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Old 06-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Can you turn an 8th buggy into an 8th truggy? Thanks
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:23 PM   #2
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That's exactly how the truggies were born several years ago! In most situations though your better off with a truggy than a conversion. The factory truggies have the right gearing for the larger tires as well as longer arms to make a wider vehicle and longer wheelbase than the buggies. One option if you just have to go that way is the Panther LP tires since they are almost the same diameter as a buggy tire and just a little wider. That helps the gearing problem.
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also, one of the main differences is that a factory truggies chassis will be a bit longer.
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I was interested in the differences between the buggies and truggies myself. Not because I wanted to convert, but because I wanted to limit the duplication of spare parts. I have Jammin' X1 CR's and X1 CRT's, so it's pretty easy to compare. Here's the differences that I have noticed:

- The chassis of the truggy is both longer and wider than the buggy, which means that you also need longer drive universals or dogbones
- The arms are longer, so therefore the CVD's & turnbuckles are also longer
- The shock towers are larger on the truggy and have a different body mounting setup
- The spur gear on the truggy is much larger than the buggy
- The truggy has a large front bumper that the buggy lacks

There may be other differences, but that's what I've been able to determine from a visual inspection of my cars. Personally, if I wanted to switch from one to another I'd just buy a used truggy of the same type as your buggy.

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