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Old 11-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #16
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Thanks Brandon. I'm trying to avoid the cost of a lipo pack, charger and cell balancer. I have a charger for nicd's that I think will charge NiMH batteries to.
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Ofna truggy box is perfect.
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both are good. the mugen box does not work well with truggys. its too short and too low.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #19
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hey no problem, this box works well with either battery! I have not used the mugen but it is a good box! Either one u go with will be a good choose!
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:56 PM   #20
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I have used the mugen box with jammin buggy & truggy,losi buggy & truggy,Mugen buggy & truggy,AE buggy, & 808. The only chassis that you cant toss the car at the box & have it line up perfectly is the losi truggy,it only used 3 pegs on that,both front & r/r. You'll notice in my last post the word oddball before the word losi.
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Ofna truggy box with lipo---best setup I have ever used.

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I just got the ofna. It is awesome. I have "heard" the Mugen doesn't hold a truggy high enough. On the other hand the conical pins make the vehicle almost line itself up on the Mugen. Both are awesome boxes from what I have seen and heard. I am using the ofna blue truggy box with only one 7.4 lipo and it whips a pretty tight engine right over. It is a very light, compact box, which is something you will appreciate when you have a truggy in one hand and a starter box, radio and fuel in the other.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:31 PM   #22
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Ofna truggy box. By far the best box out there. Uses 12 volt gel cell, two 7.2 volt stick packs or Lipo.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:30 AM   #23
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I like the old, reliable OFNA chrome top. Motor is direct drive so no belts or gears to wear out. I've never had a situation where it didn't have enough power. Yes, it is bulky and heavy, especially with a gel cell, but you can't find a more reliable box.
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I appreciate all the input. I'm going to be using it for a GS CL-1 buggy. The OFNA units are less expensive so I may choose one of those. Does their truggy box work well with buggies to?
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I appreciate all the input. I'm going to be using it for a GS CL-1 buggy. The OFNA units are less expensive so I may choose one of those. Does their truggy box work well with buggies to?

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Do you guys use the version that includes the power panel.

I am looking at the Ofna chrome top with power panel.
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I have both the Ofna chrome top (w/o the power panel) and the Ofna truggy box. I used both with a 12V battery for a long time and the chrome top definitely has good torque, but I recently put a lipo in the truggy box and holy crap what a difference. Not only is it half the weight vs the gel cell but it spins much faster and stronger. I took it to our local club race last week and with it being cold outside some of the newer guys couldn't turn over their motors with their boxes so mine ended up being the "community starter box".

I know you don't want to move to lipo right now but I would buy the truggy box so that you can upgrade later on if you wanted to. The lipo makes it much easier to carry and mine will last all weekend on a charge and have power to spare. I think the power panel on the chrome top would be convenient but after using this truggy box with the lipo I doubt I'll ever go to another box.
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ofna blue truggy box! I used to use 2 7 cell 4600 mah packs, but recently switched to lipo for the weight factor- starts anything I have ever stuck on it with no issues
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I would recommend the Ofna Truggy Box
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I like the idea of the Mugen w/lipo, but not the extra $ it would cost to buy the lipo and a charger. I don't mind a little extra weight if some stick packs or a gel cell would still make it a strong box? And the OFNA box, what kind of battery have you used? Thanks guys
My Ofna uses a 12V gel cell, they seem to last forever w/ minimal charging.
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