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anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

Old 01-27-2009, 12:08 AM
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Default anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

just wondering who used it , and what truck ? i am wanting to put it in my losi 8t. going to be running 30% nitro for racing also.

so

good?
bad?
what truck?
Old 01-27-2009, 12:44 AM
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i use it my mgt 12lb truck, its the best 149.00 dollars i ever spent in this hobby. i've had it now for well over a year with no problems and about 3 or 4 gallons of different fuels. you will be amazed on how much power it makes with gen 2 20% byrons.
Old 01-27-2009, 01:32 AM
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ok lets try and answer this guy and not have a lrp vs picco war [sm=punching.gif] the lrp is a good engine if your going to do some club racing you will probably do well with it. there are better engines out there but they are going to cost a little more I ran mine in a rc8t and it did ok in it
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Yeah, it's an awesome engine for bashing(MT, truggy, or even buggy..) Most people would advise to take a 21 instead for racing. Most good race 21's are a lot more expensive though. You could probably get a Go 21 for a Spec 3 kind of price..

The Spec 3 Truggy version has the carb inserts, so you can tame it down some to get better fuel mileage..

I love my Spec 3. It IS a fuel pig though..
Old 01-27-2009, 02:48 AM
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

mentorman-Where did you get it for $149.99?
Old 01-27-2009, 08:08 AM
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

thank you guys for your fast response. my buddy is running a rb ws7II but i wish not to spend that much cash. amainhobbies has the lrp for for $169.99-

most of the guys here are running the legal .28's not .21's that is why i was leaning more into the lrp .28. thanks arick
Old 01-27-2009, 11:08 AM
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You'll be happy with that engine, its one of the better 28s for the price. I loved my LRP, easy to tune, it holds the tune, and mine went 5 gallons before replacing the rear bearing.
I used it in an 8ight,
Old 01-27-2009, 11:46 AM
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thank you i think i am set for the z.28r thanks guys
Old 01-28-2009, 02:06 AM
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tower had it for 169 and i used a 20 dollar off coupon. but towers prices are always changing, so u need to look out for it.
Old 01-28-2009, 05:59 AM
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FYI, the new Losi 454 engine is almost definitely either a direct copy or a slight improvement over the Spec 3, and costs 150 bucks at www.losipartshouse.com ....
Old 01-28-2009, 10:37 AM
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

I almost bought the LRP28 from tower during the Christmas special, but after TAX and SHIPPING, it was still more expensive than ebay.
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

Both engines are made by SH.
Old 01-28-2009, 03:34 PM
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ORIGINAL: HerrSavage

FYI, the new Losi 454 engine is almost definitely either a direct copy or a slight improvement over the Spec 3, and costs 150 bucks at www.losipartshouse.com ....

WHere did you get this information?

Cause the 454 looks just like a Mach, or is the Mach an SH engine? like the LRP

Well, Looking closer they look very similar, must both be SH engines
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Mostly just a surmise. Both the Mach 427 and LRP Spec 3 are SH engines. Now the "Mach" 454 is a 28 too.. Same number of ports, and same bore and stroke I think..

And we all know how many ways the SH engines get rebranded...

A Mach 427 and LRP Spec 3 are already really close. I heard even the Sportwerks (also SH..) closed backplate for the Mach also works on the LRP...

So I'm just assuming. It makes too much sense. I mean, I doubt SH went out and totally redesigned a new 28. It's gotta' be an LRP twin or slightly upgraded version...

Could be wrong though... [sm=confused.gif]
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ORIGINAL: HerrSavage

Mostly just a surmise. Both the Mach 427 and LRP Spec 3 are SH engines. Now the "Mach" 454 is a 28 too.. Same number of ports, and same bore and stroke I think..

And we all know how many ways the SH engines get rebranded...

A Mach 427 and LRP Spec 3 are already really close. I heard even the Sportwerks (also SH..) closed backplate for the Mach also works on the LRP...

So I'm just assuming. It makes too much sense. I mean, I doubt SH went out and totally redesigned a new 28. It's gotta' be an LRP twin or slightly upgraded version...

Could be wrong though... [sm=confused.gif]
I used the backplate from the mach on the LRP, it didn't fit exactly but it worked. Ya the 427 was like a .26 engine. So this will be Losi's .28 it has the same port, bore and stroke as the LRP and like you said its cheaper then the LRP, not as pretty. Im interested in hearing how these run.
Old 01-28-2009, 04:49 PM
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

Isnt the 8T a fairly light truggy? Maybe a 28 is 2 much in it for racing?
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

i for sure that the sh, and xtm motors are exactly the same. but anyways i just ordered it.

i asked towerhobbies (174.00) to price match amainhobbies at their $164.00. but i could not use use the $20.00 of code...so i did do the price matching. and shipping was going to be $9.99 , so i joined towers member club for $9.99 (got 3 free r/c car action mags and free shipping for 1 year!) and the total was $164.00 SAME AS AMAINHOBBIES.COM! great deal!

i went with a pull starter just incase of the engine haveing "too" much guts i can pull it and put it in my savage if i like it i will order another but bump start and put the first one in my savage and bump in my losi ....thats thinkin


thanks guys.
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Congrats on the new Engine..

ORIGINAL: stussman

Isnt the 8T a fairly light truggy? Maybe a 28 is 2 much in it for racing?
We have to get our terms straight here.. A Mach 28 is a different engine alltogether.. What IS a Mach 28 then? I've only ever heard it kind of sucks, even compared to the 427....
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

i got one, first had it in my mgt, it was ok, then i put it in my ofna 9.5 and its much better, its a 3 port, which i did some ramping mods to the ports and really woke up the top end. dynamite, lrp, losi, xtm, sh, sportwerks are all made by golden lion. different hobby shops use the different makes as their house brand.
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Default RE: anyone use the lrp z.28r ?

I am planning to get an LRP 28 Sec 3 for my Inferno Sports2 would it fit?
1. Can anyone please recommend a good pipe for it?

2.How is it compared to this Picco .28? for $198?
http://cgi.ebay.com/OFNA-51232-PICCO...ayphotohosting

Please someone help me I have my fingers on the PAY NOW button!
Old 01-29-2009, 08:07 PM
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i have a jp-1 pipe that i am going to try...but think i may toss it on my savage and run a jp-3 pipe on my losi 8t w/ .28r combo
Old 01-29-2009, 08:10 PM
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hopmeup is a good guy to deal with ...he cuts huge discounts with a one fee for up to 6 items! just ask hime to re calculate before paying ...i didn't ask untill after paying ...and he said he will still do it for me...goodguy!
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it is cheaper on towerhobbies.... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...232+&search=Go

if you use the code you will save $20.00 brining it to 179.00 then 9.99 for shipping ....but

if you join their savers club for 9.99 you will get free shipping for 1 year , and three issues of rc car action free!!!! sweet deal!

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