I pre ordered this truck the morning. It was released back in the end of 2020.. I received it in early 2021 and i’ve been running this truck for the past five or so months, and in this video, i’m gon na walk. You guys, through my experiences with this vehicle and just discuss my overall thoughts on it to hopefully help you decide whether or not to purchase one yourself now, at the time of this filming and honestly for as long as i’ve owned my lossy lmt, i can easily Say that this has been one of my favorite rc’s and if i could only choose one vehicle out of my current lineup to keep this would absolutely be the one i’ve had such a fun time with this truck. It is a blast to drive, of course, not everyone’s gon na love it but i’d say if you’re, a fan of full size, monster trucks, you’re really gon na, enjoy the low cl mt. Considering this is a solid axle monster truck and comparing it to like the axial smt 10. This thing is insanely durable and i’m very impressed with how it’s been holding up before the lmt came out. I’D say the smt 10 was probably the best ready to run solid axle monster truck available on the market, but with the lmt i’m able to drive it harder with confidence and the truck actually holds up to it, which is crazy, and this truck can do double.
Backflips and double front flips with ease, you know it does some stunts like bicycles and – and that was something i was never able to pull off with my smt 10 because of the diffs. They were just grease filled, so they would always diff out the stock son of a digger body that comes on this truck out of the box. It was actually holding up really well all 10 mounting holes, didn’t have any cracks near them, it’s. Just that the front end of the truck kind of fell apart, i ended up having to cut out the headlight buckets and the grille, and those are some hard plastic pieces once the cracks and the lexan got to those. They just started to fall out of the body, but the rest of the body is actually, in surprisingly good condition. I’Ve had the stock tires through dirt mud and snow, and you know even on like grass and pavement on nearly all surfaces, they get a ton of traction there’s, not really a lot of wear. Considering how much i’ve been running these tires, i had to upgrade the steering servo, because the stock servo stripped out a couple gears with these big monster truck tires. I guess it just couldn’t hold up to it i’m. Very impressed with how the drivetrain of this truck has been holding up it’s been near bulletproof. For me, most of the issues i’ve had with this truck are more related to the suspension and the steering so we’ll get to those in just a second.
When it comes to electronics, i’m still running the stock, motor esc and receiver. I haven’t had issues with any of those components. This truck is still mostly stock. I’Ve installed a handful of upgrades. I swapped out the stock transmitter for a spectrum dx5 rugged but that’s, just because i wanted all my vehicles on the same radio, i threw on a new body and a different set of wheels and tires, but technically i could still be running the stock setup. If i wanted to, i installed the bec when i put in the rear steer when i added the rear steer. I installed some savvox sc1258tg black edition servos and since i went from a 23.2 servo to a 25.2 servo, i threw on a couple traxxas slash. Two wheel drive servo horns. I have some freestyle rc axle braces some aluminum adapters, also from freestyle rc for the j concepts tribute wheels. Then i also fabricated, my own rear bumper. I made it a lot shorter than the stock one. Just so i can have some more vertical wheelies and i’ve been loving. This setup so far, here’s a quick look at the stock wheelie bar. You can see these two tap holes kind of ripped out and then just cause the bottom holes to stretch out now, i’m. Going to run through the main weak points of the loci lmt, these are just a few issues that i experienced and thought they were worth noting just want to.
Let you guys know so you know what to expect if you get an lmt starting off with these shock bladders, the insides will just rip apart. They shred the pieces and then you have chunks of the shock bladder floating in your shock oil. I think i had three out of the four shock bladders in my truck actually explode, so just thought that was interesting, then also within the shocks. The shock piston is held on the shock shaft with two e clips, one on the top of the piston and one right under the piston, those e clips. They tend to bend or just fall off, sometimes they break and it kind of just gets all jammed up. In there and it locks up your shocks, i had that happen to my two rear shocks. The hinge pins on the steering knuckles of the truck will just kind of fall out. Only one of my knuckles have that issue it’s the set screw that goes into them. That hole in the knuckle is stripped out, so the set screw that’s supposed to hold the pin ends up not holding the pin the pin just flies out. I actually replaced them with some suspension screw pins from the traxxas max. They just thread directly into the knuckle, and it actually holds it really. Well, you do have to cut them to size, though the lower suspension link mounts that go into the bottom of the front, rear axles, those tend to pull out, and when that happens, it strips out the holes that the screws go into to mount them and it Oftentimes actually bends or even breaks the screws, sometimes you’re left with a half a screw stuck in your axle, housing and that’s.
Actually why i had to replace both the front and rear axle housings of this truck. So now i have the updated, reinforced axle housings then the rod ends on the lower links will occasionally break as well. Those wear down after quite a while they start to you know, stretch out. Then these sway bars are the last issue that i’ve run into the bars themselves actually break after a while i’ve had all four break and i’ve ended up, replacing all four with little alien keys, it’s, just those l allen, wrenches that come with rtr vehicles. Out of the box, so i just used a two and a half millimeter allen, key and chopped it to size, and they are a direct fit when it comes to durability. There are a bunch of factors that come into play, so just because i experienced something, doesn’t mean that you will experience the same Music out of the box. I don’t feel that there are really any changes or upgrades that you need to make to the truck right away. You could always throw on some axle braces that you know definitely wouldn’t hurt. I would honestly just run it until it breaks and kind of upgrade as you break parts if you’re looking to upgrade the truck in the future or just stock up on spare parts, i’d say the stock steering servo is probably gon na go out eventually, so you Could always get an upgrade or just have one on hand.
You’Ll probably need a sway bar kit, eventually that’s a pretty common issue with these trucks, and i would suggest getting a set of lower links and rod ends so that wraps up my review of the lossy lmt. Hopefully you guys found it informative and hopefully it helps you decide whether or not to purchase one of these vehicles make sure to leave a like don’t forget to comment, love to hear you guys.