« on: April 11, 2013, 09:24:15 PM »
ok, so for reference for the discussion... with building the chassis to spec and then factoring in the motor, suspension, electronics (gps, race radio, etc...) you can build a Trophy truck for about $150,000 and that is being modest and using entry level equipment or a Class 1 buggy for about $75k-$100k with using mid-range equipment. Now on the other hand... You can get an 8100 class truck built and going for like $60k-$75k and if you care to factor in another cheapy bro truck as a support vehicle/ pre-runner, you can get an entire 8100 setup with support vehicle for about $100k, but can be more, it is just dependent on what you are willing to spend. Lately i have been looking more into it all and im more leaning towards 8100 class just because it is a much more viable option for an entry level team and someone who is just getting into desert racing. Not to mention that you arent required to have a full tube chassis vehicle, but in fact it requires you to still have a large amount of the factory chassis in tact, just modified for strength.