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Old 12-02-2009, 12:30 AM
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Default good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

hey guys I am in the process of building a 8ight t 2.0 and I am wondering what would be a good engine in the 200- 350 dollar range, I run on hot rod hobbies, its fairly open and has a lot of jumps, any recommendations?
Old 12-02-2009, 02:06 AM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

There are tons of good 21 engines out there.. Go to www.amainhobbies.com and read through the reviews..

ps OS is coming out with a new truggy .25 in the spring..
Old 12-02-2009, 07:26 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

thanks, what is better, 21 or 26 for the truggys?
Old 12-02-2009, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

.21 NO questions asked...Newer breed truggy's are geared for race .21's....Not Fuel Hog Torque monster .28's.
Old 12-11-2009, 12:27 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

If you are serious about racing definately a good .21. They reach a slightly higher RPM than a .28, and if you get it modded, will run circles around any standard enigine or .28. I used my .28 in my old 2.0 T for bashing, but had a modded v-spec for rracing, huge difference.
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller


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hey guys I am in the process of building a 8ight t 2.0 and I am wondering what would be a good engine in the 200- 350 dollar range, I run on hot rod hobbies, its fairly open and has a lot of jumps, any recommendations?
a 21 no doubt. i run a jammin jpx 21 in my truggy and it does great. for under 300 you can get a jpx and 083 ofna pipe and be rockin for 8+ gallons with 9+ min runtimes.
Old 12-16-2009, 05:57 AM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

hey mabuecker
what clutch are you using? and the JPX with pipe under 300? sounds good!!
Old 12-16-2009, 07:10 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

I would reccomend A: a Mugen JX.21 or you really should contact a member named Supertib on this forum and get a modded Ofna JPX .21. What he can do with the engines is absolutely amazing, and they are fantastic!
Old 12-17-2009, 01:29 PM
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+1 on the Ninja .21, very high quality engine, don't forget RB either, I'd say RB WS9 is a very strong contender.
Old 12-18-2009, 02:30 AM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

RB Killer 9 (K9) or the OFNA equal.. OFNA JLR .21. Same engine as the K9, but costs less. Only difference is cosmetic and the carb.. Under $200 once they hit the shelves..
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

+200 for the JPX.21
Old 12-22-2009, 05:26 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

how is the os v spec 21 thats not modded,  It is in my price range.
I noticed that there is no clutch assembly on the engine, should i just buy a whole new one or  just use one from my other 8t 1.0 rtr engine
Old 12-22-2009, 06:37 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

I currently run the regular V-Spec in my 8T 2.0, and I love it. It is so easy to tune, and it will hold a tune all day. break in is a pain because it is so tight from the factory, but after that it is smooth sailing. There are a few problems surrounding the conrod, so after break in, you should replace it with the OS Speed rod. This cost $40, but totally worth it. After doing that, the engine is nearly indestructable, and will last for many gallons to come. The regular V-Spec is one of the most powerful .21 engines out there, so it should do well at your track. As for the clutch, I really recommend the Losi steel flywheel, it helps smooth out the engine. The best overall setup is the Dynamite Max-Life clutch shoes with the high endurance 13T cb. I run 4 gold springs, I would also recommend 2 green and 2 gold springs. Below is the exact setup I run:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...rodId=LOSA9102
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSR8001
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA9103
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA9126
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=DYNP5188
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA9114
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGPF0&P=ML

Make sure you sign up for the tower #1 Super savers club, costs $10 for a year. It will give you free shipping for the Engine and rod together, plus every month they will send you $60 off coupons for purchases over $300. Hope this helps.
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

V-spec Cranks are Soft....Indestructible I think not.
Old 12-22-2009, 07:13 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

wow, that, all added up plus a starter box is like 530. thats way out of my price range
Old 12-22-2009, 10:34 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

well, your truck should come with everything except the steel flywheel, engine, pipe, and rod. I spent $360 on it as follows:

$240 for engine
$40 for conrod
$60 for pipe
$20 for flywheel

$360 total.
Old 12-22-2009, 11:54 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

I got a used roller so it didn't.
Old 12-22-2009, 11:55 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

and where did you find the os v spec for 240?
Old 12-23-2009, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

did you read my post at all? $300 on tower- the $60 off coupon from super savers club=$240.
Old 12-23-2009, 01:30 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

sorry, didn't put two and two together. Do you think I could just use my old clutch and replace the shoes and springs?
Old 12-23-2009, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

definitely, that would work just fine. maybe later on you could upgrade to a steel flywheel.
Old 12-23-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

I do have a steel flywheel.
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

odonnell super sport 21 is 209 on stormerhobbies.com might be an idea. and you can get JP pipes on ebay for around 25-30 bucks but there used. i bought mine off there and it was about brand new for 20 shipped. just an idea.
Old 12-24-2009, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

Hmm...
My dads friend builds machines for o'donnel. he said he could hook me up with something..... is it a good engine?
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Default RE: good engine for team losi 8ight t 2.0 roller

i have heard nothing but good things about it. i have to get an new engine now and im going to get the odonnell SS21 or the jammin jpx 21. my dad has the jpx and i love it but i think ill be going with the odonnell.

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