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Old 01-06-2004, 08:36 PM
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Default best racing truggy?

i know ofna makes one i think the dominator?

who else is making this kind of set up and is it really that much faster and better on a track then say a savage?

i heard there is a storm version of a truggy ?
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:15 AM
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

Bergonzoni has an unlimited racing truggie and so does GS. All the other flat pan trucks are conversions, and yes Virginia they will open a major can of whoop azz on the high CG trucks on a race track.
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:11 AM
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Shozz, you should have made it out this past weekend. Truggies galore, the new GS truck was out there. What ended up winning, a Savage 25. It was more of a bad luck good luck kinda thing, the Savage driver really knows what he is doing also. I really like the new GS truggy, for $450 you get a really bad ass truck. There are alot of others out there though. Ofna has the Pirate and Dominator. DuraTrax has the Thunder Quake. The Mammoth is basically a truggy. There are lot's of choices, but I think you could be competitive with your 25.
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Old 01-07-2004, 11:54 PM
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

don;t get me wrong, i have really enjoyed my savage but if i had like a ofna mbx pro converted or even a hyper 7 it would sure make keeping up with extra parts easier seeing my buggy is a decked out hyper 7.

makes me wish i got another when they were one sell for 350 awhile ago.


yeah, i wish i had made it out too, i heard it was a packed day and the MT class had more then 3 entries this time.

i looked at that storm but i sorta do not like the wheels not being 17 mm
i would prefer to be limited on rims and have beefier parts then have more tmaxx stuff available if i go truggy style.

maybe i should just use the savage for awhile, it is awfully pretty now, lol
need to get a new one way bearing and a-arms before area 51, i am gunna try hard to make that one....
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I would love to have a dominator or monster pirate. I mean I do have a truggy but it' 1/10th scale.. and they designed the front axles poorly. Hopefully I can find time to get that remedied.

I have the Pirate 10 Monster. Picco 0-1 engine powers it. SUPER FAST! The truck in the Trilordy videos that have the round white "roll cage" that's a pirate 10 monster
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:59 AM
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I have and really like my Dominator for racing, But if I was to go out and buy a "Truggy" now, I'd get the GS,
Better Diff design,, Center Diff,,,Dom has slipper/fixed really
Better engine,, Hyper is a good engine too
Runs T-maxx wheels,,, more of a selection of wheels to run.
Dual brake set up stock
A lot Less slop in the suspension,,, the Dom has a lot of flex in the A-arms this is both good and bad
etc etc

The GS SUT is basicly a converted Storm buggy already converted, the problem with converting a Hyper7 or other buggy is getting the gearing right, I tried converting my H7 and couldn't find the right spur/bell gears to make it work well.

GS SUT info
http://www.gsracing.com.tw/informati...iled.php?id=66
http://www.gsracing.com.tw/informati...iled.php?id=71

Zoom Zoom Zoom
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

that does look nice but i hate that they did not leave the wheel hubs at 17mm

why oh why make them smaller like the savag/tmaxx ?

only reason i can see is to make more money appealing to those who want the large amount of rims out there. personally if i get a truggy i wantthe 17mm hubs just like my 1/8 scale buggy . is the dominator then the only premade truggy that is true to the 1/8 scale buggy ?

that storm is damn close though...
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If you got the Storm and wanted to run the 17mm hubs and wheels it's very easy to change
They make them the t-max size so you have a bigger choice of wheels
If you look at this picture you can see the hub adaptor that they use, it's simlar to the Racers edge adaptors, all you'd have to dois change it to the regular 17mm hub and get the Ofna wheels

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ORIGINAL: ShOzz
is the dominator then the only premade truggy that is true to the 1/8 scale buggy ?
Nope. The bergonzoni also uses a 17 mm drive hex, 3 diff setup, etc. It's really nothing more than a buggy with a larger center drive gear, and truck body mounts. Oh, and did I mention it kicks ass?
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an mbx5
JT truggy conversion kit
RB Concept "World S7 II"

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Old 01-09-2004, 10:00 AM
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ORIGINAL: JAEL BUSTOS

an mbx5
JT truggy conversion kit
RB Concept "World S7 II"

sounds great if you want to spend the $$$s

I good freind of mine just got picked up by GS to run the SUT,
He told me one thing you need to do on the GS SUT is re-build the Diffs, they come with Greese not Diff oil in them. He said they have to be disasembled and Oiled, I'll get more info on what a good diff oil set up would be
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:14 AM
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With my OFNA HODR I converted it to the flat Ultra MBX R2/GTP chassis with radio tray & box parts, Dominator shock towers and body mounts and T-Maxx wheel hub adapters, altogether for quite cheap. Can't wait to get it all together and see how it goes! [X(]

I've seen stuff about the MBX5 truggy conversion kit, the T-Maxx hybrid, and several others and they all look competetive when put together.
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Old 01-10-2004, 03:14 AM
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

yeah seems a mbx pro 300 bucks and another 100 in hop ups would be even more a true truggy, ok maybe another 150 ok, now that is about the same price so it would be easier to just get the dom, lol
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$100-$150,, no way
Just the conversion will cost ya around $150
the add wheels/tires $65
that killer custom painted body $30 or more!!
Custom body mounts $?

You'll be spending well over $200 before you're done
ooh yaa An Engine?? $$?

I think the RTR GS truck @ $449 (Horizon's price) is a good deal, If you have a LHS maybe you could wheel and deal a lower price.
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my god, well i could see wheels running close to 75 with rims, then u'd need a spur gear, a body, i already have clutch bells out the arse. so only other thing is what, body mounts and maybe new front shock tower and shocks?


or am i forgetting something else, would already have an engine in it or i could swap it out for another i already have.
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

want to race buy a tmaxx or dominator there the best for racing a savage is just good for running in the back yard there to heavy a maxx and a dom are half the weight of a savage and has lower center of gravity and are way more agile for the track with better racing upgrades
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:36 PM
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scale-only-4-u-rcu, where'd u get those hubs? ive never seen them before. great idea.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:11 PM
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Those Hubs have been around for a while
Racers Edge was selling them for a while (I don't see them on their web site?)
that picture is from the GS web site, those come stock on the GS SUT
Those adaptors will convert any 1/8 buggy with 8mm CVAs/17mm or 19mm hubs to be able to use T-maxx wheels
I'm sure some one is still selling them
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OFNA CARRIES THOSE HUBS
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STOP YELLING!!!!!!
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ORIGINAL: blackrain

OFNA CARRIES THOSE HUBS
I pretty sure the ones OFNA make convert the T-maxx hubs to fit the Ofna wheels. The ones we're talking about work the opposite way.

[link=http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&q=http://www.racers-edge.com/&e=912]Racers Edge[/link] still makes them,,, $29.99 SKU: RESD1001 For Kyosho or SKU: RESD1000 for Ofna,
I had the ones for Kyosho,, but they fit my Hyper7 perfectly

Any BTW When you use all caps, it's considered YELLING by some.
Personally I can care less, but it does just makes it harder to read.
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Default RE: best racing truggy?

If money isn't a problem, heres my vision of the best "truggy". I'd start with a kan II or mbx-5 outfitted with top shelf accessories and make a few custom parts. IMO, the $3000 investment would be chump change to someone with unlimited resources who only wants the best.

But for those of us without several trust funds, consider Ofna's "Ultra" buggies, the GT, LX, MBX, Worlds. All will require HD ring f/r upgrade to handle the added stress of monster truckin, so add $35+/-. The "ultra line" has plenty of hop ups at affordable prices, not that you need them. They are extremely durable and very competitive on the track, I have a nice collection of trophies and plaques for someone who has only participated in 12 (weekend) races.

An example:
MBX/ LX Pro Kit- $250+/-
Ofna MP3 (?) Dominator wheels 17mm- $30 for all 4
panther meatgrinders $40 for 4
body mounts (if required)- $15
body (if required)-$25
PPP GT Conversion kit- $55
Pico Comp Engine using kit pipe-$200
Electronics- $200 (include RX, TX, w/ standard servo and one HT servo)

Using top shelf accessories, you will easily have $800 in it (or any equivlent truggy for that matter), you could go "economizer" for as little as $500, much less if you started with a used RTR off e-bay (I bought a used RTR LX with a box full of extra's for $125 a while back).
IMO, the Ultra "truggy" is the most cost effective of all the others.
I have $1200 in my race truggy, but $600 worth are upgrades I wanted (to name a few-alum wheels, trinity foams, cage, high end radio equip, fierrio clutch- triple stage air filter, fuel filter, grade 8 Cat hex fasteners [and NO, I cant get anymore]) and are not neccessarily required.
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I have a spare parts mbx4 xr that I just bought all the missing pieces for and got it running with an OS RZ.
139 for the Jt conversion and some wheels and tires shure looks tempting.

question- would a beginner at the local track be better off racing in the truck class with a mugen or just leave it alone and run the 1/8 buggy class?
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just race in the buggy class...

ok i switched my sav around a bit , got a new picco 26 and my god is this 100% a new truck now. it was easy the fastest truck on the track, even with a 17 tooth clutch bell it was hard to keep the front wheels down. i found a great way to lower it by adding fuel tubbing in the shocks to keep them from fully extending but still giving them much more travel then the buggy shocks would.

anyway, going to try that for the next race and maybe some low profile 40 proline wheels, i have the regular proline ones now.

if all else fails after this i just might have to get a dom, a storm or convert a used buggy.
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hi,

How about if I sell you 4 aluminum wheel adapters for your GS Storm so you can use the same wheels that T-maxx MT.
$45 for 4 aluminum adapters.
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