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Old 05-13-2017, 10:11 AM
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Looking for opinions on what second class to pick up. I am currently racing 1/8 ebuggy. Should I run etruggy or nitro buggy? I have never raced nitro but have had nitro rtrs. Do you guys think I'd be better off sticking with all electric or just buggy platform?
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:24 AM
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if you have somebody who can teach you how, nitro. If you don't id get a 1/10 buggy. There is a bit of a learning curve to nitro and you can roast a $600 motor pretty quickly. If you get a 1/8 make sure it is the same chassis as your ebuggy so you only need one set of spares.

I guess its your decision if you want to move up. Ive never had a truggy. Nitro costs more......
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if you have somebody who can teach you how, nitro. If you don't id get a 1/10 buggy. There is a bit of a learning curve to nitro and you can roast a $600 motor pretty quickly. If you get a 1/8 make sure it is the same chassis as your ebuggy so you only need one set of spares.
I guess I should have specified that 1/10 is not a option at the tracks I race.
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E-Truggy as a 2nd class .

There is a 1/10 offroad track at the Mushroom Bowl that races on Sundays.
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E-Truggy as a 2nd class .

There is a 1/10 offroad track at the Mushroom Bowl that races on Sundays.
Any reason on your suggestion? I might look into 1/10 indoor for winter. I can't race on Sundays though. Do you race at Trains and Lanes?
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if you race nitro buggy ebuggy becomes the second class
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Originally Posted by Reubster24 View Post
Any reason on your suggestion? I might look into 1/10 indoor for winter. I can't race on Sundays though. Do you race at Trains and Lanes?


E-Truggy is a good class with turnouts and since you are already running electric makes sense to have it as a 2nd class and its easyier to drive of course.

Yup i race all over outdoors within a hour or so Bowl, Trains, Pitstop(on the Saturdays they race and Sundays at Hobby Hut or Trains .

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Nitro requires a pit person. I always had problems finding one.
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There is no reason to be running a $600 engine either. You can get an outstanding one for less than $200.
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I started running SCT as a 2nd class, but then swapped from EB/SCT to SCT/NB... >< If you can get someone to pit for you, id say go NB. It's nice to have compatible parts, setups, tires.
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I'm leaning towards etruggy. I have raced etruggy in the past and know I like it. But on the other hand I wouldn't mind giving nitro a try.
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Originally Posted by Reubster24 View Post
I'm leaning towards etruggy. I have raced etruggy in the past and know I like it. But on the other hand I wouldn't mind giving nitro a try.






Good choice on E-Truggy . I used to run only Nitro its more work you got to put time into it but give it a try and see.
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Originally Posted by Reubster24 View Post
I'm leaning towards etruggy. I have raced etruggy in the past and know I like it. But on the other hand I wouldn't mind giving nitro a try.
Go that route then but make sure you have a mentor. Between my last post and now I just baked my nitro motor. It happens.
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Made the decision to add etruggy this year. Might try some nitro next year. I really am not intimidated by nitro. I am very mechanically inclined and very meticulous. I'm not the type of guy to just start cranking carb needles. I'm the guy that researches motor tuning for 3 days before I ever start it.
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer View Post
There is no reason to be running a $600 engine either. You can get an outstanding one for less than $200.
really? Where? Sorry to say, but out here, you cant run crap.
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