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rossi q-500.40 or sj.50?

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Old 08-15-2008, 06:27 AM
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has anyone used the rossi q-500?its only 200.compared to the 300 for the jett.its going on a viper 500.I know everyone is bias towards jetts.but is it worth the extra 100 bucks?
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The Jett will outrun the Rossi. The Jett is built in the USA and spares and support are readily available. Whether the extra cost is worth it is your decision.

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I have a couple of the Rossi's in that version and they are very fast and love high rpm's. I have never compared them to a Jet but they make people take a step back on a low pass. Nice wow factor! I have been very happy with mine.
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Default RE: rossi q-500.40 or sj.50?

If you want a good value package for the Viper .....

Thunder Tiger 46 pro
add a Jett Stream Muffler.
Turns a 9x7 up around 16,500-17,000 peak ground rpm.
D1 series props 8.8x8 or 8.75x8W around the same.


About $150 total.

If it does not match what the Rossi runs at, it is pretty close
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hey bob.would an os 46ax work as well with a jett stream.and a 9x7
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zero-cool:

No excuses, I am a avid nutso Jett fan, but for all the right reasons. High performance, great reliability and quality of product, outstanding service when you plant one, and I have planted several big time. Is this worth the additional $100.00? Well, its faster than the Rossie, much more durable, the "Sports Jett's" even idle better than anything I have ever seen plus sharp transition. My 35 has been running its big hart out for me for the past 7, honest 7 years in club racing, is still running like new if not better. The 50, two 60's and 90 are of varing ages and run times, all are still outstanding. Based on this experience, do you really need to ask. Yes, they all have a flaw. You gotta torque those heads down at least every 10 or so weekend runs . Yes, have had my share of Rosss, decent pattern engines in their time, now obsolete. Go ahead and save that $100.00 bucks, but is it worth that when us Jett nuts lap you? Ohhhhhhh, the disgrace of it all. ENJOY
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hey bob.would an os 46ax work as well with a jett stream.and a 9x7
An OS 46FX will ... The AX is real close - likes a bit lower rpm and more prop... but it definately gets a boost from the jett-stream.

46AX+jettstream with a 9x8 seems to be pretty good for sport-speed
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