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arvint - 6.22.10, 11:50 am Post #1: | Reply With Quote
Traxxas Emaxx Brushless Edition Review!
All sections out of 10 points:
Price:
Having the same powerplant as the ERBE, yet being a bit cheaper is a selling point of this car. You get a awesome looking ride, 2 batteries, a 2.4ghz link radio for its price...not to shabby...It isnt by any means cheap..but it isnt bad
Total: 9/10
Durability/build quality:
As big and bad as it looks, one of the major flaws of this car is its durability. Traxxas just took a stock brushed maxx, added 17mm hubs, strengthened the tranny, and then threw in a MMM 2200kv monster...and the car just cant handle it...the weak spots i found immediately where the bulks, shock towers, shocks, chassis, arms, and skid plates. Throw in about $150-250, and you'll get a durable car...just something to think about...although the build quality from what i noticed is tiptop.
7.5/10
Performance/fun factor:
Out of the box, this is the most FUN rc i have ever tried in my life...just the raw simpless of the car with a huge power system makes you take the car by the reigns..and it pushes you to push it to the maxx...Due to the low durability out of the box, if your battery lasts you 30-40 mins...and if you are doing hard bashing..expect 15 mins before your first weak point breaks...but itll be SUPER fun while it lasts...
9.7/10
Overall:
If your stuck between the erevo/emaxx/savage position..ill cut it down for you..
If you are looking for a durable as ******* basher that can take abuse but is horrible handling wise...get the savage
If you want a car that is more based towards racing, yet still can bash...get the revo
If you want to have the fun of your life for a short period of time...get the emaxx. It can do racing better than the savage, and with some upgrades, its a capable basher.
Total: 8.9/10

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theJANG - 6.22.10, 12:41 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
Dang, sucks that it still has breakaway bulks & towers after all these years!
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arvint - 6.22.10, 12:47 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Yeah...It would of been nice if trx included their aluminum bulks into the mix..aswell as a new shock tower design.
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RC101 - 7.12.10, 7:22 am Post #4: | Reply With Quote
i have to agree there. their shock towers and bulk suck badly.
E-MAXXIE'S GETTING AN FLM CHASSIS, WOOT!!!!
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Yellowmann - 9.28.10, 2:14 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
Great info.. I order my EMBE and should be here tomorrow. I been researching on what hopup to get first such as RPM skid plate. I heard some parts shouldn't be aluminum cus it can bend. Can you provide what parts I should invest in, brand and site for the best price?

Thanks,
Charlie
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arvint - 9.29.10, 2:55 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
I would go for aluminum shock towers..I love mine from Fast Lane Machine (FLM)...Aluminum shocks/caps like the big bores are a nice add. Aswell as Aluminum bulk heads (I use Golden Horizons..lovely ). I ended up need center cvds as well (from traxxas)...Make sure to tune the punch control on the MMM up a bit..mines at 60% atm i think..
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MYMERV! - 9.30.10, 9:36 pm Post #7: | Reply With Quote
And one of my favorite places to buy is thetoyz.com i dont have an emaxx anymore but i had one for a few years and for sure get some alu bulks and shock towers and some rpm arms.
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Cika - 10.06.10, 2:32 am Post #8: | Reply With Quote
I have a 3905 Maxx thats been almost completely upgraded to ALL RPM. Skids, towers, arms, bumpers, etc. I havent experenced any issues with it as of yet. I had a Mamba Monster that has now moved over into my E Revo and it know has a XeRun 80A and Kershaw Designs 2370kv XL7 motor and havent had any problems witrh the bulk heads yet. But plan on getting a set of aluminum ones before they give. The truck takes a REAL beating.
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medina619 - 10.15.10, 2:37 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
i got mine(3905) not long ago, i dropped in a Tekin RX8 BL system and upgraded to RPM A-arms/skid plates and FLM bulk heads. love it!
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kilgoja - 12.17.10, 8:37 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
hmmm i haven't broken any bulks yet on mine... if your shock towers break get rpm shock towers..i had a savage 25.....my advice not to break stuff is don't hit things head on like a tree or curb at high speed and don't land upside down on jumps lol

only things i've broken are my front skid plate (ran into a curb) and a drive yoke and a shock tower...if the drive yoke thing becomes regular i'm gonna upgrade to steel drive shafts
(Last edited by kilgoja : 12.23.10 at 7:17 pm)
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