Thinking of swapping a running MB5 engine with a CR80 (or 85) engine. Googled all the performance mods for a mb5 engine and it doesn't seem mods are all that $$$-efficient for squeezing more torque/top speed. pipes are top-end focused and unrideable in traffic, HPI CDI upgrade seems to be both pricey and lacks a decent accessory coil. from what i've gathered, VM20 + reeds + unrestricted intake seem to be the way to go for having a half rideable MB5. All I want is to slap an appropriate engine for that heavy MB5 frame, and zip zap around town
has anyone in recent history done this engine swap? all i've got to go on is this thread from 2012.
goal is 60-70 and to get there reasonably fast. open to fabbing mounts etc (edited)