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Old 05-26-2010, 10:27 PM
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Hi everyone, have a raze with a blown out engine, was thinking of converting to electric but decided just to get a new engine. The ST .27 replacement is 169, looking at a few of the cheaper options out there, will any of these work?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMKE9&P=0
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD7&P=0
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHTA2&P=0

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:48 AM
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stay away from anything but 21s. also those engines you picked out wont last long. they are decent engines but just dont have a ong life span. if i was you i would get a Nova 21 BF limited. a great engine, easy to tune and i have heard of them getting around 10 gallons with them. i had two of them and they are great, they just temps at around 250.

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:51 AM
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The Nova .21BF is indeed a good little engine as are the GO series engines which have a long lasting life spane IF you look after it properly. (Jmaxey is right about staying away from the larger engines as they will wreck your drive train and just drink to much fuel).
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Hey is that engine discontinued?I still see it for sale but dont see any piston/sleeve on the market.I need an engine for my Ofna Ultra lx (gt/pro)that originally had a .21
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No if your just bashing a .28 isnt bad. They just hog more fuel. I know plenty of people dont use them to race because the .28 has way too much power and it eats more gas. Just get a decent engine. The engines are labeled in order. If you can get a few extra dollars those engines will last 10+ gallons each and every one of them are good!

5 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
4 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
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that GO-5R.21 is a real hand full, more revs than you'll ever need if your just driving for the fun of it. Very good choise if it's fast'n'fun that your after. They also last for years.
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No if your just bashing a .28 isnt bad. They just hog more fuel. I know plenty of people dont use them to race because the .28 has way too much power and it eats more gas. Just get a decent engine. The engines are labeled in order. If you can get a few extra dollars those engines will last 10+ gallons each and every one of them are good!

5 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
4 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
3 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
2 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZNS3&P=7
1 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
I agree, the GX5R is the best engine I have ever owned, grab one of them and a 081 or 053 pipe and break it in as per this guide: http://go-racing.vpweb.co.nz/TechTips.html

I'm on my 9th tank on this beast and at 1/2-3/4 throttle running EXTREMELY rich with a .2mm breakin shim, it still has 2x more power than my old force .21. Only thing is that you will need a starter box, a worthy investment(I went from needing 10-20 minutes to start to 3 seconds)
Old 05-30-2010, 09:57 PM
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No if your just bashing a .28 isnt bad. They just hog more fuel. I know plenty of people dont use them to race because the .28 has way too much power and it eats more gas. Just get a decent engine. The engines are labeled in order. If you can get a few extra dollars those engines will last 10+ gallons each and every one of them are good!

5 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
4 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
3 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
2 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZNS3&P=7
1 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
I agree, the GX5R is the best engine I have ever owned, grab one of them and a 081 or 053 pipe and break it in as per this guide: http://go-racing.vpweb.co.nz/TechTips.html

I'm on my 9th tank on this beast and at 1/2-3/4 throttle running EXTREMELY rich with a .2mm breakin shim, it still has 2x more power than my old force .21. Only thing is that you will need a starter box, a worthy investment(I went from needing 10-20 minutes to start to 3 seconds)
The engine that was in was blown so i have no idea of how fast/slow the force .21s were.Main concern is making the car fun, close second is reliability/longevity of the engine then price followed by whatever is left
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these racing engines will rape that crappy force .21. You will probably see 5mph faster depending on the motor. I cant really say though. ive been driving a go 7 port and 5 port now my modded 5 port will be here wednesday=)
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No if your just bashing a .28 isnt bad. They just hog more fuel. I know plenty of people dont use them to race because the .28 has way too much power and it eats more gas. Just get a decent engine. The engines are labeled in order. If you can get a few extra dollars those engines will last 10+ gallons each and every one of them are good!

5 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
4 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
3 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
2 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZNS3&P=7
1 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
I agree, the GX5R is the best engine I have ever owned, grab one of them and a 081 or 053 pipe and break it in as per this guide: http://go-racing.vpweb.co.nz/TechTips.html

I'm on my 9th tank on this beast and at 1/2-3/4 throttle running EXTREMELY rich with a .2mm breakin shim, it still has 2x more power than my old force .21. Only thing is that you will need a starter box, a worthy investment(I went from needing 10-20 minutes to start to 3 seconds)
yes the go is a great engine. Starts right up. If you htink its fast on your ninth tank wait until about 2 gallons. Also before you start your engine get a blow dryer or heat gun and heat your motor up to 200 degrees if your not doing that. This way its easier on the con rod. Than at about 1.5-2 gallons put that spare con rod in and you will be good to go for atleast 8 more gallons
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No if your just bashing a .28 isnt bad. They just hog more fuel. I know plenty of people dont use them to race because the .28 has way too much power and it eats more gas. Just get a decent engine. The engines are labeled in order. If you can get a few extra dollars those engines will last 10+ gallons each and every one of them are good!

5 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
4 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
3 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Standard-Plug
2 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZNS3&P=7
1 http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
I agree, the GX5R is the best engine I have ever owned, grab one of them and a 081 or 053 pipe and break it in as per this guide: http://go-racing.vpweb.co.nz/TechTips.html

I'm on my 9th tank on this beast and at 1/2-3/4 throttle running EXTREMELY rich with a .2mm breakin shim, it still has 2x more power than my old force .21. Only thing is that you will need a starter box, a worthy investment(I went from needing 10-20 minutes to start to 3 seconds)

What brand name are those pipes I found orna,sportwerks and dynamite on ebay alone
Old 05-31-2010, 03:03 PM
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You can pick up a new Losi 454 (LRP .28) on ebay for about $100-$150. Look for jennys_rcsport, they have alot of new pulls, and I've been watching them sell for around $110-$120. One sold Saturday for $112.50 + $8.50 shipping.

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