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    ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    What engines are availible for the 2.5 that can drop in without any other modifications? ALso, I would like to keep the EZ-Start system.

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    There may be others, but I know the Fantom FR-18 will drop in with 0 mods, and accept the E-Z start. Also, Picco is working on a larger engine that will also drop in with 0 mods and accept the ez start.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Don't forget the Sirio .18. I had a Picco .12 in mine for a little bit there.You should be able to fix most of .12, .15, and .18. Well good luck

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    theres epic 18 which has a lot of power ...and also most engines up to 18 fits with no mods ....
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    the fantom and sirio are the 2 most popular engines right now i would do a search in the forums and there are bunches of info on them and if those dont answer all your questions come back here and well help you out with whatever u need personaly im looking at the fantom right now .18 engine 1.9 HP and 150 bucks at stormer hobbies

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    I bought my Fantom from Stormerhobbies.com - Still not done with break in. Very unique motor. Seems like it has a ton of power already.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Thanks all!

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    badboy2 - The EPIC is awesome (I have one and love it like crazy) but it is a side exhaust engine. Fantom and Sirio are rear exhaust and will bolt right in. The EPIC would require a little more work (pipe, header).

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Someone has either produced or is in the process of producing a .21 drop-in. I think it's Sirio - can't be too bad. Oh never mind, you want to keep the EZ start. I don't know whether this engine will/does accept it.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    its between a small block and big block they say and i believe its a picco .21. im not positive but i think i read that sumwhere i would get the fantom as ive herd alot of bad things about the sirio. but it could be that alot of people with sirios arent tuning them right but i cant imagine it. ive herd very VERy FEW bad things about fantoms so one is falling into my truck this january

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Does the T-Maxx come with a fail-safe?

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Does the T-Maxx come with a fail-safe?

    NO, get a Venom or Ofna failsafe, about $25-30 each.

    And the .21 "drop-in" (no mods) engine is the Picco P2 ( http://werksracing.com/index.jsp ). It is designed to use the std. EZ Start II, too!!

    It'll hit the street in early January, sell for about $175-220, and if brand history & reputation means anything, it will kick the ass of every drop in engine available!!!!

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Thanks for the info Dean!

    I will definitely buy one of those Picco .21 P2's. [sm=punching.gif]
    Could you direct me to where I can get one of those Venom or Ofna failsafes?

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    Does the T-Maxx come with a fail-safe?

    NO, get a Venom or Ofna failsafe, about $25-30 each.

    And the .21 "drop-in" (no mods) engine is the Picco P2 ( http://werksracing.com/index.jsp ). It is designed to use the std. EZ Start II, too!!

    It'll hit the street in early January, sell for about $175-220, and if brand history & reputation means anything, it will kick the ass of every drop in engine available!!!!

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Thanks!

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    ORIGINAL: Nitro7

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEYG2&P=7 that is the ofna micro failsafe

    I have that one on my Hyper 7 - Nice and compact so it fits right in the radio box.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Well My 2.5 is shot so i'm in the market for a new engine. So... Sirio .18 or Fantom FR-18 ??
    Which is better? I already have the Sirio Big bore pipe from the 2.5 engine. which choice should i make?

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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    I have the Fantom - but I have not finished breaking in the motor yet. Figure in the next few weeks I will.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Here's a pic of Picco's .21 Maxx drop-in!! Sounds sweet, and I'm sure will run like a MF!! All the one's suggested are good mototrs, I really haven't heard bad about any of them!!! But personally I'll stick with the 2.5, $105 shipped w/trade-in of my old motor, and it completly rips!! No need for more!!
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    The P2 looks pretty kick ass!! but its not out till jan 31st and its $300.
    I would probably have to do some serious beefing up to handle the power wouldnt i?

    and do you have any gearing suggestions for use with the sirio.. or fantam?

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    Gearing for a .18 you may want to start a new thread and ask! Beefing up for the P2, yes, steel gears and axles atleast!!
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Do a search - many people have asked and gotten advice on the Fantom - that is what I did and that helped me decide.
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    But what was you deciding factor on the Fantom vs Sirio decision?
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    RE: ??? for T-Maxx Owners Only!

    Parts and availability and price. At the time - no one had the Sirio in stock and when it was in stock it was $50 american more dollars.

    That and the Fantom has more base horse power - it is only a minor difference but all the same, why not.

    I bought it from Stormerhobbies.com for $149.99 american.
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    With the dollar being so weak vs. the Pound & Euro, we might have to ask your Europeans to do our buying for us...

    ...from American retailers!!

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