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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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Monster Truck Madness #14 – The Summit Showed the Way

The hobby has gone Traxxas TRX-4 mad as of late, but for this edition of MTM I want to look at the truck where it got all its mojo from – the Summit. The Traxxas Summit was originally released in 2009 and is still available today, albeit with several upgrades from the OG unit. Based on the Revo platform, it has [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #11 – BIGFOOT Ranger Replica

Over the weekend I attended the annual BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO and helped to put on an r/c monster truck race with my Trigger King friends. There were a lot of cool looking r/c’s and full scale rigs, but the vehicle that has everyone in the solid axle community buzzing is the replica BIGFOOT Ranger that was [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #10 – Track Styles

When two r/c monster trucks are together in the same place at the same time, be it toy grade or the latest 6S bashing animal, it’s only natural to want to race them. And if you’re gonna race them, why not use a makeshift course similar to the real thing? Whether you are just having some fun at the bash spot with [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #9 – Are Solid Axle Monsters For You?

Given that I’m a loudmouth constantly spouting off about the greatness of solid axle monster trucks, you may see the question posed in the title of this article and immediately assume my answer is “YES”. That’s not the case though. As much as I enjoy working on and driving them, they can be fickle beasts and therefore aren’t necessarily for everyone. I’m [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #5 – 4x4x4

Back in my Bigfoot days, a commonly asked question from many a casual fan was “What does 4x4x4 mean?” For those that don’t know, that slogan used to be painted on many of the trucks. 4x4x4 means four wheel drive with four wheel steering. When people think of monster trucks, four wheel steering (from here on out 4WS) is probably one [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #4: The T-Maxx Conquers the World

It’s hard to believe that the launch of the Traxxas T-Maxx was 18 years ago. There have been a lot of releases before and since, but nothing compares to the seismic shift that occured in this industry back in 1999. Given how much time has passed (I was a sophomore in high school!), I’m sure there are many of you that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #2: Shaving a Set of RC4WD Rumbles

One is not a true monster trucker until they experience the taste of burnt rubber, at least once, by way of cutting/shaving a set of tires. Monster truck tire cutting is an art that dates back to the late 80’s, but it came into vogue during the early 90’s when modern racing began. The then-standard 66″ flotation tires that companies like Goodyear [...]

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New Bi-Weekly Column: Monster Truck Madness

Heya folks. Doug here. I write the Everybody’s Scalin’ series that runs Friday afternoons. Now I’m writing this as well! Yes, that’s right, I’ve finally begged and pleaded enough for the brass to let me have a regular monster truck column. I love scaling, but monster trucks have always been the thing closest to my heart. I’ve been hardcore into them [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – New Body Day is the Best Day

I’ve mentioned a time or two that one of my favorite things about this hobby is that moment when you get a brand new builder’s kit up on your workbench and crack open the box for the first time. The knowledge that you are about to turn a bucket of parts into something that can be driven (along with that [...]

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