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This NOS Tamiya Clod Buster is Concourse Quality [READER’S RIDE]

This NOS Tamiya Clod Buster is Concourse Quality [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Jeff DeWitt’s buddy Chris Nissen submitted this Clod Buster on Jeff’s behalf that he built for the concourse at the Vintage Off Road Nationals. Jeff built it entirely from New Old Stock vintage parts still in the packages, starting with the CCP cases, axle […]
Custom Caddy Clod-Pounder Hearse [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Caddy Clod-Pounder Hearse [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear!   The body on this wild-looking monster truck hearse is HPI’s Grave Robber shell, so it isn’t technically branded as a Cadillac, but the ’59 Caddy hearse influence is pretty obvious and it looks great painted and perched atop Robert Snyder’s Red Cat Ground […]

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Tamiya TXT-1 Pro Mod Race Monster [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya TXT-1 Pro Mod Race Monster [READER’S RIDE]

Reader’s Rides is sponsored by PRO-LINE. Click for the latest gear! Aaron Janes tells us he campaigns his TXT-1 Pro Mod Racer in the Falcon Hobby Monster Truck Series and some Trigger Kings events so he built his truck specifically with competition in mind, starting with the Freestyle RC Pro-C chassis which provides more than […]
Retro Monster Excaliber [READER’S RIDE]

Retro Monster Excaliber [READER’S RIDE]

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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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“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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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