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Old 05-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a truggy, and want to know whats the most durable?
I have xray buggies and they are awesome but I was told the truggy is outdated and has diff issues.
I want durability first.
Mugen, xray,kyosho, hot bodies, serpent. I'm interested in all those truggies but am trying to get one that doesn't need to be repaired often, the most bulletproof.
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated
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If you are racing, all truggys need love. They are heavier and have a larger rotating mass. Parts just wear out faster. Me personally, from the list you provided, I would love the Kyosho but at almost a grand for the roller, I would pick the Serpent..... But I love my 8T 2.0....
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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The Associated RC8T is a contender..
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I ran the Xray XT8 for a long time until I decided to drop that class. I never had a single diff issue with it or any of my buggies. It uses the same exact diff as the 808 and everyone knows those are rock solid.
I wouldn't consider it outdated either. Sure it's been unchanged since 09, but there's not much there to update. They have new shocks for the XB9, maybe try them on the XT8, but that's about it. It handles excellent and is one of the most durable trucks on the market. I got 2 1/2 seasons out of mine and it was still in great shape when I sold it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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I ran the d8 for 2 years anyone that knows me knows I do little mainenac aqnd I had no issues with the d8 except the cvd pins but that is fixable with the techno upgrade
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Mugen, Kyosho, AE & Losi, they are all very good. I would go with what you're local Hobby Shop stocks for parts so you don't have to rely on the Internet every time you need something.
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thanks again everyone!!!my local hobby shop barely stocks anything so thats not really a factor.
thanks pickle for the xt8 info, nobody really runs them so its hard to get info on them.
i wanted the XT8, then was advised against it, and pointed towards the D8T, or the MBX6T.
Then my research said st-rr evo is great...i saw alot of people sell theyre mugens and sepents to try the kyosho, i guess that could just be contributed to curiousity more than superiority. I just want the most reliable truggie i can buy regardless of price (although that EVO is $$$)
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The Serpent is right up there with Kyosho in terms of quality.

I haven't gotten a lot of run time on my cars yet, but so far both the buggy and truggy have held up great. Just went through both cars and only things that needed replacing were some wheel bearings.
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Serpent or Losi 8ight-t 2.0 hands down.
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Caster F8t electric and K8T nitro are nice truggy. Make sure to get the new diff gear, only trouble i have had with mine. Solid and only change the diff and shock oils once a month due to weekly club racing.
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Im a lil biased but took the plunge with the Kyosho.
Was all xray til this year, all my xray buds arnt happy that i switched and now kickin their butts, lol
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serpent, losi and D8 take the abuse awesome durablity then AE and Kyosho next Mugen and other > only cuase of their arms if it wasnt an issue it would be with the first group. Well this is my pick other will say HELL NO Only listed the kits Im familar with
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If the dang front arms weren't made of glass, I'd say Mugen. I've had some pretty nasty wrecks, and the only issue I've had is with the arms.

With that being said, I'd look at a Hot Bodies. One of my buddies raced a D8T, and that thing was a tank! Parts are very affordable, but you probably won't need much. He never had any breakage issues....too bad the same couldn't be said for flameouts! (If you read this, sorry Scott.... I had to bust your chops )
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I'm in the market for a truggy, and want to know whats the most durable?
I have xray buggies and they are awesome but I was told the truggy is outdated and has diff issues.
I want durability first.
Mugen, xray,kyosho, hot bodies, serpent. I'm interested in all those truggies but am trying to get one that doesn't need to be repaired often, the most bulletproof.
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated
I Would say kyosho. Got 3 seasons with the st rr & mp9 just 1 broken a-arm on my truggy thats it 1. No lie. Never had issues with the buggy. BULLETPROOF is the only way to describe a K-CAR! Just make sure you shim your diffs correct, then beat all the competition!...
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