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Good entry level engine for Losi 8ight

Old 04-01-2009, 11:13 PM
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Default Good entry level engine for Losi 8ight

hello all. just wanted to get some suggestions from you guys on a .21 engine for my losi 8ight. i'm reviving my 8ight after a 2 yr long hiatus from rc cars due to paintball and other things. anyway, i'm looking for an entry level engine with decent power and ease of tuneability to get me back in the game. my buggy currently has a modded novarossi p5x, which had good power, but was hell for me to tune. it would always take me forever to get things goin just so i could get on the track. anyway, i'm looking for something easier to tune now. it doesn't have to have lots of power since my driving skills are still lacking anyway and i really don't want to spend more than $200. i was thinking of going with an o.s. vg, but i've also read good things about go-tech and sts engines. anyway, let me know your opinions! any help would be appreciated. thanks!
Old 04-02-2009, 09:37 AM
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I've read about the OS .21VG on the Dirt Oval forum. Some tracks use it as a spec motor for the ovals in 8th scale chassis. From what I see, they make good power, and are pretty easy to keep in tune....
Old 04-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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I just broke in a VG its super easy to tune and seems to have decent power thats manageable and has OS's quality and only $150.00
Old 04-03-2009, 02:07 AM
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Default RE: Good entry level engine for Losi 8ight

Mach 427...

If it has to be a 21, then a Go 21 3, 5, or 7 port.. I've got the new Caster Grenade in my buggy, waiting for a chance to break it in. The Caster is based off the Go 21 5-port, which is supposed to be an awesome engine. The only thing about the Gos from what I hear is that they have insane pinch when new, so you need a good starter box, to preheat them, etc.

For all-out insane power, the best 21 is probably the Jammin 21 JPX - with discount codes you can get them from either tower or amain for around 200 bucks. An 086 pipe and a few turbo plugs would bring that closer to 300.

If you're not racing competitively though, then I'd seriously get another Mach 427. Dead easy to run, not so pipe and plug picky like most 21 race engines(absolute best pipe for a Mach IMO is the stock Losi pipe...)
Old 04-03-2009, 10:51 PM
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sportwerks 21v2
Old 04-04-2009, 07:07 PM
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OS VG is an ABL type engine not an ABC type, I've not heard good things about this engine. I'd stay away!
Old 04-12-2009, 12:16 AM
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Novarossi 3 port for 149 bucks on Amain is a pretty good deal.
Old 04-12-2009, 02:12 AM
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The ABL liner in the VGs dont have a good lifespan....
Old 04-12-2009, 05:06 AM
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picco basics go well i have one in my bashing hyper7.
Old 04-16-2009, 08:35 PM
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Default RE: Good entry level engine for Losi 8ight

i just bought this[link=http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_23_31/products_id/26092]GRP .21[/link] for only 219

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