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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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ARRMA Kraton Review

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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Monster Truck Madness #23 – Basher Tires

Whenever I’m waxing poetic about something, it’s typically solid-axle monster related. Since Pro-Line up and released the new PRO-MT 4×4, I figure we should shift attention to indy-suspension bash trucks for a week. There are so many kick-ass bashing monsters nowadays that it’s hard to keep track of what’s what, and that’s across a variety of scales as well. With a myriad [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #22 – Stage 2.5

My good buddy Travis Sutton is always building really cool project trucks. You may remember his BIGFOOT Ranger that I posted recently. He’s been at it again! He recently built a Stage 2.5 (more on this in a minute) leaf spring equipped monster truck chassis for another friend of mine, Colby Marshall. Quick plug to Colby- if you enjoy watching TheMonsterBlog [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #21 – Vintage Re-Release Wishlist

Re-releasing classic vehicles is definitely the “in” thing to do in the hobby these days, but with the exception of Tamiya’s offerings (my 2015 Blackfoot, pictured above, rocks my socks), most of the vehicles getting love are decidedly non-monster truck. Hey, I think the Kyosho Optimas and OG RC10’s are as cool as the next guy, but being an old school [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #20 – MST MTX-1 Teasers

The MST MTX-1 solid axle monster truck has been teased quite a bit over the last month, and enough has now been shown where I think it’s worth having a preliminary discussion. The first thing I should say is that I’m excited for another SA truck to hit the market. I’m not super familiar with the MST brand, but I’ve heard good [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #19 – Help a Noob Out Edition Uno

Ever since starting this monster truck column in early 2017, I’ve fielded a number of e-mails from noobies. I was originally going to use today’s MTM as a mailbag, but my longwinded answers made it so I’d be better off splitting these up and answering each in depth over time. So yeah, for today I’ll just start with the question that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness 16 – The Wall of Steel

Hey all, Doug here. My monster truck club wanted to do something special for the 4th of July, so here it is! We thought it would be fun to recreate Dennis Anderson’s infamous 2001 “Wall of Steel” monster truck stunt. We like to call this the “Wall of Plastic”. The 1/10 version of Mr. Destruction belongs to good buddy Habo Gutierrez, and [...]

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