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Old 08-15-2008, 11:55 PM
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Default Rio Replacement Motor

I want to replace my Fugi, what variety of Motors can i choose from, preferibly the cheapest, and can i still use the existing pipe?

Also, is it basically just a drop in or will it take more work? Thanks
Old 08-16-2008, 04:04 AM
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Default RE: Rio Replacement Motor

Basicly your choice is between 2 either the zen or the sikk id go for the zen 260 gpum,a few guys have done that on their rios id change to an after market pipe and header also.
Old 08-16-2008, 09:51 AM
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Any specific models for the Sikk?
Old 08-16-2008, 11:19 AM
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If you go sikk go with the smaller sikk it revs higher the bigger 27 cc one is for bigger boats to swing big props.Me personally id def go for a zen theyre more reliable in my opinion,theres been a bunch of sikks with problems occuring due to the 2 bolt jug etc.I have 2 zens a stocker and a full mod neither has been a problem so far,the stocker ive had over a year with no problems at all ,starts easy as does the full mod.
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Yeah thats what i was thinking also. What model, and where did you order your Zen from?
Old 08-17-2008, 02:34 AM
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Default RE: Rio Replacement Motor

As your in the states you have a few options,are you looking for a stock zen or a modded one.If it were me id go for a mid mod maybe.Heres a few links to some motor dealers you could try ,def go for a 260 gpum.

[link]http://www.bonzisports.com/zenoah/index.html[/link]

[link]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Zenoah-G260PUM-3-25-HP-WT-257-Gas-Marine-Engine-RC-Boat_W0QQitemZ330193028934QQihZ014QQcategoryZ34058 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262[/link]

[link]http://www.oneillbrothers.com/rcboat/motors.htm[/link]

[link]http://www.whobbies.com/#[/link]

my ss full mod best bang for the buck might be too much for the rio though
[link]http://gasrcproducts.moonfruit.com/#/modmotors/4526479367[/link]
Old 08-18-2008, 12:37 PM
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So say i buy a 260 gpum. What header do i need, and can i use the stock pipe? Also, is it a basic drop in, or do i need to modify it more?
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Default RE: Rio Replacement Motor

As i dont own a Rio i cant say for sure,if you search the other Rio threads you should find what your looking for.I would def swap to a diff header if it were me,you will need a deep vee header to keep the pipe enclosed in the boat.
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Default RE: Rio Replacement Motor

Check those Hanson 7/8" header pipes, you might find one to match your exist header shape, those headers and water flange won't crack and last forever.

http://www.bhhanson.com/hbprod6.htm

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it looks like the #13 or #14 would work. i was comparing the pics to my header and it looks as if the 2" will work the be
Raymond

sorry" its the #14 on bhhanson.com. just ordered 1 myself[8D]
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It is the #14 header that fits almost perfectly in the Rio. I have that one in mine.
Old 08-18-2008, 08:00 PM
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Dreamin Hemi , what is your setup in your boat, and where did you order everything from??
Old 08-18-2008, 08:22 PM
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Engine mounts from Warehouse Hobbies. Entire exhaust from Hansen.

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