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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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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Brings a Tear to My Eye

The above picture, shot last week at my LHS, may not mean much to some people, but it was definitely a cool sight for me. The two biggest names in monster trucks, each represented by two of the biggest names in r/c, sitting right there in the display case as two of the hottest items on the market. Brings a tear [...]

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JConcepts 2011 Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab Mini MT Body

JConcepts 2011 Ford F-250 SuperCab Mini MT Body

After having recently announced bodies for larger monster trucks, JConcepts has now released details on a body designed to fit trucks like the Traxxas Stampede and HPI Wheely King. The JConcepts 2011 Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab Mini MT Body is officially licensed by Ford and is very nicely styled. Fender flares and a 1:1 headlight & grill treatment help give [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Monsterizing a Monster Truck

Hello gang, I hope everyone is having a most fantastic Friday. I’ve spent the past week starting the mod process on my SMT10 and want to show off what I’ve done thus far. Remember those recently announced JConcepts Ford bodies? One of them magically found its way to my mailbox, specifically a ’93 Super Cab. The early 90’s were a glorious time for monster trucking, so [...]

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JConcepts Shows Off New Ford Bodies and Firestorm Monster Tr…

Fresh off the teaser of their new Renegade tires earlier this week, JConcepts is at it again, this time displaying several new bodies as well as another set of monster truck tires at the Trigger King R/C race held this weekend near St. Louis, MO. Up first is their 1993 Ford Supercab, as seen above. It has a wheelbase of around [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]

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Event Coverage - BIGFOOT 4x4 Open House & R/C Monster Truck …

This past Saturday the world famous Bigfoot 4×4 monster truck team held their annual Open House gala, much to the delight of thousands! What started around 10 years ago as a simple way to say “Thank You!” to the fans by doing a car crush at their shop has grown into a yearly event attended by thousands of people with [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Onward to the BIGFOOT Open House

Fresh off the Chi-Town crew holding a big bash, there is no rest for the wicked as we will be at the BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House in Pacific, MO (just outside St. Louis) this weekend- Saturday April 23rd to be more precise. The Open House is an annual event put on by the Bigfoot monster truck team which is held at their shop. [...]

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Review – Pro-Line Brawler Monster Truck Wheels

Not since Tamiya was duking it out with Kyosho during the late 80’s/early 90’s have solid axle monster trucks ever been as popular as they are now. Slowly but surely the aftermarket has started to come around and unlike years past, it’s now relatively easy for the average hobbyist to get one together. However, for the longest time a good wheel has [...]

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