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Old 11-11-2003, 01:22 PM
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Default New engine for 1/8th Buggy

I have a GV Rex X which for the money I think is a very good car but I think it maybe needs a bit more speed and was wondering if someone could recommend a good replacement engine that will not cost the earth. It came with an Ofna Force p4.

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Old 11-11-2003, 01:37 PM
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what is ur price limit? if u are trying to stay economical - go with the OS .21RG - engine is a beast! wicked fast, and extremely easy to tune. can pick one up for about 130.00USD
Old 11-11-2003, 02:11 PM
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Before changing the engine Dieselhammer - Try new gearing. High # teeth on the clutch bell will give you more top end speed. Lower # teeth on the spur gear will give you more top end speed.

I have seen the Rex-X perform at local track in Wakfield. Very nice car for the money.
Old 11-11-2003, 02:29 PM
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Default RE: New engine for 1/8th Buggy

or have the motor ported by wicked!

i sugest the racer mod. it will bring your motor to life!
Old 11-11-2003, 02:32 PM
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It would cost way to much to ship it there and back - Much less the cost of porting it on top of the shipping costs.
Old 11-19-2003, 12:53 PM
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Default RE: New engine for 1/8th Buggy

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I have a GV Rex X which for the money I think is a very good car but I think it maybe needs a bit more speed and was wondering if someone could recommend a good replacement engine that will not cost the earth. It came with an Ofna Force p4.

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The Rex-X comes with an OFNA Force engine? Aren't they are made by Hongnor?
Old 11-19-2003, 07:47 PM
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Default RE: New engine for 1/8th Buggy

Hong Nor is OFNA. Hong Nor is the Japanese name and Ofna is the imported name. Hong Nor makes all of the cars and Ofna is just a branch that distributes them.
Old 11-19-2003, 11:18 PM
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I agree with Nitroaddict. The OS21RG is a great engine for the money! Another worthy contender would be the Ofna 8 port Race engine. It lays down 2.7 hp and has more bottom end than the standard 8 port. At 150.00, it's a heck of a deal too. Also, not to split hairs, but Hong Nor makes the 9.5 and the Ultra series buggies while Ho Bao makes the Hyper series.
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Default RE: New engine for 1/8th Buggy

thats the name i was looking for. Ho Bao. I knew there was another manufacturer for Ofna.
Old 11-20-2003, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: New engine for 1/8th Buggy

Over here - everything is released under the HBao name not OFNA - But I was surprised to hear he said his Rex-X had an OFNA Force engine. -- In america the Rex-X I think is called the X-Terminator. Nice car - we have a sponsored driver at our club who has one. He loves it.

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