Ever since its release, Traxxas has had unmatched success with what is now one of the most popular RC nitro trucks on the market. Though it has undergone several make-overs, the underlying mechanics of this monster truck remain relatively unchanged. Learn how to identify the different T-Maxx models to ensure that you have found the one you want.
Identify the characteristic elements of the Traxxas T-Maxx Monster Truck. Since they were fist put on the market, all T-Maxx's came with long-travel eight-shock suspension, fully proportional forward/reverse gearboxes, an automatic two-speed transmission, proportional four-wheel braking and an EZ-start pushbutton electric starting unit.
Check if the vehicle is Nitro or Electric. All T-Maxx models are powered by a nitro engine. There is an electric cousin of the T-Maxx, called the E-Maxx. Though they are similar, this defining characteristic makes it easy to tell them apart.
Identify the generation of T-Maxx. The first generation was the Traxxas T-Maxx with Pro .15 Engine, which is the smallest engine a stock T-Maxx ever had. The next model, T-Maxx 2.5, had the larger TRX 2.5 engine, along with other improvements like a wider wheel base and stronger driveshafts.The third model, Traxxas T-Maxx 2.5R, had the 2.5R racing motor, equipped with a blue anodized aluminum head, and low-profile Chevron-styled tires. The most recent model, Traccas T-Maxx 3.3, incorporates everything from the 2.5R, but with a stronger TRX 3.3 racing engine.