R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
TTR:EB4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Posts: 1,290
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default buggys or truggys

hey, i just wanted to see what classes people preffered, ive been racing for nearly 2 years, ive been racing buggys since ive started rc, but i was thinking about switching to truggys..... just wanted too see if people think its worth switching from bugs to trugs
__________________
The Masher! >.<
TTR:EB4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 07:13 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
jpz_67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas.
Posts: 1,787
Trader Rating: 56 (100%+)
Default

I hands down prefer the challenge of buggy. I just recently bought an mbx6T and the truck is so easy to drive, I mean just pin it and steer. The truck would score higher on the fun factor to me because it is so easy to drive as to where the buggy takes more throttle control and discipline.
__________________
Agama A215, Futaba, Nitro Pro Fuel, Proline tires, Triton Engines, Savox.
jpz_67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 07:23 AM   #3
Tech Champion
 
Davidka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,846
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Default

Buggy. Truggy doesn't offer anything more except the ability to drive away from a greater percentage of crashes instead of being marshalled.
Davidka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
Madbrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 727
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

I race buggy last year and jsut got a truggy to race along with the buggy. Havent raced it but i have found it much easer to drive on the track. First race on Saturday so let see if I can keep up with racing two classes.
Madbrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 08:07 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
jzemaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 1,586
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

I prefer truggy a little more...I like trucks though. If you want a real challenge in driving, go to monster truck and try driving one fast....lol
__________________
Kyosho MP9 TKi2 Tekin
Kyosho MP9 TKi2/3 Novarossi BTT
jzemaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
mechanic77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Burrton, Ks
Posts: 281
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I drive both and can see with all honesty that for me, the truggy is way more fun to drive. It is so much more forgiving and at my local tracks the truggy class is a lot more laid back. It seems to me that most guys in the buggy class take it way too seriously, at least in my area. If you are a decent buggy driver, you will have no trouble going fast with a truggy. In my opinion, if you just race for the fun of it and have a decent truggy class at your local track, go for it.
__________________
Durango DEX210, Tekin RS, SMC 7.5, Savox 1258TG
Durango DEST210R, Tekin RS, LRP 8.5, Savox 1256TG
Ofna Nexx 8, Tekin RX8/1900kv, Hitec 5955TG (FOR SALE)
mechanic77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
Tech Regular
 
coviello's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: goshen ny
Posts: 357
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

basically. the truggy is just more stable and easier to drive. so if your having a bad day with the buggy. switch to the truggy.
coviello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #8
Tech Fanatic
 
vladconnery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 992
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mechanic77 View Post
I drive both and can see with all honesty that for me, the truggy is way more fun to drive. It is so much more forgiving and at my local tracks the truggy class is a lot more laid back. It seems to me that most guys in the buggy class take it way too seriously, at least in my area. If you are a decent buggy driver, you will have no trouble going fast with a truggy. In my opinion, if you just race for the fun of it and have a decent truggy class at your local track, go for it.
+100 Truggy guys or waaay more laid back then buggy guys. Buggys guys are way to serious. I don't think they got the memo that these things are toys. This hobby is supposed to be fun. I have both however much prefer to race with the Truggy guys any day.
__________________
KO PROPO EURUS
Kyosho: TKI3, TKIe Tekin RX8 Gen2
vladconnery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 725
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Both are good, truggies handle the bumps better, and can put down the power easier. Buggies are more nimble, and easier to control in the air. Also, buggies have less wear and tear due to their lighter weight. Buggies do wear out their tires a bit faster though. Truggy tires last a bit longer.

Either way, you'd end up with something good.
__________________
HB D8T with BCE Chassis, ACE Shock towers and motor mounts, M2C Rear Suspension system, KH front steering plate and chassis braces, Lunsford Ti-turnbuckles & hinge pins, OS Speed motor, Hitec 5995TG steering, Futaba 9351 throttle/brake, OS 2060 pipe, and J concepts Punisher Body.
HB D8: CEO Mods Novarossi P5K with JP4 tuned pipe, JR 9000T steering, JR 8800T throttle.
gotspeed_2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 04:33 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
AusAnt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 306
Default

G'Day Masher,

If you stick with buggies you will likely develop into a better driver. Once you are a bit older and you have got the cash get a truggy as well. Best of both worlds. Stick at it, you were an good beginner and it won't take you long to be driving faster.

Kendo
__________________
X-Ray XB808
OS V-Spec and or Axe Rossi Sport
Spektrum DX 3.0
'If you have nothing useful or funny to say in a forum don't say it, it saves sifting through the c*@p'- Still people don't listen..lol
AusAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #11
3de
Tech Apprentice
 
3de's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca.
Posts: 99
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Buggy>Truggy.
But thats just me.
3de is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 02:15 AM   #12
Tech Regular
 
JPierson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indianapolis,In
Posts: 267
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Smile

Hang in there with the buggy! Turn&Burn!!
__________________
HB D8 & D8t GRP .21 & O'DONNELL SS.21
JR 8711 & 9100s & Hitec 7955TG
M11 2.4 FHSS-2 •TEAM*TERRIBLES•
"I know I can't drive!! You still ACT like you can!!"
JPierson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 03:10 AM   #13
Tech Addict
 
Rampokker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Posts: 613
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I've been running a buggy for little more than a year, and only recently started running a truggy as well. I also found the truggy easier to drive, but the buggy is just soooo much fun. I can't choose one over the other.
__________________
XRAY XB8 - Keep Off 21-4
XRAY XT9 - Elite 8 Off
XRAY XB4 - Tekin RS Pro / Fantom 6.5
Rampokker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 08:11 AM   #14
Tech Regular
 
JPierson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indianapolis,In
Posts: 267
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Cool

Whatever you do just remember one thing.... HAVE FUN!!! That's what its all about!
__________________
HB D8 & D8t GRP .21 & O'DONNELL SS.21
JR 8711 & 9100s & Hitec 7955TG
M11 2.4 FHSS-2 •TEAM*TERRIBLES•
"I know I can't drive!! You still ACT like you can!!"
JPierson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 08:29 AM   #15
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Foley, Al
Posts: 516
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Ive only got the buggy and cant imagine the truggy being anymore fun. I am pumped when I come off the drivers stand. I ran electric offroad for a couple of years and recently starting running nitro. To me there is no comparison between the 2. Nitro is the shizticket. Either one will be a blast.
__________________
Making a comeback !!
roadracer43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric 1/8th Scale conversion kits. DJ1978 Electric Off-Road 19923 06-12-2017 05:16 AM
What tracks are seeing alot of sc8 action? hakmazter Nitro Off-Road 19 03-28-2009 02:53 PM
show off your truggys or buggys dadsvtechonda Nitro Off-Road 6 03-26-2009 08:09 PM
new to the game.. ajhaun Nitro Off-Road 14 12-18-2008 07:59 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:40 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net