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Old 07-27-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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I am looking at the knew hot bodies d8 or d8t for my next car. I have a buggy already. I would like to know the pros and cons to a truggy over a buggy?

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Pros:

Faster
Stronger with the .28 (not needed)
Easier to drive
Durable
Less pickey on set up

Con:
Tire prices and
needs storng servos.
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Pros:

Faster
Stronger with the .28 (not needed)
Easier to drive
Durable
Less pickey on set up

Con:
Tire prices and
needs storng servos.
Another con is
Is there good support for the truggy class at your track
at ours we barly have two ir three.
wheras buggy class is always popular and has
on a regular baisis three heats and finals
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Pros:

Easier to drive, therefore more fun... you can relax and let 'er rip.

Tires last a LOT longer. I would get one race weekend out of a set of buggy tires... (new tires for the main, they become the qualifying tires for the next week and practice tires after that) I can run the same set of truggy tires for 3 or 4 weekends.

Cons:

A little more expense up front. (Truggy generally costs slightly more than a buggy to buy, and tires cost more.)

It works the engine harder... so they don't last as long.

You burn more fuel.

Drivetrain parts are stressed harder, so they wear a little faster.
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id get the d8, i have both and i only run my truggy at big races like the pro series, money races, ect. ect. where ever you go there will be a buggy class. this is not the same with the truggys.

pros:

easier to drive
less breakage( with my experance with the d8 and d8t)
very fun class
get to paint a bigger body

cons:

cost on tires
not always a large class
have a backup motor ready just in case
does where drivetrain a little quicker.(not bad at all though on the d8t)
have to clean a bigger body
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Pro-
Having both you get to run twice as much on race day.

Con-
Having both you get to maintain twice as much on race day.
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Pros:

Faster
Stronger with the .28 (not needed)
Easier to drive
Durable
Less pickey on set up

Con:
Tire prices and
needs storng servos.
+1 on the higher priced tires and expensive high torque servos are a must.
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Pros:
Can run the OS .28XZ and giggle like a dumby every race.
Apparently hacking is fair game in this class.
Can be more agressive in the bumps and jumps than the buggy.

Cons:
Heavier with more traction equals more wear and tear on the drivetrain.
Apparently hacking is fair game in this class.
Uggly bodies.
All the fast guys are racing buggies, if you want to see where you stand against them. More folks racing buggies right now.
Expensive tires.
Most tracks are kinda small for a truggy.
Bodies take more of a beating than a buggies.
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Pro-
Having both you get to run twice as much on race day.

Con-
Having both you get to maintain twice as much on race day.
This makes you a better drive since your getting more track time than those who only run one class.

I run both buggy and truggy. This way I have a better chance of finishing one of the mains.
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This makes you a better drive since your getting more track time than those who only run one class.

I run both buggy and truggy. This way I have a better chance of finishing one of the mains.
+1, that's why I got a truggy. More run time.

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Pros:
Can run the OS .28XZ and giggle like a dumby every race.
Wheelies are fun, even if they aren't the fastest way to accelerate!

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Apparently hacking is fair game in this class.
Can be more agressive in the bumps and jumps than the buggy.

Cons:
Heavier with more traction equals more wear and tear on the drivetrain.
Apparently hacking is fair game in this class.
Uggly bodies.
Who says you have to run a regular truggy body?

(see pic)

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All the fast guys are racing buggies, if you want to see where you stand against them. More folks racing buggies right now.
Expensive tires.
Most tracks are kinda small for a truggy.
Bodies take more of a beating than a buggies.
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Wheelies are fun, even if they aren't the fastest way to accelerate!



Who says you have to run a regular truggy body?

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Thanks for the replies. I still havent decided which one to go with. The tracks around me are fairly large and the truggy class is about the same size as the buggy class. Im just starting to race 1/8 and am not looking to spend a boat load of money.

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well, I've run buggy for the past 4 years, and just started running truggy this year. I noticed that the lack of precision in truggy, has caused my buggy skills to become rusty. so I decided to run truggy at pro series races and point series days only. I've been racing just buggy for the last 3 weeks, and I already can see a big difference in my driving.
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Pros:

Easier to drive,
Faster through the rough,
Overall tougher,
More stable(again comes back to easier to drive),
You can push them hard if you are in that kind of mood.

Cons:
Slightly more expensive both initially and in the long run,
Not as nimble(although these days not so much),
Won't teach you as much.

If you already have a buggy, I say go truggy.
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