Monster Truck Wars
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Monster Truck Wars

RC solid axle monster trucks have been enjoying a nice revival over the last few years. As someone who’s personally been enjoying the segment since the release of the original Tamiya Clod Buster (I’m old), I love all of the new activity. What I also love is full-size monster trucks. If you do too, you…

Axial SMT10 Monstrer Truck Raw Builder’s Kit
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Axial SMT10 Monstrer Truck Raw Builder’s Kit

The RC community is a tough crowd. A few days ago Axial started teasing the re-release of the SMT10. What was coming out was technically a secret, but it was pretty obvious an Axial monster truck was happening. Most were happy to just have the Grave Digger version back, but of course there were angry…

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Pro-Line Street Fighter HP 3.8″ Street Belted Tires Mounted

Going fast. It’s why most of us are drawn to RC cars. Speed is fun, and specialized equipment such as LiPo batteries and brushless motors have it much easier to go fast–really fast. But, until recently, one part of the package wasn’t keeping up with the technology. If you’ve ever seen a big brushless truck…

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Arrma 1/5 Kraton 4X4 8S BLX Brushless Speed Monster Truck

  Brushless and LiPo technology have sure changed this hobby. When I got into this hobby, you were crossing your fingers for four minutes of runtime and world championships were won with cars that barely broke 20 mph. That was the best equipment available. These days you can stroll into a hobby store and get…

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JConcepts 2005 Chevy 1500 Samson Body

The Samson car crusher, with its muscle-bound arms running along the fenders, is one of the most iconic vehicles in monster trucks. The unique creation is the work of chassis builder Dan Patrick, who is undeniably a legend in the sport of monster truck racing. The Sampson monster truck concept was created when Patrick was…

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Arrma Granite Voltage 2WD Brushed Mega Monster Truck RTR

This might be the best bargain in RC right now. We’ll get to the key details below, but what might be most noteworthy about the Granite Voltage 2WD Brushed Mega MT is the approximate $100 price tag. This puts hobby-grade RC in your hands for what we often see toy store, basically disposable, rigs going…

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JConcepts SCT Fling King Tires

Little backstory: the main driver of the popular Grave Digger monster truck, Dennis Anderson, got his motor sports start, not in car crushing, but in down-and-dirty competitive mud bogging. In fact, Grave Digger was a mud truck long before it was ever a monster truck. Working on a working man’s budget, Anderson got a little…

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T-Bone Racing Maxximus Front Bumper for Traxxas Maxx

Talk about fast. The Traxxas Maxx is still brand new, and while many people haven’t even seen one in person yet, the crew at T-Bone Racing already has two new bumper options. T-Bone Racing made a name for itself via its nearly indestructible bumpers and similar accessories. For the Maxx, T-Bone Racing has two offerings….

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RPM Blue Front and Rear Suspension Arms for Arrma Kraton, Talion and Outcast

RPM states that, due to the popularity of its Arrma 1/8-scale A-arms, it has added blue to the colors options that already included black. RPM claims its arms are 10% lighter than stock and also decrease slop. Since they’re molded in RPM’s proprietary nylon blend, they should be pretty much indestructible. It’s worth noting these…

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Pro-Line PowerStroke HD Shock Caps for Traxxas X-MAXX

Plastic shock caps are notorious for failing. You can solve the potential problem by upgrading your Traxxas X-Maxx with Pro-Line¬†PowerStroke HD Shock Caps. Instead of molded plastic, Pro-Line’s caps are CNC-machined aluminum and black anodized with laser etched P-L logos. Black Delrin mounting bushings and silicone bladders are included. Learn more here.