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Old 02-19-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Does driving a buggy make you a better truggy driver?
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I think it dose when i started racing i ran a truggy and are track had like 50 guys running truggy so i switched over to buggy as that class only had like 20 guys and man it was Hard to drive after driving a truggy. And now that i have been running a buggy for a year i can drive the Hell out of my truggy and i can drive my friends truggy's and run good with them even if i have never drove there truggy.

1. Buggy weighs Less but has the same motor most of the time as a truggy.

2. Buggy is not as Long are as wide.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:16 AM   #3
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Hard to say, but I don't think so. I run both classes, but find when I go back to buggy I'm a sloppier driver because of the nature of truggy racing. Switching back to truggy, I'm probably a little slower at first because I take the corners more like I'm driving a buggy, and tend to overshoot the corners at first because of the weight / braking difference.

Only takes a couple of laps to settle back into driving either though, for me...
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I think it does in nitro and electric. Buggies are harder to drive than trucks so after you get the feel of the buggy and go back to the truck it feels easier to drive because of the weight and the bigger wheels.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #5
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on my experience the buggys drives harder than the truggys , but you dont need to get buggy ,right now ,stick w/ ur truggy n practice, more track time ,find the right setup for ur track ,n watch r/c video all the time, or try to compete in other places , more experience the more you become better racer.....hope it helps
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i think running a buggy would help anyone drive a truggy better! you have to use control when wheeling a buggy. buggy's can traction roll and are way less forgiving in bumps and when landing jumps. for me, getting decent with my buggy really helped in truggy!
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I would say yes. I came from MT to truggy, and then recently buggy.
It was a tough learning curve to learn how to drive a buggy compared to the truggy, but it will help your driving for sure.
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