I've been out of the hobby for about 15 years, and when I saw this truck I had to have it! I was staggered by how detailed and well built this thing was, right out of the box. No problems whatsoever after bashing this thing hard for a week on 3S LiPo, with the stock 12T motor and 14t pinion. Some people will "upgrade" with metal control arms and other components, but I wouldn't recommend doing that because you'll just break more expensive parts of the truck. The stock components are flexible, which helps the truck absorb big jumps and bashing without breakage. The only metal parts I would recommend installing are internal sleeves for the plastic axle tubes, which are prone to breakage.
The stock radio has rate and trim adjustments, which you will need because the front tires rub the lower control arms at about 70% lock. The stock electronics are cheap, so I installed a more modern digital FlySky 2.4 radio and receiver. I would also recommend installing a second set of sway bars and mounts on the front axle, otherwise this thing will roll over all the time. Larger clod-buster style MT wheels/tires should work fine, and would help with the stability issues. I have a brushless motor/ESC that I plan to install for more power and better run times once I burn up the original 12T.
If you are on the fence, then buy this truck! When you order it, also get a sway bar and sway bar mount kit for the front axle, axle tube sleeves, and use a better digital radio/receiver. Other than that, it's about perfect!
For the price of this truck you cant beat the quality and how much fun it brings. I love this truck! I bash it very hard and it takes the abuse.
good truck only con i can find is the tires rub the link at the bottom shock mount
A great scale replica from Axial of the Grave Digger monster truck. Everything worked great out of the box & the 12 turn motor & metal gear transmission is a great upgrade. I installed a front sway bar (same as the rear) & it improves all around stability. I did have a missing spring perch on the left rear but I had a spare in my parts box, so no problem. Nice product from Axial!
My son loves it! He is a Monster Jam fan and it's perfect for him!
Everything ok fast delivery to Europe! Arrived in 4 days!
Fun truck. It looks great and is a quality truck at a good price. Me and the kids have had fun jumping ramps in the back yard.
Looks awesome. Fine on 2s. Faster than I expected. 550 motor. Super fun.
Surprised at the attention to detail far surpassed what I was expecting and at such a great price.
I’ve been waiting a long time to get my hands on this truck! A real solid axle 1/10 monster truck, the SMT10 does not disappoint! At $299 I feel this price is worthy. Updated esc and now a 12t brushed motor gives the truck the added punch that the first version lacked!
Although I’m sure I’ll go brushless at some point, I feel this package is much improved over the first release, and is fun to drive and watch it behave like a real monster truck!
Excellent value. I'm returning to the hobby after a few years away, and this ticked all the right boxes for me.
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Product was shipped in a timely manner and we were completely satisfied with the truck.
Love it great product !! Nice add on to my collection of RC cars and trucks !! It's my favorite one building a show case for it right now !!
I absolutely love this truck. Note: the stock servo is a 23T if you want to upgrade the servo horn, and for the stock 12T motor it comes with a 14 and 16 tooth pinion.It is fun right out of the box, especially with the 16t pinion on 2s lipo, but once you start upgrading things it really becomes a whole new level of fun. I have a brushless system in mine now which allowed for much longer run times as well as more power of course. I don't recommend running the stock brushless motor on a 3s even though the manual says it can take it. With a brushless system and bigger tires you will want to upgrade other parts of the drivetrain and steering, but that can be done as things break since it is a monster truck and just like real ones with big tires and lots of power when you start doing tricks, getting big air, and rolling the vehicle it will eventually make parts fail. It's all part of the fun in having an RC monster truck.
Looks great runs ok for a brushed motor. Has spectrum electronics, so upgrades are going to be a necessity. The front tires rub on the frame and requires radio tuning to adjust limits, however effects turning radius. But overall great truck. Still new so we have time to see how well its built.
Absolutely love it! My first solid axle monster truck and ive already ordered a bunch of upgrades for it through hobbytown of course! Hoping to have enough to buy the raw builders kit when it cones out to!
Fantastic, I have always wanted a grave digger since I saw it for its first ever debut. It is absolutely awesome out of the box, although to truly make it mine I did upgrade it to the sidewinder 4 and castle brushless motor, it's the perfect combo for speed and control. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS TRUCK AND HOBBY TOWN!
Awesome truck, looks like the real thing. Runs awesome and looks great. Super fast shipping!
Awesome truck right out of the box, decent speed, handles great! Can't wait to go racing with it!