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Old 01-07-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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hello there i am looking to upgrade from my firestorm t10 not had a car in years so i got the firestorm to get back in to the swing of things and now i have got use to them again i'm looking for something super fast and be able to take a serious bashing i was thinking an 8th scale has anyone got any suggestions?
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To be honest with you truggy's are not the greatest bashers. If you looking for a nitro bash vehicle I would look at Monster Trucks. And the Savage X or XL monster truck it one of the best basher vehicles there is.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:24 AM   #3
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high again yes i have looked at monster trucks and the savage but cant convince myself to get 1 i think they look to high. i do most of my driving on a bmx track and tarmac as i cant find a local rc track where i live and i thought the monster trucks would be to top heavy and easy to role and not fast enough when i bump in to somebody else with a rc car. every time i start looking i always get drawn in to truggies is my opinion right or wrong as usual lol
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hello there i am looking to upgrade from my firestorm t10 not had a car in years so i got the firestorm to get back in to the swing of things and now i have got use to them again i'm looking for something super fast and be able to take a serious bashing i was thinking an 8th scale has anyone got any suggestions?
Truggys and buggies are racers, not bashers. They compromise some toughness in order to go fast on a racetrack. Not sure I'd put $1000+ into a bashing machine.
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Truggies are not bashers but they are not fragile either. They should be fine on Tarmac or a BMX track. Any main stream truggy should be fine such as Mugen, Losi, Team associated, D8T, etc. Mugen has a good rep for it's toughness.
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If you have a local hobby shop I would go and see what they carry parts for the modt and go from there,
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yeh i get what your sayin i dont wanna spend 1000s i want the speed n dont mind mending little bits n bobs i thing havin a natter with my local rc shop is a good idea
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Although truggies are designed for racing, they'll out-bash any MT IMO..this coming from a guy that used to be a hardcore MT guy( I think I was the last guy to buy a truggy in our club )
The only time an MT may be tougher than a truggy is if they have a head-on collision, but other than that, the truggy will be tougher when jumping, crashing or cartwheeling. An it's easier to work on than most MTs.
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From reading your post this might be what your looking for. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...imited-Edition . It sits lower then most monster trucks, and is plenty fast.
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IMHO Truggies make far better bashers then any of the MT's...... MT's break like crazy and are generally very poorly built... I have had Revo's, T-Maxx's, Savages and LST's as well as half a dozen different Truggies....... No RC vehicle breaks down and needs repairs and expensive upgrades as much as a MT does......... Some of the newer Truggies are not as tough as some of the older ones, but they are still more durable then something like a Savage or Revo......... Savages can take a direct hit pretty good, but their drivetrains are junk, and they also suffer from poor engineering right out of the box, throttle linkage sucks, fuel tanks suck, diffs suck, trannies suck......... A Truggy may not take a direct hit quite as well, but the drivetrains are bullet proof compared to a MT............ My older Mugen 5T was far less problematic bashing then any of the MT's I have owned........... Another thing is MT's are a nightmare to work on, you have to pull the entire truck apart to fix anything...........IMO if you want to spend your day on the tailgat wrenching then buy a MT, if you want to spend your day actually running your model then buy a Truggy or Buggy..........
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Find you a cen matrix truggy lol, they are tanks.
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I would rather bash a MGT 8.0 RTR than a RC8T RTR.

and if you wanted to say get the rc8t CE kit and set it up for bashing, I would still rather bash a $500 MGT 8.0 than a $550 rc8T CE, + $200 in servos, +$370 transmitter, $200-400$ engine, $100-400$ in tires,(400 cause it will probaby take that many set to equal the amount of treadwear the MGT 8.0 tires would get)(also 1 set (4 tires and rimes)of preglued truggy tires at LHS here is just over 100 dollars) $100 in header and pipe.

Also I would rather drive any Monster Truck through mud, snow, rain, creeks, rocky hills, dirt mounds,ditches and construction sites than a truggy.

Have I bashed a truggy? yes I have.
I have bashed a TTR ST1 Pro out in some old field area where 4 wheelers went, and it didnt do too well against the stones and rocks cause when you hit a rock that comes up over the height of the chassis, it throws it all over.
Did it break? No it didnt, but now my pretty new ST1 pro was beat all to heck. Big gouges in the chassis from the rocks, truggy tires cut up from rocks and stones.
Since then I have vowed not to run truggies or buggies in that kind of environment and to wait it out for a track to come near by.
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I guess it also depend on what Bashing means to YOU.
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buggies and truggies both do well for bashing, they just make high quality bashers to say the least..... You just suffer from less ground clearance and replacement parts that are gonna be a bit more expensive.
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you'll also wear out them racing tires a bit quicker is you drive on pavement as well....
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