The Kyosho Mad Crusher GP ReadySet 1/8 Monster Truck will get your adrenaline pumping! Rip around wide-open spaces at wide open throttle and wreak havoc with this awesome monster! Based on the heavy-duty Mad Force Cruiser chassis, the MAD CRUSHER incorporates a 5-link suspension system with ball joint upper and lower links in combination with lateral rods that deliver a deeper, supple stroke, more characteristic of rock crawlers. Equipped with the powerful KE25SP engine, you can dominate any surface - from asphalt to off-road - with true ‘70s American pick-up truck style. Simply add fuel and batteries to the MAD CRUSHER Readyset and you are ready for action.
- Fully assembled Readyset only requires fuel and batteries.
- 1/8 scale Mad Force monster truck chassis base incorporates new 5-link suspension.
- Pre-cut and painted scale body complete with decals applied recreates the 70’s American truck style.
- Rigid axles on front and rear with solid casing effectively transfer power into traction.
- Diff gears incorporate steel spiral gears on front and rear to handle high power loads.
- Large capacity 150cc fuel tank enables long run times.
- Includes Syncro KT-231P+ transmitter and Syncro KR-331 receiver with failsafe function.
- Receiver and battery are stored in radio box for protection against shock and dirt.
- Waterproof high-torque KS5031-09MW steering servo incorporates metal gears for reliable control of the big chassis
Tires (F&R): 150×70mm
Gear Ratio: 25.7/19.8/15.6:1
Weight: 4,200g (approx.)
Engine: KE25SP with recoil starter
- Factory assembled chassis complete with control linkages
- Pre-cut and painted body complete with decals applied
- 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P+ transmitter
- Reducer for normal running
- Hex wrenches (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm)
- Cross wrench (large)
- 17mm wheel wrench
- (4) AA-size batteries for transmitter
- (4) AA-size batteries or (1) rechargeable receiver pack and charger for receiver
- Fuel bottle and plug heater
This product was added to our catalog on December 6, 2018
Seriously folks, I love the amazing aspects of this hobby but if you want a 1/10th scale nitro truck; then get a Traxxas Revo, TMaxx, etc.. But if you want ground-pounding nitro-screaming three-speed shifting wheely-poppin' muscle - then put your money down right here, on a Kyosho Mad Crusher.
Yea, I was skeptical, it's so rudimentary and simple, but it put a big old smile on my face the first time I fired it up. 15-20 minutes after it arrived, that is...
4 double-A batteries into the truck for the receiver and servos to function and 4 more into the transmitter, fuel it up and let's go. I didn't have to adjust the carb - it was rich enough to billow smoke but still had a bit of power. I like breaking-in an engine like I would break in a full sized motor; take it easy, blip the throttle, let the machine roll to get some cooling and slowly blip the throttle a bit more and more as the tank progresses and that's just what I did. I started to hit second-third gear after 1/2 tank so I added some more fuel when it stalled the first time to keep it rich and then I checked the temps, screws and whatnot to see what shook loose. Surprisingly enough nothing needed tightening and I believe that is a first (in 40 years of nitro fumbling)... These KE 25 engines are robust and I have one in an 1/8th Thunder Tiger Rally car, 1 in an older Kyosho buggy, 1 in a Kyosho Monster truggy that I cannot recall the name of and the same motor is in the 1/8 GT Challenger RTR Nitro which I also purchased here at Amain hobbies.
On the third tank, and this is going to be hard to explain, the steering got a bit wonky and I was only able to turn right. Well having been in this hobby for 40 years I assumed it was the servo arm, nope - the servo saver - nope, the steering linkage -(kind-of but) Nope! I looked and looked for what could be the problem for probably 5 minutes before discovering there's a slave-shaft or a jack-shaft that comes from the servo saver to the front axle and from the front axle to the wheels. That jack-shaft slid loose down the front differential housing and two screws were the culprit. A moment later and I was back to bashing... When I got home I put some cragle on the union of these two pieces so that doesn't happen again.
By the fourth tank I leaned the fuel mix a tad and began ripping thru the gears. a two-speed trans is cool but a three-speed it even cooler; I love hearing the RPM's drop a bit and watching the truck's speed increase. The chain drive is cool and efficient. The 5-link suspension is really how it should be for realistic handeling. It looks like a real truck in silouette and that's a bonus. The body is finished with a real chromed front end and that recreated the scale realism we need. There's some windsheild wipers and rearview mirrors and whatnot that I did not use because it'll just fall back off when I''m done!
I like a fully-built model that fits back into it's own packaging and this one does so nicely. The radio os OK; what else can I say? It works. The Challenger RTR came with a computer Radio so I tried to bind it with this receiver and it worked but kicked-the Challenger off. ( No model memory here folks!) So I kept the computer radio linked with the Monster Mad Crusher and then re-binded the analog radio that came with Mad Crusher to the Challenger because the RED grip matched the Challenger better - the Mad Crusher is more Candy Apple Metallic Red and the Challenger is Red-red! Plus the trim knobs will be more useful on an on-road car than on an off-road beast that always uses full; steering, braking, and throttle - no expo's here!
'Nuff said - nice Truck -great price. If I can maintain a 1/10th scale for over 15 years then I'm sure I'll still have this one in twenty! (that comes out to it costing me about $23 per year!) ha ha
Replaced the entire rear drive line, still no success. This truck is cool but mine has some sort of drive line/diff issue. I have been running cars, motorcycles, helicopters and boats for 30+ years (mostly nitro) and have never had any issues like this. I just retired this piece of junk to the garbage. It is a waste of money and not to mention a waste of time. R/C nitro cars in general are junk, always broke and require attention at all times. This takes the gold medal though. I consider Kyosho as being quality, but this specific truck is far from quality. Rest peacefully at the city dump "Mad Crusher"
Getting back into rc after a decade or so, I wanted an old school style nitro setup... it doesn't disappoint.
This thing screams thru the grass, and down the road.
Be very aware of proper break in.
It will require tuning after break in, to realize full engine performance.
The axles are pretty stout- but they have a weak point.
Hitting something with a front tire at any decent speed may result in front axle breakage. I've replaced both mine, and the wife's crusher ve electric version both... in a matter of a week. They both broke in the exact same spot where the screws go through the tube, the hub end and linkage mount.
I have now purchased the aftermarket aluminum axle, waiting on delivery.
That's the only reason I rated at four stars.
Other than that- an awesome machine.
Hex wrenches (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm) like it says it does
in the description.. just so you know..