R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5
Default Buggy or Truggy???

whats up guys, new to the whole RC thing and really intrested in getting either a nitro 1/10 or 1/8 scale truggy or buggy but dont know much about them to decide whats better and what make and model to get. i would like it to go between 40-50 mph and take a good beating since im new to it, drive well both offroad and onroad and priced between 350 to 450. Any suggestion and advice would be greatly appreciated
patpat7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
T. Herwig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset, PA
Posts: 2,373
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to T. Herwig
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patpat7 View Post
whats up guys, new to the whole RC thing and really intrested in getting either a nitro 1/10 or 1/8 scale truggy or buggy but dont know much about them to decide whats better and what make and model to get. i would like it to go between 40-50 mph and take a good beating since im new to it, drive well both offroad and onroad and priced between 350 to 450. Any suggestion and advice would be greatly appreciated
Truggy is easier to drive. More suspension to soak up the rough stuff and jumps better. The buggy can be driven faster but it takes more precise control to drive fast.
__________________
Tyler Herwig
Tekno RC teknorc.com ∙ JConcepts jconcepts.net ∙ Spider Hobbies spiderhobbies.com ∙ SMC smc-racing.net ∙ Upgrade RC upgrade-rc.com ∙ Kustom RC Graphics kustomrcgraphics.com
T. Herwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
Tech Regular
 
bre1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pasco, WA.
Posts: 337
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Oh boy, this well get interesting. A buggy will make you a good drive for sure, truggy is more suitable for bashing per say. A buggy will slap the ground alot more than a truggy would if bashing, if im wrong let me know please. Iassume you want something rtr for that price range?
__________________
Team Associated, Venom, Tekin, Ofna, DE RACING, J CONCEPTS, Savox, AKA, PROLINE,
bre1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
NitroXray80809's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 3,249
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Truggy = easyier to drive

Buggy = You learn to drive it good a truggy is basically a class for fun.

The buggy is what i prefer because its always challenging and there are always more of a turn out. I dont like truggy because its to easy and sometimes has no racers. Lear the buggy you can drive anything fast! Also driving buggy is a challenging but fun class to race, way better than truggy imo. For you price go to the buy used section here and buy a d8 or d8t roller. They are really tough and really chep to buy. Then buy GOOD servos like hi tec, they arent to expensive. Then buy a nice lil 200 doller mill like a werks, dynamite, alpha etc etc. I really dont like rtr rides because they aren't as reliable. For example the losi rtr yes has a good kit, radio and kinda good starter box. But the servos can destroy the whole ride when they fry because there junk!
__________________
Xray XB4 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Hobbywing | SpeedPassion | JC |

Kyosho RB6 | Ko-Propo | Futaba | Turnigy | Orion | JC |

AE T4.2 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Turnigy | ProTek | JC |
NitroXray80809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bre1979 View Post
Oh boy, this well get interesting. A buggy will make you a good drive for sure, truggy is more suitable for bashing per say. A buggy will slap the ground alot more than a truggy would if bashing, if im wrong let me know please. Iassume you want something rtr for that price range?
Yes i would like a rtr, but im also undecided on what scale to get 1/8 or 1/10, ive been seggested to get either losi 810 or ten-t. like them both but i would like to know if theres any other cars outhere that are better for the same price, so any advice as to what would be best for someone with no experience in this field would be great. thanx
patpat7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
Tech Prophet
 
tc5 man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: levittown pa
Posts: 16,873
Default

i, think it depends on what shows up at your track and how the track surface is at your also if you ask me i like truggy a lot better on a" rough track" than a buggy for sure i dint care for running a buggy on a bumpy rough track .

i , mean yea" buggy" does teach you to drive but you cant really drive them that hard and you do have to have a fast reflex to drive buggy because they are very nimble .

and i just think truggy is funner for racing you can drive them harder.

so its up to you.

like my track they have a good amount of truggys in pa,nj.

also it depends on what truggy you get some are easier to drive than others.
tc5 man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
i, think it depends on what shows up at your track and how the track surface is at your also if you ask me i like truggy a lot better on a rough track than a buggy for sure i dint care for running a buggy on a bumpy rough track .

i , mean yea buggy does teach you to drive but you cant really drive them that hard and you do have to have a fast reflex to drive buggy because they are very nimble .

and i just think truggy is funner for racing you can drive them harder.
well like i said i have no experince with rc cars at all so id like prolly go with a truggy. ive been suggested by several friends to get a losi ten-t, is that a good choice or do u think theres anything out there thats better for about the same price, and do they have plenty of afetrmarket parts?
patpat7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 02:49 AM   #8
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Warren, PA
Posts: 463
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I race to have fun and a truggy is fun to run .
__________________
** Scott's Hooker Service** Craftworld and Action Hobbies**Craco Cryogenics** Hotbodies D8T **Fusion X Engines** Byron Fuels ** Hitec Servos ** Spectrum **AKA Tires**
nothin special is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 08:48 AM   #9
Tech Addict
 
fallguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 646
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

for that price range you might get more bang got your buck with a buggy...

but if you dont plan on racing on tracks a truggy might be more fun.
__________________
Hyper 9/MMM 2200KV/7955Tg
XR10/M2 DIG/7955Tg
MBX6T/Tekno V4/MMM 1800KV/7955Tg
Dnano
fallguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
Tech Prophet
 
tc5 man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: levittown pa
Posts: 16,873
Default

i dont get why some of you are saying truggy is good for bashing its good for racing also .
tc5 man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
T. Herwig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset, PA
Posts: 2,373
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to T. Herwig
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
i dont get why some of you are saying truggy is good for bashing its good for racing also .
I think they're saying it would be a better basher. Larger wheels, more suspension travel, bigger in general, etc.
__________________
Tyler Herwig
Tekno RC teknorc.com ∙ JConcepts jconcepts.net ∙ Spider Hobbies spiderhobbies.com ∙ SMC smc-racing.net ∙ Upgrade RC upgrade-rc.com ∙ Kustom RC Graphics kustomrcgraphics.com
T. Herwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
Tech Prophet
 
tc5 man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: levittown pa
Posts: 16,873
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyler350 View Post
I think they're saying it would be a better basher. Larger wheels, more suspension travel, bigger in general, etc.


yea i can see that but i usually see people who bash use monster trucks though than truggys.
tc5 man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
NitroXray80809's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 3,249
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
i dont get why some of you are saying truggy is good for bashing its good for racing also .
Only guy who mentioned bashing was a guy who owns a Savage. Go figure!
__________________
Xray XB4 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Hobbywing | SpeedPassion | JC |

Kyosho RB6 | Ko-Propo | Futaba | Turnigy | Orion | JC |

AE T4.2 | Ko-Propo | Savox | Turnigy | ProTek | JC |
NitroXray80809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:24 AM   #14
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

I would say a Losi truggy. Sounds like you are pretty much bashing it rather than racing it. The losintruck isnthe toughest truck on the market. If you want a real tank then go with a tekno e conversion on a Losi. That combo is lethal and easy for bashing.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
Tech Prophet
 
tc5 man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: levittown pa
Posts: 16,873
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroXray80809 View Post
Only guy who mentioned bashing was a guy who owns a Savage. Go figure!

he just got a rc8t ce he told me so hes going to the racing world .

hes knows monster trucks are dead on the racing side lol.
tc5 man is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric 1/8th buggy or truggy zage Electric Off-Road 32 09-30-2009 07:58 PM
witch one is the fastest around Buggy or Truggy Hellsavage Nitro Off-Road 20 08-31-2009 03:00 PM
Lipo Receiver Batteries for Losi 1/8 Buggy or Truggy Garet Jax Nitro Off-Road 8 08-01-2009 02:50 PM
Buy a Pro built Chad Bradley X2 buggy or truggy Manufacturercup Nitro Off-Road 31 04-06-2009 09:18 PM
buggy or truggy???? chado757 Rookie Zone 14 02-26-2008 01:29 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:01 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net