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Old 08-26-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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My buddy and i are about to start racing the local clubs around here and i was wondering what is the best bang for you buck truggy? Also what are some good batteries and chargers? I want to do this right and have the right equipment to be pretty competitive. Appreciate it.
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What do you mean by "truggy?" What type of vehicle are you looking for?

I thought "truggy" was a stadium truck converted from a buggy? How about the other way around? The JConcept J82 looks VERY intriguing. All you need is a RC10T4 and the J82 conversion kit and you'll have an offroad buggy in a size somewhere between 1/10th 2WD buggy and 1/8th buggy...

It's one of the latest craze. Check out the thread on here in the off-road section if you want to see it.

Other then that, you can just buy a RC10T4 and race that as-is. It's a great truck and stadium trucks are a great place to start in RC. They are much more forgiving then buggies (unless you convert them into the J82) and being a 2WD, they are much more easier to wrench on then 4WD buggies...
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No, no, no. He's talking about a real truggy.

Browse here.

There's plenty of other places to get whichever one you choose.

I would say get a Mugen but that's just me.
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I think he is talking about electric converted 1/8 truggies sice he asked what are the best batteries and chargers.

Team Caster is coming out with RTR electric converted 1/8 truggies and buggies.

Good Luck.
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I think he is talking about electric converted 1/8 truggies sice he asked what are the best batteries and chargers.

Team Caster is coming out with RTR electric converted 1/8 truggies and buggies.

Good Luck.

I might as well throw a guess on here... He's new, so I doubt he knows about 1/8 scale electric conversions. I'd bet he's just talking about stadium trucks.
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Truggy generally refers to a 1/8th scale nitro powered truck, directed towards racing.

This is the electric thread so I am a bit confused myself.

Regardless, CEN Racing makes an awesome first time Nitro Truggy. Definately the best bang for your buck.

Here is a link: http://www.cenracing.com/area51/51_truggy.html
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I thought T4 was a truggy? Isn't it?
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I thought T4 was a truggy? Isn't it?
No, the T4 is an Electric Stadium Truck

A truggy is 4wd, a stadium truck is not.

Most truggies are 1/8 scale nitro but they do make 10th scale electric ones such as the CEN ME10TR which should be a good truck. I have a CEN MG10MT which is basically the gas version of that. Right now I am in the process of converting it to electric with a Feigao 7XL which is way overkill for that truck.

CEN ME10TR link: http://www.cenracing.com/censports/me10tr.html
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Ya sorry guys i actually meant stadium truck i thought truggys were the same thing. I have actually consider nitro now since my buddy is racing his nitro i wanna run the same class. I wanna nitro stadium truck or truggy. Not really sure what class is bigger to race around here. i have consider the Traxxas Nitro Rustler for my first one since there are a bunch of replacement parts and the customer service is great (I had a Tmaxx) I like the Cen Truggy but man its expensive. I kinda wanna stay around 300 to 400 bux for a RTR truck.

Edit: i actually found the Cen truggy for 400 bucks here http://www.nitro-toyz.com/ceg9561.html see what i want is something i can mess with at my house then something i can be very competitive when i race it.

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If you want to go nitro I would recommend the Team Associated RC10GT2 RTR. It is priced around $290.

If you want to go electric I would recommend the Team Associated RC10T4 RTR. It is priced around $225.

I recommended the Associated trucks because of the great parts support and quality. Just my 2 cents.
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If you want to go nitro I would recommend the Team Associated RC10GT2 RTR. It is priced around $290.

If you want to go electric I would recommend the Team Associated RC10T4 RTR. It is priced around $225.

I recommended the Associated trucks because of the great parts support and quality. Just my 2 cents.
Ya i looked at that Team Associated RC10GT2 is it pretty fast not that it matters but how fast does one of these trucks run?
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They run about 30-35 MPH with everything stock on them. They have carb restrictors on them that you can pop out for a little more punch and speed. You really don't need much speed if you are going to be racing. And remember; Practice is the best Hop Up.
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Ya i looked at that Team Associated RC10GT2 is it pretty fast not that it matters but how fast does one of these trucks run?
If your new to racing start with electric. whats your budget ?
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Ya sorry guys i actually meant stadium truck
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