The ARRMA Kraton 1/8 EXtreme Bash Roller 4WD Monster Truck is a rolling chassis kit that adds extra toughness everywhere it counts. This 1/8 scale chassis is the perfect platform for high-speed bashing over brutal terrain. It's fully assembled and ready to accept your choice of powerful electronics. Top off the KRATON Extreme Bash Roller Speed Monster Truck with the included, exclusive EXB matte and gloss finish body — and you're ready to bash without boundaries.
"Designed Fast, Designed Tough" may be an understatement when describing the KRATON Extreme Bash Roller Speed Monster Truck. Made of strong anodized 7075 T6 aluminum, the laser-etched chassis plate gains further rigidity from the use of front and rear aluminum chassis braces. Strong composite chassis side pods and a center body support and brace provide more rugged resilience.
Durable steel driveshafts plus all-metal diff outdrives and gearbox internals keep the heavy-duty 4-wheel drivetrain rolling over punishing tracks. An Extreme Bash toughened suspension system smooths the ride, with a steel rear suspension mount and adjustable oil-filled shocks mounted on 7075 T6 anodized aluminum front and rear shock towers.
- EXB Heavy-duty front and rear arms with aluminum strengthening cap
- EXB Heavy-duty steel turnbuckles
- EXB Heavy-duty front upper steel hinge pins
- EXB Plated limited-slip differentials
- EXB Red-anodized aluminum servo mount
- EXB Large volume waterproof receiver box
- EXB Front bumper
- Designed Fast, Designed Tough
- EXB (Extreme Bash) components for extreme durability
- 7075 T6 Aluminum laser-etched chassis plate
- Aluminum front and rear chassis braces
- Center body support and brace for maximum durability
- Strong composite chassis side pods
- Aluminum front upper hanger, top plate, and rear suspension mount
- Heavy-duty front and rear arms with aluminum strengthening cap
- Heavy-duty steel turnbuckles
- Heavy-duty front upper steel hinge pins
- Heavy-duty drivetrain
- Durable steel driveshafts
- All-metal diff outdrives and gearbox internals
- Plated limited-slip differentials
- Safe-D input gears
- Oil-filled adjustable shocks
- 7075 T6 Anodized aluminum front and rear shock towers
- Red-anodized aluminum servo mount
- Large volume waterproof receiver box
- Black matte and gloss effect body
- Front bumper
- High downforce wing
- Multi-terrain DBoots® Copperhead™ 2 tires on multi-split spoke wheels
- Durable wheel hubs
- 2-year warranty (see website support for details)
- (1) ARRMA® KRATON™ 1/8 Scale Extreme Bash Roller Speed Monster Truck 4WD
- (1) Product Manual
- Transmitter and Receiver
- Steering Servo
- Electronic Speed Controller
- Mod 1 Pinion Gear
- 3S-6S LiPo Battery
This product was added to our catalog on November 23, 2020
Also thanks to the guys down at Hobbytown Santee,Ca for helping me pick out the right electronics to put in they held up well under all the abuse and a special thanks to Bradon ( hope I spelt that right) who built the truck for me while I was at work. Was a great job and truly do appreciate it.
Update: so I’ve found one problem with this truck, blew out the rear differential on it’s 3rd run, seems this is a common problem arising with this truck. Should have 3 shims in the differential not 2 and it’s causing a problem with the mesh. Other then that chassis is still straight as a board, everything else is still in great shape. Seems this was just a small over look in production.
Stay away unless you want a boat anchor.
For what is supposed to be Arrmas premiere tough basher roller, I’m just a bit surprised. I filed warranty claim but also just went ahead and ordered new hardware. This was going to be used at a Christmas party Saturday. Kiddos were pumped.
I’m now, of course, going to have to remove all of the other shocks now and open them up etc or I’ll always be wondering and waiting for them to break as well.
Wish I’d spent this money on something else! I’ll update if things change.
Rear skid plate, rear A-arm mudflaps, Arrma adjustable servo saver tube, and replaced the gear mesh screws with
countersink ones and aluminum washers.
Dead sailer list:
Steering link screw fell out, bent one rear driveshaft, bent several screws, and broke a shock standoff.
Considering how many big air flat landings this truck has absorbed I don't hold the Dead Sailer list against it. It's handling is as good as my Tekno truggy, and it's considerably more stable on ruff terrain. It's good with the back flips too. I've had no problems with running the drivetrain on 6s, everything seems to handle the power just fine.
The truck's not perfect and does suffer from some RTR syndrome. On the whole it's a very well made truck and performs extraordinarily well. I'm very happy with the truck and recommend it.
The down sides as stated from others is that my first Kraton the 6s V5 came with stripped screws here and there. The worst was the set screw in the drive cup attached to the rear diff pinion. Didn't think it was right to come out of pocket for a brand new model out of the box and I had to replace the drive cup, pinion, diff housing, and bearings. Not happy about that.
For both the Kraton EXB, and the V5 I had the WTF moment wondering why my shock assemblies needed disassembly with pliers destroying the lower caps retaining the orings only to find out loctite was used. In all my experience over the years I've never used or seen anyone else use loctite in that location. So again I came out of pocket to replace those.
To me Arrma has the better engineering and part quality over traxxas, but even though traxxas has their own quality control issues it is far superior than Arrma.
The product is great still testing it, but so far it's an awesome truck!