RE: Engine upgrade for traxxas jato
Ok hearing that about the 3.3, I agree with ejc34710! Just fyi, I buy from eBay all the time and never have problems. I didnt know the conrods were weak on the 3.3 and the carbs are prone to leak cause I dont run the 3.3, they seem cheaply made from mass production, you have 20 yrs exp, n I only have 3yrs, so knowing that ya I agree. Keep in mind that I currently own 35+ nitro rcs all with diff engines so I know quite a bit about nitro! I do respect you ejc34710 with your 20 years exp, thats awesome! Either send it for trade in at traxxas or get the os 18tz. Im not a fan of traxxas period so I would personally get the OS 18TZ. I do have a jato with a Hong Nor X18, which runs great. It came from an ofna scrt10 short course truck. It required a little custom work to fit the clutch system, but works great. I race it every week with a bunch of guys who run the 3.3 on their jato. They all like the 3.3 and really have no problems with them. The OS would deff be the better engine though.