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Old 07-20-2008, 03:25 PM
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Default $300 budget for an engine, what to get?

i know there are a ton of these threads every where, but i can't find any at the moment. Any way, i have a budget of around $300 for an engine right now and i'm asking my fellow buggy racers on what to get. I need a .21 to put in my 8ight because i just fried my 427 yesterday. I was thinking of the O.S. V-Spec .21, Ninja .21, Trinity ExTech .21 or the RB S3-II.
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Default RE: $300 budget for an engine, what to get?

I still like the P5's power band and longevity.
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You definitely cannot go wrong with the OS V-Spec. Awesome performance, easy to tune, good fuel economy, and reliable. It's everything a buggy engine should be.
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Well I have the RB your looking at. Pro's long lasting, excellent low to mid power, idles like a car, started right out of the box idle'd entire tank out without any adj., excellent short - med technical track engine. Con's long break in engine does not show it's teeth until 1 gal but its got serious fangs! could have more top end but thats only necessary on long straight's, keeps up with the pack does it's work in the turns and short run ups.

RB S5 would be a nice choice at $229

For $209 and down you can get a GO 7-3 port. 7 port is a best but lacks the bottom end. 5 port is a good all around engine. GO's are good engines and they have solved there carb issue.

I love my RB and would highly recommend them.

Keep in mind there is NO such thing as best engine. For everyone that likes an engine theres someone else who hates it. The best engine is the one that accomplishes what your setting out to do at the price that's reasonable to you. If your just bashing around don't spend the whole wad on an engine. Plenty of good engines under $200. If your racing get the best all around engine plenty of 5 ports kick 7 port butt all day long.
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I run an OS V-Spec and a Go 7 Port in my 8ight, and I like them both a lot. The V-Spec has a smoother powerband, but both engines are awesome in the 8ight.
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Well I have the RB your looking at. Pro's long lasting, excellent low to mid power, idles like a car, started right out of the box idle'd entire tank out without any adj., excellent short - med technical track engine. Con's long break in engine does not show it's teeth until 1 gal but its got serious fangs! could have more top end but thats only necessary on long straight's, keeps up with the pack does it's work in the turns and short run ups.

RB S5 would be a nice choice at $229

For $209 and down you can get a GO 7-3 port. 7 port is a best but lacks the bottom end. 5 port is a good all around engine. GO's are good engines and they have solved there carb issue.

I love my RB and would highly recommend them.

Keep in mind there is NO such thing as best engine. For everyone that likes an engine theres someone else who hates it. The best engine is the one that accomplishes what your setting out to do at the price that's reasonable to you. If your just bashing around don't spend the whole wad on an engine. Plenty of good engines under $200. If your racing get the best all around engine plenty of 5 ports kick 7 port butt all day long.
Lacks bottom end compared to what? The 7 port has MORE than enough bottom end for a buggy, so much so I'm going to have to soften up my clutch to to tone it down a bit.
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Default RE: $300 budget for an engine, what to get?

we have a few local buggies that have teh Go's in them, none of them can run right up here in the high elevations. My LHS said i can pick up a O.S. V-Spec for $240 from them and that's cheaper than A-Main, so i think that's what i'm gonna pick up.
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VSPEC
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DUDE!!!!!!!!! You can get a V-Spec for $240?!?!?!?!? You better jump on that, man!
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it's $299, but our LHS has $5 off of every $25 you spend...i have 13 coupons and i can use 12 of them, so that's $60 off of $300 and it's $240
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Wow, good deal.
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Can't beat that.
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You can get 2 x GO 5 port engines at this price with change may be. GO engine is a Taiwanese company. They are very close to OS V-Spec (blue top). Easy to tune and parts have very long life. They use the same normal and turbo plugs as OS. If you are aiming for the best, RB and OS Speed I would recommend.
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i don't want garbage engines, Go engines don't work up here in the high elevations, i'm gonna pick up the O.S. V-Spec for $240
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At your discretion, no problem. Have you ever tried the GO engine or you just heard bad things about it?
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there are 5 local buggy racers who are or who have used the Go engine and NONE of them could get them to run correctly and it got to the point to where the LHS who carried them no longer do because no one wanted them any more. I noticed a lot of local pro racers are running either GRP's or O.S. engines and they said they're easy to tune here, so that's why i'm really leaning towards this V-Spec
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Oh, that bad about GO in your place. I am sorry to hear that. No wonder you call them garbage. But I am using them, they are out of my expectations at that price. Anyway, you won't be able to get parts in your area if no one carries GO.

Then go for OS, I used them too before. They are good. Good luck at the races.
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sfar....I have two of them and trust me, you will LOVE the VSPEC...and at that price, you'll even be able to afford to take it out for dinner and a show mate
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ORIGINAL: sfar785

i know there are a ton of these threads every where, but i can't find any at the moment. Any way, i have a budget of around $300 for an engine right now and i'm asking my fellow buggy racers on what to get. I need a .21 to put in my 8ight because i just fried my 427 yesterday. I was thinking of the O.S. V-Spec .21, Ninja .21, Trinity ExTech .21 or the RB S3-II.

300 bucks, Id buy a Sirio CL7B STI, I can't help myself this motor just dominates

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we don't have any hobby shops that carry Sirio, that's the main problem i'm having...but we have 2 shops that carry O.S.
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Order it from amain, you can get it for under 300 bucks, with the 25 discount

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/20015

Id take a Sirio STI before a v-spec, i know I'll get hate replies but, my STI out runs v-specs
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I have found a great deal on 4 of the top race motor contenders in this price range at Airland Hobbies. Sirio Sti, New Trinity, New Mugen JX21 and more... I think its a limited time offer but check the prices... nice

Here is the link to the special:
http://www.airlandhobbies.com/catalo...1585242210.htm

Ohh... and they have Losi Race Rollers for $429.99 shipped!!! Nice![8D]
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ORIGINAL: WalawalaStore

You can get 2 x GO 5 port engines at this price with change may be. GO engine is a Taiwanese company. They are very close to OS V-Spec (blue top). Easy to tune and parts have very long life. They use the same normal and turbo plugs as OS. If you are aiming for the best, RB and OS Speed I would recommend.
5 ports dont even compare to the vspec... the go 7 port race is neck and neck with the vspec tho, but only 30$ cheaper so the vspec for him is a steal.
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How about a Werks Team Line B7( around $300) or a B3(around $200). I have owened both and they are both awesome.
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I sell vpsec everyday for 249.00 new 08 version.

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