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Old 11-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Was about to purchase a 2nd hand Hyper 7 1/8th buggy, via ebay, when my last minute research suggests that I might be better off going down the truggy route.

I'm a RC plane flyer looking to getting into RC bashing (not racing), nitro style. Looking for a car which I can use off road, ie woods, parks, mainly rough terrain.

As I said I was going to buy the Hyper 7 as my research showed me this as a very good all round buggy and it being off-road seemed perfect. Then a last minute search on a forum suggested that buggies are not ready designed for real rough terrain, truggies being better in this environment.

Could someone tell me if this is correct, truggy being better for the local woods then a buggy (Hyper 7).
If this is the case what is the equivalent of the Hyper 7 in the truggy world (popularity, good all rounder)?

I can pick up a Hyper 7 second hand for about 100 or so, any suggestions for a truggy for around about 100 - 175 mark.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Maybe the jammin CRT or the ofna mutilator would be an equivilant....both are built like tanks but parts may be an issue....
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You can still bash a buggy. I mob my 8ight buggy all over.
A truggy will be a better car overall for off-road bashing. More stable, more ground clearance and the bigger tires just absorb more.

*one + point for the buggy is if you have tighter areas/trails to run. They are a bit more nimble
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I use to bash and i started with an mbx5t...then sold it and bought the mbx6t because parts were available at the local hobby store.that way i could repair it faster and get back to my favorite church parking lot faster.i eventually found my way to the local track and started racing it.
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I've got a Hyper 7 for cheap! Only 100 bucks. PM me.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:41 AM   #6
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You can still bash a buggy but for that you buy a buggy which parts will be available at the local stores. That way it will be repaired faster and get back to a better position. Whereas A truggy will be a better car overall for off-road bashing. More stable, more ground clearance and the bigger tires just absorb more.

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