Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

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Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby dspilar » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Hey guys

Im asking this on behalf of a friend.

What engine do you guys think would be the best for a taipan/trax2 and why? Cbr 250, crf250 or gpx250

I know the cbr has about 45hp where as the crf and gpx only have about 32-36hp im still not sure which one would be faster on the trails and doing donuts and stuff, ie low rpm.

Is there another engine that would be better suited?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby dspilar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:00 pm

come on guys any advice would be apreciated :mrgreen:
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Re: Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby Tony » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 am

A single cylinder engine will be lighter & have more useable torque.
Weight, or lack of weight is important for a buggy that has no suspension.
A multi cylinder engine of small capacity has very little useable torque.
You have to rev the hell out of it just to get it moving.
For offroad, torque equals traction & acceleration.
So, go for the single.
Easier to set up, lighter & it will out perform a multi cylinder even though the multi has more power.
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Re: Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby dspilar » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 pm

ok thanks Tony i tell him to go looking for a trail bike motor of some sort. Maybe a klr250 or dr250?
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Re: Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby Tony » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 pm

Yep, thats the way to go.
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Re: Taipan/Trax 2 engine choices?

Postby Darby123 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:49 pm

HI DOES ANYONE HAVE A TAIPAN OR A TAIPAN CHASSIS FOR SALE? REALLY NEED ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
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