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Old 03-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Best .12 on road for the $ & which TURBO PLUG???

Ok, newbie question here. What would be the best bang for the least amount of buck for an on road rear exhaust engine?

I'm looking to get a non pull start for my son who just got his first on road nitro car.

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If you can find one get a JP P3L
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Right now, after having run all the brands out there I would have to say, go for a Sirio XXX or XXXV, IF parts availability is no problem.

Power and reliability are IMHO currently the best out there.
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do you plan on racing or just bashing? if racing, then the engines mentioned above are really good for there money
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The above is all true but maybe overkill for a beginner.

IMHO get an STSD3R (or D5R) from Hong Kong .. Will cost you about $85.

Plenty quick enough for a beginner and will even get you started in club racing.
Easy to tune and last well.
They even come with a pretty good running in guide.
Ive had 3 and they really are good value.
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I would go with the OS 12tz series. I don't believe they are still in production but can be found fairly cheap. Great speed, tunes easy.
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RB junior. ( performance/price )

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do you plan on racing or just bashing? if racing, then the engines mentioned above are really good for there money
I do plan on club racing. This e gone would be for my son who is really new to RC.
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The above is all true but maybe overkill for a beginner.

IMHO get an STSD3R (or D5R) from Hong Kong .. Will cost you about $85.

Plenty quick enough for a beginner and will even get you started in club racing.
Easy to tune and last well.
They even come with a pretty good running in guide.
Ive had 3 and they really are good value.
sounds good. Where is the best place to get them. Can I get piston sleeve replaceme ts for the now as well?
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Ok, newbie question here. What would be the best bang for the least amount of buck for an on road rear exhaust engine?

I'm looking to get a non pull start for my son who just got his first on road nitro car.

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Get a Novarossi N12T1... it cost about USD$145 at rcmushroom..
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Get a Novarossi N12T1... it cost about USD$145 at rcmushroom..
Change rod after break-in and it will last u!
cant go wrong with a nova N12t1 its designed for the beginer and will easily last a season or to.the rb junior 9 is also a good eng. dont comprimise and you will save$$$in the end
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cant go wrong with a nova N12t1 its designed for the beginer and will easily last a season or to.the rb junior 9 is also a good eng. dont comprimise and you will save$$$in the end
a nova 353 steel 2010, best bang for the money and quick than previous posted
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I just pruchased a Picco red dot from a fellow rctech member (really cool guy )

Whats the best turbo plug to use?

Hot, medium or cold?

I am new to turbo engines. All prior engines were standard.

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sounds good. Where is the best place to get them. Can I get piston sleeve replaceme ts for the now as well?
Check out RC Mall on ebay .. thats where I get mine ..

They also have all the spares all the time.
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