Big Daddy Kraton: Meet ARRMA’s Latest 1/5-scale Speed Monster Truck

Big Daddy Kraton: Meet ARRMA’s Latest 1/5-scale Speed Monster Truck

Today’s the day! ARRMA has revealed the model that they’ve been teasing for nearly a month…and it’s a big one. Making a run at the larger-scale Traxxas X-Maxx, ARRMA has introduced the Kraton 8S BLX Speed Monster Truck.

As the name implies, this 1/5-scale monster truck can accept up to 8S LiPo power (from two 4S packs) which is just the right amount of juice for the Spektrum Firma 1250kv motor that sits at the heart of this machine.


Almost everything on this truck is an amplified version of ARRMA’s other 1/8- and 1/10-scale Kraton models. Larger wheels, tires, body shell, chassis, shocks…you name it. From the inside out, this truck is big…and bold.

Some of the durability highlights on this massive monster basher include an all-metal drivetrain, metal suspension arm end caps, pivot balls, and steering plates.

ARRMA Kraton 8S BLX Speed Truck - Chassis Top

The enhanced durability doesn’t stop with those steel components. Similar to other ARRMA models, the Kraton 8S BLX utilizes an aluminum chassis brace (with three rods instead of one). 24mm diameter shock bodies help ensure soft landings while a sliding motor mount should make maintenance and upgrades a breeze.

ARRMA has thrown quite a bit of electronic tech at this model as well. A combo SMART ESC, servo, and receiver module provide the brains for this operation while Active Vehicle Control (AVC) will help drivers of just about any skill level tame this beast.


ARRMA Kraton 8S BLX Specs:

  • Length: 29.92″ (760mm)
  • Height: 10.47″ (266mm)
  • Width: 23.70″ (266mm)
  • Weight: 24.2lbs (11kg)
  • Wheelbase: 19.33″ (491mm)
  • Motor Size: 4985, 1250Kv
  • Motor Type: Brushless

The ARRMA Kraton 8S BLX is priced at $899.99 and will be available later this month (November 2019). Select ARRMA dealers may have this machine on-hand if you can’t wait to take a peek at it. To learn more about this large-scale R/C speed truck, visit

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