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Old 08-20-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Im currently racing a Monster truck and am thinking on moving up to a truggy. My question is what is a good RTR truck. I know you should not race a RTR but my budget will get me into a RTR before a race only chassis.
Any info would be helpful. Oh ya i am sceptical about buying used. I know you can find good deals. But there getting rid of it for a reason(lol)

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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the losi 8T is a very strong RTR. it comes with a strong 26 engine and it comes ready to race. one suggestion, as with ANY RTR the kit servos will not be up to par. that is always the first thing you should replace.

the losi also comes with a killer spektrum radio also.
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If you plan on eventually upgrading I would just wait until you can afford the kit. You will probably find it cheaper to get the kit, especially if you already have the radio/reciever you plan to use. If you don't plan on upgrading for a while, the RTR will be OK though.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:54 PM   #7
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the losi 8T is a very strong RTR. it comes with a strong 26 engine and it comes ready to race. one suggestion, as with ANY RTR the kit servos will not be up to par. that is always the first thing you should replace.

the losi also comes with a killer spektrum radio also.
Thanks. Luckily i have Hi Tech servos i can use out of my Truck.
Also can i get the Truggy with out the radio since i already have one.
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I'd wait till next season.... Or at least 3 more months. The reason I say that is because the Ofna Hyper ST JUST came out, the Kyosho ST-R (redesign) is coming out in October and it looks like Jammin is re-doing the CRT.. I rushed in and bought my ST-R when it came out and there were only a handful of truggies to choose from. Seems like they started coming out of the woodwork from everywhere shortly after. Wait a while and see which way the wind blows, maybe save a couple of extra bucks in the mean time and get a pro kit.

Also.. Make sure your LHS has parts!! It sux having to order everything online.
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I'd wait till next season.... Or at least 3 more months. The reason I say that is because the Ofna Hyper ST JUST came out, the Kyosho ST-R (redesign) is coming out in October and it looks like Jammin is re-doing the CRT.. I rushed in and bought my ST-R when it came out and there were only a handful of truggies to choose from. Seems like they started coming out of the woodwork from everywhere shortly after. Wait a while and see which way the wind blows, maybe save a couple of extra bucks in the mean time and get a pro kit.

Also.. Make sure your LHS has parts!! It sux having to order everything online.
Very cool thanks. That souds like the best thing to do.
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No problem. Once you get some wheel time with a truggy, you'll throw rocks at the MT you were running.With so many new things coming out I hate to see somebody do what I did and buy a truggy and a season later it's outdated and you gotta spend a bankroll on upgrades to remain competitive (if you plan to really get into racing), only to have something better come out.

You're definately going to need a good steering servo (at least 200 in oz of torque) and a strong, FAST thhrottle/brake servo, AND a good radio that you can dial in end points.

*edit* Looks like Hot Bodies has a LSP2 coming out also.
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No problem. Once you get some wheel time with a truggy, you'll throw rocks at the MT you were running.With so many new things coming out I hate to see somebody do what I did and buy a truggy and a season later it's outdated and you gotta spend a bankroll on upgrades to remain competitive (if you plan to really get into racing), only to have something better come out.

You're definately going to need a good steering servo (at least 200 in oz of torque) and a strong, FAST thhrottle/brake servo, AND a good radio that you can dial in end points.

*edit* Looks like Hot Bodies has a LSP2 coming out also.
Im heavy into racing my Monster Truck now. Just not alot of people in this class anymore.
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Hi, I'm also thinking to buy truggy lately....

What truck do you think get the highest durability ( I want tough truck like MACK trucks ) ??

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I dont think the Tamiya Nitrage is legal for the Truggy class since its got a centre gearbox.
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I've never seen any truggy racer run a Nitrage... I think it's one of their sport/bashing models, not a race platform.

There are a lot of good truggys on the market now.

Probably the best bang for the buck is the Hyper ST Pro.

It'll also be interesting when the revised Jammin' CRT (II) comes out. I wonder if the pricepoint will change at all?
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I dont think the Tamiya Nitrage is legal for the Truggy class since its got a centre gearbox.
...... it's an enclosed single speed gearbox. Is it legal now ?



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