X-Maxx 8S 4WD Brushless RTR Monster Truck (Blue) by Traxxas w/2.4GHz TQi Radio & TSM
This product was added to our catalog on February 9, 2017.
The Traxxas X-Maxx 8S 4WD Brushless RTR Monster Truck brings the same unrelenting 4X4 power, mammoth size and award-winning innovation to the game that make X-Maxx the ultimate monster truck. When you add 30+ volts of extreme 8s power, X-Maxx 8S defies physics, unleashing jaw-dropping acceleration and 50+mph speeds. Engineered to conquer the most extreme terrain and take brutal real-world punishment in stride, X-Maxx is the definition of Traxxas Tough™.
Traxxas engineers tossed conventional thinking out the window to bring loyal X-Maxx owners the most powerful Traxxas Monster ever developed. X-Maxx 8s is packed with 8s rated components engineered to handle the brutal torque and incredible speed. The Torque-Biasing Center Drive unit distributes the power for maximum wheels-up punch and unrelenting acceleration. Full steel-gear driveline, larger driveshafts, larger main bearings, strengthened bulkhead, heavy-duty ring and pinion gears, dual-fan motor cooling and more make this X-Maxx the ultimate monster.
X-Maxx 8S Features:
- 30+ Volts of Extreme 8S Power
- Maxx Duty Drivetrain
- Torque-Biasing Center Drive
- 50+ MPH Out of the Box
Length: 29.84 inches (758mm)
Front Track: 22.26 inches (540mm)
Rear Track: 20.66 inches (525mm)
Ground Clearance: 4 inches (102mm)
Weight: 19.1lbs (8.66kg)
Height (ride): 13.79 inches (350mm)
Wheelbase: 18.92 inches (480mm)
Skill Level: 6
Battery Tray: 197mm x 51.5mm x 44mm
Needed To Complete:
- (4) "AA" Batteries (for transmitter)
- (2) 3S or (2) 4S LiPo Battery w/Traxxas iD Connector
- Compatible Battery Charger
I bought the 8s X-Maxx at a local hobby shop with hopes it would be a relatively maintenance free vehicle. With only a few quirks, I am VERY satisfied with this truck.
On a rainy day in wet parking lot, the truck is a great drift machine, the traction control is helpful if you need it. I have a tree rooted and rutted track in my backyard, this truck handles the occasional crash into a tree, misaligned ramp jumps, tumbles, cartwheels, and flips. Stock gearing on 8s is great for speed (around 40 or so), with tremendous wheelie power and oomph for attacking short run ups on jumps, dirt piles, gravel hills and the like. The size and power of this vehicle have doubled for an excavator...it has left numerous DEEP ruts on my track.
This vehicle has been as maintenance free as I could ask for considering how much I run it. In 50-80 battery packs (10-15 minutes each pack) I have had to replace two front caster block bearings, a spur gear, two caster block hinge pins, servo gears, and the rubber cushion in the cush drive. The body is starting to see some wear now, the tires are at the halfway mark, the CV joints will need replaced soon, the shocks are just now showing signs they need more fluid, and the pinion and spur gears will need replaced in 10-15 more battery runs. No plastic parts breakage, two hinge pins have disappeared from off square landings. I suspect the plastic flexed enough for them to exit. More to that point, I have a habit of after a run to spray off with the hose and spray down with WD-40. I've heard testimonials this softens the plastic to keep it from breaking. Also MO94 (a PTFE lubricant) does similar.
The quirks or flukes I have had to deal with were early on and non-recurring. The ESC had some false positives in terms of overheating/low voltage shutoff. Sent it back to Traxxas, flashed it and sent it back...no more problems. The firmware upload for the Tx and Rx was a little frustrating. The upload hung up several times, had to restart and re calibrate the ESC to the Tx. Once completed it was fine.
I am by no means abusive with this truck, but considering as hard as I run it, this thing was worth the money to me. The battery charger combo is good for the money as well, just one plug, hold a button down and it does the rest. I gave 5 stars despite some of the out of the box difficulties; these difficulties were counterbalanced by the sheer fun and lack of taking anything apart or rebuilds.)
The Revo on 6s is definitely faster and quicker, but is it really usable?
The X Maxx on 6s feels good, but on 8s it really opens up.
Traxxas says the Brushless Revo was "built for brushless" but that is really the label for this 8s X Maxx, It is incredible.
However, the Revo Brushless is way more fun on the street, but the X Maxx is way more fun off road.
And PS, Traxxas takes care of us, their customers. I had a wheel wobble because of a bad glue spot on the tires, and Traxxas took full responsibility and replaced the bad wheel/tire.
I have had the truck for a month and have beaten the truck up pretty well, and it hasn't had to have any repairs. So the guy below that said its not built well iis full of ishh. THIS TRUCK IS VERY DURABLE and I am very pleased with the build quality.)