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Old 09-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Why isn't there any classes for 1/10 4wd truggies? There's been several companies that have made 4wd trucks are trucks over the years yet no classes. Is there a big issue with them or is it just not enough demand for whatever reason? Seems like it would be a great class to race.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Good question. My Kyosho Optima 4wd buggy with a Toyota Truck body. McAllister Ivan...Is that a truggy ?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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That's pretty sweet. I always liked the old school truck bodies that looked like trucks. Or even the old Losi Heavy Metal bodies.


I meant to write truck or truggy. Ofna has had several 4wd 1/10 trucks and truggies over the years, Hpi has had them, and Losi has even had one or two. So why not race classes for these? I would love to be able to race a Hyper TT in a class.
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I also see a hot trick or Lohas Chassis under there as well. Nice choice for upgrades.
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i'll say this...

some of the most fun i've had racing was when our area had a 1/10 truggy class. at first it was just the hyper tt class. then me and a friend started racing hobby people tempests with them. eventually people started running losi 10-T's with 1/8 scale buggy tires. this was the beginning of the end. at one point there was a guy running an RC8 with buggy tires and a truggy body with a wing with 1/10SC electronics (2S). it quickly died after that.

IMO, the class isn't needed if 1/10 4wd buggy is healthy (which it wasn't at the time 1/10 truggy was popular in my area).
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I race on a tight indoor high traction clay track so you can't really run 1/10 4wd buggy unless you are one of the top fast guys at the track. I can wheel the trucks and sct's like nobody's business, but I can't drive a buggy worth a damn.

The 4wd truggies would be a fun class as they are a little more forgiving than buggies.
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Finally started putting together my custom 1/10 truggy project :-) It would be cool to run a Truggy class at TGH!
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If your looking for truggy the closest there is out there is stadium truck or what I like to call monster truck. Lol
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There's a few kits out there you could call 4wd ST or 1/10th truggy - I was looking for one myself. I really prefer something that can use traditional ST rear tires and rims in each corner: slapping on 1/8th buggy tires is missing the point

Ultimately I didn't find what I was looking for - the Hyper 10TT was the closest but seems to have durability issues. I guess there's just not enough interest out there to bash them or race them.

If TLR hadn't stopped making even the 22T... maybe we could have hoped for a 22-4T
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There has to be a class before more kits will come out.
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I see the potential. BUT...
Other than the "look" of truggies, 4w Buggy provides the optimal racing dynamics for 4x4 open wheel and pro4(sc 4x4) already exists.

It only takes 3 cars to make a class. Have you asked two race buddies to go that route?
Because what it really takes is 3 racers, not manufacturers.

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:23 AM   #12
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Why isn't there any classes for 1/10 4wd truggies? There's been several companies that have made 4wd trucks are trucks over the years yet no classes. Is there a big issue with them or is it just not enough demand for whatever reason? Seems like it would be a great class to race.
I would think the rise of SC 4x4 has had at least a little to do with it.

Now it would not be hard to make a SC into a Truggy... really just tires and a body. But I just do not see it really picking up in the current climate out there now.
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I made my own...used an academy rt4 gp truck and made a chassis for it...i'll try and post some pics tis weekend
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My previous truggy was a thunder tiger XXXT with wide offset SC wheels/tires. Really fun, but there are a few things I didn't really like about it.


This time I'm going with a Caster Racing s10b pro, combined with parts from their s10t truggy (arms, shocks, drive shafts, towers, etc.). Found some deep dish wide-offset wheels from IMEX, and put Losi 320 series Kingpin tires on them. Also the option wing from the TT XXXT.

I would argue a 1/10 truggy is very different from a buggy. Same differences as those of their 1/8 scale counterparts.

To really get the truggy experience, I think 2.8 or 1/8 buggy tires/wheels are the answer. The 2.2 ST ones don't seem to be correct, and SC wheels don't look quite right either IMHO.
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