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RC monster truckMonster Truck (MT)
MT's are big & tough and their huge tires allow them to negotiate tougher terrain than any other type of RC. However, they aren't just slow, lumbering beasts -- many will go faster than 40mph!

Examples: HPI Savage, Associated Monster GT, Traxxas Revo, Losi LST2

RC 1/8th scale nitro buggy1/8th Scale Buggy
These are extremely popular in many countries, and for good reason. The big buggies are all-wheel-drive and high-powered, plus their center of gravity is extremely low, making for some extreme performance on prepared tracks. They're also very durable and can handle absolutely enormous jumps.

Examples: OFNA Ravager & Hyper 7, Kyosho 777, Sportwerks Mayhem

RC truggyTruggy
The "truggy" is a relatively new phenomenon in RCs. They combine the big tires and tough truck bodies of MTs with the low-slung stance and high agility of buggies. Truck + buggy = truggy!

Examples: OFNA Jammin' CRT, Hot Bodies Lightning Stadium, GS Racing Storm SUT

RC stadium truckStadium truck
Stadium trucks (ST's) were originally modeled after the arena racing vehicles driven by the likes of the legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart and Walker Evans. Over time, they grew wider and their tires got larger, making them much more stable at the very high scale speeds they attain. Popular in both electric and nitro versions, the majority are 2WD, straightforward in construction, and fairly easy to drive.

Examples: Associated RC10 GT (nitro) & T4 (electric), Team Losi XXX-NT (nitro) & XXX-T (electric), Traxxas Rustler, Duratrax Evader

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