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Monster Truck Madness – Putting Some Pep Into An Axial SMT10

Had some good e-mails in the queue, so this week I wanna catch up on them here. Hey Doug, I read your articles on Big Squid and follow your Trigger King Youtube page and enjoy all of it. I have an SMT10 that I use for bashing and I’m having some trouble finding some info on wheelies. I have the updated 2020 [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Racing the Losi LMT

Hey guys, more Losi LMT talk comin’ at you this week. Before that, in case you missed it I recently posted a review the LMT specific Pro-Line Demolisher Monster Truck Tires. Check it out if you haven’t! So I FINALLY got to get in some competition time on my LMT. During the same race day I was also wheeling old school [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Pro-Line Demolishers for the Losi LM…

After the longest winter, I finally had the chance to hit the track with my Losi LMT! I was at the season opening Trigger King R/C Monster Truck Series event in Waterloo, IL, and the LMT was out in force. I’ll talk more about the competition experience next week, as right now I want to give my impressions on the Pro-Line [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Advancing the Timing

This weekend my monster truck racing club FINALLY kicks off the 2021 outdoor season! I am pumped. It’s been a long winter for me. One of the longest of my life. I’ve spent the last week getting my race fleet prepped, with the biggest changes being in my Sport Modified Class rigs. This is the class where you must used a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Old School Goodness

I’m one of those people that constantly wishes I could get off of Facebook because I absolutely hate reading crazy political conspiracies posted shared by someone’s uncle, but I also know I’ll never be able to get off it since they effectively replaced message boards with their group pages many years ago. Whether it’s a classic pulling group where someone [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Prepare to Race!

Greetings all, with the weather turning I’m excited to FINALLY get to prepare to get back to solid axle monster truck racing outdoors! My club, Trigger King, has completed putting together our 2021 schedule. The pic above shows the dates we are running. We broadcast all of our events on YouTube and I would love to see some of you come [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – With Some Sway

I’ve always been one to get lost in YouTube wormholes, especially when it comes to classic monster truck footage. I recently stumbled upon a video posted by the BIGFOOT 4×4 team that helps back up a point that I’ve been trying to drive home in this space for years- the absolute importance of sway bars on your r/c monster truck. The [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Good Looking Crushed Cars (and truck…

If you are into to solid axle r/c monster trucks, what can really take the fun up a notch is having a good set of crushed cars to run over. My friend Christopher Davis has taken this to the extreme, and I just HAD to show off his work to you.He started off with various vintage style plastic cars that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - JConcepts Teases New Monster Truck T…

Those sneaky sneaks at JConcepts love to pepper upcoming product releases in the background of their YouTube videos, and they’ve done it again in a video they just posted. The pic at the top of this article is a screen grab. Knobby tires on the front, heavily shaved v-treads on the back. If you aren’t a hardcore 1:1 monster truck fan, these [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Pro-Line Demolishers for the Losi LM…

Hey gang, I’m here this week to show-off some brand new Pro-Line Demolishers, the Losi LMT-specific race tire release that’s about to start hitting your local hobby shops. I will be doing a proper review of the tires, but it’s going to have to wait a minute due to single degree temperatures and the constant snow which we’ve been receiving here [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Monster Mailbag

Hey guys, big apologies for missing Monster Truck Madness last week. One of only a few times I’ve ever done that. Been crazy round these parts. I’ve had some e-mails I’ve been hanging onto, some quite lengthy, so this week we are going to have mega-mailbag. Hi Doug, Quick question. The only thing holding me off from buying an LMT are the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Losi LMT Spec Racing

Hey all, it’s ya boy Doug, coming at you hot and heavy with another dose of LMT talk. After a lot of discussion, my monster truck club Trigger King R/C has come up with a set of rules for a Losi LMT Spec Class. We will be running it all summer long. The rules we’ve come up with are as follows: The [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Where does the Losi LMT fit in?

The Losi LMT is here. Many of you already have one or have one on the way. With the truck finally out in the wild, I can now discuss something that I’ve been dying to talk about. Where does the Losi LMT fit in to the r/c monster truck racing eco-system? Speaking as someone who is a race director for a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Mounting a Standard Lexan MT Body on…

Happy Losi LMT release week, folks! That’s right, this week the LMT is shipping to hobby shops or directly to you if you pre-ordered! I know the wait was hard for many, especially given that it didn’t ship in time for Christmas, but hey- what a way to start off the new year, right?! The word on the street is that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Three Predictions for 2021

Hey gang, happy New Year’s Eve edition of MTM! Last week I talked about three things I selfishly “wanted” to see in 2021 from the r/c monster truck hobby. This week I’m going to talk about three things that I actually think will happen. I think the first thing we should note is that the hobby had a fantastic year in [...]

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