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Old 04-06-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Engine longevity... Buggy vs Truggy

I wanted to see if anyone using two of the same mills in there buggy and truggy noticed a difference in the lifespan of the engines. I freshened up a grp for my buggy that i ran in truggy last year. I only got to the 5 gallon mark before the crank pin was wore out. After replacing the crank and rod, im hoping it goes another 5-6 gallons. Anyone with similar experiences?
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There are so many variables.....

But I would guess if you can keep them as close a possible. I would say that the buggy motor would last longer. I think this because the truck is heavier and causes more stress on the engine.
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Thats what i was thinking. But i know there are a bunch of guys running buggy and truggy every weekend with two identical motors. I just wanted to know if they are having to replace stuff like rods, cranks, or bearings more often in there truggys.
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My buggy has a differant power plant than my Truggy, but I got 14 gallons on my truggy motor before any internal repair of any kind. had to put bearings in buggy motor at 7.5 gallons
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I've always seen about the same wear on my engines from buggy to truggy.
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I run the same engines in both and the truggy defintaly works harder but the engines seem to wear about the same. It depends alot on the tune that you put on them and the fuel you us. IMO
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