Losi Lets Loose their Latest Creation: The LST 3XL-E 1/8 Monster Truck

By: Tim Gluth

The time has come for Losi to reveal their super-secret, yet highly promoted collaboration with Trek Bikes. While some folks, such as myself, were anticipating a new R/C scaler or even a two-wheeled vehicle, this team-up was only skin deep.

Teams from Losi and Trek met up at the Little Switzerland ski and mountain bike course in Slinger, WI to have some two-wheeled, and four-wheeled fun. This was to be the ultimate shake-down and proving ground for Losi’s latest creation, the LST 3XL-E 4wd Monster Truck.

In size alone, this ⅛-scale beast is a true monster of a truck, putting on on-par with the massive Traxxas X-Maxx in terms of dimensions and design. After seeing what the Losi team put this machine through on the mountain bike course, it looks like a true basher that, despite its size, is very nimble when going airborne.

As far as features are concerned, the LST 3XL-E is packed. A low center-of-gravity chassis and massive shocks provide the foundation for a fun and durable radio-controlled machine. At its heart, a 2200kv brushless motor provides the power needed to propel it across land and into the air. Add optional gearing and you’ve got a machine that can achieve speeds in-excess of 50 mph.

Losi LST 3XL-E RC Monster Truck - Chassis

With massive power under the hood comes the need for massive juice to keep it rolling. The LST 3XL-E is capable of handling two 2S or 3S LiPo battery packs. Waterproof/water-resistant electronics are included throughout the internal design, making this a truck that can handle any type of weather or natural elements.

The body design is mean and minimal, making this a eye-catching monster truck. What I thought to be a tell-tale sign of R/C scaler roof rails in one of the teaser videos was actually the molded roofline of this truck.

Losi LST 3XL-E RC Monster Truck - Front

Losi LST 3XL-E Specs

  • Type: Monster Truck
  • Scale: 1/8
  • Length: 23.0 in without wheelie bar (584.2mm)
  • Width: 18.5 in (469.9mm)
  • Height: 10.75 in (273.1mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 3.75 in (95.3mm)
  • Wheelbase: 15.9 in (403.9mm)
  • Weight: 15.5 lbs (7.0kg)
  • Chassis: Molded Composite, with 6061 T6 Aluminum Mid Chassis Plate
  • Suspension: Independent
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Tire Type: Off-Road Pin
  • Motor or Engine: Non-Sensored Brushless, 2200Kv Integrated Motor Mount
  • Speed Contro: 150A Sensorless BL WP
  • Radio: DX2E ACTIVE
  • Servos: 18KG Waterproof 1/5th Scale
  • Batteries: 2 x 2S or 3S 50C+ LiPo battery with EC5 connector (Sold Separately)
  • Charger: Sold Separately
  • Gear Pitch: 1.0 Module
  • Wheel Size: 4.1 in (104.1) x 4.0 in (101.6mm)
  • Kit/RTR: RTR
  • Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Coil-Over Springs
  • Body: 3XL-E Truck, Flip Top Mount
  • Ball Bearings: Complete

Losi LST 3XL-E RC Monster Truck - Side

The price for this mammoth monster truck comes in at $699.99. For what you get with your purchase, I’d say that’s a fair amount to pay for a truck that looks like big-time fun. Learn more about the Losi LST 3XL-E ⅛-scale monster truck at losi.com.

Image credit: Losi

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