Longtime Mugen off-road ace Chad Bradley will be joining Adam Drake on the Jammin' squad and running the Jammin X1-CR and CRT for the remainder of the '05 season and on into '06. "I have known Chad a longtime and he is a great person and driver, so we are stoked to have him on the team," says team captain and Jammin' namesake Jay Halsey. Chad's a top five regular in 1/8-scale off-road and Unlimited Monster Truck, so expect results.
Tamiya's Terra Crusher follow-up is called the TNX, and lops nearly 4 pounds off the original truck (3.5-4lbs, depending on who you ask). Much of the weight savings comes from the smaller-diameter, thinner-carcass tires--and we all know how all-important rotating weight is. Other major changes include an O.S.-built .18 engine, and a new chassis that spans from shock tower to shock tower (as you'll recall, the Terra Crusher's chassis plate stopped short of the front suspension, where a plastic nose section with integrated electronics box took over). Electric starting returns, but reverse does not.- FS-18RS engine - Pre-painted Body - 3.5lbs. lighter than the Terra Crusher - Claimed speed in excess of 40mph - Electric start - Two-speed forward only transmission