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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-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .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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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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