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Old 07-11-2020, 02:40 PM
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Default Truggy Tires on a Buggy?

My dad is primarily a basher who runs his 1/8 ebuggy mainly in grass. He is looking for a little more ground clearance. Is there any issue with running 1/8 truggy tires on a buggy? My two concerns are that the larger diameter tires will tax the motor and require a smaller pinion and that the larger tires may interfere with the chassis at full lock. We can always turn down the steering end point for that. I just wanted to see if anyone has done this and if there are things to worry about that I have not thought of.

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Old 07-11-2020, 04:47 PM
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It may have to be geared down due to the larger tyres. You just need to check temps
The only real problem is clearance, with the wheels rubbing the body as you mentioned, but that's easily fixed with extended hubs

What buggy is it?
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It’s an EB48 2.0

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Ask in the Tekno EB48 thread just a couple down the page. Someone will know which extended hubs to use, but I know the Associated RC8T extended fit, so therefore so will the Arrma hubs as both have the same size pins.
They're all just standard 1/8 size so it's no big deal
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You can use truggy tires or larger if you use 30mm (37mm overall) extended hubs.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You will need to drill out the pin holes on those to 3mm, unless you have 2.5mm holes in your axles.
I just built a Losi 8ight Xe based buggy basher using Arrma 4s backflip tires. I also installed a Truggy body for an RC8T to protect the shock towers.


Here is the same RC but with smaller 3.7 wheels/tires and a 8ight 4.0 Buggy body.


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Also make sure that the tires are not so tall the chassis can no longer bottom out.

Will 30mm extended hubs create a lot of leverage on parts making them more likely to break?
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A buggy doesn't weigh much at all. I've never had an issue. But, you can put truggy arms, link and shafts on a buggy to make it wider without extenders. I have done that too, it just costs a lot more.
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I no longer own this vehicle, but all I did to achieve this look was to buy hexes with a wider offset and then bought a set of 2.8 Badlands. I ended up going with thicker oil in diffs also, but it ran great just as a bolt on. I personally think going to Truggy tires or 3.8 monster truck tires is not worth it. They are too big and the manueverability of the car suffers. I would go with 2.8s, you gain ground clearance and the car still drives as it should. My opinion.

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I've done this on my Arrma Typhon. Other than tires rubbing the body at lock, the other thing to watch for is if the chassis can still bottom out. If not, and you jump it, the shock eyelets will take all the landing stress and break.
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Thanks for the input guys. I think we are going to stick with buggy tires. Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:00 AM
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Maybe a good choice but 2.8 tires on buggy are fun. I ran them on old eb4g3. Think with +5 mm hexes it worked. Don't 100% remember. They also give you more control in air which can make front/backflips much easier.
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