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Old 03-16-2010, 09:07 PM
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looking for a second engine for race days for my truggy, losi 8ight 2.0, its the rtr so i have the 454, was looking into an lrp .28 spec 3 non pull but i see its discontinued and tough to find anywhere that has one for a reasonable price, looking for some other options that wont break the bank but also good bang for my buck, thanks for replies
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the best bang for the buck is a jammin jpx 21 or the o'donnell SS 21. there is no need for a 28 in that truggy, a decent 21 will blow away a 28 in performance.
Old 03-16-2010, 10:39 PM
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dunno if id want to go that small though, i like the torque of the motor i have now just want a race motor that i wont have in for practice only racing, is a .21 enough for a truggy?
Old 03-16-2010, 10:55 PM
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plenty. if you go to the track everyone will be running a 21 they are so much better. i have had 27, 28 and 21 in my truggy and by far the 21 is the best all around engine. if you get the Jammin JPX 21 it will be almost to much power. i have one and it is crazy fast, faster on both top and bottom compared to the SH 28 i had. a guy at my local track has an Nova fms 7 fully modded and my stock 200 dollar JPX will blow it away. the best bang for your buck by far. very easy to tune and i run 20% in it and its still one of the fastest engines out there. the only problem is that after the 4th gallon it will need bearings, it doesnt even break in fully till 3 gallons have been run threw it. the last time i race it, i was running buggy and i got almost 10 min on a tank and i can get 11 or so minutes a tank. great little engine.

i havent ran the odonnell ss 21 yet but that is my next engine. very smooth and controllable power. it is also 200 bucks.

also a ofna JL 21 is 175 and is a great little engine, havent ran one but people are getting 13 min in their truggies with them.
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holy, thats a long time on a smaller engine, think i got 9 min out of my 454 almost without tuning that well lol
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so if i could get an lrp .28, JPX 21,JL 21 or the odonnell ss 21 which would you choose? cause i found a store with an lrp .28 spec 3 for 165$!?!?!?!
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the OD ss 21 or the JPX 21 now questions asked. the LRP is good engine and all but not near as good as the others. def if you plan on racing. getting 6-7 min a tank versus 10+ makes a huge difference. but if you dont want to spend much money then the JL 21 will be plenty, its 175 on nitrohouse
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You might look into the new o.s. .25 built specificaly for truggies. They claim its a powerhouse thats better than a .21 and lighter than a.28 with better fuel econemy. But the price tag says all of that in its self.
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You might look into the new o.s. .25 built specificaly for truggies. They claim its a powerhouse thats better than a .21 and lighter than a.28 with better fuel econemy. But the price tag says all of that in its self.
i have heard things about them but if they are anything like the trinity extech 24 then they arent all what they are cracked up to be. the 24 only got a little over 8 mins a tank and lack on bottom. but the the 25 is an OS so it should be way better than trinity. i have had 2 trinities and i used them as back ups, great run time and all but crappy carbs.
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Default RE: .28 truggy engine

FYI the LRP Spec 3 is pretty much identical to the Losi 454. Both SH-made. For all practical purposes, they are the same engine.

If you want more oomph than a 21, I too would go for the OS 25...
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ok im gonna order the ss .21 after reading reviews, is there anything else i need before i order it? such as is the losi tuned pipe alright for it?, or motor mounts and what not
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everyone says to get the OS 2050 for the best power and for longer run times. but you can get the team losi RE11, same thing pretty much for a fraction of the cost.

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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-System-T-2050
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ok im gonna order the ss .21 after reading reviews, is there anything else i need before i order it? such as is the losi tuned pipe alright for it?, or motor mounts and what not

I am from Winnipeg... You should get your engine from me.... my company is called Clockwork Racing Engines..... Since your pretty much local you will have the best service possible....PM me for details of what I offer....... ps...one of my modified JL engines will suit your needs better then any that have been listed so far !
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everyone says to get the OS 2050 for the best power and for longer run times. but you can get the team losi RE11, same thing pretty much for a fraction of the cost.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Welded-Nipple

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-System-T-2050
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for a smoother bottom OS 2060 or the RE10 but the 2050 or RE11 doesnt suck as much fuel.
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ok im gonna order the ss .21 after reading reviews, is there anything else i need before i order it? such as is the losi tuned pipe alright for it?, or motor mounts and what not

I am from Winnipeg... You should get your engine from me.... my company is called Clockwork Racing Engines..... Since your pretty much local you will have the best service possible....PM me for details of what I offer....... ps...one of my modified JL engines will suit your needs better then any that have been listed so far !

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GRP.21 AND THE RB CONCEPT C6 ARE SOME CRAZY .21'S . iM A.28 TYPE OF GUY
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Is the Reedy 121 VR .21engine any good?
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Is the Reedy 121 VR .21engine any good?
they are good but the silicon comes out of the crank and they have to be ran around 250 degrees. with the silicon you can take it out and run it without it and you will loose about 30 seconds of run time but still runs fine.
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