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STRC Traxxas Monster Jam Truck Green Aluminum Hop-ups

Every time I go in a hobby store I ask what’s selling. Lately, one of the without-fail responses is the Traxxas Monster Jam Replica trucks. And, it’s no surprise Grave Digger is the most popular of the bunch. Now that these monster trucks have been available for a while, there is most certainly a large…

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JConcepts Gate Crasher MT Body

JConcepts is popular in racing circles, but this group from Florida also delves into the just-for-fun side of RC. The latest example of this is the Gate Crasher MT body made to fit the Traxxas Monster Jam Replica trucks. JConcepts includes overspray film, window masks and decals. Learn more here.

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T-Bone Racing Traxxas Stampede 4X4 Rear Bumper Review

My Traxxas Stampede 4X4 sees a lot of abuse–often at a concrete skate park. The truck has been able to withstand an amazing amount of abuse, but one part that I have repeatably broken is the wheelie bar and the rear hinge pin mount it is attached to. The former has failed and taken the…

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Project Tamiya Lunchbox–Part 1: The Introduction

A Tamiya Lunchbox?! Sure, the most famous van in RC is undeniably cool, but you’re probably thinking, “What an odd choice for a project.” But, there is method to my madness. You see, in my humble opinion, far too many project vehicles–done by what I’ll call the RC media–represent an ability to spend lots of money far,…

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No Limit R/C Monster Truck World Finals 2012

No Limit R/C has announced the addition of two new classes to this year’s R/C Monster Truck World Finals. A Traxxas Stampede class will be added for all of the Monster Jam trucks out there, and a 4WD Short Course Tuff Truck class is also on the list. This is in addition to side-by-side monster…

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Monster Trucker’s Guide to Plastics

Plastic is plastic, right? That’s wrong, of course, and I’m guessing you knew that. Even so, a lot of us take for granted all of the different types of plastics used in RC and also often don’t fully understand how each is best used. If you’re thinking about buying some hop-ups or maybe doing some…

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Ipanema Monster Belted Slicks

Couple of things to report here. First, there’s an RC company by the name of Ipanema that you probably never heard of. Second, they have belted monster truck slicks that are specifically designed for extremely high speed–like over 100mph. The tires come pre-mounted on either white or black rims.   Learn more here.

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T-Bone Racing Traxxas Summit A-arm Skids

We recently reported on T-Bone Racing’s chassis skid plate for the Traxxas Summit. Well, they expanded the Delrin offerings for the big all-terrain beast with these new A-arm skids. The concept is simple: the slick Delrin allows the Summit to slid over rocks instead of getting hung up.   See the chassis skid here and learn…

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Tamiya Mud Blaster II

Tamiya has been making cool monster trucks for as long as most of us can remember and while they’ve had a few race-worthy editions, most Tamiya trucks are built for massive amounts of fun. The Mud Blaster II is one such truck. It’s built on the same chassis as the current Blackfoot III. The Mud…

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Monster Truck Shock Tuning

Most people, when they get some RC experience, develop a pretty good understanding of how a suspension works. Understanding, however, may not be the ideal word to use as it implies they know exactly what’s going on and are tuning correctly.  Read on and see if you’re getting things right when tuning the suspension on…

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Novak Diablo Dual Battery Brushless 550 System

The new Diablo from Novak is made for dual battery monster trucks such as the Traxxas E-Maxx. It’s a sensored system, so you can count on smooth throttle feel and great low speed control. The Diablo equipped with Novak’s latest features such as X-Drive, Smart-Stop and Bash Boost. Learn more here.

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Big Air & Backflips

Go big or go home! That old saying is used in all sorts of motor sports and action sports, and it most certainly holds true for the addictive nature of jumping a RC monster truck. Once you get started in airborne antics, you will want more. Going big is easy—if you know what you’re doing….

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T-Bone Racing Traxxas Summit Chassis Skid

This is one of those products that we saw and thought, “Now, that’s a good idea.” T-Bone’s chassis skid is perfect for the Summit owner who wants to bash and thrash across a lot of rocks. While the Traxxas Summit can do some go slow crawling, it is no finesse machine and sometimes it requires a…

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Pro-Line 1992 Jeep Cherokee Body for Monster Trucks

Pro-Line has offered a scale version of the Jeep Cherokee for some time now. A monster truck version designed to fit vehicles such as the Traxxas T-Maxx, E-Maxx and Revo 3.3 is surprising, but it’s highly welcome. It makes good sense considering how many monster trucks are out there and how popular the ol’ XJ…

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