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RC Monster Trucks

Losi Super Truck vs. Associated Monster GT

Losi Super Truck vs.
Associated Monster GT

The battle between Losi and Associated has been going on for years. It started in off-road buggies and stadium trucks, and now the battle is in the 1/8 gas monster trucks. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Losi Super Truck (LST) versus the Associated Monster GT.

  Associated Monster GT Losi Super Truck
Scale 1/8 rc monster truck 1/8 rc monster truck
Top speed 32 mph 44 mph
Engine AE Pro-21 2.1hp .26 big-block
Muffler tuned pipe tuned pipe
Cooling fan fan type flywheel -
Starting mechanism pull start and hex shaft drill start portable rotary starter
Chassis extruded aluminum four level modular
Transmission 2 speed forward, 2 speed reverse 2 speed forward, 2 speed reverse
Ball bearing full ball bearings full ball bearings
Drive 4 wheel drive 4 wheel drive shaft drive
Suspension - 18.5" wide track
Shock absorbers 8 long coil over oil filled 4 large oil filled aluminum
Brakes single disc dual disks
Fuel tank 135cc w/ dual pickup 171cc
Body Pre-painted truck truck
Width 17.25 in 18.5 in
Length 22.5 in 22 in
Weight 12 pounds 13 pounds
Radio control 3-channel XP3 3-channel JR Synthesized
Street price $465 $599

Although I love Associated products, just looking at a side-by-side comparison of the two rc monster trucks show that the Losi Super Truck (LST) is the clear winner, at least on paper. Performance on the race track is another thing, but for now it looks like the Losi Super Truck is 12 mph faster and wider. The LST's bigger big-block engine is also an advantage over the Associated Monster GT.

Overall, the LST looks to be faster, handle better and have more braking power compared to the Monster GT. But the LST does cost $134 more than the GT. Which means you can buy the Monster GT plus use the $134 to buy a stronger motor which will give the Monster GT more top speed and acceleration.

So in the end, it looks like a tie. Not matter which truck you choose, you are sure to get a winner. But out of the box, the Losi Super Truck has the advantage over the Associated Monster GT.

Both nitro monster trucks are ready to run (RTR) kits. However you still need to buy items such as a glow igniter, fuel, fuel bottle, transmitter batteries (8 AA-size), and receiver batteries (4 AA-size).

Where To Buy RC Monster Trucks

These RC monster trucks are really exciting to own. Buying is easy, just go down to your local hobby shop. Or you can also shop and buy online. Here is an online hobby shop that I recommend:

Shop And Buy RC Monster Trucks Online

P.S. When buying online, consider the store's brand, reputation, merchant rating, product availability and total shipped price.


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