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Old 12-20-2011, 10:24 AM
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Hey all: I'd like to get everyone's opinion on what is the best nitro engine brand out there in terms of price ,reliability and availability other than the big names such as RB, Novarossi, Orion and O.S. and why you think that? Thanks for the info
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:33 AM
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You should read each thread pretty much every engine out there is listed & you can ask specific questions. You will have many say this is best but Argus, Werks, Alpha, GTR etc are all good engines all depends on buggy or truggy and driving style.
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Alpha, hands down.
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just remember, you get what you pay for. be wary when you hear "good for the money".
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Reds Engines. They just started distributing them to the US through ChampionRC. They are made in Italy by Mario Rossi. Both the Tuned and non-Tuned engines are awesome! Smooth powerband and great fuel mileage. All of the team drivers have had great results!

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http://www.houstonsengineservice.com...8d1fa8f3deeac8
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My vote goes for the dynamite .21xp v2. It's under $150.00 shipped on eBay, and it has ceramic bearings, ramped crank, turbo head, 7ports, and composite carb. Very good running engine.

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just remember, you get what you pay for. be wary when you hear "good for the money".
I strongly disagree. It is no longer the case that good engines have to cost a lot. And yes, Alpha are exhibit A in that regard.

Alpha, Argus, Werks, Go - all good absolutely raceable engines for a good price.

The Reds is gonna' be expensive, but yeah, I've seen a vid, and they look beastial...
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I strongly disagree. It is no longer the case that good engines have to cost a lot. And yes, Alpha are exhibit A in that regard.

Alpha, Argus, Werks, Go - all good absolutely raceable engines for a good price.

The Reds is gonna' be expensive, but yeah, I've seen a vid, and they look beastial...
+1, i have many engines, GO, ALPHA, OS, NOVA, LOSI 350, WERKS, ARGUS, i like them all, they all have clutch set ups on them ready to go. i really dont like one more than the other. I like em all!!!
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Reedy. Put a 6mm restrictor in there and you're doing 10mins pretty easy
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Originally Posted by E-Eddy View Post
Reds Engines. They just started distributing them to the US through ChampionRC. They are made in Italy by Mario Rossi. Both the Tuned and non-Tuned engines are awesome! Smooth powerband and great fuel mileage. All of the team drivers have had great results!

Check them out.

www.reds-racing-usa.com

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any werks.alpha,precirotate,ascendancy,arrow,losi,etc. i have seen so many and they all perform great and all under $200 bucks. i have not seen a $400+ engine do anything a under $200 engine cant do.
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I don't know if I would go quite that far.. If only because a comment like that is going to invite people to come in and junk up the thread trying to either justify their really expensive engine they paid a lot of money for.., if not outright try to sell you what they have to sell... I happen to agree though. Given how seriously I take racing - which is not all that seriously.., a $200 engine does the trick.. If I were über-serious about it though, and had the depth of pocket, and cared about 17 seconds of extra run-time or whatever, I'd probably get a Speed..
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Is it for racing or for bashing?

Bashers and starters with racing have good experience with simple Force or SH engines. They can be found for just arround 120 dollar or even lower..
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As a general rule when it comes to engines is that the faster you want to spin them, the more money your going to need to spend....Cheap engines do not usually do to well holding together with high RPM's......SO if you want something that buzzes like a Banshee and will hold together doing it, then you need to spend some dough on a good quality engine....RPM and the ability to stay together at RPM is what separates most of the budget mills from the higher price mills...This very same rule applies to all forms of motor sports, not just RC Cars..A cheap engine will survive much better on higher nitro then it will at higher RPM's.....
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