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Monster Truck Madness – Tundra Tires on the FMS Smasher

Hey all and Happy Thursday! One of the coolest things about the solid axle monster truck genre within the world of RC are all the small builders that are building custom products for the variety of platforms out there. The Clod, Axial SMT10 and Losi LMT hog their share of the limelight, but today I wanted to show off a small [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Predictions for 2023

Greetings gang! I hope your holidays were happy and that you find yourself surrounded by all sorts of new r/c gear! As we are preparing to flip the calendar over to 2023, I wanted to make a few predictions for the year to come. Let’s get to it.Losi LMT Sees a Refresh The Losi LMT has been out for two years [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – She’s Alllllmost Done

Heya guys, welcome to the Thursday Monster Truck Madness! Yes, once upon a time I ran this on Wednesday, but I think it’s slid to Thursday now for a year or more, so probably safe to say it’s now officially a Thursday thing, lol. Hey, lookey here! I have the Tiny Titan mini-monster truck nearly complete! Oh yes, finally! Apologies for [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Loose Screws

It’s funny that no-matter how experienced one thinks they may be in this hobby, there’s always a boneheaded mistake you can make that will knock you down a few pegs. Case-in-point, me last weekend. I’ve been heading up the Arrma 1/8 Outcast 6S BLX 4WD EXtreme Bash Stunt Truck RTR review, and over the weekend I was at a local park doing [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Mini Monster Trucks and Licensed Tir…

Hello Monster Truck faithful, and welcome to another Thursday thaaaang. This week I’ve got two non-related but also kinda-related subjects to tackle! Guys, mini solid axle monsters are about to get VERY popular. At last week’s Solid Axle Showdown event held in Virginia, several racers had their minis in attendance and apparently they went over VERY well with the crowd. Southwest Monster [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - SHINING A LIGHT ON SMALLER COMPANIES…

Last week I gave a signal boost to several of the solid axle monster truck communities’ small, specialized companies. It seemed to resonate with a good number of folks, so I’m back with a part 2!So Cal Monster Trucks  The folks at SCMT offer various products for the solid axle community, but their flagship offering is the Warpath chassis and the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Shining a Light on Smaller Companies…

Greetings all, I’m taking a brief reprieve from the oppressive midwestern Summer heat to bring some monster truck goodness to ya’ll this week. We are in a bit of a lull as to big new releases in this segment of the hobby, as most of the teases and announcements are reserved for early Fall and the various large r/c monster truck [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – You’re a Firework

Greetings and an early Happy 4th to our American readers! The above pic was shot back in July 2017 when me and some buddies attempted to recreate Dennis Anderson’s “Mr. Destruction” wall of steel stunt in r/c form. We used an Axial SMT10 and a bunch of plastic cars, and it was a blast. I’d link video of it, but [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – An Incredible Replica

Greetings, everyone! This week I’m bringing you an amazing build. Mike Bufka recently brought his incredible BIGFOOT #18 inspired “Mr. Bill” r/c monster truck to a Trigger King event, and I had to show ya’ll. The world of scale r/c and solid axle monster trucks are constantly blending together which results in some truly righteous projects. This is one of them. Mike [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Kings of Crunch and Drag Cars

Greetings gang, today I come to you with a hybrid column. A little bit of monster trucks, a little bit of drag cars. I am very caught up in the no-prep drag scene that’s exploded. Last year I built a Traxxas drag Bandit/Slash, but I’ve had eyes on the sweet Losi 22S ever since it was announced earlier this year (and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Old School Goodness

I’m one of those people that constantly wishes I could get off of Facebook because I absolutely hate reading crazy political conspiracies posted shared by someone’s uncle, but I also know I’ll never be able to get off it since they effectively replaced message boards with their group pages many years ago. Whether it’s a classic pulling group where someone [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – With Some Sway

I’ve always been one to get lost in YouTube wormholes, especially when it comes to classic monster truck footage. I recently stumbled upon a video posted by the BIGFOOT 4×4 team that helps back up a point that I’ve been trying to drive home in this space for years- the absolute importance of sway bars on your r/c monster truck. The [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Good Looking Crushed Cars (and truck…

If you are into to solid axle r/c monster trucks, what can really take the fun up a notch is having a good set of crushed cars to run over. My friend Christopher Davis has taken this to the extreme, and I just HAD to show off his work to you.He started off with various vintage style plastic cars that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Matching Paint

Hey gang and happy holidays! You know, for those of us that do rattle can paint jobs there is often a misconception that you are limited in palette by the available cans of paint versus the crazy amount of stuff out there for airbrushes, where it’s common to mix paints and pigments and create all sorts of crazy stuff. You can still [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

One of the most fun things about full size monster trucks is the sometimes extremely wild personas they take on by way of 3D fiberglass bodies. Ever since the Snake-Bite monster truck debuted in the early 90’s with a snake head replacing the front the clip of a pickup truck, complete with fangs, 3D bodies have become popular. And yes, I [...]

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