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Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

Old 06-10-2008, 02:35 PM
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I'm kinda looking into getting the Losi 8ight-T Truggy. I have a Revo 3.3 and Stampede VXL, and I saw some truggy's racing and those things are awesome. Would they be quite a bit different from the Revo 3.3? They look real quick and light. Cleared a triple easily and I think I want one. How are they for bashing too? Grass, dirt, and rarely but some street. I saw one RTR for $650.
Old 06-10-2008, 02:46 PM
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Default RE: Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

i was thinking the same way too. i like the lose 8ight rtr. i saw one on the race track and i like it. if your gonna race it then get it. but for bashing dont know. just my 02.
Old 06-10-2008, 02:51 PM
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First off lets start by saying racing will destory your truck in ways you never thought.

With that being said the 8ight is very durable, the mechanics are kept simple with few parts.

Only thing about bashing them is every thing is so easy to do it gets boring.

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Not gonna lie, I don't really like working on stuff. So having it be easy to work on is awesome. I will race it rarely at a track a little over an hour away. Maybe once a month at most. Mainly I will just be bashing with it. As long as I go to different places when bashing it should keep it interesting though. The tires balloon like crazy too which shows that it has some speed and power. I saw some truggy's race one time and I fell in love with them. Very good pick-up and cleared a triple where I could only clear a double w/ my stock Revo 3.3.
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Default RE: Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

I too am thinking about gettting a losi eight t (probably the kit version, not rtr) and I, like vxl, will probably use it mainly for bashing the crud out of. Ive heard nothing but good, positive things about the Losi eight T, and I too really like the looks of it, only for me, I will have to watch them for awhile, because sadly lol, I dont quite have the $ I need for it at the moment, but hopefully that will change over time....
Old 06-10-2008, 11:47 PM
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I would really like people w/ experience to tell me about this. I'm actually gonna see if there is a Losi forum on here lol. Forgot to even check for that.
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Default RE: Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

There is, goto the truggy forum.

If you worked on the revo, you'll be pleased to know the 8ight is 10x easier to work on.

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Default RE: Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

I have the 8ight-T and it is a lot stronger in bashing then the revo is. Me nd my bro ran it under a car and only ripped the body. The RTR version dry weighs 8.5 lbs. Stock Revo is 9.5 lbs dry. The Mach 427 is a dream to tune and run. It seriously is one of the most reliable motors I know of. It jumps and handles great and also comes with a spektrum radio and some decent servo's. Youi really need to change out the oils in the diffs to something heavier because the front tires will ballon pretty bad otherwise. Here are some pics:

P.S. He's beating my revo atm with the gearing I'm running now. Also because I'm running beadlocks, but I have an 18tz motor. So you can just imagine how fast it is stock.
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I think you should skip truggies and go with a buggy. Their faster, turn better, and jump further than any truggy. Truggies are OK but in the end you will move on to a buggy anyway. Just my two cents!
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The reason I wouldn't want a buggy is because I need something that is high off the ground(good ground clearance). The reason for that is because there are kinda big rocks, couple inches at most, and buggy's are low to the ground. I can guarantee I won't get a buggy in my r/c lifetime because of where I live and what I will be doing. I live in the desert practically and a buggy wouldn't be something that would run good around here. A stadium truck is even pushing the limit for me(ex. Rustler VXL, Firestorm).

Buggy's can definitely jumps bigtime! I saw them race and they are nice, but only for racing not bashing. Thanks for the input though guys. I'm still unsure if i need another truck. With the THS pipe I just put on my Revo, there is a big difference in performance. Idk what I'm gonna do yet.
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ORIGINAL: dewberryb

I think you should skip truggies and go with a buggy. Their faster, turn better, and jump further than any truggy. Truggies are OK but in the end you will move on to a buggy anyway. Just my two cents!
True, I used to say I will never run buggies.

Got a Jammin X1 CR FTE the day before yesterday, finished the build yesterday, and drove it for the first time today.

And im hooked, ive never driven anything that can handle like this can..

The way these things handle is COMPLETELY differient, it feels easier than a truggy for me
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Man a buggy is one tought rc. It takes abuse that would destroy any mt on the market. I had one, turned it to electric and sold it. They dont do all that great in the sand.
The losi 8-t was the best handleing TRUCK I have ever driven. Took on the sand dunes like nobodys buisness. It took a bashing that my lst2 had a hard time taking(the savage-x that went out with us didnt run for more than 5 mins before it broke a diff[&:]) If you drive a revo now or any mt you will fall inlove with the speed and handleing of a truggy and it doesnt matter if you are racing or bashing thay just seem to do it better.
With that said I still have all mts b/c I do live on small sand island so I needed something that protects the pinion and spur gears(my lst2 and emaxx both have coverd gears and the new erevo(when it released))
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ORIGINAL: dewberryb

I think you should skip truggies and go with a buggy. Their faster, turn better, and jump further than any truggy. Truggies are OK but in the end you will move on to a buggy anyway. Just my two cents!
That used to be true, truggys are just as fast as buggys now days.
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Default RE: Losi 8ight-T Truggy???

Here's another thread I posted on a guy about the 8ight-T vs the muggy. I was in the same delema as him so I basically wrote a novel for him. It should help you decide a little better.

Edit: forgot to post the link.. [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7564949/anchors_7564949/mpage_1/key_muggy%252C8ight%252DT/anchor/tm.htm#7564949]Thread[/link]
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BUGGY,NO....Alot of us also care about how our RC looks,and to me,and many people I have spoken to,HATE the look of a buggy.If the guy wants a TRUGGY leave him be! The LOSI 8ight-T is awesome. Im keeping pace with them with my PE-REVO...I too might end up with a LOSI,but i like high-tek,and am pleased with my PE-REVO
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ORIGINAL: dewberryb

I think you should skip truggies and go with a buggy. Their faster, turn better, and jump further than any truggy. Truggies are OK but in the end you will move on to a buggy anyway. Just my two cents!
Buggies are not faster, they are about the same.

Truggies can push harder through turns, but buggies have a tighter turning radius. Buggies don't jump further, they are about the same, or truggies might jump a little further. Truggies can handle the high HP modded BB like a picco 28, NR 528, etc.. better than a buggy can.

At me local track buggies and truggies have about the same lap times and that's on a really tight track that is made for 1/10 scale electrics.

I have both a buggy and truggy, and both a fast. I like my truggy better because it suites my driving style better I think, but set-up on the truggies a key.
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Buggy vs Truggy is all about track conditions and track layout....... in a flat out drag race a modified .21 in a Buggy is way faster then a Truggy with a modified .28........... If a track is well groomed with a good surface a Buggy is faster, but as soon as the track starts rutting up or getting loose then the Truggies start to close the gap...... On a rough un-groomed track the Truggies are faster.......... The Buggy is a higher performance machine, but its small tires and low ground clearance limit what types of surfaces it can run on.... For bashing a Buggy is extremely limited....................... I also agree a Truggy is tougher then any MT, but like previously mentioned they do everything so easily that they can get boring... they don't wheely. they don't climb curbs or rock crawl, they seldom tip over...... The gobble up sand dunes pretty good tho.........To have any fun with a Truggy you need some space and some jumps, they can get boring if they are not being pushed.....
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ORIGINAL: supertib

Buggy vs Truggy is all about track conditions and track layout....... in a flat out drag race a modified .21 in a Buggy is way faster then a Truggy with a modified .28........... If a track is well groomed with a good surface a Buggy is faster, but as soon as the track starts rutting up or getting loose then the Truggies start to close the gap...... On a rough un-groomed track the Truggies are faster.......... The Buggy is a higher performance machine, but its small tires and low ground clearance limit what types of surfaces it can run on.... For bashing a Buggy is extremely limited....................... I also agree a Truggy is tougher then any MT, but like previously mentioned they do everything so easily that they can get boring... they don't wheely. they don't climb curbs or rock crawl, they seldom tip over...... The gobble up sand dunes pretty good tho.........To have any fun with a Truggy you need some space and some jumps, they can get boring if they are not being pushed.....
That is a good point about the MT VS. truggies. I guess that's why I like my truggy better, because I care more about how it jumps, handles, turns, get's around a track, and how tough it is, then climbing a hill, curb, or playing around on the dunes (since we don't have any around here)

I'm running 30K in my center diff and my front wheels will come off the ground if I get on it just right, but nothing to wright home about.
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Originally Posted by VXL BURRITO View Post
I'm kinda looking into getting the Losi 8ight-T Truggy. I have a Revo 3.3 and Stampede VXL, and I saw some truggy's racing and those things are awesome. Would they be quite a bit different from the Revo 3.3? They look real quick and light. Cleared a triple easily and I think I want one. How are they for bashing too? Grass, dirt, and rarely but some street. I saw one RTR for $650.
these are great an can be bought on amazon right now for 519.00 to your door an arrives in two days
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What is it with all the ancient posts being resurrected lately?

On the actual subject - anyone getting into truggy or buggy that hasnt run one before is in for a surprise. Truggies and buggies do not drive like trucks with actual transmissions. If you like wheelies and going fast, truggies aren’t going to do those things nearly as well as a truck with a transmission. The center Diff takes a lot of the fun out of the driving experience IMO. That isn’t to say they aren’t or can’t be fun or fast, you just have to power them properly, and gear them accordingly. Racers run 3.5cc engines with tiny carb inserts for fuel economy. A basher truggy is exciting to drive with a modified .28.... They’re actually a ballistic missile with a Novarossi 28-8, 9886 pipe, and 41032 manifold.

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