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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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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 – 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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Review – CEN Racing HL150 and B50 Solid Axle Monster Trucks

Monster Truck fans have been anticipating the release of the CEN Racing 1/10 Solid Axle MT Series trucks for awhile now, and we’ve spent the last few weeks putting not one, but both of them (the HL150 and B50, to be more exact), through their paces. How do these rigs hold up? Read on to find out! #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5 .gallery-item [...]

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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 - 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 – Questions to Ponder

Hey gang, it’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks filled with a lot of travel and monster truck action. As I’ve been on the road and in the air, I’ve been alone with my thoughts (always a dangerous thing, ha) and have been pondering many a question. – Is the massive Primal R/C Raminator going to be worth all the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Perseverance Pays Off

I’ve got a personal story that I wanted to share with you all this week. It’s a racing story, and I know Big Squid is mainly a basher-site…but it’s still a monster truck story, so there’s that. So this past weekend my club, Trigger King, kicked off our official 2019 racing season. We are lucky enough to have built up a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Detailed JConcepts Fling King Tire a…

Hey gang, today we are going to tackle a subject that I’ve been meaning to discuss since last Spring- my impressions of the mega truck styled JConcepts Fling King Tires and Dragon Wheels. A little bit of background before I get into this- last summer my monster truck club raced mega trucks for the entire season. We raced them in mud [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – The Mailman Delivers

Before starting the column this week I wanted to just offer condolences to the friends and family of Brian Kinwald. I started reading the r/c car mags back in the early 90’s, and ever since then, he was always “the pro r/c racer”. Icon. The hobby mourns his passing. It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten a reader e-mail that has a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Some Killer Events You Should Check …

Greetings all, happy Tuesday to all you cats out there in Internet land. This week I wanted to shout out three upcoming solid axle r/c monster truck events that you should absolutely try and attend if you can. Up first is the Solid Showdown in Chesterfield, Virginia. The 2019 5 year anniversary event is scheduled for April 26th thru April 28th at [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Monster Trail Truck

It’s that magical time again where the ice is FINALLY thawing and hints of green are starting to show in the grass. As I write this, it’s actually 60 degrees here in St. Louis (ok, it’s also stormy as heck, but I won’t complain about the temp!). I’m getting the itch to do some sort of Spring project! Despite all these [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Let's talk about that gigantic Ramin…

Hey all, good news- we are almost through winter! Yeah, yeah I know, I can hear many you saying “it’s cold here until May”. I get it. But hey, March is almost here which means spring is coming, which means it’s almost time to go bashing outdoors again! So using that thought as the thinnest of segues, bashing outdoors would be [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Add a Little Zip to Your Ride on the…

I’ve been doing a lot of building lately. Last week I went into detail on my fresh BigSquidRC Boss build, and I’m back in the workshop again, this time building up an Axial SMT10 out of components sourced from several trucks. This truck is going to be racing as what’s called a “Sport Modified” in our club, which means it’s [...]

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