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Old 05-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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i have a axial spec 1 .28 in a savage x, and it is boggy and losing power. i need something new, should i rebuild it or get a new motor? i have heard good things about picco, and LRP motors. i want your opinions!

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You need to look at the rebuild price also the condition of your crank. If you have no compression you can get a pinch check out ray racing.com. If your bash er eBay the Losi motor from the rtr kits are perfect but if your axial has pull start not sure if the bigger Losi motors have a conversation.

You can get a lot of budget motors that perform really well. Alpha, dynamite, BP, nvision etc
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You need to look at the rebuild price also the condition of your crank. If you have no compression you can get a pinch check out ray racing.com. If your bash er eBay the Losi motor from the rtr kits are perfect but if your axial has pull start not sure if the bigger Losi motors have a conversation.

You can get a lot of budget motors that perform really well. Alpha, dynamite, BP, nvision etc
what is a pinch check?
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Originally Posted by wilcox View Post
what is a pinch check?
He meant a pinch and check out rayracing.com. I've had 2 motors pinched, I won't say by who, and neither worked very well. I would just buy a new motor. Once your sleeve is worn out, chances are your rod, and bearings are pretty close to being worn out too.
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NEW ENGINE. Those are cheap engines. not worth a rebuild.
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New Engine.

I rarely find it useful to rebuild. Save your self a headache and buy something new.
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ok, so what im hearing is new...... i like it, but what to get? its going in a savage x. its just a back yard bahser nothing to crazy but i do still want performance, options?

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The Axial spec ones could have been a lot better. If it were a different motor, might have been harder to decide whether to rebuild or not. Definitely would just look for another mill. I have an Associated .28 from a RTR SC8 in a Nitro Stampede and it just rips, holds a tune very well, and overall I think is a great budget motor. For something more powerful, I've heard nothing but good things about LRP .28's.
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