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Monster Truck Madness – Skimming Across the Top

The other day after our monthly monster truck racing event, my buddy Aaron Janes decided he would try a stunt that we’ve joked about all summer- sending a solid axle monster truck across the pond that sits next to our racing surface. Naturally, we had to get it on camera! A little about the truck that’s used- his “Hellion” bodied truck [...]

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Review – 1/10 Amp Crush 2WD Monster Truck Brushed RTR

The folks at ECX and Horizon Hobby have been releasing out all sorts of r/c vehicles geared towards beginners or budget-minded hobbyists over the last couple of years, and the 1/10 Amp Crush is their latest entry in the always popular ready-to-run (RTR) 2wd monster truck segment of the hobby. How did it fare after extensive testing? Read-on to find [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Hauling a Monster Truck

The CEN Racing Ford F450 SD scaler is definitely the hottest topic as of late in r/c land, and this week we are gonna discuss it here as well a bit! So last week I mentioned that I’d like to see how this truck looks in scale next to a Tamiya Clod Buster or Axial SMT10. Our own Jeremy, who if [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – All Over the Road

Good day my four wheel loving friends. I come to you with a smorgasbord of random MT related topics this week. That new CEN Racing Ford F450 sure seems to be making a big splash this week, doesn’t it? Jeremy, our resident scaling fanatic, will probably be touching on it in Friday’s Everybody’s Scalin’ so I won’t steal his thunder, but [...]

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Laying Rubber – Picking Out a Body

Hey all, back again with another check-in on my Traxxas Bandit drag car conversion project. This fella has been progressing quite slowly, but I’ve actually enjoyed it that way, as I use it as a quick fill-in between working on my race monster trucks. So today we are going to talk about the body I picked…or should I say bodies? Let [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - JConcepts Silent Speed 17T Motor Spo…

Brushless motors have been the defacto thing in r/c racing and bashing ever since the technology started to become affordable in the mid to late aughts. The combination of high speed with minimal maintenance sure made it seem like brushed motors were destined to become a thing of radio control’s past, relegated to budget minded ready-to-run vehicles only. A funny thing [...]

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Pro-Line Scale Drag Racing Hood Scoops & Blowers

Monster Truck Madness / Laying Rubber – Bang the Blower

Big shout out to fellow Squid Jeremy, our in-house scale expert, for building a beautiful BIGFOOT #8 replica complete with a scale driver. Check out his column on it! So for this week it’s gonna be my first (and probably not the last) dual column where I’m going to combine Monster Truck Madness and Laying Rubber into one. I didn’t know [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Return of the Monster Mailbag

Hey everyone, I have several questions I’ve been sitting on this week, so let’s get to it. I see a lot of people replicating real life monster trucks, both ones from the old days and new ones, yet I don’t see any licensed decals out there. Is it all paint? How do you guys do it? Steve M. from Huntsville, AL Steve, the [...]

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Laying Rubber – Dropping the Bandit Ride Height on the Cheap

Hey all, I’m back to discuss my Traxxas Bandit VXL Drag Car project! We are close to getting it on track. To see how I got to this point, check out the archive here. Before I pick and mount the drag car body, the last thing that needs to happen is to drop the ride height. As the car sits out of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Whole Lotta Stuff Goin’ On

I’ve spent the last month or two primarily in Clod Buster town, and with both of those projects finally “finished” (they never are finished), I am coming up for air and will cover a few big news items that are going on in the r/c monster truck world.Traxxas just yesterday announced the Traxxas Hoss 4×4 VXL. While my knowledge of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Regulators, Roll Out

This is the continuation of last week’s post detailing the build of my JConcepts Regulator Clod Buster. You can find that link RIGHT HERE. With a full event day in the bag, here are some post-run impressions of the Regulator from myself as well as my buddies that also debuted their own. That would be Jeremy (Taurus), Josh (BIGFOOT #4) and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – JConcepts Regulator Build

Alright folks, after several weeks of saying I was going to talk about it, I’m finally ready to discuss the JConcepts Regulator Chassis Conversion kit, designed for the Tamiya Clod Buster. To the solid axle r/c monster truck fan, this release is a really big deal. Sure, the Clod chassis aftermarket has always been active with various modified chassis and performance [...]

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Laying Rubber - CONVERTING A TRAXXAS BANDIT TO AN LCG SLASH …

Hey folks, back with another update on converting my Traxxas Bandit VXL to a no prep drag car. You can click here to see previous entries in the series to catch-up. Today, we are finally putting power to it! Most of what I’m discussing today is pretty easy to follow, so unlike the last few articles there won’t be a ton of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - RC4WD Jumps Into the Solid Axle Aren…

Boy, the r/c monster truck news keeps coming fast and furious as of late, doesn’t it? I can’t seem to catch up! I had meant to talk about my JConcepts Regulator Clod build, but thanks to RC4WD dropping some major news it’s gonna have to slide to next week. And yes, sorry I keep bumping that off, but given I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Introducing Rotten Ol’ Apple

Hey all, I’m back this week with a *gasp* finished project! Forgive me for going out of order here as this week I meant to originally discuss how to replace the stock four wheel steering system on a stock Clod Buster with something that actual works like it should, but after building Rotten Ol’ Apple (the truck that was to [...]

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