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Old 11-30-2013, 08:02 PM
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Whats a good affordable truggy for bashing around or would buying a used truggy be a better option? Specifically in the 1/8 range.

I do more bashing then anything and the truggy looks to more durable then the buggy, is this right?

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Hot bodies d8 is good value. I'm not sure it is more durable, as arms are longer, and tires are bigger, so I could see those breaking. Whereas they wouldn't as easily on a buggy.
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Whats a good affordable truggy for bashing around or would buying a used truggy be a better option? Specifically in the 1/8 range.

I do more bashing then anything and the truggy looks to more durable then the buggy, is this right?

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i would say the d8t it the cheapest out there and a great truggy parts are good they dont break parts and for under340 for a kit new you cant beat that with a stick.
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also, tamiya has their trf801xt truggy for 99 shipped on their website right now.

yes 99.00 dollars shipped.
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also, tamiya has their trf801xt truggy for 99 shipped on their website right now.

yes 99.00 dollars shipped.

That's the truth so help me god... yes they are...
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also, tamiya has their trf801xt truggy for 99 shipped on their website right now.

yes 99.00 dollars shipped.
Wow! Just goes to show how bad we are being ripped off. Isn't the "normal" price in the 6 to 7 hundred dollar range?
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Wow! Just goes to show how bad we are being ripped off. Isn't the "normal" price in the 6 to 7 hundred dollar range?
Yeah, when it came out it was selling in the high 600s without the performance upgrades (short arms and bones, suspension mounts on the towers)
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Thanks for the tip, I bought myself one. Funny thing is I bought a set of motors the other day and one was .24 Dynamite XP and I was wondering what I would do with it. Now I know.
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Originally Posted by zandrew View Post
Thanks for the tip, I bought myself one. Funny thing is I bought a set of motors the other day and one was .24 Dynamite XP and I was wondering what I would do with it. Now I know.
with the fragile arms, the xt is really not a bashing truggy. more to be driven on a track, then in a backyard.
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Fortunately I am CNC capable and I am sure I could do something to resolve the issue. Thanks for the info though. Nothing that pisses a person off more when finishing a kit then breaking a part and assuming you did something wrong just to find out the manufacture has a weak link.
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Shhhhhhhh!

Quit telling everyone about this secret Tamiya deal. I'm trying to save up and buy a few more before they run out!!
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Originally Posted by Micah78 View Post
Wow! Just goes to show how bad we are being ripped off. Isn't the "normal" price in the 6 to 7 hundred dollar range?
its not being produced anymore , they are getting whatever they can out of them
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Shhhhhhhh!

Quit telling everyone about this secret Tamiya deal. I'm trying to save up and buy a few more before they run out!!
Lips sealed (while I bump the thread that discusses the 99 tamiya truggy.)
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Unfortunately I haven't heard about such a thing as an affordable truggy
They are great fun machines but costly.
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Originally Posted by goszu View Post
Unfortunately I haven't heard about such a thing as an affordable truggy
They are great fun machines but costly.
I would say the 801 is a better place to start than say an strr evo at this time.

I dont see tamiya running out of 801x and 801xt models soon, the cars have been at blowout prices for over a year now.
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