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Old 03-23-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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looking at a few truggies, and not sure what to look for. looking to spend 400 on a good truggy kit.. d8t? ofna mutilator? can anyone point me in the right direction? thanks
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Buy whatever your budget allows. There is no best. Plus it's a truggy. Pretty much anything with big tires and a wide stance and you'll be competitive in the demolition derby, err sportsman truggy class

Also try doing a search for "best truggy" including quotes and scroll for previous threads that discuss this identical topic.
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If your going to race get the d8t thats one bad a$$ truggy and if your going to bash the ofna will be fine.
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looking at a few truggies, and not sure what to look for. looking to spend 400 on a good truggy kit.. d8t? ofna mutilator? can anyone point me in the right direction? thanks
advice needed

want a new truggy
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I'm partial to the D8T since I run one and it's very very nice. I previously ran an XRay XT8 (Original Spec not the 09 Spec) and loved that one as well. Mugen MBX5T is nice as well and can be found cheap, but if you want current tech then the D8T will fit nicely into your budget for sure.
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so the d8t is def a good choice? what engine would work well in there? what are u running? i was thinking putting a lrp 28 but i hear people saying that thats outragious.. whats a good .21? i have a old hpi f4.6 out of a savage x that i have kicking around.. would that work for now?
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so the d8t is def a good choice? what engine would work well in there? what are u running? i was thinking putting a lrp 28 but i hear people saying that thats outragious.. whats a good .21? i have a old hpi f4.6 out of a savage x that i have kicking around.. would that work for now?
Werks B5 with a Werks 58 pipe and dont look back.
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haha ntrain... ur always right behind me lol.. i do enjoy ur company tho lol.. wht do u think of the d8t? any advice u can gimme on this truggy? im hoping that 600 will get me a nice setup (kit and engine) so i can at least get going. i have everything else here. u got me thinking about the truggy thing and got me lookin around mugen looks good but thats gonna cost me, and i found this.. looks very nice
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Any of the top brands are fantastic! I'd recommend heading to your local track and checking them out, possibly having an opportunity to drive some a few laps before purchasing.
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so the d8t is def a good choice? what engine would work well in there? what are u running? i was thinking putting a lrp 28 but i hear people saying that thats outragious.. whats a good .21? i have a old hpi f4.6 out of a savage x that i have kicking around.. would that work for now?
I would suggest a .21 actually. I have run a Werks B5 and an Alpha Plus S852 (Orange Head) both have MORE than enough power to get the Truggy up and moving in a hurry. Both inexpensive engines...and very very strong.

The Savage engine will work in the interim for sure.....won't be a powerhouse, but it will get the job done.
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i will look into the b5. i looked it up for 200.00 not bad. i seen one giuy with a reedy .21 in his mugen, that thing was insane.. i just want my truck to get up and go quick. im reading up on the d8t as we speak and only up to 50 of 150 pages lol.. anxious to see whats gonna come of it
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The B5 is a GREAT engine for sure. Just make sure if you buy one you get the 2013 or the 2058 pipe to match it. Insane power....even without modding it. I'm still torn between Werks engines and Alpha Plus engines. I love em both at the moment....I think I like the rebuild prices on Alpha a little bit better, but the workmanship on the Werks is top notch.....

Can't go wrong with either IMHO.
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as said the werks b5 and D8t are both solid...if you can not affored a werks pipe right off the bat try and get ahold of a AE 2035 good pipe until you are ready to unleash the full potential of the B5 with a werks pipe.
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i will look into the b5. i looked it up for 200.00 not bad. i seen one giuy with a reedy .21 in his mugen, that thing was insane.. i just want my truck to get up and go quick. im reading up on the d8t as we speak and only up to 50 of 150 pages lol.. anxious to see whats gonna come of it
D8T is a solid truggy. You'll be happy with it for sure. No on the .28. You can get equal or greater power with a .21 and much better mileage. Any of the mills these guys have mentioned will be more than adequate.
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so the d8t and b5? that sounds good. what about tires? whats everyone running?
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