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Old 03-18-2006, 01:01 PM
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i'm thinking of getting a monster gt, well almost positive i'll be getting one. anyone have this MT? if so how do you like it?
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:04 PM
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I have one, the original with the .21 engine - very pleased with it. Good features, tough as nails and pretty fast too! Many people will say the .21 is underpowered, but it's not really.

I'm going racing with it tomorrow, should be fun. There are a few threads on this forum about the truck, do a search and you'll turn up some good info and loads of opinions from other people who have one.
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:28 PM
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Default RE: Monster GT anyone have one?

same here, the 21. very happy with it and very durable.the only thing i changed was the springs to the 6.6 lbs ones or what ever the stiffest ones are.
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:09 PM
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I also have one with the .21. I really like it, it keeps up with my friends t-maxx, it has tons of power, and it is pretty big. I like it. The only thing i have had problems with is the Drive lines. the cvd's use a lot of screws, and you must thread lock ALL of them. They fall out. But other than that it is great.
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My buddy and his son have two. They are new to nitro and the MGT 4.6 has ben a good truck for them. Seems very durable, easy to tune and keeps a tune and runs great. They never monitor the temps or anything like that, they just go out and run them. The one truck has 6 gallons through it since Xmas. They have had some breakages, but they are beating the crap out of them and it's normal to break stuff. Other than breaking a-arms, bumpers, shock caps came off, they have lost some shafts because of pin screws coming loose. Now that they loctite them they are good.

I have not driven it but I have seen them run and I was impressed.

If I was to get a 1/8 big block MT it would be the MGT. I have a Revo and like it, I have a Revo 3.3 on order.

I would say buy it.
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I use the dynamite cvd boots on all my cvd's and the larger blue revo one's for the center and have had no issues since. MGT RULES!!!!
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i'm thinking of getting a monster gt, well almost positive i'll be getting one. anyone have this MT? if so how do you like it?
hello,

This site has a few owners.. www.monster****rum.com


maybe you can find some info there
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can the mgt 4.6 pull wheelies?
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Some say yes, I say no with the stock engine (wheelie action). I dropped my LST2's m427 (along with some gearing and tire changes) in it and it will wheelie at will and is uncontrollably fast at top speed. Almost as fast as my novarossi powered LST2.




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Old 03-18-2006, 11:00 PM
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my roommate has an original .21 and i would have to agree, the MGT is a very good and durable truck. just a little slow, and the stock steering servo is sub-par. other than that its definately worth it.
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Mine does

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can the mgt 4.6 pull wheelies?
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heres mine
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:05 AM
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thanks for the help guys! had my eye on the mgt for a couple months now.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:38 AM
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Anyone have any steering upgrade tips other than a servo upgrade as I am in the process of waiting for one at the moment.
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:34 AM
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I love my mgt ,It's the old mgt but i just finish all i can do to it from aluminum servo savers to the team Chassis, Picco .27,Rb two piece pipe,Jr 310 reciver,Jr metal servo for stering,Pro line rims 40 series, Crime fighters tires an more to list.Any way the car was fun to fix up,An realy easy to work on because of the space they provide you with.The people at team acosiated are the bomb.Any dude the Mgt is all that!
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:48 AM
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Dude nice truck mine looks like yours only thing different is mine has the 40 series velocity rims instead of spokes.
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http://csgbenefits.org/mgt/
loads of info here
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:13 AM
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http://csgbenefits.org/mgt/
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i should also be getting an mgt fairly soon, and i looked at the link you provided, mainly the part about the diffs. i can get the washers, but i dont have the right materials for the drive cup. is this mod really necassary?
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I put a nice one together for the wife here's some pic's. it's a tough truck.


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http://csgbenefits.org/mgt/
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i should also be getting an mgt fairly soon, and i looked at the link you provided, mainly the part about the diffs. i can get the washers, but i dont have the right materials for the drive cup. is this mod really necassary?
i didnt have to do any of it, my diffs were fine when i checked them i just fild them with silicone oil
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If you want your diffs to last longer then i'd reccomend it. All you really need is a file, a grinding wheel just makes things easier. I'd do the mod, but can't find anywhere that actually has the correct size washers.

Today i took my stock MT-A4 (.21) here.... http://www.nnrc.co.uk/

Removed the shock spacers to drop the truck and borrowed some half decent pro-line tyres (can't remember exactly what they're called) and the truck was amazing. Handled like a dream, the engine was running perfcetly (one other racer thought it was the .28 it was that rapid). Even pulled a few wheelies. Beat the body up a bit trying (and occasionally succeeding) to clear the table-top. Destroyed the body mounts, but still managed to keep the body on the truck. Snapped a hub when i ran head-on into a HPI Rush at speed, the guy that owned the Rush also had an MGT so he gave me a free hub! Good guy (considering i broke his Rush...) And one of the screws in the drietrain kept coming loose, despite being threadlocked in place! Another racer had spares of those also, and was kind enough to donate four of them.

Went through nearly 1/3 gallon of fuel and only left the track when i ran out of fuel. Great truck!
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how long is an average run time for the mgt
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I'd say you can get about 10 mins on a tank...
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I have the new one (4.60 SE). On my fourth tank of fuel something in the transmission let go.

Wondering what will break when it's broken in and leaned out.

After reading the post on how tuff these are I guess I got a lemmon.

I can't get the allen screw out of the drive shaft so I can't get the trans case apart to see what broke.

They must have used red lock-tight on the threads.

Still under warranty so I will let AE deal with it.



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I have the new one (4.60 SE). On my fourth tank of fuel something in the transmission let go.

Wondering what will break when it's broken in and leaned out.

After reading the post on how tuff these are I guess I got a lemmon.

I can't get the allen screw out of the drive shaft so I can't get the trans case apart to see what broke.

They must have used red lock-tight on the threads.

Still under warranty so I will let AE deal with it.



Most likely it's either the 1-way hub OR the 2-speed shaft. The gears themselves in the transmission are solid, these two particular parts are "weak links". I have broken each of them using the stock .21 - although the slipper was tighter than reccomended and i was landing a jump when it happened.
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