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SRT10Venomous 11-22-2010 07:15 PM

What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
As the title states,

What would the best engine be for the Savage XL, Im talking biggest baddest engine on the market, price is not a concern.

Thanks,



Oh and I'm having a custom Savage XL built from the ground up.

pinkducky 11-22-2010 07:56 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
I heard LRP .30 is great. I run .28 picco, its awesome too!

Mclovin350z 11-22-2010 08:00 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
^^^ What he said. If money is really not a concern then look into novarossi or rb products.

SRT10Venomous 11-22-2010 08:19 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
So the novarossi would be the engine with the most power and reliability ?? the price didnt look to bad 400 give or take.. i can live with that.

Mclovin350z 11-22-2010 08:26 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
You'd have to check for compatability, but the lrp or picco would be the best bang for the buck. Novas are expensive,but very high quality, something you should get for competition, otherwise it really wouldn't be worth the extra 200 bucks.

steed2-inactive 11-22-2010 10:07 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
if all out power is what you want, no nitro engine will compare to the mamba monster max 2200 kv electric system. i know this is off topic just something to look into-scott.

CR500rider 11-22-2010 11:00 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
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ORIGINAL: steed2

if all out power is what you want, no nitro engine will compare to the mamba monster max 2200 kv electric system. i know this is off topic just something to look into-scott.
X 2 Go brushless! Its more fun than your little Dodge!

nitro-rob 11-22-2010 11:10 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
If you like the smell of the exhaust or to run continuously, the picco .28 with turbo head is the killer engine. The LRP z.28/z30 are are pretty good too.

HerrSavage 11-23-2010 12:40 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
Picco 28 modded by supertib no question.. Clockwork Racing Engines is him...

rcnitrohead 11-23-2010 09:33 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
A modded Picco .28 is where you want to go... The goal is not to spend hundreds cause that won't get you the best.. You want the best? You want an AB or Clockwork modded Picco .28.

And I know working on an SRT10 must be terribly difficult with all those cylinders, but nitro cars are more simple so have a crack at it ;). By the way, almost every truck here is "custom".

Post pics of your project when you finish if you can.

supertib 11-23-2010 10:47 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: SRT10Venomous

So the novarossi would be the engine with the most power and reliability ?? the price didnt look to bad 400 give or take.. i can live with that.

absolutely not...the Picco is more powerful then the Nova.... The Nova is more refined and has a little better fit and finish....but at your stage of the game would be a waste of money.........Nova's aren't the fastest engines, they are just very well built and usually have a very refined powerband...the Picco is more of a beast with a less refined powerband, but definitely more power...

SRT10Venomous 11-23-2010 03:31 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
Thanks for the input guys, The Picco sounds like the way to go.. I will post up some pics after I get this beast completed.. 

SRT10Venomous 11-23-2010 04:25 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
LOLyep its a measly 800hp dodge ... im sure the X2 will be much more fun LOL....




Quote:

ORIGINALCR500rider
X 2 Go brushless! Its more fun than your little Dodge!

wolfie1 11-23-2010 04:54 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
yea well post some pics of both ur projects im interested to see them[8D]

SRT10Venomous 11-23-2010 07:21 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
No Pics of the RC just yet as Iam still figuring out the details on it and how it will be built so nothing has even left the shelfs yet.. But Ill post some pics of my engine build for my SRT10...

Heads port and polish
intake port and polish
Larger valves, springs
New rockers
ATIDampner
Custom ground Cam
No2 with propane
Bellanger headers, Mid pipes,
Magnaflow Catback
K&N intake
B&B throttle body
New master slave

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rcnitrohead 11-23-2010 09:04 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
Aye I'm jealous, that thing must get what... 4mpg? haha I know thats not what its for. Sounds like a bad*** engine build, should haul major ***. I wish I could get my engine swap going in my Fiero, 3.8 supercharged with xp cam and headers back and a small pulley... Good for 350-400rwhp but hey its my DD ;).

Now get started on the Savage [8D]

CR500rider 11-23-2010 10:06 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: SRT10Venomous

LOL yep its a measly 800hp dodge ... im sure the X2 will be much more fun LOL....




Quote:

ORIGINAL CR500rider
X 2 Go brushless! Its more fun than your little Dodge!

Is that 800hp before or after the squeeze?

SLAYERDUDE 11-23-2010 11:59 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
Mopar man all the way, that's some sikkk shizzy son.

I's po folks and still run the stock K5.9, but if I had your cash I'd get a Novarossi.
I hear the RB's scream too.
For top power and reliability, Novarossi...
From what I've heard...

SRT10Venomous 11-24-2010 01:10 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
its only a 100 shot so 800 with the N02 700 with out...




Quote:

ORIGINAL: CR500rider.


Quote:

ORIGINAL: SRT10Venomous

LOLyep its a measly 800hp dodge ... im sure the X2 will be much more fun LOL....




Quote:

ORIGINALCR500rider
X 2 Go brushless! Its more fun than your little Dodge!

Is that 800hp before or after the squeeze?

tradami 11-24-2010 01:13 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
I should post pics of my 1980 AMCSpirit DL. Hahaha.


On-topic: I, myself, hate the K5.9. I plan on buying either a Picco 28 or a Picco 28 modded by Supertib

wolfie1 11-24-2010 05:28 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
liking all them rolla rockers on there, couldnt run that in the uk petrol is way expensive like close to £1.20 a litre which makes a gallon nearly £6.00!

SRT10Venomous 11-27-2010 02:31 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
ok going with the picco now does anyone know someone who can do some motor mods for me, port polish etc...?? maybe a large bore kit if there is such thing...

Thanks,


supertib 11-27-2010 02:47 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: SRT10Venomous

ok going with the picco now does anyone know someone who can do some motor mods for me, port polish etc...?? maybe a large bore kit if there is such thing...

Thanks,



https://clockworkracingengines.com/c...ll-start-51232

cswtornado 11-27-2010 09:41 AM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
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He does the mods himself, he owns that place! Just listen to some YouTube vids of his engines - they rev so high and spool up so fast it hurts your ears! If money's not an object, then also get a buku power pipe to really make it scream! And so you don't fry that pretty little engine you're going to be getting, it's reccommended to get a new gas tank to fix the half tank lean issue. It's just $15 here - h<a target="_blank" href="http://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi?session_id=&amp;part_id=1704">ttp://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi?session_id=&part;_id=1704
I</a>t's a smaller tank but the first half of the stock tank is wasted running rich anyway so you actually get the same runtime.
And you need a wheelie bar, seriously.
And don't forget to YouTube it running when you're done!


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SRT10Venomous 11-27-2010 04:58 PM

RE: What is the best engine for a Savage XL custom
 
Just got off the phone with Clockworks " Neal" and it looks like were going to do a picco .28 fully tricked out, and his custom pipe and clutch, should push 2.5hp or so.. and since were going with the fully aluminum savage xl it should be the perfect match for a heavy truck. We could get it up to the 3hp mark but Neal says thats just high end hp and a not much tq and we need tons of tq as well...    But it looks like were getting closer to getting this party started, Will keep you informed as it comes together..

Thanks for the help guys..


Ps Neal " Clockworks" seams like he will bend over backward to help you out.. good guy..

Good to talk to you today.




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