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Old 06-29-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default 1/8 Buggy vs. Truggy, which is cheaper?

Obviously the Truggy is a larger initial cost for racing. Over the long run though which do you think costs less through out the race season?
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:13 PM   #2
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I would say buggy is cheaper because there tires are cheaper. Other than that it would be close.
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yeah but truggy tires tend to last a bit longer

both are money pits IMO
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Buggy will be cheaper and less maintenence. Tires are cheaper for buggy, and buggies have less weight hanging off the chassis making them less likely to break in a wreck.
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i think it really all depends on how into racing you are you can have a super modded motor or a rtr in the buggy or truggy but i think it depends on what you buy and if you want top of the line ar a rtr it just depends
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I think it would be fairly even IMO, as previosly stated truggy tires are dearer but last longer. Truggies have more parts hanging out wide to break, but they are more stable to drive.

If you are asking this question to decide what to buy, i think you'd be better off asking what style of driving you want? Buggies take a lot more finess to drive fast and competitively where as truggies are more sure footed and handle the rough a little better....
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Buggy you can make the kit last longer and the tires wont.

The Truggy the tires will last longer and the drive train and diffs wont.

Its a pretty darn close trade off. I think it boils down to which you are enjoying the most. And the buggy is more fun to me. Its a better driving experience.
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But comparing the same model truggy to buggy the buggy will have less parts wear, the plastic parts that is.
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One more thing that some people may factor in, its not a big thing but some people may think it is.

Buggy bodies are hard to wear out, yes eventually the time for replacement will come, truggy bodies are much like the MT bodies, everytime you flip you tear it up more.

Of course, the easy way to get around it in both cases is not crash. Thats not all that hard is it? lol
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One more thing that some people may factor in, its not a big thing but some people may think it is.

Buggy bodies are hard to wear out, yes eventually the time for replacement will come, truggy bodies are much like the MT bodies, everytime you flip you tear it up more.

Of course, the easy way to get around it in both cases is not crash. That's not all that hard is it? lol
Good point I have a season and a half on my current buggy body and its still in great shape. And I crash a lot.
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Cheap and 1/8 buggy & truggy, don't even belong in the same sentence. LOL

What makes are you thinking of buying? Some cost way more then others, also some require more work then others.
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I have raced buggy and truggy. I'm just curious. I race a Jammin truggy now but I'm looking to get another buggy. I'll probably get another Jammin. If not I might wait for the D8.
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I would say that the Truggy is much cheaper.....I race both and I could tell you that the truggy does not break near as often (rolls over pipes and stuff instead of bouncing off of them), I usually only carry 4 sets of tires (LPR Crime fighters, LPR bow ties, LPR hole shots, 38 series gators) that last at least 5 times longer than buggy tires (I just ran a pro series race and ran the same set of tires through practice, 4 rounds of qualifying, 30 min main, and they are still in great shape, didn't come close to that in my buggy), and bodies are re-inforced with drywall tape and shoo goo. For buggy, it breaks much easier as the parts are not as heavy duty (hold a lower arm for truggy and buggy and compare them.....), and I carry at least 12 sets of tires (2 compounds of each crime fighters, bow ties, hole shots, K2's, switch 2.0's and Knuckles, XTR crime fighters) and some times mutiple sets of common tires. So, while truggy tires are about $13 a set more at my LHS, you have to buy 4 times more buggy tires and they don't last near as long as the truggy tires.
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???? I just ran an RC-pro race this weekend with my buggy, same deal, 4 quals. 10 min main and 2 15 min mains. All on one set of crimefighters. They are pretty used up now. But you deciding to carry a lhs whole tire supply is your own choice.

But yes in general buggy do use up tires faster, during club racing 3 weeks maybe, if i push them I can get a month out of them.
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???? I just ran an RC-pro race this weekend with my buggy, same deal, 4 quals. 10 min main and 2 15 min mains. All on one set of crimefighters. They are pretty used up now. But you deciding to carry a lhs whole tire supply is your own choice.

But yes in general buggy do use up tires faster, during club racing 3 weeks maybe, if i push them I can get a month out of them.
That's really not to bad aprox. 15.00 a week on tires avg.
That would make truggy cheaper as long as you don't tear up any diffs. We run our truggy on bald tires they are so hooked up at times.
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