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Monster Truck Madness – Clod Busted

Greetings all and Happy Thursday! This week I’m answering an e-mail that I received from reader Steve R. regarding the new limited edition Tamiya Super Clod Buster “Gray Edition” release. It’s a question that I would guess some of you are probably wondering about as well, even if you aren’t super well-versed in Clods. Hey Doug I had an original Clodbuster when I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Changing of the Guard

Hey all, happy Thursday! Last weekend the rain FINALLY relented and I got to go monster truck racing for the first time since March. Crazy that it’s almost 4th of July and I’ve had only two competition weekends this year, but dems da breaks I suppose. I’ve written in the past about how the Losi LMT was starting to become a dominant [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Sledges, LMTs and Odd & Ends

Hello everyone and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Starting off, anyone reading this at the time of publication should check out Horizon Hobby’s Flash Sale. Losi LMT Rollers are $150 off and the RTR Grave Digger and Sonuva Digger are discounted $200! Those are some crazy deals. And no, I’m not getting paid or kick backs or anything from this, I’m just [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Great to get back at it

Hello gang, happy Thursday! Last weekend I took part in my first solid axle monster truck race in four months- an eternity for me! I went racing at the Childress RC Racing event in Sullivan, MO. The racing surface was both on carpet and a relatively slick indoor tile floor. You’d go from 100% grip on carpet to the, well, less than [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Trying to Figure This Out

Hey guys, happy Thursday! It’s a race weekend for me and I’m still trying to figure out how to tune the diffs on my Losi LMT. It’s fantastic that it’s highly tunable, but chasing that mythical race winning tune-up has been elusive. What’s caused it to be so tricky is that I’m racing this vehicle in a Spec Class where we have [...]

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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 – Regulators, Roll Out

This is the continuation of last week’s post detailing the build of my JConcepts Regulator Clod Buster. You can find that link RIGHT HERE. With a full event day in the bag, here are some post-run impressions of the Regulator from myself as well as my buddies that also debuted their own. That would be Jeremy (Taurus), Josh (BIGFOOT #4) and [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – JConcepts Regulator Build

Alright folks, after several weeks of saying I was going to talk about it, I’m finally ready to discuss the JConcepts Regulator Chassis Conversion kit, designed for the Tamiya Clod Buster. To the solid axle r/c monster truck fan, this release is a really big deal. Sure, the Clod chassis aftermarket has always been active with various modified chassis and performance [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Introducing Rotten Ol’ Apple

Hey all, I’m back this week with a *gasp* finished project! Forgive me for going out of order here as this week I meant to originally discuss how to replace the stock four wheel steering system on a stock Clod Buster with something that actual works like it should, but after building Rotten Ol’ Apple (the truck that was to [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Old Skool Boss

Ya know, the craziest thing happened when I was going to modify my recently built Tamiya Clod Buster Black Edition into a long wheel base retro racer- I decided that I wanted to keep it at the stock wheelbase and slap on some dual tractor tires to go hard after some mid-80’s vibes. Our monster truck club was kicking off our [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Editi…

How is it that I’ve been writing for Big Squid for about 7 years now and not done any kind of review/impressions/discussion of a box stock Tamiya Clod Buster? Well friends, after building and bashing my new Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition, that egregious oversight ends today. Here’s a mini-review- The Build  To complete the Super Clod Buster, you will need [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – What is a Retro?

What exactly is a “Retro Monster Truck”? That’s the question that’s become the topic du jour within the solid axle monster truck community as of late. For this week’s MTM I’m going to try to explain to the uninitiated as to why it’s a topic, and then, probably against my better judgement, give my .02 in response to the question. So, a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – A New Clod!

The best way to beat the quarantine blues? A new build! Not just any new build, but a Tamiya Clod Buster, my favorite r/c of all time. I’m not actually sure how many Clods I’ve built at this point, but I’ve done a good number of them. I’ve never really detailed a build throughout the process, though. Now’s the time. Clods are [...]

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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 - Tamiya Needs to Re-Release the Jugge…

Classic kit re-releases seem to be everywhere these days, but there is one kit that I’ve been waiting on for years to see the light of the day again. A vehicle that if released in the near future at a semi-reasonable price point would do VERY well at the retail counter, methinks. The Tamiya Juggernaut II. Before talking about why I feel [...]

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