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Old 04-13-2004, 02:17 PM
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Default What is the best/ most reliable .21 on road engine?

What is the best/ most reliable .21 on road engine under $450? I am selling my mtx3 and am getting an 8th scale. I am thinking the mrx3. I don't know what engine to get within my price range. Help please
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Default RB C5

Get an RB C5 .21, you should be able to find one under $450.00. I just bought a new one for $350.00 off of ebay. Here's why I'm sold on RB as being the most reliable;

I bought a Brand NEW RB C5 Rody in June of 2002 off EBAY for $420.00, I ran it the last half of that season. Then in 2003 I raced it from March until October, and depending on the weather, I raced it 2 to 4 times a month running 30% and 40% nitro in it. In between the 2002 and 2003 season I had the piston and sleeve re-newed and changed the conrod in it.

I ran 17 gallons of fuel through it before the conrod finally blew. I routinely cleaned and re-lubed it after every 2 race weekends. I never had a problem with it starting up on the first or second bump.

You may not be able to find a C5 Rody for under $450.00, but I'm sure you can get a C5 under that price. The powerband on the RBs is very nice. Perfect power for the tracks we have around here, S&J, OTH, Fastlane, Richmond Va. The JPs, Nova MAX, and other extreme high end engines are overkill.

You'll be very happy with the C5, just add a .1mm head shim, run 30% and you'll be very happy. S&J hobbies has one for sell right now, it may be in your price range.

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how about the novarossi RACE kangaroo engine? thats the one i'm leaning towards
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Thumbs up Its definitely a good engine...

...with lots of power. But, I can't speak on the reliability/durability I've never ran one. Maybe someone else have experience with them.

If you can get it in your price range, go for it.
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I've had great sucess with my MS NovaMega .21. Holds a good tune and provides plenty of power.
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Thanks for the replies. I just ordered the new MS Evo-6
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Originally posted by mtx3racer
Thanks for the replies. I just ordered the new MS Evo-6
from where and may i know how much?
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