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Old 07-22-2014, 04:26 PM
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Look at Amain trying to push a rebadge engine. $400
http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...ine-Turbo-Plug
J5137 and NICOLE like this.
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So is this another rebadged speed? Cuz for $400 I can just buy a real speed
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So is this another rebadged speed? Cuz for $400 I can just buy a real speed
It's a Speed VZ-B not an XZ-B. Meaning it's a short stroke.
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Box looks nice though....
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So is Kortz going to be running these now being he is the main guy for ProTek? Is his Werks deal ending soon?

That box does look nice. Trinity used to do that with their ExTech engines a while back. Good packaging always helps sales
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Originally Posted by Imbue View Post
It's a Speed VZ-B not an XZ-B. Meaning it's a short stroke.
XZ-B Short stroke engine.

That is the XZ-B case, carb, head.

XZ-B on the left, OLD VZ-B on the right.
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What will help sales are a much friendlier and budget price. Like post above OS heck Novarossi or this Amain must think Protek brand carries some wait.
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Originally Posted by Jerm13 View Post
So is Kortz going to be running these now being he is the main guy for ProTek? Is his Werks deal ending soon?

That box does look nice. Trinity used to do that with their ExTech engines a while back. Good packaging always helps sales

Kortz is AGAMA/WERKS, no relation to Amain I dont think, KORN is the AMAIN team manager.
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Originally Posted by LosiPRRACER View Post
XZ-B Short stroke engine.

That is the XZ-B case, carb, head.

XZ-B on the left, OLD VZ-B on the right.
http://www.adrmodel.com/public/catal.../os12181_1.jpg
It's a Speed II VZ-B in an XZ-B/Ninja case. Identical to the JQ engine.

Not banging on this engine at all. Just making sure people understand what it is. It's a good engine, and it's NJAX.



(Not just another xz-b)
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It's made in japan. Always gonna carry a higher price tag no matter what branding. Kinda like the mystical K brand.

And being OS made, I'd run one.
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Originally Posted by Imbue View Post
It's a Speed II VZ-B in an XZ-B/Ninja case. Identical to the JQ engine.

Not banging on this engine at all. Just making sure people understand what it is. It's a good engine, and it's NJAX.



(Not just another xz-b)
I always wanted a JQ but wished they made it with the lowered style head. Glad Protek was able to bring back the VZB speed but now updated with the XZB case and lowered head. Wouldve been nicer to see the price a little lower though
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With as much money as A main has they could have started their own engine brand like Hudy. I heard A main is changing their name soon and are going to start selling bicycles and bike parts.
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
With as much money as A main has they could have started their own engine brand like Hudy. I heard A main is changing their name soon and are going to start selling bicycles and bike parts.
You don't mean they're closing up shop and no longer selling RC parts, do you?
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Originally Posted by HomicidalBunny View Post
You don't mean they're closing up shop and no longer selling RC parts, do you?
No. They are changing the name to something like A main sports and hobbies and they are going to start selling bicycles and parts as well as RC product.
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
No. They are changing the name to something like A main sports and hobbies and they are going to start selling bicycles and parts as well as RC product.
It's true, I've already seen the new logo. I was like ,"wtf"? When I saw it.
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