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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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Monster Truck Madness - Upgrading to RC4WD King Limited Edit…

Those of us with large collections of r/c’s all have a favorite rig, right? Mine would be my Blue Bomber. At some point I’ll do a full write-up on this monster, but for now I’ll give you the short of it. It’s a one-off prototype chassis that I rescued from the scrap heap a few years ago. It’s based on a Concussion [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

Given how popular scale r/c monster trucking has become, to where big companies like Pro-Line and JConcepts are catering to our every whim, I feel pretty spoiled trying to ask for more. But hey, that’s what I’m here for, right? Many of the standard truck bodies that full size monsters have run throughout the years are now available, so let’s get [...]

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JConcepts Shows off new “Golden Year” Monster Truck Tires

The folks at JConcepts have just shown off a brand new monster truck tire, dubbed “Golden Years“, at the Horizon Certified Partners Convention in Champaign, IL.  It was posted on their Facebook page. The Golden Year tire looks to be a throwback to the full size Good Year Flotation Tire that so many classic monster trucks used to run back in [...]

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EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – OPEN SEASON!

A lot of work went into opening day; three months of planning and a month of backbreaking labor. Every rock, scale building, and obstacles carefully placed. To be honest, at one point I started having doubts. I started asking myself did I take on too much, am I going to be able to accomplish the goals I had set for [...]

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JConcepts Shows Off New Monster Truck Bodies

Earlier today, the folks at BIGFOOT 4×4 hosted their annual Open House. As has been the case the last few years, r/c monster truck racing has been part of the festivities. This year’s event was also a stop on the JConcepts Monster Truck Tour, and the company did not disappoint when it came to showing off new wares. They debuted their [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #26 – Come Race at BIGFOOT Open House!

The gang at BIGFOOT 4×4 is putting on their annual Open House in Pacific, MO, and they are also holding a big solid axle monster truck race that my club, Trigger King R/C, is managing. Whether you wanna come and see the full size monsters crush cars or try your hand at some r/c monster trucking, it’s gonna be a [...]

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