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Old 10-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm quite new to Canada but been racing off and on since I was about 12(many many moons ago!).

I usually race 1/10 touring but have always wanted to get into Nitro or at least 1/8 scale.

My question is which is the better to drive?! I really love the looks of truggies but wonder if they'd be more clumsy to drive? What are the pros and cons?

I was looking at the Hot Bodies Truggy as i love building a kit and it looks a good machine for the money, also alot of the rtrs seem to need a few upgrades before they're race ready which make it more economical sense to build your own package. I'd like to be competitive but not break the bank as I'm not sure how many meetings I might get to in a season!

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Truggy! Oh Ya!!!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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Buggy or truggy

I'll second macs ohhh yaaaa for truggy

I run a hot bodies truggy and I've found it to be a very durable and competitive machine

Lots of hop up parts are available but even stock out of the box its a good truggy
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truggies are easier to drive than the buggies.. but if you got the buggy down.. you will definitely be able to wheel a truggy like no other.. if you intend to race both.. start with the buggy and practice on that... if not then go with the truggy ... my biggest mistake was driving the truggy first.. now i got a buggy... i can barely stay on the race line.. got some learning to do..

thats my take...

oh yeah and i am also a hot bodies guy... good trucks and very cheap in comparison
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If you want all out fun and ease of driving go truggy, but if you want a bitt of a challange and a test of you skills go buggy.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!

Sold 100% on the truggy, not only do they look cool, but they're easier to drive? Win Win in my opinion!

I'm not a great driver, but it keeps me trying hard and i just love the toys!

Now, think I gotta find a good used one. I have a bit of experience of nitro having owned but only ever bashed an old savage SS and a Hyper7. Which are both the wrong side of the atlantic right now!

Thanks again, and I look forward to learning how to fly a truggy!
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