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Monster Truck Madness – Amazing BIGFOOT Replicas

In the world of replica r/c monster trucks, I’d wager that the BIGFOOT fleet of trucks has been done the most. And they’ve been done very well! So many talented builders have done their version of the big blue Ford that they all kind of run together. I mean heck, nowadays you can just buy a great looking one from [...]

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Traxxas Stampede Snow Video

Monster Truck Madness - Crazy Times Mean a Dive into the Mai…

Before answering a few monster truck-related reader e-mails this week, I wanted to give a quick “thank you” to the readers that reached out regarding my post that I’d soon be moving to the Tampa, Florida area, and asked if anyone wanted to race. Well, as it turns out, yes, a lot of you want to race solid axle monster [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Monster Truckers Needed in the Tampa…

Hey all, here’s a post I’ve been waiting to write for some time but can now make it official- this summer I will be relocating from St. Louis, Missouri to the Tampa / Saint Petersburg, Florida region! While the prospect of living in perpetual outdoor racing weather is exciting, I’m not lot looking forward to leaving all of my r/c buddies, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Discussing Upgraded Shocks for the A…

I got a good question this week from a reader that I’m sure other Axial SMT10 owners may have – Hi Doug, I recently purchased and assembled a new smt10 kit and have finally got it up and running and so far am impressed with the overall performance, but I was wondering if you have and advice on suspension setup? In the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Matchbox Super Chargers Monster Truc…

This week I am celebrating my 36th birthday, and I’m going to use that as an excuse to talk about one of my favorite birthday gifts ever, the Matchbox Super Chargers Competition Arena! The mid-to-late 80’s was a glorious time for a young monster truck fan as the big toy companies of that era started pumping out killer miniatures to take [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – ‘Lil Boss

Lotta solid axle monster truck talk in these parts, so I wanted to give some love to my Arrma Granite 4×4 BLX 3S which is now sporting a new shell! The JConcepts 1993 Ford F-250 Traxxas Stampede body is a direct fit for the Granite, as it’s designed right at a 10.5″ wheelbase. Perfect width as well. The only thing you may [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Impressions of the Updated Axial SMT…

Greetings everyone- it’s ya monster truck boy, Doug! I’m fresh off an MT racing weekend where I did very little actual racing. Instead, I spent the day driving around a brand new Axial SMT10 Grave Digger, sharing the remote with as many of my MT-obsessed buddies as I could, to get some collective impressions. The original Axial SMT10 came with a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – No Prep

I really, really tried to think of a dedicated monster truck topic for this week’s MTM, but after two weeks of trying to hold back the drag racing talk after Team Associated announced the DR10, well, the dam’s gonna break. And hey, since I’m venturing into drag racing talk, I just realized I never posted a picture of my boss “Magnum [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – All hail the black Kimbrough!

If you are reading this column, there is a good chance you own an r/c monster truck (or 10!). Probably good odds that if you are in the m/t fraternity, you own at least one 1/10 or 1/8 scale rig. Whether it’s a solid axle or independent suspension truck, there is one common truth – an 8 dollar black Kimbrough servo [...]

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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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