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Old 07-22-2009, 04:36 AM   #16
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Even on a smooth track Truggies are faster with the same driver.

Earlier this month at the RCPRO event in Australia drake won both buggy and truggy and was much faster with his truck, it was basically for the simple fact the he could attack the 8 pack 4-4, which was impossible with a buggy.

2nd in truggies and an Aussie driver was about 10 seconds slower than drakes winning buggy time with his truck in a 60 min main. Drake was around 2laps faster with his truck.

Someone allready mentioned it, truggys have much more contact patch, are much more forgiving and just plain easy to drive fast. You can push like hell in sectoins that buggy's "tiptoe" around.

I much prefer driving a buggy, its so much more challenging.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:57 AM   #17
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Even on a smooth track Truggies are faster with the same driver.

Earlier this month at the RCPRO event in Australia drake won both buggy and truggy and was much faster with his truck, it was basically for the simple fact the he could attack the 8 pack 4-4, which was impossible with a buggy.

2nd in truggies and an Aussie driver was about 10 seconds slower than drakes winning buggy time with his truck in a 60 min main. Drake was around 2laps faster with his truck.

Someone allready mentioned it, truggys have much more contact patch, are much more forgiving and just plain easy to drive fast. You can push like hell in sectoins that buggy's "tiptoe" around.

I much prefer driving a buggy, its so much more challenging.
spot on there andrew true as the fact that many of the top guys that race buggy competetive they excel well in the truggy as due to buggys being nibble and they are not forgiving then u move to the truggy u not far off being dialed
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #18
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It's a shame really as I love the buggy but can see most newcomers getting the truggy as it's just easier like mentioned above. In the long run it would lead to the buggy class fading out a bit in the U.S. They don't seem so popular in Europe. I hope I'm wrong though.
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actualy the truggy class is fadeing
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #20
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its the same thing with electrics 20yrs ago. stadiums came along...taking over form the buggy truck conversions which on put the monsters to bed back in 1990 (jrxt)-1992 (rc10t). the trucks will come along and develop into being faster around a given offroad track than the bugs. but over time, watch which type stays around. if electrics are any precursor, u'll find that buggies will remain as folks like the challenge.

but back to the event your runnin in. dont been concerned, its sportsman, focus more on runnin ur own pace and not making mistakes. if u do that, u will have fun and even surprise yourself in how u shake out in the results. thats the rough part bout those 'sportsman' classes, there's always some clown(s) who runs in it b/c in their mind, winning sportsman is better than the Cmain in expert. if u think this is bad....look at the onroad electric guys!!!! all the different classes, some fly by night.....pure case of every1 tryin to create a class where they can win.

lil secret, winning isnt all its cracked up to be. trust me, driving home tired from the long day of racing. u feel the same winning as u did running 3rd or 8th. did u have fun or not? i've won and had some1 destroy my car after the race in a 'days of thunder' moment b/c they didnt like gettin lapped as many times as they did. lost with a lap on the field b/c i got hit by a lapper and it knocked a pinion loose. conversely, i've won, run 3rd, came from behind for a good finish and had fun. sometimes just making the Amain, and thus be the only unsponsored driver to make 'the show', jacked simply to make it and end up ninth. also have blown up a brushed motor while in the lead w/1min left and still had fun.

run ur pace, minimize ur mistakes, have a good time and dont get sunburnt. u'll have fun, do well, and get a fair amt of leash to go do it again.

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ultegrasti it is the meltdown at NRC thanks for the advice
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Definitely truggy, they have so much more tire underneath them, they carry a lot more corner speed without washing out. They also jump better and handle rough track conditions better.
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ultegrasti it is the meltdown at NRC thanks for the advice
Will I'v seen how you drive and you have the right idea but you just need to refine it. Me an my brother will be at Meltdown by the way. You should run pro and not sportsman, how it seems now anyways we amy not even have enough entires for a sportsman class. Run pro, getting lapped and running with fast guys can actually teach you a hell of a lot.
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i think we have like 7 for sportsman total, u think they will run sportsman? I guess i wouldn't mind being with the pros but this is only my second race.
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i think we have like 7 for sportsman total, u think they will run sportsman? I guess i wouldn't mind being with the pros but this is only my second race.
I mean who knows. Those signups we have on tech talk are in NO way any indication as to who is actually going to show up. We are expecting double the people on the list AT LEAST. You will just have to make th final call on saturday morning. See you there.
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Yeah i guess. I think i will do sportsman if they have it as a courtesy to the faster drivers so i do not gett in there way too much. Hopefully next race i will be a pro haha.
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fast drivers welcome other drivers who are aware of they are gettin lapped and do the right thing, ease up but hold their line and allow and easy pass and some space thru obstacle/turn as to not get run up the rear. its those guys who dont seem to have any ettiquette, fast or slow, that makes skin crawl.

and i know what event it is, i'll be there dustin myself off just the same.

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fast drivers welcome other drivers who are aware of they are gettin lapped and do the right thing, ease up but hold their line and allow and easy pass and some space thru obstacle/turn as to not get run up the rear. its those guys who dont seem to have any ettiquette, fast or slow, that makes skin crawl.

and i know what event it is, i'll be there dustin myself off just the same.

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well lets just say after 6-7 tanks 2nite, if u could even tell a diff between the 2 350 engines. the 2nd 1 i like much better. just its attitude and how it runs. the 1st motor will be a fitting backup. lior, if u or ron heads to MRH this wk, lemme know. need that diff shim kit losi sells. rear didnt come w/correct amount and lash is off. want that and a slight tweak to bell mesh and it'll be set for dirt.

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well lets just say after 6-7 tanks 2nite, if u could even tell a diff between the 2 350 engines. the 2nd 1 i like much better. just its attitude and how it runs. the 1st motor will be a fitting backup. lior, if u or ron heads to MRH this wk, lemme know. need that diff shim kit losi sells. rear didnt come w/correct amount and lash is off. want that and a slight tweak to bell mesh and it'll be set for dirt.

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we will let you know. if not all the mugen kits come with a couple shims for the diffs. we have an abundance of them (from my 3 moogs and my bro's 3) so they could probably work out too.
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