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01-21-2001, 02:23 PM
Hey i wouldnt even both putting a 4 stroke in my nitro rustler the are very very expensive!
they arnt that much money they will fit on the nitro rustler with just a little hand fitting but you wont have that acceleration like you do with a 2 stroke people usually get a four stroke for the novelty
01-21-2001, 06:26 PM
Actually, you'd have waaaaaaaaay better acceleration than usual becuse of the added torque...
Nitro Rustlers and T-Maxxes kick @$$
01-21-2001, 06:29 PM
How much does it cost, is there power up top and does it thump like a four stroke dirtbike
I think not racer a 2- stroke engine you have a power stroke every other stroke where as on a 4 stroke engine its evey four strokes a power stroke so off the line youll have more acceleration with a 2-stroke
youll probally be spending just about 210 dollars i think !
01-22-2001, 12:31 AM
Can youput a four stroke engine in a rustler? How much is the engine
01-22-2001, 11:23 AM
The 4 stroker is much slower and not near the explosive power band as the 2 stroke,the 4 stroke however is much smoother and requires less tweeking,. I wouldnt want one on a rustler, but I think it would be nice on a climbing or monster truck that doesnt need the radical power band.
Just my 2 cents, Tony
01-22-2001, 05:45 PM
I have yet to see a 4-stroke dirt bike out accelerate a 2 stroke of the same size. This is also true for quads, the 2 stroke will accelerate much faster.
2 strokes by nature develop RPM very fast and have a very narrow power band. A four stroke has a much wider powerband but develops RPM slower and does not have the hard hit of a 2 stroke.
I love my Toys
01-23-2001, 05:31 PM
I have a 4 stroke dirt bike and it will not out accelerate a 2 stroke of the same size unless the 2 stroke is in bad condition. The 4 stroke injects fuel and moves the piston every 4 strokes, the 2 stoke does it all in 2 strokes. All you who act like 4 strokes are better at acceleration are either testing incorrectly or just guessing.
01-24-2001, 05:57 PM
a 4-stroke engine would be PERFECT in a t-maxx or stampede. but not a rustler the rustler is a kinda like a buggy. 4-strokes are torqueasaurus's 2-strokes are the ones with the acceleration and top speed. like DG said a 4-stroke aint a good idea for a rustler.
what just went by? that was my nitro 4-tec
01-25-2001, 01:56 PM
Not to burst anyones bubble but no true 4 strokes are used for rc's. If no one belives me then go to www.towerhobbies.com (http://www.towerhobbies.com) and see for your self they all require oil content thus making them a 2 stroke.
you can't say can't
01-25-2001, 05:28 PM
You aren't bursting anyone's bubble. The 4 in 4 stroke refers to the number of times the piston moves per power stroke. A 2 stroke takes in fuel/air on the down stroke and pushes out exhaust on the up stroke. A 4 stroke takes in fuel/air on the down stroke, compresses it on the up stroke, ignites it ont he down stroke, and exhausts the gases on the up stroke. The 2 and 4 have nothing to do with oil content in the fuel
01-25-2001, 06:14 PM
Thank you, that was what I was trying to say also. Most people think that the 4 stroke out accelerates or out torques a 2stroke. The thing is, the 2 stroke is more powerful all around because it does the roation twice as fast.
01-25-2001, 08:56 PM
a 2 stroker uses oil in the fuel for lubrication, a 4 stroker sucks the oil up from the oil pan when the piston moves up to cool the sleeve and piston, on the downward movement the oil s****er ring s****es the oil of the liner back into the pan. If a 4 stroke burns oil the oil s****er ring needs to be replaced
you can't say can't
01-28-2001, 02:15 PM
since the 4 stroke is bigger than a .21 would it use more gas?
They sure have filled you full of it.
Yes an O.S FS-26S-C will fit a Rustler.
No a 4 stroke hobby engine does not suck oil from the bottom. They use the same fuel as all other nitro car engines.
The price range is more around $169.00 and not $210.00.
4 Stroke engines are quiter, more torque at lower RPMs and much offer longer run times.
You need to get out more.
Or vist here for awhile.
Whats up dude.This board seems allitle better than the other. Ay.
excuse me while I pass some gas
My 12 year old daughter has likely been operating nirto R/Cs longer than you.
I myself have been into it for over 12 years and got her started whem she turn 6. Who by the way does 99% of the work on her cars.
Thing is when you relay information about a product or a certain R/C. Make sure that it is correct. Dont pass along bad info for it only hurt the hobby.
excuse me while I pass some gas
01-28-2001, 10:44 PM
Let's not start a flame war over who knows more about some R/C stuff....
01-29-2001, 10:32 AM
what do you know beyond rc?
01-30-2001, 12:53 AM
Les, good explanation on the differences between 2 and 4 stroke engines! Subaru, relax. Its just a hobby. I am closing this topic since we seem to have explored it and answered the original question.
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