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Old 12-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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My dilema I am currently seeking a new car to get into racing. I can not chose between the buggy or the truggy at the moment I am thinking strongly upon the buggy so what are some pros and cons between the two?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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Well honeslty if you are going to be racing you will want to look at what people race at the tracks you are likely to race at.

You'll want to go with the class that will have a better showing, it makes for better racing.


Truggys are typically more expensive kit wise, electronic wise and Tire wise.
Also in my experiance truggys are slightly less durable. Both are still very durable, as long as you buy a durable kit but the longer A-arms typically lead to more bent or broken arms/hingepins.

Buggys have cheaper tires take smaller motors.


Both a truggy and buggy will provide great racing.

If your gonna go electric though go with a buggy, There isnt really much of a e truggy racing scene.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #3
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I like the buggy racing alot and it seems to be the more popular of the two and definately less expensive!
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buggys-more nimble
truggys-more fun to drive lol

buggys-usually have more entrys
truggys-usually have less entrys

buggy-takes .21 size engine
truggy-takes .21 size engine

buggy tires- mount tires 28.00
truggy tires- premount tires 36.00

buggy servos-100.00 each
truggy servos- 100.00 each

buggy-more skill top be fast
truggy-pin it to win it
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the break down there, very informative. The buggy race scene is alot more competitive from what I have seen seems like a larger fan base as well
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If your new I would say truggy easier to wheel its more forgiving. Buggy things are a tad cheaper but its harder to drive takes more effort Both are FUN.
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While a buggy is typically "harder" to drive it will make you a much better driver. Truggys are a blast to drive but feel kinda lazy to me. They arent near as nimble plus the truggy scene seems to really be falling off around this area.
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I would say it also depends on the track you mostly run at

I know our local track gets very rutted and bumpy to the point where running buggy will get very difficult, truggies will blast right over it to a point

size comes into effect, smaller technical tracks with narrow lanes tend to be alot more suited to buggies


with the size and mass of the wheels I notice more wear on my Losi truggy then buggy... driveshafts, outdrives, bearings ect
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I am still being pulled to the buggy side here, seems like it might be the way to go for me. I am just trying to get into racing and Im no new to nitro rc I have had a basher MT for a while and it is enjoyable to play around I am just looking for a new format to try some tracks out with and I am currently in the process of building a rather large outdoor track!
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truggy seems to be dying a slow death over here, especially in the current economical climate and the cost of keeping a truggy competitive over here...tires are expensive. this is only my observation. The amount of times we have a nice buggy field going with a meagre 4 truggy amain is increasing.
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From what all I am hearing and seeing it seems to me like the truggy is quickly becoming a thing of the past. So many more people are into the buggy these days.
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Lets just say this if your track is rough you will usually see more truggys than buggys . Here in the northeast at tracks that are big and have flowing turns the truggy class is pretty good. On meduim size tracks for 1/8 and 1/10 scale with tighter turns there is more buggys than truggys.


The pros of a buggy
1. The tires are cheaper
2. There easier on the drivetrain not by a whole lot though.
3. Turns on a dime very nimble
4. Forces you to drive smoother

The cons of buggy
1. Not the best on rough tracks the rc8b.2 is good on it ive noticed.
2. Harder to drive fast and be fast so its not for everybody
3. tires dont last nearly as long as truggy tires


The pros of truggy
1. There a blast to drive pretty forgiving for anybody to drive hard
2. Good on rough tracks just soaks up the bumps depends on setups also
3. Tires are more expensive but last a long time
4. They just look good !

The cons of truggy
1. Drivetrain and supension parts do wear out faster but not real bad though it depends on what kind of manf truggy you have.

2. They dont jump as good as buggys but it will make you correct yourself more in the air.

3. They drive like a truck so they dont turn on a dime.

4. Runtime is less than running a buggy because of weight.
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From what all I am hearing and seeing it seems to me like the truggy is quickly becoming a thing of the past. So many more people are into the buggy these days.


Not everywhere in the USA.
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So you seem very smart about the truggy class so if one was wanting to get a good starter truggy what would you suggest? Keeping money in mind.
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Truggy is not dying everywhere, it's still one of the most popular classes here!

One other thing is that with truggies usually being based off of the buggy platform and being released later, they usually have all the "bugs" worked out.
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