Matt Higgins

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Matt has over 25 years of experience in RC and has worked professionally in media for over a decade. Matt enjoys everything from racing to rock crawling to bashing, and he believes RC should be all about having fun. Matt is as at home covering a world championship in an exotic country as he is showing a new hobbyist how to set gear mesh. His desire to share the hobby with as many people as possible inspired him to create RC Truck Stop and RCTruckStop.com.

Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2″ G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2″ G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

There’s an old axiom that states tires are the most important part of setup. Whether you race or rock crawl, this statement is profoundly true, and it’s just as true if your rig is tasked to do both–as in rock racing. To fill the unique demands of rock racing, Pro-Line has a new tire, just […]

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Axial Racing SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck RTR

Axial Racing SMT10 Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck RTR

What?! Is it too early to say we love it? I mean we’re suckers for monster trucks and we’re suckers for scale, so this truck had us at hello. We’re willing to bet you are there too. The SMT stands for Scale Monster Truck and the 10 means 1/10 scale. We love it. We already […]

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Axial SCX10 II Kit

Axial SCX10 II Kit

The SCX10 has enjoyed a long run as the most popular scaler. And, for most of its life, it has been only child in the scaler world. When someone bought a scaler, they bought a SCX10. Eventually, competition (both internal and external) came to be, but overall it’s fairly safe to guess Axial has sold as […]

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The Hobby Hangout

The Hobby Hangout

While I’m lucky to have a backyard that’s ideal for rock crawling and, in the past, I have lived in towns with either RC clubs or hobby shops, for the most part, I currently travel to do RC–especially competitive RC. Sometimes I travel pretty far. For local racing, I’ll go 45 minutes to Waterbury, CT for […]

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HPI Venture FJ Scale Rock Rocker

HPI Venture FJ Scale Rock Rocker

Looks like there’s going to be a new crawler at the party. HPI Racing has posted a video of an upcoming release called the Venture FJ. There hasn’t been an official press release yet, so all that we know (or anyone knows) is what we can see on the video and what HPI has told […]

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Tamiya Monster Beetle Re-release

Tamiya Monster Beetle Re-release

  This is going to thrill the old school crowd. The Monster Beetle was a huge hit for Tamiya in the golden age of RC during the 1980’s. It was part of the Frog and Blackfoot family, and like many of Tamiya’s models from that time period, the Monster Beetle was practically a household name. […]

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Axial Racing NuKizer 715

Axial Racing NuKizer 715

Auto enthusiasts know and love concept cars. And, it could be argued that when it comes to concept cars, lately, no one has been consistently doing it better than Jeep. A great example of this is the NuKizer 715, which is all about being big, bold and retro, whereas most concept cars lean towards being […]

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Integy Realistic Scale Scissor Jack

Integy Realistic Scale Scissor Jack

What they call it may be a little redundant with “realistic” and “scale” in the name and it might be a bit pricy at $46, but there is no denying this is cool. Plus as far as the cost goes, the jacks are sold as a pair, so you could split the cost with a […]

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Axial SCX10 Wheel Wells

Axial SCX10 Wheel Wells

If you have an Axial SCX10, you probably want it to look as realistic as possible. A surefire way to up the realism is with wheel wells. Even better, the wheels and included floor board pieces will significantly cut down on the mud and dirt getting tossed up into the chassis. The set comes as […]

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Traxxas Skully and Craniac 2WD Monster Trucks

Traxxas Skully and Craniac 2WD Monster Trucks

Traxxas has made some big changes to its 2WD monster truck lineup. Gone are the Monster Jam series of trucks and in their place are two new trucks dubbed Skully and Craniac. If you’re down with the rather famous Stampede platform and the previously mentioned Monster Jam trucks, these trucks will be familiar to you. […]

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Pro-Line Racing Flat Iron 1.9 XL Tires

Pro-Line Racing Flat Iron 1.9 XL Tires

Pro-Line is at it again . . . and we couldn’t be happier. These new Flat Iron XL tires are, as the name describes, extra large compared to the original Flat Iron tires. The XLs measure 4.76″ tall by 1.83″ wide. For reference, the original is 4.13″ tall and 1.81″ wide, which means the new […]

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Axial Spawn Body

Axial Spawn Body

First seen on the RTR Wraith Spawn, Axial describes the Spawn body as a blend of classic feel and modern styling that gets influence from late-70s and early-80s designs. It is molded from clear 0.040″ clear Lexan and includes decals and window masks. It will fit the SCX10, Wraith and AX10. Shown on the Wraith, […]

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Tamiya Grand Hauler

Tamiya Grand Hauler

If you don’t like Tamiya 1/14-scale tractor trucks, we probably can’t be friends. I absolutely dig these things, so I was thrilled to see Tamiya once again expand its lineup with the addition of the new Grand Hauler. This sleeper style body is my favorite of Tamiya’s offerings, so I’m especially happy with what I […]

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RC4WD Cutter Scale Driver Figure Review

RC4WD Cutter Scale Driver Figure Review

Scale details are like tattoos and Pringles–odds are one ain’t going to cut it. And, one of the most must-have scale accessories is a driver figure. Makes sense because an empty driver’s seat in a moving vehicle isn’t exactly realistic. Well, just get a driver, right? Not so fast. Most scale drivers are sourced from the […]

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Axial Speaks on What is Waterproof

Axial Speaks on What is Waterproof

At RC Truck Stop we’re in the content creation business. That said everyone once in a while we share some cool content from our, well, competitors (and friends) such as RC Soup or RC Insider. Seems odd, but we don’t have our head stuck in the sand pretending we’re the only RC website out there. […]

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