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- 1:04 AM
- May 20, 2008
- Central New Jersey, USA
That sucks man, i would recommend getting a skyfire engine due to the fact that they are the ONLY engines that are not cheap ripoffs of grubees products. Almost all of the happytimes have been reversed engineered from the original and best- Grubees engines. Not trying to start anything with any vendors, but they know this too. There is nothing wrong with their engines, and i myself have a HT from powerkingshop (that i am not happy with) they are just a copy of a superior engine that was designed by real engineers.
Grubee engines are copies too. The difference (as I understand it) is that Don was able to get more consistent quality control from the factory. The Grubee history page states that Don took an engine kit home from a trip to China and figured he had a winner with all the attention it got. It also states that Don is no longer really involved with the Grubee brand anymore.
I have two engines coming - one from Powerkingshop and one from BoyGoFast. I will be disassembling both and making comparisons between the two engines. Who knows, they might be identical or there may be subtle (but important) differences between the two. For $159 each, there wasn't much of an investment though.