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Removed 4-wheel-drive feature of truggies. Pat Herbst's truggy, arguably the "original" truggy, is only 2 wheel drive. However, I added that truggies be defined as having front-mounted engines. Buggies are classically rear- or mid-engined, but truggies, being based on truck designs, are (I think) all front-engined. As I see it, a truggy is basically an open-wheel truck.--5th earth 22:58, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
A truggy is a tube car with the engine in front and a solid axle rear end. It's NOT based on a production truck. The "truggy" term comes from desert racing, not rock crawling. Anything based on a production truck races in an established truck category, like Class 8, Class 7, Class 7s.
A buggy is a 'tube car' loosely based on the VW Bug. Thus they have rear engines, like bugs. Truggies take the trick tube chassis idea but adopt it to the classic pick up truck architecture. Big engines in front of the driver, solid axles instead of VW style transaxles in back.
The illustration of the Terrible Herbst Truggy fits this description, not the one in the article.
Many production based desert racing trucks use independent suspension rather than solid axles in the front. (Maybe in the rear too, in some cases?) The Ford Twin Traction Beam (or Twin I Beam for the 2 wheel drive trucks) is popular, as well as other more conventional independent suspension designs, such as SLA. Is this true for truggies as well? I would suspect that truggies use these types of front suspension as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:11, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
It's worth noting that the current picture with the article shows a vehicle with independent front suspension. Solid front axles are not a standard feature of truggies.--5th earth (talk) 02:27, 12 February 2008 (UTC)