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Old 02-03-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Questions?? New Club Level Race Engine!!???

ok, i need to know what yall think is a good club race engine that I can start out with for 1/10 touring... something around the $200 range and something that is not gonna be too hard for a beginning racer like myself to tune...im looking at the JL .12 line, but im open to suggestions...help please!!
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ok, i need to know what yall think is a good club race engine that I can start out with for 1/10 touring... something around the $200 range and something that is not gonna be too hard for a beginning racer like myself to tune...im looking at the JL .12 line, but im open to suggestions...help please!!
my recommendation since you want a beginner engine at an affordable price... get the JLR red dot, and slap on a novarossi carburator...
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You do not need the Nova carb if you know how the engine likes to be tuned. The JLR likes a rich low end, tune your low end so that when you let go off the throtle the engine quickly setles down to a good idle. Then tune your high end accordingly. My JLRs (yeah I have 2) very rarely have to be tune, they run great at around 212.

Just get the JLR and the Picco 2607 pipe, and you will have more power than you need, trust me.
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JL is the best bang for the buck you won't be disappointed just make sure to order some picco glow plugs cause novarossi wont fit
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Get a Picco engine and hope to get lucky.
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the JLR is no beginner entry engine though, this engine has the power to run with the novarossi's. the only thing entry about it, is its price.
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what about the O.S TZ .12?? thats around $200 too, any suggestions?
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what about the Peak Diablo or the Trinity On Road Draked Models? or another Sirio Standard?
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get the red dot
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You are better off with the JLR RED DOT engine. Hands down for the price it's a great motor to run. The TZ is also pretty good, but why spend the extra $25 more because it's not as fast? Easier way is to dial down the throttle trim so all the power isn't used.
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You can also consider the Mega ZX12 DSII motor though not sure what they priced at nowadays.
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The OS motor is very reliable motor the cost may be a bit dearer than the JL
But if you decide on the OS the engine will be cheaper in the long run with parts being a lot cheaper than the JL
Thats the only reason I haven't bought a JL is the cost of replacement parts.
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Cost of replacement parts for the OS aren't that much cheaper than the JLR. You can't choose a motor based on parts. Also, consider the amount of time you are racing. For any motor you'd want to inspect the internals and make sure things are running right after say using up a gallon of fuel due to some long mains and hardcore racing. Otherwise just do general maintenance if doing some light racing especially being newcomers. I chose the RB V12 Rody 3 port standard a while back after liking the performance despite the fact the price for a rebuild was expensive. Even before then I sold it being the sedan was to be sold as well due to fact 8th onroad was my preferred class to run.
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I'm not sure where you get your parts from but from Pro Shop Futaba OS parts are 30 to 50% cheaper than any JL parts I have seen advertised.
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The OS motor is very reliable motor the cost may be a bit dearer than the JL
But if you decide on the OS the engine will be cheaper in the long run with parts being a lot cheaper than the JL
Thats the only reason I haven't bought a JL is the cost of replacement parts.
JL's are more reliable and Faster! and BEST BANG for your BUCK!
Why spend more if you can settle for a good Italian made engine!
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