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Tamiya Farm King (Wheelie)

The quick and dirty is this “truck” is built on the latest generation Wild Willy chassis, the WR-o2, and features a super coll farm tractor body. Seriously, this thing is super cool. The WR-02 is 2WD and designed, in case you live under a rock, to pop wheelies on demand. The truck features 4-wheel independent…

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R/C Monster Truck Race Series 2013 Rules

2012-2013 Rulebook Copyright 2009-2013 Radio Control Monster Truck Race Series Below are the nationals rules of the Radio Control Monster Truck Race Series (RCMTRS). These rules are listed at Crawford Performance Engineering. Event Format Sanctioned events will run under the RCMTC name and feature monster truck side-by-side style racing with an optional freestyle competition. The…

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U-Review: Crawford Performance Engineering CYS Hi-Torque Metal Gear Servo

Crawford Performance Engineering is well known among Tamiya Clod Buster enthusiasts, but many more in the RC community are catching wind of Crawford thanks to their $20 high torque servo. The CYS Hi-Torque Metal Gear servo is, as the name states, a metal gear servo. And with 224 oz.-in. of torque at 7.2V, it is,…

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U-Review: Crawford Performance Engineering Multi-Purpose Servo Mount

If you have a Tamiya Clod Buster odds are you do not run the stock steering setup … unless you are keeping your RC monster truck box stock and sitting on a shelf. Crawford Performance Engineering has a universal servo mount you can use for more than just front. It can be used for a…

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HPI Savage XL Octane

HPI first revealed it had an upcoming gas-powered engine appropriately sized for vehicles such as the Savage almost a year ago. Now, the first HPI to have this anticipated power plant is finally here–almost. HPI announced the HPI Savage XL Octane. The highlight of the Savage XL Octane is the new 15cc gasoline powered “Octane”…

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Modern Monster Truck Project (AKA The Clod Killer)

Could you imagine showing up to the track with a 25-year-old RC car? Me either. Like all other club racers, I’m a sucker for having the latest and greatest, and when I wanted to build a new monster truck for side-by-side racing, I couldn’t bear to start a new build with outdated equipment. But, that’s…

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U-Review: IMEX Puller Clod Buster Tires

Many of you have known about IMEX and its line of tires, parts and even vehicles for many years. IMEX’s tires–specifically truck tires–are what really put IMEX on the map, and there’s one specific tire that I use for my Tamiya Clod Buster. The tires in question are the Pullers. These are also known as…

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Traxxas Son-uva Digger

This has us excited. We admit it. We’re big time fans of the whole Grave Digger lineup and the Traxxas Son-uva Digger truck driven by Dennis Anderson’s son, Ryan, is simply cool. This 1/10-scale 2WD Stampede-based Monster Jam Replica will be outfitted like the other trucks in the lineup–AM TQ radio, 7-cell NiMH battery and…

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Traxxas 30th Anniversary Grave Digger Race Replica

You’re probably well aware of Traxxas Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Race Replica trucks. The top seller is the Grave Digger–no surprise. You probably also know these trucks are based on Traxxas’ popular 2WD Stampede. All of this considered, you presume the 30th Anniversary Grave Digger would just be an alternative paint job. While this…

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Monster Jam Drivers Reach Out

RC Truck Stop recently teamed up with Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam drivers John Seasock, driver of the Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, and Taryn Taskey, pilot of Monster Mutt, to bring some fun times and a positive message to a youth group at the Northwest Hartford Boys & Girls Club in Hartford, CT. John and…

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Perspectives: Mike Baylis–RC Pioneer & Role Model

What is an RC enthusiast? There is no set definition, of course. For some, RC is one of many casual hobbies or activities that they participate in–sometimes regularly and sometimes only occasionally. Other enthusiasts qualify as diehards. They may race almost every weekend or maybe they are constantly working on some sort of RC project….

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Pro-Line Masher 3.8

The Masher is one of the most popular monster truck tires of all time. Pro-Line as a new version designed to fit the 3.8″ Traxxas style bead. The tires include foam inserts–as you’d expect–and come molded in Pro-Line M2 compound. The tires are 6.6-inches tall and 3.75-inches wide. Learn more here.

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Tamiya Suzuki Jimny Wheelie WR-02

With this new release, Tamiya reminds us that RC should be fun. The Suzuki Jimny SJ30 (AKA Samurai) is offered as a kit, but a Tamiya electric speed control is included. The WR-02 chassis is the second generation (the original was the original Wild Willy). If you’re not familiar with the platform, it’s a 2WD…

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How to: Build a Better Basher

Considering what we subject them to, today’s RC trucks are amazingly durable right out of the box. That said, we know all too well that the reality is that if it can be bashed, it can be broken. How often and how severely your truck needs to be repaired is largely based on how crazy…

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HPI Ford Raptor F-150 SVT Raptor Body

The Ford Raptor is one of the hottest trucks of all time, and accordingly, there has been no shortage of RC Raptor bodies from a variety of manufacturers. The latest one to catch our eye is from HPI and is designed for monster truck use on rigs such as its popular Savage. As you’d expect,…

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