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Old 02-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a decent bump box for a truggy? I was looking at the ofna blue box 10024, anything else good around that price range?
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Ofna 10244 is a great starter box for truggies.

As long as you get something w/ dual motors and you'll be fine.

If you want to go "all in" get a dual motor box and mate it w/ a 4S lipo like this one and add a low voltage buzzer to avoid the dreaded lipo puff.
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I have two of the OFNA boxes, one for the Buggy and one for the Truugy. The 775 motors are great and when paired with a 4C LIPO it will start anything.

Can't go wrong IMHO...
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Ofna chrome top box. Awesome box.
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I like the OFNA blue truggy box but I must have got the one lemon because it's a POS that has given me nothing but problems. I've rebuilt the entire thing yet it still has issues. I'm not trying to dissuade you from the blue OFNA, just venting my frustration that I have incessant issues with the "best" starter box out there.
I'm waiting for my new box to come in and can't race until it gets here.
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Ofna 10244 is a great starter box for truggies.

As long as you get something w/ dual motors and you'll be fine.

If you want to go "all in" get a dual motor box and mate it w/ a 4S lipo like one and add a low voltage buzzer to avoid the dreaded lipo puff.

Sounds good, what else would I need in addition to the limo? Could u recommend a charger and the low volt buzzer. I'm newer to nitro and have never had a lipo setup.

Thanks again
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Ofna chrome top box. Awesome box.
I was looking at that also, it's more expensive, I'm on a budget..... for now
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I have the 10244 truggy box and really like it.

You're really going to need to rewire ANY starter box you buy, and solder all the joints, none of the crap slide-on connectors. Also, the switch on any starter box is generally sub-par, considering switches really aren't designed to take a load.... I wired my box w/o the switch.
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OFNA chrome top with 4s lipo. Would probably turn over a real car's engine.
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Any suggestions for a decent bump box for a truggy? I was looking at the ofna blue box 10024, anything else good around that price range?
Brand X might be worth a try. It's got twin 775 motors. Probably a copy of the OFNA. $37



http://www.hobbypartz.com/72p-b7060-...tarterbox.html
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Hey that does look sharp!
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Sounds good, what else would I need in addition to the limo? Could u recommend a charger and the low volt buzzer. I'm newer to nitro and have never had a lipo setup.

Thanks again
Any Lipo charger will work. The Dynamite Passport model is pretty easy to use and inexpensive.

low voltage buzzer

some lipo info here

The classified section on RCTech can also be a good place to find stuff if you know what you are looking for.
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I've been checking the market here, already bought an engine and im working on tires.
I'm not very adept at rewiring stuff, is this a must? I was hoping on just using some connectors.
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I've been checking the market here, already bought an engine and im working on tires.
I'm not very adept at rewiring stuff, is this a must? I was hoping on just using some connectors.


Connector's = Resistance = Heat = Melted Wires If your not careful with a 4S 5000 and a Tight New motor.


Do you have any Buddy's who are into soldering or someone you know who might be able to show you the ropes ?
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They guys at the lhs are pretty good, but if I'm buying it used I'm not sure of they'd be as helpful. I'm probably going to run a nimh first, then upgrade to the lipo when I'm ready to spend the extra money. My motor is a pullstart and the other is used, they are both broke in and aren't difficult to turn over. If I run a starter box without a lipo will it be sufficient?

Also anyone have any experience with the one suggested by nitro?
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