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Old 12-30-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Rb and Novarossi

I'm getting back into the hobby after about 7 years, and I have a lot of reading and catching up to do.

I just to run RB engines, and love them, but know I'm considering either RB or Novarossi. I was told by a knowledgeable person that Nova engines are better than RB, better materials, quality, craftmanship, etc.

I was wondering if that is true, I guess like I said, I need a lot of catching up to do and I want some solid advice. I'm reading the forums and mags, but it will take some time.

I was going to go back to RB, but I want the best, and so here is my dilemma.

Can anyone give me some useful information, I would appreciate it.

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Boy, is this question going to start a debate!
Anyways, I would recommend you to tell use what track your going to run first so we can at least know what port or type engine you be needing. I sure some members opinions on models can be recommended in either RB or Nova. In the Novaroassi type, I prefer JP racing. It has more internal work or treatments in either stock or modified form.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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If u want the best JP all the way
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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what class are you going to be running? If 1/8 and price is not an issue then get the nova 359 w/ mule not a bad price for two engines. Nova also has a two pack .12 set. But once you start to touch those factory mods the prices get a little out of had for one engine. That's were RB has a better value and their performance is more than enough, I say RB or bang for buck Mega engines aren't bad for price
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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From my experiance, the RB and the Novarossi are pretty simular. Novarossi makes the blocks, bearings and carbs for RB as well as others. The primary difference is the sleve and crank. RB makes there own crank, sleves and heads. Porting and timinng are the major difference between the two manufacturers.
For the most part, when I need many parts for my RB's they come in a Novarossi package. (pistons, pins, carbs, bearings, rods)These are all interchangable parts for most Novarossi based engines.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies already. This is for 1/8 offroad by the way.

I have been looking at the nova 367 engine, looks like a winner specially with all the stuff that it comes with.

My last engine was an RB WSII, and I don't think those are around any more. I don't know if parts are available for it, so I was also considering the C6BBT or the WSIII

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Novarossi makes RB. So they are about the same. The top 3 is Novarossi, O.S., and Picco. Picco has been doing alot lately and they engines are excellent.
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go with wat ever you get the most support with
thats should be the number one reason for buying anything because you now that you would allways have help there wheighting for you
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is navarossi plug suitable for RB engines?

anyone tried?
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Also R&B plugs are made by novarossi, there is no difference.
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Also R&B plugs are made by novarossi, there is no difference.
which nova plug is same as the RB #6 turbo plug?
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not sure about you guys but my xenon r aac was twice as fast as my 359 and my plus 35 and my r3 sedan motor is really fast Murnan Modified all the way
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Both are good companies. Don't need to go all out on a motor especially if something is available for less than has like performance. A lot of motors around the $200 dollar range are still quite good and capable.
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Also R&B plugs are made by novarossi, there is no difference.
RB plugs run hotter than the equivalently numbered Nova plug. They may be made by Nova, but the numbers do not correlate perfectly.
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