe21 think before you post, you sound like you are quoting snippets from magazine reviews. Give advise when you know what you are talking about, not just for the sake of getting your post count up.
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:12 PM   #48
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Any of the better engines will have plenty of power. The most important thing to consider is what is going to be legal where you race. 5 ports are usually not legal, most manufacurers would put the best into the 3 ports because that is the worldwide excepted norm for racing. Anyone that asks what is the best engine is generaly new to the racing scene & would not usually require the fastest engine on the market to get started. My advise would be pick up a nice OS TR 3 port .12 or a RB V.12 (not a Rody) or a Novarossi S3. The OS would be the slower of the 3 but very easy to tune & either the RB or Nova go plenty hard enough to get started. Engines have a fairly short life so spend the extra on better radio equipment & then by a Rody or JP later on when you get used to racing. Also the NTC3 is not fragile, I raced one for 3 years & only just changed to the 710 only because the belt drive cars are better on long tracks. The NTC3 is a great short track or carpark track racer, get the FT kit & buy an extra ball diff for the front & put the oneway away until later (the oneway gears are a weak point if you hit stuff)

MRX_Joe21 think before you post, you sound like you are quoting snippets from magazine reviews. Give advise when you know what you are talking about, not just for the sake of getting your post count up.
Im doing RC magazine count aight...
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The problem with the AE car is it si more fragile and takes more maintenance. I started with the AE car. This platform is still very fast. The thing I didn't like about it was I spent all my time between race heats working on the car. Now with the Mugen, I spend my time walking around disturbing the other racers.
Really? I've barely had to touch mine at all. Never broken anything on it either.. yet..
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Any of the better engines will have plenty of power. The most important thing to consider is what is going to be legal where you race. 5 ports are usually not legal, most manufacurers would put the best into the 3 ports because that is the worldwide excepted norm for racing. Anyone that asks what is the best engine is generaly new to the racing scene & would not usually require the fastest engine on the market to get started. My advise would be pick up a nice OS TR 3 port .12 or a RB V.12 (not a Rody) or a Novarossi S3. The OS would be the slower of the 3 but very easy to tune & either the RB or Nova go plenty hard enough to get started. Engines have a fairly short life so spend the extra on better radio equipment & then by a Rody or JP later on when you get used to racing. Also the NTC3 is not fragile, I raced one for 3 years & only just changed to the 710 only because the belt drive cars are better on long tracks. The NTC3 is a great short track or carpark track racer, get the FT kit & buy an extra ball diff for the front & put the oneway away until later (the oneway gears are a weak point if you hit stuff)

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im not new to raceing or rc...just new to on-rod...i have an HPI Savage 4.6 kit, an HPI Nitro MT, and an associate rc10gt. i can handle the speed.
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Hey Cars.
On-road racing in west chester at http://www.galaxyhobbies.com/
I my Self Run A mtx-3 with a Novarossi LL3 Mod by RD-Mods
At West Chester the are no engine limits so you can run 3 or 5 port
or even a 15 size engine.
Bad news is racing will not start again till spring
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Get a MTX-3 or a MTX-4 with a OS TZ 3 port. 3 ports are usually easier to find and sell since it has double the demand.
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Hey Cars.
On-road racing in west chester at http://www.galaxyhobbies.com/
I my Self Run A mtx-3 with a Novarossi LL3 Mod by RD-Mods
At West Chester the are no engine limits so you can run 3 or 5 port
or even a 15 size engine.
Bad news is racing will not start again till spring
ill check it out... mabee ill see u ther next spring.

you should check out www.hobbyhut.com ...its a little far from where you are i think but they have a good off- road...not quite shure bout on-road.
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i was thinking of putting this OS TZ in my serpent 710.....i see that this is a very good engine...kitty
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i was thinking of putting this OS TZ in my serpent 710.....i see that this is a very good engine...kitty
They are fast but its not good to me...
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I'm running one in my 710... And the car is smokin fast... Break the motor in according to the owners manuel and heat cycle it... When the motor is broken in and ready to race, use gearing 17/60 1st gear and 23/56 2nd gear if you're running on a large track... If smaller, then use 23/57 for your 2nd gear... You'll be happy your did... Nuff said... Go get the TZ 3 port, drop it in that 710 and enjoy the ride.... PM me if you have any questions on what pipe to use for that motor... I won't post it here... This is a Nitro on-road thread.

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