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Old 06-17-2012, 04:59 PM
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I just picked up a new truggy today and I am looking at getting an engine. I want something that is a competition grade engine and was wondering what people would recommend to use in it. I currently run a Werks b6 Pro in my buggy and love it.

Any recommendations as to what engine to use in a truggy it would certainly be appreciated! Thanks!
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I just picked up a new truggy today and I am looking at getting an engine. I want something that is a competition grade engine and was wondering what people would recommend to use in it. I currently run a Werks b6 Pro in my buggy and love it.

Any recommendations as to what engine to use in a truggy it would certainly be appreciated! Thanks!
give the novarossi roma .25 a try just make sure your tires are glued very well
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Nova Roma, Bonito, or P5xlt (Stock or modified), Werks B5 modified.
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alpha a-352 .23 truggy motor.. low end of a .25-.28 and the rpm's of a .21.. you get the best of both worlds... i have always gotten 10 mins. on a tank at any track i have raced at.. i think they are around $210 at triton and a pipe is 90ish.. go with the 2081 for most bottom end and 0801 to get a smoother power band.. if you need anymore infor send me a pm.. jeremy
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alpha a-352 .23 truggy motor.. low end of a .25-.28 and the rpm's of a .21.. you get the best of both worlds... i have always gotten 10 mins. on a tank at any track i have raced at.. i think they are around $210 at triton and a pipe is 90ish.. go with the 2081 for most bottom end and 0801 to get a smoother power band.. if you need anymore infor send me a pm.. jeremy
I'm gonna say a little different from experience S852 Alpha with the alpha 2090 with 7.5 stinger also orange. Well over 10 minute pit times plenty of bottom end and Top end is never an issue! Just took 3rd this weekend in the Missouri Pro Series. Qualified 8th finished 3rd never a flame out. Maybe have to change glow plug every once in a wile " but who doesn't" And I recomend the OS P3 if you wondering.

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Originally Posted by OnRDPassion View Post
I just picked up a new truggy today and I am looking at getting an engine. I want something that is a competition grade engine and was wondering what people would recommend to use in it. I currently run a Werks b6 Pro in my buggy and love it.

Any recommendations as to what engine to use in a truggy it would certainly be appreciated! Thanks!
Thank you for running one of our engines! If you like our B6-Pro might I suggest that you give our B5 a shot in your truggy? You are already familiar with how our engines tune, so that will be nearly identical. Plus most of the spare parts are interchangeable i.e. carb, rod, crank, head button, shims etc. etc. So you can carry one rod for instance and have a spare for both engines. Also they use the same plugs too, so again a savings. As far as how a B5 feels, just think of the B6 that you have with a much more aggressive bottom end which works best in truggy!
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Alpha A852, Lutz ed. or the .23 are all very good in a truggy.

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Houston tuned p5 or x7, and buckle your britches.
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Clockwork Racing Engines modified Novaroosi Banito, totally awsome and drives like this :

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Is there a required size of engine in truggy for competitions?
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Is there a required size of engine in truggy for competitions?
Im pretty sure its the .28 for truggy is the limit on size! But everyone that races uses the .21 motors. So its never an issue!
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There's no limit afaik. I know for a fact you can run 30's here in Germany.. And honestly, most race 21's being overpowered as is, bigger engines make no difference in terms of speed anyway.. AND just drink more fuel. I.e. a size restriction would make no sense..

There are tons of good choices, from $200 to $500.. I like cheaper engines, because IMO anyway they offer better value for money(i.e. more expensive engines might be slightly better, but they're not that much better - not as much better as the price difference would suggest..) I would be looking at an Alpha S852, A852, or A352, a Werks B5, the Nvision 521 Race that was on sale at Amain, a nova P5, an RB Fire or Blast, etc.. All in the €200 range.. - which is pretty much near the bottom of the price scale.. Oh yeah, I'd probably consider an OS blue-head or the new Arrow engine too..

But honestly, of all those, I think in a truggy I would really like to have the Alpha .23 most.. Price and power and reliability and rep are all just right for me... But again, there are 25+ great choices out there to choose from..

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For your truggy you can't go wrong with the alpha a-352 from TritonRC!! Stock or modded, it has plenty of power and bottom end, great fuel mileage, easy to tune and holds a good tune, and it's priced right so it doesn't break the bank!! I've been running alpha engines for awhile now, but just put this a-352 into my truggy recently and I'm super impressed (which ain't easy lol!). Check with Lance at TritonRC.com...he'll hook you up and won't try to sell you something you don't need. Best of luck, and let me know if you have any questions.
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Has anyone tried the new orion truggy motor at all? Just wondering if its no good since no one has really said anything about it. I think I am leaning towards a Nova, Werks, or Alpha. O the decisions. Thank you for all of the feedback!
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got a new b5 in a losi 8 t with 2058 pipe how is it have not ran it yet need fule to get here
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