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Retro Monster Excaliber

Retro Monster Excaliber

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear!   Matt Mortillo wanted a retro look to his Excaliber build, and to get it, he went to Jamie Weir for help building the chassis to scale specifications for the real truck. He had David Stellfox custom-lengthen a Clod Buster body to fit the […]
South West Monster Shop KK2 Stone Crushes It [READER’S RIDE]

South West Monster Shop KK2 Stone Crushes It [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! We dig the recent trend toward ultra-scale RC monster trucks patterned after Monster Jam competition trucks that’s been happening lately. David Napier’s truck is a perfect example—patterned after the Super Duty Ford-bodied “Stone Crusher.” Its based on a South West Monster Shop KK2 chassis […]

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JConcepts Traxxas Slash and Stampede Monster Truck Conversion

JConcepts Traxxas Slash and Stampede Monster Truck Conversion

From JConcepts: JConcepts now offers a suspension conversion set for the popular Slash 4×4 and Stampede 4×4. The upgrade includes carbon fiber front and rear shock tower, aluminum shock stand-offs, body mount adaptors and aluminum caster blocks. Using this combination of parts along with other parts (not included) help build the ultimate monster truck from […]

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TTR Ripper Pro Clod Buster [READER’S RIDE]

TTR Ripper Pro Clod Buster [READER’S RIDE]

Justin Chaffin credits his friend James Merrill with helping him bring his vision for a shaft-driven Thunder Tech Racing Ripper Pro to life. James machined a mount for the SCX10 transmission along with aluminum upper links and new cross-members to widen the chassis. He also added TTR’s delrin with carbon fiber lower links. Castle Creations […]
“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Jimmy Louis had been waiting years for a decent tube-frame monster truck to come out, so when Axial released their SMT10 he knew he had to have it. He dubbed his “The Warthog” and stuffed it with a Castle Creations SCT controller with a 3600kV motor. He added Boom Racing Type G piggyback shocks with […]

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Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]
Losi Goes Huge with Mega-Sized, 1/5 Scale Monster Truck XL

Losi Goes Huge with Mega-Sized, 1/5 Scale Monster Truck XL

Monster trucks are already RC’s largest type of vehicle, so when you boost one up to 1/5 scale, it’s REALLY big. Losi’s new Monster XL is over three feet long and tips the scales at nearly 40 pounds, so it’s definitely a serious machine. Available RTR with blue or black graphics, you’ll be ripping it […]

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Teaser: New REDS TXX Pro 1/8 ESC Gives Big Vehicle Users Another Option

Teaser: New REDS TXX Pro 1/8 ESC Gives Big Vehicle Users Another Option

1/8-scale nitro vehicles like Buggies and Monster Trucks are a lot of fun, but outdoor weather, local spots and the complexity of nitro can limit their use. It comes as no surprise that electric vehicles are filling that gap and providing another level of fun. Reds is aware of this and is poised to bring […]
Picturesque Tamiya Clod Buster by Scott DelFino [Reader’s Ride]

Picturesque Tamiya Clod Buster by Scott DelFino [Reader’s Ride]

There are many ways to get your rig into Reader’s Rides. A cool truck or car is a must, of course. But killer photos are just as key, and Scott DelFino’s scenic sunset snaps of his Tamiya Clod Buster on a Florida beach jumped out at us immediately. Scott’s ‘Buster is mostly stock and very […]

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Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

This Traxxas T-Maxx started life like any other, but Rob DeLeon (of Bakersfield, CA) soon lost control of his investment. Nearly $3,000 later he has the truck you see before you: the Supermaxx—which he has now owned for 15 years and he has been upgrading it fairly continuously all along. It has an Unlimited Engineering […]
Tamiya Mountaineer Survivor by Kyle Taylor [Reader’s Ride]

Tamiya Mountaineer Survivor by Kyle Taylor [Reader’s Ride]

Kyle Taylor sent us pictures of his Tamiya Mountaineer which he bought and built way back in 1993. The truck looks pretty mint for being old enough to legally buy a beer! (You know — if RC trucks could drink beer…or buy stuff.) It even still has the original RS-750-SH motor and transmission. Kyle upgraded […]
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