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Old 03-22-2018, 09:40 AM
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Hi, I'm aiming to purchase an engine but need help. Novarossi Elite 5 or P5LT? They both seem like they have the same character, but $30ish difference in price. What is the different between the two? Would like to hear from feedback from Elite 5 or P5xlt owners. Also, I'm open minded on 4 port (novarossi) as well. Any help is highly appreciated!!!!
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the p5 comes with the 15009 crank and 06000 piston, the elite has the 15010 crank and 06002 piston. they have different cases and heads as well. I would imagine the elite 5 has less crank work. monty would be the guy to ask the difference between the two cranks.
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Novarossi direct has them both for sale but there is about a 100 dollar difference in price tag, p5 at 219, elite 5 at closer to 115. Most opinions is that they are very similar and that the elite 5 is the better buy due to the difference in price. I have one and love it.
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I have both the Elite 5 and the P5XLT/16. Both are good engines. Only reason I bought a P5XLT/16 is when I went to buy another elite 5 as a backup they were out of stock. They offered me a little extra off a p5 so I took it. The P5 is my primary buggy engine and the E5 is its backup.

Both are great and you really can't go wrong with either. At $119 the Elite 5 is one of the absolute best deals on an engine you can find. When its time to replace the p5 I'll get another E5 if its still available.
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I have both the Elite 5 and the P5XLT/16. Both are good engines. Only reason I bought a P5XLT/16 is when I went to buy another elite 5 as a backup they were out of stock. They offered me a little extra off a p5 so I took it. The P5 is my primary buggy engine and the E5 is its backup.

Both are great and you really can't go wrong with either. At $119 the Elite 5 is one of the absolute best deals on an engine you can find. When its time to replace the p5 I'll get another E5 if its still available.
If running exactly the same fuel, pipe and everything else..... do the E5 and P5 pretty much have similar power from each other on both ends (low and high) and fueltime? I know that the cost of E5 is defiantly a deal over P5 as of now. But let assume the price of both new engine are the same...... Would you still go with E5 or P5? Thank you for feedbacks!!
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If running exactly the same fuel, pipe and everything else..... do the E5 and P5 pretty much have similar power from each other on both ends (low and high) and fueltime? I know that the cost of E5 is defiantly a deal over P5 as of now. But let assume the price of both new engine are the same...... Would you still go with E5 or P5? Thank you for feedbacks!!
Not sure I could give a honest answer to that one. I haven't set out to compare them in that fashion. All I know is that I've been happy with the performance of both.
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For those who run the Elite 5 -- what pipe/header combo do you like? Looking for maybe gaining some top end in the Elite 5. Thx!
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For those who run the Elite 5 -- what pipe/header combo do you like? Looking for maybe gaining some top end in the Elite 5. Thx!
if u desperately need top, go with the 9886 nova pipe. It does drink more fuel though. I get plenty of top with my 9901 I ran at southern nationals in Lousiana on the straight. If you're running the 9901, 9853, or the 2096 pipe, you could run a shorter manifold for more top end. Either way, stay dialed sir.
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For those who run the Elite 5 -- what pipe/header combo do you like? Looking for maybe gaining some top end in the Elite 5. Thx!
I ran my elite 5/9853 dynamite pipe last night at my local track and got the win in open/expert nitro buggy. My tune was still rich as I'm still under half a gallon. I came off the main at 200F, but still had plenty of power down low and on the str8. Didnt feel like it was rich blogging at all. Loving this motor. No other $500 $600 motor out there could hold a flame to me. Anyone else want to share experiences with this motor?
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