Both trucks are designed with long travel suspensions to soak up the jumps and rough terrain on race courses. However, there is a difference in their design. A short-course truck is made to tackle a groomed track so its suspension is setup at lower ride height than that of a Trophy Truck. The suspension has gobs of droop travel once the truck catches air and squats back down low when it lands and recompresses the coilovers. The Trophy Truck is configured at higher ride height for desert clearance, and its suspension is setup with a bit more up-travel than the short-course truck when sitting at ride height.