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Old 04-18-2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default Help please. 1/10 to 1/8, truggy or buggy

I used to race 1/10 nitro back in the day. I'm wanting to start racing again but have never ran any 1/8 scale cars. Need help between buggy or truggy.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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I've always been a fan of AE.
So your the one!!!! I herd the myth of the one guy that likes associated..

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i prefer buggy, but truggy is cheaper to race and easer to drive. tires cost more for truggy, but last up to 4 times longer.
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What's the biggest difference you think?
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i prefer buggy, but truggy is cheaper to race and easer to drive. tires cost more for truggy, but last up to 4 times longer.
truggy is cheaper?

i have ran both and buggy is WAY cheaper to keep up and everything.

i am now going back to truggy simply because i race them better. but im getting another buggy in a month or two. truggy are easier to drive, not much traction rolls and they are more stable. buggy is fun and is the class to be in, the buggy class is always the bigger class at every race i have been too. i would just get what you prefer more and never look back. just stick to 1/8th scale.
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Truggy because they are easier to drive and more forgiving but I really dont know about cheaper?I think all in all a truggy costs more.You may not have to replace broken parts as much but it's still more expensive.Bigger parts,more material used= more money.And go with a mugen mbx6t.
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Go to your local track and see what everybody else is running that way you will have more setup and support and always a class to run. As far as brand I would probably get what you local shop carries that way you can get parts easy!
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Go to your local track and see what everybody else is running that way you will have more setup and support and always a class to run. As far as brand I would probably get what you local shop carries that way you can get parts easy!
+1 on the local track and hobby shop.Unless you're like me and just stock up on everything and get everything off the internet.lol
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Oh and Losi makes a bad A$$ rtr in both truggy and buggy guarantee you will be competitive out of the box with it. Only down side to losi is they are some what twitchy and can be a hand full for a new racer but you said you raced before so I bet you would do alright.
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Oh and Losi makes a bad A$$ rtr in both truggy and buggy guarantee you will be competitive out of the box with it. Only down side to losi is they are some what twitchy and can be a hand full for a new racer but you said you raced before so I bet you would do alright.
mugen offers an excellent rtr/kit package as well. if you can wait Serpent is due to drop bug/trug....kit & rtr soon as well.
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I like truggy better, it's easier to drive. I run all mugen and love them but the losi 8t2.0 rtr kit is hard to beat for the money and performance.
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well i have ran a 1/8 losi eight buggy and yes it does teach you how to drive
better but you cant drive, them hard and there not the stable thing.

i havnt raced my eight -t 1.0 yet on, the track but i have tested it out on the street and it easyier to drive and stable. but you can drive them harder in the corners, thats why i like them.

as far as price between a buggy and truggy, the truggy parts are a bit more but the most expensive is, the truggy tires but they last longer. and servos can be more on a truggy if you choose.
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Thanks for all the insight. I'm sure once I get my hands on a 4wd especially 1/8 scale I'll be ready to send the gt out the window.

What makes the truggy tires last longer?
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Thanks for all the insight. I'm sure once I get my hands on a 4wd especially 1/8 scale I'll be ready to send the gt out the window.

What makes the truggy tires last longer?
They are more than double the size on the contact patch. I'm new to racing , but my truggy will stay hooked lots better than the buggy I have, the buggy goes ballistic with wheelspin if I sneeze on the throttle. Truggy will do it to, just not as bad.
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my buggy tires last longer than my truggy tires....

but with my dad, he can run the same truggy tires for months and months..

but i guess its the driver more than anything. i slide the truggy around more, almost like drifting but with the buggy you can do that. but everyone just says im just throttle happy with the truggy so that might be it but i dont know.
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