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Monster Truck Madness – Monster Trail Truck

It’s that magical time again where the ice is FINALLY thawing and hints of green are starting to show in the grass. As I write this, it’s actually 60 degrees here in St. Louis (ok, it’s also stormy as heck, but I won’t complain about the temp!). I’m getting the itch to do some sort of Spring project! Despite all these [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Let's talk about that gigantic Ramin…

Hey all, good news- we are almost through winter! Yeah, yeah I know, I can hear many you saying “it’s cold here until May”. I get it. But hey, March is almost here which means spring is coming, which means it’s almost time to go bashing outdoors again! So using that thought as the thinnest of segues, bashing outdoors would be [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Add a Little Zip to Your Ride on the…

I’ve been doing a lot of building lately. Last week I went into detail on my fresh BigSquidRC Boss build, and I’m back in the workshop again, this time building up an Axial SMT10 out of components sourced from several trucks. This truck is going to be racing as what’s called a “Sport Modified” in our club, which means it’s [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – The Boss Lives!

The BigSquidRC Boss is alive! At the end of 2018 I posted that I was preparing to build a monster truck with Axial guts on the new ACRC Havoc chassis. Well, I’m happy to share today that not only is the truck finished, but it’s seen competition! Here’s a rundown on what I used. – ACRC Havoc Chassis w/ Sway Bar Kit (combination [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Taking an AXE to a couple letters

Greetings gang, I hope 2019 is treating you well. For me, so far so good. I’m actually writing this week’s blog from a hotel room as I’ve been doing a bit of traveling, but that hasn’t stopped me from doing some monster truck racing! More on that next week, though. I’ve got a couple e-mails to tackle, but before I do [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Homemade Grave Digger Freestyle

Hey guys, another week, another Monster Truck Madness! This week I’ve got something a bit different than the norm, as I wanted to share a special build that reader Stephane Z., aka Werner Sline, sent me. His Grave Digger is a really nice custom-machined piece that is built like a tank. The details from him: – Homemade arc-welded steel axles + link [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – I Got It Covered

Greetings all, welcome to another edition of Monster Truck Madness. I’ll be racing for the first time in 2019 next weekend, and the track will be on hard cement. My Blue Bomber truck has been rocking a set of blue compound super soft JConcepts Renegades, which are good for dirt but not so hot for the hard shop floor that the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – She’s Coming Along

This week I wanted to give you a couple project updates, and I’ll start with the BigSquidRC Boss. As you can see from the pic above, it’s getting close! I haven’t had a chance to glue the new JConcepts JCT tires or paint the planetary caps, but I’ll be doing that this evening. Other than that, I’m just waiting on the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3 Predictions for 2019

Happy New Year to all! As we head into the new year, I want to start it off by making three predictions that I believe will come to fruition by the time 2019 fades. Of course, these are all monster truck related. Let’s get to it. #3 – 1/10 4×4 Truggies are going to get really popular. Ok, so this one isn’t [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Merry Christmas, now let's build a B…

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Monster Truck Madness. Merry Christmas to you and your family! First off, a big congrats to all of our winners in the Arrma Granite giveaway! Especially the grand prize winner and new owner of the Granite, Eimhin from Charleston/SC! Let met tell ya something, you are are gonna freakin’ love your prize. The truck is an [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Sassy Looking Chassis

When many of us build new monster trucks, it’s only natural to focus the cosmetic attention of the build towards the body. The body gives a monster its identity, after all. That’s whether it’s a giant snake, a super-hero or just a simple Chevy pick-up. Not enough attention gets paid to how the chassis looks. And by chassis, I’m also extending [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – What Makes a Monster Truck?

Greetings all, I hope many of you out there are nearing the end of a short work week as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. I know that I’m looking forward to a long weekend of turkey and being able to tear down my fleet of trucks and give them the once over after a long Summer [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Let's talk about the CEN Racing MT-B…

Hello everyone, welcome to Monster Truck Madness! This week I want to touch on the CEN Racing MT-B50, which was announced about 3 weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to make it a topic of conversation here, it’s just that other things kept getting in the way. That changes this week so let’s gab, shall we? The MT-B50 is a solid axle monster [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Odds and Ends

Hey, yo (say it in a Scott Hall accent), time for another Monster Truck Madness. Sort of an odds & ends thaaang this week. Big thanks to all ya’ll that wrote in via e-mail or left a comment in reference to last week’s blog trying to help me pick out which ARRMA bashing monster truck to get. I guess it shouldn’t [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Transmission Upgrade for an SMT10

Greetings monster truck nuts! I’d like to talk Axial SMT10 transmissions in a minute, but I’d like to touch on some sad news first. A long-time member of the monster truck community passed away unexpectedly last week, BIGFOOT’s Ron Bachmann. Ron, affectionately known as “Lurch” to many, was a legendary road-warrior and great man. If you’ve ever seen one of the [...]

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