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Monster Truck Madness – An Intimidating Pulling Sled

We aren’t even out of January yet and RC4WD has already put out what will probably be the most interesting product release of the year for me, the RC4WD Intimidator Pulling Sled. It’s been 30 years since the legendary Hobbico MaxTrax Eliminator Pulling Sled was released and FINALLY r/c truck and tractor pullers have an option for getting into this niche [...]

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Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition

Monster Truck Madness - Updated Tamiya Clod Buster? Maybe on…

Me being me, I’ve gone back and forth over the last couple months on whether to pull the trigger on one of those “new” limited edition black Tamiya Clod Busters. Daddy needs to build another retro monster truck! With the kit coming in under $300, the price is appealing. However, I’ve managed to resist thus far though and probably won’t be [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

The best way to kick-off 2020? Taking in a monster truck show. A FULL-SIZE monster truck show, that is! The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour rolled into my hometown of St. Charles, MO this past weekend, and of course I was in attendance to take in the festivities. It had been about 10 or 11 years since I have attended [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – A Decade in R/C Monster Trucking

Hey all, it’s my final post of the decade and I wanted to look back at three of the biggest stories/narratives in r/c monster trucking that took place in the 2010’s. It’s crazy to think the decade is over. I know that many folks pine for the good ole days, but I can safely say that the 2010’s, specifically the late [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Welcome back, old friend

Being that Christmas Eve falls on a Tuesday this year, the day of the week that Monster Truck Madness runs, I figured I’d write-up a Christmas themed monster truck poem and call it a day. Well, the folks at Axial Racing changed that plan with a surprise announcement that the SMT10 is returning! Not just returning, but returning as a RTR [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Top 3 Monster Trucks You Want Under …

All of the Big Squid RC contributors are getting into the holiday spirit this week to provide ya’ll with individual “Top 3 R/C’s You Want Under Your Tree” lists as they pertain to our particular niches of the hobby. As the resident monster truck dude, well, we are gonna talk monster trucks! So, before I get into my Top 3 list, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Down on the River

After several weeks of gloomy skies, wet weather and cold temperatures, the midwestern early-winter broke for a fantastic Sunday afternoon. The weather was so nice that I did something that I haven’t for quite a while- went on a Missouri River trail run. My “White Wolf” Traxxas TRX-4 Sport was just dying to hit a mud hole, and that would [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – New JConcepts Ford Body Teaser

Hey everyone, happy holidays to ya! Yeah, crazy the holidays are here already, right? In case you were wondering what’s on my list, I’ve been extra good this year in the hopes that the big man will drop off one of those gigantic 1/5 scale Primal RC Raminators! Hey, so I just got a mystery box from the JConcepts crew and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Rotten Apple 2

Hey gang before we get into this week’s MTM, I want to give a big shout out to all the solid axle monster truckers located in the So-Cal region of the country. My friends at the So Cal RC Monster Truck Series are holding their big Winter Finals on December 7th at Hot Rod Hobbies. For more info, check ’em [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Going Nuclear

I have talked about my Nuclear Banana Axial SMT10 a bunch of times since starting this column several years back. It’s one of my favorite truck indentities that I’ve come up with since starting to competitively race solid axle monsters back in 2014. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Coming Un-glued

Ever since the JConcepts Renegades Monster Truck Tire and Tribute Wheels were released back in the summer of 2016, I have amassed one heck of a collection of them. See, I LOVE to paint my wheels to match truck paint schemes, but this creates a big problem when you are constantly changing themes like me.For example, I was running the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – JConcepts Krimson Dually Discussion

The absolute moment JConcepts announced their Krimson Dually wheels, I knew I HAD to have a set of them. Now that I’ve got ’em, have them mounted and have run them, let’s talk! So, the Krimson Duallys. Let’s talk about the name, first. As with most of JConcepts monster truck stuff, the product names are a wink and a nod to [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Agrios in my Inbox

Got an e-mail over the weekend from a reader asking about the Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios. I’ve never talked about this truck before, despite having owned one, so this will be a great time. Doug, Wanting to build a truck. But, on a budget. Seen the Tamiya Agrios platform in the txt-2 and is the direction I am thinking of going. Was wanting [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Diggin’ Graves like it’s 1984

My favorite thing to do in this web space, bar none, is to show off the ridiculously cool builds that my monster truck racing buddies routinely pull off. This week, let’s talk about Jordan Sicht’s insane Grave Digger #1 replica. There are a lot of Digger builds out there, but this is one of the craziest you are going to see. [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Unboxing the ECX Amp Crush

Greetings gang, it’s ya boy Doug here. So most of the guys are in Colorado this week at the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo, but I’m here holding down the fort in the midwest. I just got my hands on the ECX Amp Crush. This 2wd RTR Monster Truck comes in at a very attractive $149 street price and has really cool scale [...]

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