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Old 07-12-2011, 11:44 AM
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I picked this buggy up off craigslist yeterday for $200. I know its a Losi; I think it might be an 8ight. Is it the first one or 2.0? Also, what is a Top engine? Its a Top BT 3.5.

It came with a gallon of nitro, the bump start, rx/tx, and ignitor. So it was complete.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:25 PM
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looks like a nitro to me!
Old 07-12-2011, 12:31 PM
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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its missing an air filter just to let you know.
Old 07-12-2011, 02:01 PM
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-_-
Its not missing, I just took it off.
Old 07-12-2011, 02:26 PM
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Default RE: Picked this up yesterday.

I know for sure it's not a Losi. Looks like it might be a Jammin' X1 Pro or X2 maybe...

Upon further research, that is definitely a Jammin' X1-CR Pro. Not a bad buggy...

I've also heard of that engine brand, but they've fallen off the radar as of lately. I can't even find any info on Google.
Old 07-12-2011, 02:33 PM
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Its not a Losi or a Mugen... resembles an O'donnel z01, but some of it is a little different.
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Its not a losi, at all looking at it off the top of my head i have no idea what it is, the motor is a good motor TOP is one of the NOVAROSSI brand names. How high end that specific motor is i don't know but for sure its a good brand Italian made motor.
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ORIGINAL: K_B

I know for sure it's not a Losi. Looks like it might be a Jammin' X1 Pro or X2 maybe...

Upon further research, that is definitely a Jammin' X1-CR Pro. Not a bad buggy...

I've also heard of that engine brand, but they've fallen off the radar as of lately. I can't even find any info on Google.
I think your on the money, i googled the jammin and looked at some pics online and it looks exactly like it!!!

Take a look.....
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What ever the engine is, it tied my erevo brushless edition running on 6s lipo in a race down a pretty long stretch of road. The erevo ws very low to the ground (set up for street). So, the engine is beast. It is also waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy louder than any other nitro engine ive personally have heard. Its amazing.
Old 07-13-2011, 12:50 AM
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I can shed some light on the engine, it's most likely the Top engine that is based on the Novarossi P5, a ridiculously good engine in anyone's book. Head is a match as well, not that that necessarily means anything. Novarossi's version was purple. It is a BEAST of an engine, no doubt.
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some of you guys in this forum are too funny or just don't have one clue about 1/8 buggies.. how in hell! can you call that jammin buggy a Losi or a O'Donnell Z01B????
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Thank you for that wonderfully insightful bit of info. I'm sure your so-called "sponsors" would love to know you're trolling the internet bashing people for their lack of knowledge. I'm sure most of us know of the existence of RCTech even though you've just discovered it.
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So, if eventually I need to replace the piston, sleeve, con rod, etc, Im basically out of luck? I cant find their company on google. The only place I see them is for Novarossi Marine engines.

Being on Novarossi's website, I know what Im going to get... A Novarossi BONITO.21-7XLBS.
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Well, I decided to drive it today, only to lose power and go WOT and catch on the curb 100 ft away from me. Front tires were spinning on the curb. I managed to shut it off. I inspected the engine and its ok, it was running high for about 30 seconds. But, the tires are completely bald now. The foam inside is messed up and so I wont be driving the buggy for awhile. Im broke, 16 with no job.
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So, if eventually I need to replace the piston, sleeve, con rod, etc, Im basically out of luck? I cant find their company on google. The only place I see them is for Novarossi Marine engines.

Being on Novarossi's website, I know what Im going to get... A Novarossi BONITO.21-7XLBS.
most of the time its cheaper to buy a new engine than replacing piston/sleeve and con rod. when rod goes bad, it usually takes everything with it.

BTW, its a jammin X1 CR FTE... the PRO had 16mm shocks but same thing except different shocks.... also the front steering top plate is broke and made from something else, its not even a broke one from the buggy, that needs to be fixed/bought or you will have some major issues.
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Yea, I know. Would the aluminum one from the rtr fit? Its nice and cheap for a temporary replacement. It looks like it should, I dont really feel like replacing the $30 dollar carbon fiber one. Especially since im broke right now.
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Well, I decided to drive it today, only to lose power and go WOT and catch on the curb 100 ft away from me. Front tires were spinning on the curb. I managed to shut it off. I inspected the engine and its ok, it was running high for about 30 seconds. But, the tires are completely bald now. The foam inside is messed up and so I wont be driving the buggy for awhile. Im broke, 16 with no job.
Told you you need a fail safe -_-

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Sure...
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Yea, I know. Would the aluminum one from the rtr fit? Its nice and cheap for a temporary replacement. It looks like it should, I dont really feel like replacing the $30 dollar carbon fiber one. Especially since im broke right now.
in my honest opinion, the RTR one is better. the carbon fiber ones break/crack left and right. i ran the kingz heads ones but the RTR one is fine. ... just a FYI, most Jammin X2 parts are the same, and eBay is a cheap place for parts. i think the X1 with the 16mm shocks (you have 13mm) was far better than the X2. the only things different between the X1 and X2 is radio tray (carbon fiber part), ring and pinion gears, spur gear, clutch bell, shock towers and center drive shafts... everything else is the same or fit. the X2 center diff mount is better IMO.

hope this helps.

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It really does, thank you for sharing this knowledge I appreciate it.
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some of you guys in this forum are too funny or just don't have one clue about 1/8 buggies.. how in hell! can you call that jammin buggy a Losi or a O'Donnell Z01B????
So smart ass, what buggy is it since your so bright!??! and knowledgeable?!!?
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lol
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Anyone have a spare battery cover for the jammin x1 cr? As you can see its missin in the picture, because I reall y dont want to pay $18 for the set that includes more than I need. Id pay like $5 or something.
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Another thing worth mentioning...the 4xAA battery pack needs to go asap. This should be your absolute first priority, before the batt cover, before the tires, before any other repairs. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a big part of the reason for your loss of control. When braking and turning at speed, those batteries amperage output will be extremely strained, possibly preventing the receiver from working properly. A proper 6v battery pack will not only cure this, allowing the servos to take as much current as they need without interfering with rx operation, but will also make your servos faster and stronger too. I can't stress this enough, get a cheap rx pack urgently, along with a failsafe of course.

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