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Old 03-12-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
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I want to get a nitro truggy,but I cant afford a losi eight or anything like that. So, I want to know is the Team VTX-ST1 a good truggy?
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when i got back into racing, i bought a vtx buggy. My rear shock shafts bend inwards after a big triple with the stock setup. I changed the shocks to some crappy xtm ones and it worked fine.

I did end up buying a losi 8ight buggy which handled much better on the track. also, parts availability was there. with the vtx, id have to wait online or drive an hour away.

i'm sure it will be the same about the truggies. But the important factor is parts availability. I'm sure with the right setup, the vtx rips.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.How long did u have it? Is the motor fast?Durable?
How much fuel did u run through it.
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i ended up selling to motor to my friend in his truggy, who then broke the connecting rod

he's not really a pro RC guy, but i believe that is an SH engine
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I got the Buggy its been a good competitive car i changed motors twice the stock motor was ok but i split thr con rod in half so bought a Rossi P5x from a buddy the car ran like a bat outta hell the the motor lost its pinch so got a Go Tech and the car runs awsome tweeked a few things and upgraded to better shock towers, shocks ,center diff is a Mugan i can get parts from my LHS thats were i got my buggy from and he stocks parts and orders for me within 4-5 days i got parts . I also have the Truggy got it from a buddy have'nt had a chance to really play with my R/C cars due to slow work here in Az so r/c cars are on the back burner for now but in my opioin the VTX Buggy, Truggy are good budget cars to go out and have some fun with
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:14 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for all the replies. I'm looking ahead to summer/nitro season cause I live in Wisconsin so its still cold with all the snow. The only things I do now are electric rcs and snowmobiles

My friend got a jammin last summer and I've been hooked on nitro since. It is just alot of money!I was with him every step of the way and I know he probably spent over $1,500 or more. I have a question thought do think if I do get this truggy would it be ok to just race/run it with just the hand starter. cuz I cnt afford a starter box. I was going to sell my b4 in after april 5th and I will probably put that money towards a truggy.
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I actually have 2 more questions. How much does a connecting rod cost? and If I do happen to break that would it be better to just get a new motor?

Also, Whats the pricing on new .28 motors or .26 or .21 and what would you recommend?
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