Hey all, so after having gotten back into RC cars back in '05 with the original Revo, I just picked up myself another Revo. I could not get my old user login to work on this site so I'm starting fresh, but please don't blow me off as a newb
I have been into electric for quite some time ow, and am actually pretty surprised by how much some of the aftermarket nitro/Revo stuff has gone away. New Era models is out of business!?!? Oh my word...
Anyhow, I am wanting to do a real nice build with the Revo and at the heart is going to be a big block. I am still up in the air on what motor to go with but after all the research I've done it's looking like the LRP .28. I really wanted a motor that was ez-start compatible but that's OK, I'll live...
Question is, what mount will work for it? I have seen that of course the New Era mount is ideal, but save for one guy who has one listed for $500 on Ebay (no joke), I don't think I'll find one. I found posts mentioning that the TRX mount will not work, so as far as I see the only other option is the Ofna mount. Any idea if that will work with the LRP?
Any other suggestions for a motor? It's really just a glutinous build so I'd rather have something larger than the 21TM although I am a fan of OS motors.
Would a high-end .21 be better than the LRP?
traxxas big block kit wild fit, I use it myself. you must move the gearbox forward and cut engine mount where there is a trace. I use rotor start but think pull start wild fit to. I use savage clutch and clutch bell
yes you can do that, I drilled new holes about 5 millimeters forward and then cut out a bit of chassis to create a bit more room for the brakes. I had to grind and little arms for engine mount for better adjustment to the spur gear. if you want to see pictures, you can start a thread on http://www.nitrorcnerds.com/forum where i can add a photo, I can not do it here my name there is norway
Last edited by revo .28; 07-08-2015 at 12:11 PM.
why a big block? I had an LRP 30x in my revo and it was WAY too much for the chassis. It would perform endless wheelies but was completely useless on the track (and broke a ton of parts).
Revo 3.3, EMBE 6s, ERBE 6s (x2), Summit 4s
putting a lrp .28 in my revo is the best decision I've made so far, but I am just a basher
Believe me, I have had a lot of nitro and electric basher vehicles, Revos (nitro and electric), Savages (nitro and electric), Monster GT, Maxx's, MT4G3, LST, Flux XS, many MT2's, list goes on and on. I know exactly what the big block power is like and how excessive it is in a Revo but again, just for fun.
I have not seen a single track race monster trucks around here for several years now so track setup is the last thing I am worried about with this truck. I'm doing all steel gears, LST 2 diffs, MIP axles, RD Logics, hubs... Just an excessive basher that will likely be more fun to build than drive.