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Old 12-25-2007, 01:11 AM
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I want a engine for my savage. lrp is said to be great all around engine with same specs a picco but the picco it said to have better acceleration when you nail the throttle were the lrps is slower. can you please list con and pros of these engines. thanks.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:49 AM
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ive been after teh same question for my lst2. from what ive heard if you want a power house of a engine with loads of torque go for the picco. if you want a smoother power band that easier to control on the track look into a lrp. both are about the same in speed. im going with the picco and this pipe is the one i think people said to get.

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Old 12-25-2007, 11:12 AM
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I have an LRP and love it..

I also have a new-in-box Picco, but am getting queasy reading about all the Picco carb issues.. It's pretty off-putting...

The LRP is an engine you can buy and know you've got a powerhouse that's easy to live with and won't be a PIA.. With the Picco, you know you've got a powerhouse - but you don't know if it'll run right consistently or cause you to pull your hair out.. Even if the Picco has say %20 more power, that doesn't mean jack if you can't tune it..

I hope to break my Picco in in the spring, so we'll see..

But strictly from hearing what lots of other people have had to say, it seems to me like the LRP is definitely the safer (and cheaper..) choice..
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I run both.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:13 PM
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Well thats nice that you run both of them lol but which one do you like better. That was one of the stupidest things i have ever herd and a post.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:22 PM
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can't speak for the picco but did hear some people not happy with them. I have the LRP and it runs very good for me and seems like I break a lot more stuff like pins and rims then with the stock engine (Ihave it in a MGT) but it has been a lot of fun. The mach 427 is also a good replacement runs great and easy to tune just a thought.
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:29 AM
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Well thats nice that you run both of them lol but which one do you like better. That was one of the stupidest things i have ever herd and a post.

That's how I roll brah!!

They both run well, I speak only of track performance installed in a LST with the stock 90 degree header, the Picco has brutal bottom end, it falls of before the LRP Spec III. I find that the LRP fits my driving style better. It has a broad smooth powerband with the stock LST2 pipe. The Picco has high build quality's typical of a product from the boot. (14mm crank and nice bearing for instance) I would kick neither out of bed for eating crackers.
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so you think the lrp spec 3 has better top end then the picco .28? but the picco .28 has more power? how much slower is the picco or have o=you not raced them side by side?
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Chances are you would never notice....both are great mills.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:30 AM
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If 2D were to say one over the other, I think it's fair to say sales of the one he chose would skyrocket - at the expense of the other...

And my guess is he doesn't want to be responsible for doing that to Picco..., so he stays on the fence..
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I think this would be a great engine for your savage http://www.extremercmotorsports.com/...-FUSNOVA528XSP
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:31 PM
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just playing with the nova engine thing but when I was at the hobby shop the guy had a RB engine and was tuning this was a sick truck he had it in a savage with big tires and ran hard. I think this was it does anyone know anything about them http://www.rcplanet.com/RB_Products_...1900000122.htm
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just playing with the nova engine thing but when I was at the hobby shop the guy had a RB engine and was tuning this was a sick truck he had it in a savage with big tires and ran hard. I think this was it does anyone know anything about them http://www.rcplanet.com/RB_Products_...1900000122.htm

RBConcepts makes some great engines
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All I've heard about the RB928 is that it's utterly, crazy powerful, BUT is a ROYAL PIA to tune.... Not that I'm an expert by any means, but I personally wouldn't get one. If you got that kind of money, then Nova XRP....
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:04 AM
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i belive we where talking about lrp and umm picco not nova thanks but i dont want to now about the to much money i know there all make great engine but dose any body want to give me money?
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then get the lrp it is good and makes a lot of power and good on fuel.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:47 PM
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Why do people car fuel consumption on there rc car i dont get it. it not like a realy care or anything and if its on a savage you not racing so you dont need longer track times.
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no offense, but with that attitude, I dont know why anyone would try to help you....along with another post you made above. Typical New Yorker
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at $25 to $30 a gallon I care.
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Run time means the world when you race... We ran 7 minute quals this weekend in reverse direction. This caused us to not cross the timing loop starting the race until 50 seconds had passed. Since my Picco P7 Evo2 can go 9 minutes plus I sneaked into second place when car #2 (modded 5port GoTech) ran out of fuel.

When D-Fly called me stupid earlier in this thread I ignored it because of his poor grammar and spelling, ignorance is bliss.
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Run time means the world when you race... We ran 7 minute quals this weekend in reverse direction. This caused us to not cross the timing loop starting the race until 50 seconds had passed. Since my Picco P7 Evo2 can go 9 minutes plus I sneaked into second place when car #2 (modded 5port GoTech) ran out of fuel.

When D-Fly called me stupid earlier in this thread I ignored it because of his poor grammar and spelling, ignorance is bliss.

you run in a hole other world then me, but my lst2 can run ten or 15 min on a tank as does the lrp but I can get longer run times with 25% then 20% nitro at least that is what it seems and cold weather it's like 8 to 10 min tops. so if you can give any tips on extended run times in cold weather or warm that would be great. might have to start a new thread but some cold weather tips and other stuff would be cool. I can kick a gallon in no time in 40 degree weather[&o].
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Run leaner in the winter cuase it will keep the engine warmer and use less gas
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no, run richer in winter because the air is colder, and so denser.. you run leaner and you'll fry the bushing from not getting enough oil..
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I heard of people wrapping the head in foil but I never done this. I heat the engine with a blow dryer in the real cold then tune rich to run.
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I heard of people wrapping the head in foil but I never done this. I heat the engine with a blow dryer in the real cold then tune rich to run.
I use foil ...or a Baby Sock....If it's Really Cold I Tape up the Holes in My Body too........
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