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Building a Clod Killer on a Budget

I am a huge fan of Tamiya and its legendary Clod Buster, and maybe you are too. The iconic monster truck is without a doubt a significant part of RC history and immensely popular. But, after a 25+ year run, I can’t help but feel that it’s time to give this old dog a run…

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Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios Review

FAST FACTS Price: $480 Top Speed: unverified Hot > It’s a solid axle monster truck > Includes speed control and motors (albeit mild motors) > Cool chassis design Not > Narrow tires are out of proportion > Expensive TAMIYA KEEPS IT REAL WITH A NEW SOLID AXLE MONSTER What you’re looking at is the TXT-2 Agrios–4WD,…

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ECX Ruckus Brushless Monster Truck

Horizon Hobby introduced the ECX lineup of vehicles (originally known as Electrix) to offer RC beginners hobby-grade products that were affordable and easy to use. In a short period of time, the lineup has evolved and is now, in our opinion, not just for the new guys. Case in point is the monster truck of…

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2013 No Limit RC World Finals Race Coverage

The No Limit RC World Finals is a truly unique RC event. It’s a racing competition–of which there are many in the hobby–but this one, now in its eighth year, focuses on oversized monster trucks with the addition of some short course truck action, sled pulling and even wild mud racing. It’s clearly not your…

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Crawford Performance Engineering Max-D Spikes Kit

Tom Meents’ Maximum Destruction is one of the most popular monster trucks of all time, and 2013 is the 10th anniversary of this truck. To help celebrate the occasion, Meents and his team are driving newly designed Max-D bodies loaded with menacing spikes. Knowing RC monster truck enthusiasts will be looking for a way to…

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Tamiya Agrios Monster Truck

Whether you call it the Agrios Monster Truck or the TXT-2, you are looking at the official finalized version of Tamiya’s much anticipated latest and greatest solid axle monster truck. Tamiya describes the chassis, which combines metal and plastic components, as an evolution of the original TXT-1 design. The other features include eight shocks and…

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HPI Savage X 4.6 Updated For 2013

We like racing as much–if not more than the next guy–but despite all the short course hoopla, we readily admit big, built-to-bash monster trucks are the behind-the-scenes lifeblood of the hobby. One of the absolutely most iconic and popular names in RC monster trucks is the HPI Savage. The truck has changed a lot over…

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Pro-Line Desert Militia Body for Revo 3.3 and Similar

Pro-Line has added to its Desert Militia body lineup (there’s already one for short course trucks and another for Traxxas 1/16-scale trucks) to include a shell for larger monster trucks such as the Traxxas Revo 3.3, T-Maxx 3.3 and Savage. The body combines desert racing and the military for a cool custom look. The body…

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Monster Trucks Hit the Dirt

I recently started a new RC racing adventure when I built an Axial-based solid axle monster truck. At the risk of  sounding cliche, it’s been a learning experience to say the least. To further complicate matters, I added a Tamiya Clod Buster to my solid axle stable. The Clod Buster is the most popular platform…

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RPM Traxxas T-Maxx and E-Maxx Bulkheads

RPM has a long history of providing products that increase durability and performance. Its new bulkheads–front and rear sets available–for the Traxxas Maxx vehicles feature locknuts to prevent mounting screws from backing out. These are sold in pairs and available in blue and back molded nylon. RPM states that these pieces even weigh in less…

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Tamiya Mud Blaster II Review

It’s hard to imagine this hobby without Tamiya–and thankfully we don’t have to. The Japanese manufacturer is one of the oldest and most iconic companies in RC. Tamiya has made a huge impact on the hobby with releases such as the Grasshopper, Hornet, Blackfoot, Clod Buster, Bruiser, etc., etc., etc. Even with a few racing world championships…

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Team Associated Rival Monster Truck Qualifier Series
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Team Associated Rival Monster Truck Qualifier Series

Not so long ago, Team Associated unveiled its beginner-friendly Qualifier Series, and the latest addition–following a 4WD short course truck and a touring car–is the Rival Monster Truck. The Qualifier Series is “sport-level” according to Team Associated which means the vehicles bridge the gap between entry-level and pure race. The 1/8-scale Rival is ready-to-run, 4WD…

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RC Monster Truck Racing — Alive and Well

People who know me know I love full-size monster trucks. Grave Digger, Bigfoot, Monster Mutt, Avenger, El Toro Loco, Thrasher, Mohawk Warrior–I could go on and on. I am a big fan of car crushers. On the RC side of things, I missed out on the original monster truck racing craze. Like a lot of…

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No Limit R/C Updated 2013 Rules

No Limit R/C is large sanctioning body with chapters all around the U.S. and beyond. No Limit R/C’s biggest  event is its annual World Finals held at Grave Digger driver Dennis Anderson’s Digger’s Dungeon facility in North Carolina. This year the biggest rule changes were made to the 4X4 Solid Axle Pro Modified Electric Monster Truck…

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Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios

Solid axle monster truck fans are smiling from ear to ear. The new Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios features an all-new hybrid chassis. We’re calling it a hybrid because it uses semi hidden aluminum tubes (two on each side) that are incorporated in a molded composite plastic tube frame. The end result is a realistic model of…

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