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Old 11-25-2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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I was just wondering do you think A\E, and Losi will ever come out with an electric Truggy. Due to the high volume of 8th scales on every track in the country I would think an electric 4WD buggy converted into a Truggy would be ideal. Two postive results extra ground clearance for the ruts and also 2 to 3 times as much tire surface contacting with the dirt = more traction. I would thing this would be an awesome class with Lipos and Brushless technology.


Losi Conversion for the XXX-4 land XX-4 looks like it would be super fast and fun.

http://www.amainraceway.com/xxx4truggy.htm

LMK what you guys think if this will ever happen @ your local tracks.

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Go back 5 years and you had the HPI Electric MT and the Yokomo MR-4 MT. I think there were also conversion kits for the XX-4.

Pretty much the electric "truggy" class you mentioned. Never happened then, can't see the manufacturers going back to it now.
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Go back 5 years and you had the HPI Electric MT and the Yokomo MR-4 MT. I think there were also conversion kits for the XX-4.

Pretty much the electric "truggy" class you mentioned. Never happened then, can't see the manufacturers going back to it now.
there was never a conversion for the xx-4 there was only a body that losi brought to production that was a almost scale looking stadium truck. that was all.
anyways... i think that if there was a competitive 4wd electric stadium truck that the class would get popular as 1/8th truggy did over the past year. it would be fun.
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I run the xxx4 and I think a truggy class would be great.
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I agree this Truggy Conversion looks like you could lay down some serious power and produce some killer lap times.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
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Exactly what is the definition of a Truggy? Is it simply taking a buggy and putting a truck body on it, or what? Curious, because I have a 4wd buggy and wanted to know what the difference is.

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Exactly what is the definition of a Truggy? Is it simply taking a buggy and putting a truck body on it, or what? Curious, because I have a 4wd buggy and wanted to know what the difference is.
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I think they are meaning take a 1/10 scale wheeler (car) and put 1/10 scale stadium truck tires and body on it.
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That would definitely take care of the XXX4's lack of ground clearance...
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Just wait till Losi releases their 1/8th scale electric buggy and then well see if there's demand for the truggy.
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Just wait till Losi releases their 1/8th scale electric buggy and then well see if there's demand for the truggy.
Where's the demand for an electric 8th scale buggy....?
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Where's the demand for an electric 8th scale buggy....?

Honestly i don't see electric 1/8 buggies picking up...too much hassel compared to 1/8 gp buggies...
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LOSI AND THEM WONT RELEASE A 1/8 SCALE ELECTRIC BUGGY THERE IS NO DEMAND FOR IT. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE A 4WD STADUIM TRUCK CLASS.
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Losi is working on a Truggie of the 8ight. I think that an electric 1/8 th or 1/8 truggy would be a good idea. That would allow people to run on the outdoor tracks that the gas guys rut out and still not have to live with the mess of gas. I would consider one of these once the brushless and Lithium batteries make the next generation. I would love a truggy conversion of my BJ4W but I wonder if the diffs would handle it.
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There is an 1/8 scale electric buggy in developement by a major manufacturer. (Think brushless....) In my opinion not what 1/8th scale is about. However with the smart business trend of catering to non-racers (90% of people who purchase these vehicles don't race) I'm curious to what the response will be.
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Businesses not only respond to demand...they also create it.
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