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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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Monster Truck Madness – What’s in a Name?

One of the coolest things about monster trucks is how each has it’s own identity. Whether it’s a jacked up ’79 Ford on boggers or a 66′ tired machine tearing up a stadium in a 3D fiberglass body, they almost all have names. Even if there isn’t an official name, they all have to have nicknames, at least. This trickles down [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Scale Monster Truck Racing with the …

Folks that are heavily involved in the rock crawling community are used to “scale” being of the utmost importance. For most other types of r/c, it’s at best secondary or, usually, an afterthought. When it comes to solid axle monster truck racing, scale isn’t exactly forgotten but it’s also not really at the forefront, either. A friend of mine, Colby Marshall, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Maxx Power

Thank you, Traxxas, for finally giving me the excuse to run this Simpsons joke headline. So, in case you missed it, earlier this week Traxxas had a pretty big announcement- the Traxxas Maxx. The Maxx – it’s weird seeing no prefix in front of that word, isn’t it? – is a 1/10 version of the gigantic X-Maxx, and many bashers are stoked. You [...]

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Pro-Line Devastator 2.6 Monster Truck Tires

Monster Truck Madness - Why are Clod-sized tires "the standa…

Hey Doug, I really like all the solid axle monster truck info you put out, as well as the Trigger King stuff, as I’m still new to the world of scale monsters and info is still kind of tough to find. I do have a question that I don’t see talked about much though- why exactly is a Clod sized [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – SMT10 Chassis Clearance

I’ve been sitting on this e-mail awhile, but my friend “The Trail Rat” has a question about SMT10 chassis clearance. I have rear steer on my SMT10 and the clearance to the chassis seems small. Is there anyone in your club who has dealt with this? The servo hits the chassis when the suspension bottoms out. I also plan on getting [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – White Wolf

It’s been a minute since we last talked about my Traxxas TRX-4 Monster Truck project, and I wanted to issue an update! So when I last talked about this truck back in March, I had done up a Bronco body for it and dubbed it High Horse. The problem is that while the body looked good while the truck was static, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Recreating Grave Digger #7

There have been over 30 Grave Digger monster trucks built since the 1980’s, but few are as beloved as Grave Digger #7. Digger #7, which made its debut in 1992, is easily identifiable within the fleet as it was a short wheelbase truck where the frame rails stuck out in front of the body. In an era where monster truck freestyle [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live- Crus…

A few months back, I had the pleasure of attending the BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House and helped to put on the r/c monster truck portion of that event. You can read my coverage of it right here. During the event, we got introduced to the folks at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, who filmed some of our competition for use in [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Attacking a Real Monster Truck Track…

Hey guys, I’m busy working on writing the review for the CEN solid axle monsters, so MTM is gonna be kinda short this week. In my stead, enjoy the video sent to me by my buddy Danny Maass, photographer for the Toughest Monster Truck Tour and fellow r/c monster truck nut, of him hucking his 8S Traxxas X-Maxx over actual [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Pro-Line Decimator Monster Truck Tir…

Hey folks, this week in MTM I’m finally ready to do my mini-review of the Pro-Line Decimator 2.6″ Solid Axle Monster Truck Tire. Link: Pro-Line Decimator Monster Truck Tires Part #: 10162-02 Height: 5.64″ (143mm) Width: 3.42″ (87mm) Pro-Line Racing kicked off the revitalization of the solid axle r/c monster truck movement back in 2015 with the release of the Destroyer tire. At the time, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - New Duratrax Munition Monster Truck …

Hey guys, this week I’m gettin’ to break an exclusive for ya’ll- check out the new Duratrax Munition MT 2.8 Mounted Tires! Specs: Tire Diameter: 5.9″ (150mm) Wheel Color: Black Wheel Diameter: 2.2″ (56mm) Wheel Hex Size: 12mm Hex Wheel Width: 2.8″ (71mm) Link: Duratrax Munition MT 2.8 Mounted Tires These tires and wheels come pre-mounted, so no glue is needed. The wheels are a durable black plastic, [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Ramp Ridin’

When it comes to monster truck racing, nay, any kind of r/c racing, the talk is usually centered around the vehicles. The track usually plays second fiddle. However, the way a track is built arguably has way more effect on how the race goes versus the way the actual trucks are set up. When it comes to solid axle monster truck [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Initial Thoughts of the CEN Racing H…

Hey guys, in case you missed it over the weekend, I have finally gotten my hands on the new CEN Racing 1/10 Solid Axle Monster Trucks! I posted unboxing photos right here, and I have a brief video with my initial impressions on my Trigger King R/C YouTube channel right here. While the final review is several weeks out, I have [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Routine Maintenance

After a detour taking me into video game review territory last week, I’m back on terra firma. Yes, time for some old fashioned r/c discussion. To start things off, I know I’ve talked about trying to get my hands on one of the new CEN Racing solid axle monsters (B50 and HL150, respectively) for awhile now, so I’m happy to say [...]

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