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Old 12-24-2009, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Truggy pics

Does anyone have any good pics or links to truggy builds? I have been dreaming of building something like this for a few years now. Looks like a fun way to get around in the desert.

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Old 12-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a link to RPM Fab's Liberty truggy. This thing was a blast to drive. FAST!!

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3 seat, center driver.
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Here's a link to RPM Fab's Liberty truggy. This thing was a blast to drive. FAST!!

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3 seat, center driver.

He ever sell that thing? I saw it at the dunes a while back, RAD rig!
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea, to someone in the San Diego area...
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I like where this is going.
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What makes something a Truggy?
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thats a long standing debate.

I say solid rear axle, front or mid engine, no truck body...
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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this is NOT a race Truggy...and it has a independent rear (IMHO they just handle better in the sand and around turns)..... its a sand/desert play Truggy i made for my friend Ryan English in Henderson NV ;


(pic; Pete @ DDR.com)
front engine (dry sump twin turbo aluminum BBBrodix) with full manual TH400/Allison hybrid (custom internals to fit the big fat Allison input shaft) and a B&J Quickchange (torsional limited slip, 41 spline, all 300m material)

here is another pic; Ryan with his buggy (we like to call it V-Rex) giving guest rides


and another one; i usually dont like wheelies (IMHO if your front tires are off the ground you dont have control..... i guess i`m a control freak ) ... but you dont see many 4000+ lbs front engine truggys doing wheelies


(pic; Mike @ Sandbros.com)

i dont like ass-heavy dune buggys and i hate transaxles... IMPO for a all around "fun to drive" desert/sand/street car a truggy is the way to go
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Truggy= open wheel with straight axle in the rear.






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The Land Shark looks so wrong in black.
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The Land Shark looks so wrong in black.
x2! But I would drive it in either color!! Not that they would let me!

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YouTube - Truggy Testing

Here is a cool truggy video
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Does anyone have any good pics or links to truggy builds? I have been dreaming of building something like this for a few years now. Looks like a fun way to get around in the desert.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ghlight=truggy

cant agree more, me and a friend almost went in together on that truggy when it was up for sale on race dezert,just couldnt pull the trigger
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The origional definition was truck front end (i.e. A-arm/J-arm and engine up front) with buggy rear end (i.e. trailing arms). A trophy truck without a body is just a trophy truck without a body. Likewise a buggy with a body is just a buggy with a body.

Just because someone built a trophy truck, didn't put a truck body on it, and wone a few races they think they can change the definition
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The origional definition was truck front end (i.e. A-arm/J-arm and engine up front) with buggy rear end (i.e. trailing arms). A trophy truck without a body is just a trophy truck without a body. Likewise a buggy with a body is just a buggy with a body.

Just because someone built a trophy truck, didn't put a truck body on it, and wone a few races they think they can change the definition
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yes, that was always my impression ; that a Truggy is a mix between TT and buggy and not simply a TT without body
thank you for setting that straight
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The origional definition was truck front end (i.e. A-arm/J-arm and engine up front) with buggy rear end (i.e. trailing arms). A trophy truck without a body is just a trophy truck without a body. Likewise a buggy with a body is just a buggy with a body.

Just because someone built a trophy truck, didn't put a truck body on it, and wone a few races they think they can change the definition
The Land Shark originated the term "truggy" in the desert world. Although some claim its just a TT sans the body, I think it reflects the fact it looks like a buggy but runs the truck rear. There are some truggy's that are just plain fugly (Mad Max thrown together look) but done right can look badass. The Dunn Tech Truggy above has a couple of clones in the works right now. They are fairly basic with a 6.0 truck motor, powerglide and a 9" rear. The pricey parts are the 3.5" Fox shocks. One of the new owners wanted to put a TT body on it after the cage was complete. It didn't even come close to fitting.

Now for the buggy with a body comment, we like to call it a "buck".
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The Land Shark originated the term "truggy" in the desert world...
http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=49
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Now to put the name Truggy to rest! Ask any of the boys who worked at Raceco before David sold his company. The fact remains the term Truggy did come from Raceco and Mike Smith will gladly capitulate to the fact that when he worked at Raceco, the term TRUGGY was born. Any questions you have just write and Iíll go to the horseís mouth to get you the best answers I can.
The term now mostly means a TT without a body but that wasn't how it started. Definitions change.
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Here is the Sproule Racing ACECO truggy. I helped chase for them at the '07 BITD Terrible's Town 250 where they came in 4th overall and 2nd in class.

Chevy V8 and TH400 up front with a quick change in the rear.


They have now sold it.
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Here is the Sproule Racing ACECO truggy. I helped chase for them at the '07 BITD where they came in 4th overall and 2nd in class.

Chevy V8 and TH400 up front with a quick change in the rear.


They have now sold it.
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How is that a Truggy? Looks like a buggy to me, independent rear, trans axle ect..
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How is that a Truggy? Looks like a buggy to me, independent rear, trans axle ect..
You didn't read any of this thread did you? Like I said it doesn't have a transaxle. It has a V8 up front hooked to a TH400 and a driveshaft going back to the diff.
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You didn't read any of this thread did you? Like I said it doesn't have a transaxle. It has a V8 up front hooked to a TH400 and a driveshaft going back to the diff.
LOL

i guess i have to earmark this link.... for the next time somebody is calling my Truggy a buggy
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You didn't read any of this thread did you? Like I said it doesn't have a transaxle. It has a V8 up front hooked to a TH400 and a driveshaft going back to the diff.
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The origional definition was truck front end (i.e. A-arm/J-arm and engine up front) with buggy rear end (i.e. trailing arms). A trophy truck without a body is just a trophy truck without a body. Likewise a buggy with a body is just a buggy with a body.

Just because someone built a trophy truck, didn't put a truck body on it, and wone a few races they think they can change the definition
Do you have any pictures of vehicles running this set-up besides Sproule? It sounds logical to me but aside from Rock Bradbury's jeep that ran Corvette diffs with 4x4 and independent rear I have never seen a trophy truck front running a conventional front engine with trans with buggy rear. The phrase might have been originated as stated in the rdc post but widespread use began to describe the Herbst "truggy" because it obviously was just a trophy truck without the body. This has always been a chicken or the egg type of debate which I think will never be settled. If you want a good laugh, read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truggy
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