Review of Traxxas E-Maxx – The Heart of a Brushless Warrior

Take 1-part rugged strength, 2-parts proven reliability, then sprinkle in an ounce or two of brushless power and you get the Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless Edition!

With fully waterproof electronics, the E-Maxx allows you to take on the toughest off-road terrain. Mud, snow, grass or boulders, there is nowhere too tough for this brushless warrior.

The truck now comes standard with Traxxas Stability Management, waterproof electronics and a TQi 2.4 transmitter.  This beast’s heavy-duty setup allows for extreme wheel-lifting torque and insane acceleration. Out of the box, the brushless warrior can reach over 35 mph and with a simple battery upgrade, it can easily get up to speeds that are in excess of 65 mph!

E-Maxx uses waterproof MXL-6s gold-plated connectors and a brushless 2200kV motor to propel the truck over almost any terrain imaginable. With a solid 5mm shaft, Traxxas engineers designed the drivetrain and transmission to take a beating from the massive power of the 75mm aluminum motor.

Monster 17mm aluminum splined hubs are used to connect E-Maxx’s stylish black chrome wheels to its solid drivetrain and powerful motor. Its low chassis has a center skid plate and strengthened braces that were designed to withstand flexing and twisting, the frame even has an adjustable wheelie bar to keep your wheels on the ground during extreme acceleration.

The E-Maxx comes with two Traxxas ID Power Cell Battery packs and a 4-amp 12-volt DC Fast Charger so you don’t have to wait seemingly endless hours for your batteries to charge. The Fast Charger has a built-in peak-detection circuit that ensures your batteries get a complete charge every time. E-Maxx even has an adjustable battery compartment that will accommodate most batteries. An awesome feature for when you’re ready to upgrade to 65+ Mph.

As always with RCs from Traxxas, the E-Maxx comes fully-assembled and is Ready-To-Race right out of the box. The only thing missing is you. By the way, it is in top here


  • TQi 2.4 transmitter and receiver
  • Waterproof electronics, servos and ESC
  • Single speed transmission (two-speed optional)
  • Revo-Spec sealed pivot ball suspension
  • Revo-Spec sealed outer and center driveshafts and differentials
  • Low-CG chassis design with added reinforcement
  • Solid transmission skid plate
  • Adjustable battery compartment with snap-lock hold downs
  • Dual servos steering system
  • Integrated servo saver
  • 8” chrome twin-spoke wheels
  • 8” Maxx Chevron tires

What We Liked

Traxxas did not disappoint with the E-Maxx. There are so many features to choose from, but our favorite is the integrated telemetry system.

The TQi 2.4 transmitter comes fully equipped with a Bluetooth module and with the truck’s factory-installed telemetry sensors, you can easily track and record real-time speed, RPM and voltage data on your smart phone or tablet.

All you have to do is download the Traxxas link from their website and you’ll instantly be able to view up to 9 customizable gauges that give you insight into how your vehicle is performing.

What Could Be Improved

The Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless is a great RC truck. However, the one thing that we found disappointing was its speed. Albeit, the E-Maxx is built for sheer power and performance and at 65+ mph, is quite fast by most definitions, for at least some RC fans, nothing gets their engines revved up more than 100 mph of pure exhilaration.

If you’re not a huge fan of big wheels and big power; and speed is more you’re thing, then be sure to check out the Traxxas’ X0-1!


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Author: Smith

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