Maximum Domination – Traxxas Maxx Upgrade Parts Guide
The Traxxas X-Maxx completely broke the mold when it was first unleashed to the RC world. Its impressive size, strength and speed quickly redefined the monster truck genre. After dominating just about every place it’s been run, Traxxas is back at it again with the new Maxx. The new Maxx is a completely new go-fast monster truck that embodies what we love about the X-Maxx, but in a sleeker and even faster package.
Traxxas Maxx is smaller and lighter than the X-Maxx, but is designed to be even tougher and durable than its predecessor. The engineers at Traxxas were able to make this happen by designing components that absorb and dissipate impacts and also by over engineering driveline and suspension components so that they feature bulletproof reliability. What we get is one heck of a fun time.
As tremendous a truck the Maxx is straight out of the box, we feel that there’s always room for customization and personalization to be had. Understanding the needs of enthusiasts, Traxxas offers a wide selection of upgrade parts and accessories for the Maxx. Using Traxxas designed and made parts gives you the piece of mind that the upgrades you install on your Maxx are crafted to the same quality that the truck itself is designed and made with.
This guide of Maxx factory parts features just some of the upgrades that are available from Traxxas. To find out even more you could do to your Maxx, you’ll want to check out Traxxas’ website as well. There, you’ll see a ton of parts and possibilities for this platform. It’s time to max out the Maxx’s dominance!
WideMaxx Suspension Kit
Part Number: 8995
Colors: Black, White, Green,
Red, Orange, Blue
Includes: Front & Rear Wide Arms, Rear Springs, Wide Toe Links
The WideMaxx suspension kit extends the track of the Maxx out by 20mm per side allowing you to blast through turns and soak up rough terrain like never before. The WideMaxx kit consists of extended versions of the Maxx’s extreme-duty cold-weather suspension arms, available in six colors to help customize your truck with. Additionally, new springs are included for the rear of the truck to dial in the suspension settings, while the original rear springs move to the front for optimum balance and performance. A set of wide toe links are also included.
Maxx LED Light Kit
Part Number: 8990
Includes: High-output front LED light bar, Multi-function rear LED light bar, Replacement bumpers w/ LED cutouts, High-voltage 8-channel power amplifier, Mounting hardware
Don’t let the sun going down end your day. With the Maxx LED Light Kit’s bright forward facing light and rear facing brake and reverse lights, the fun can never end, or at least end much later. Its included high voltage amplifier efficiently powers the high-power light bar and tightly regulates output to provide stable lighting performance, without flickering or dimming as the battery voltage changes. Smart brake lights work when brakes are applied in both forward and reverse directions. Lights come preinstalled into replacement bumpers. Installation is easily tackled with its included clearly written and illustrated instructions.
Maxx Wheelie Bar
Part Number: 8976
Colors: White, Green, Red, Orange, Blue
Includes: Complete wheelie bar unit
If you’ve ever driven your Maxx flat out (what respectable Maxx owner hasn’t?), you’ll know what a wheelie bar is essential to its stability and operation. When it comes to looks, we enjoy color matching when we can and the Maxx’s wheelie bar is no different. A direct replacement for the stock wheelie bar, this optional part is offered in five colors. Installation is simple and only requires the removal and reinstallation of a few screws.
Maxx Suspension Pin Set
Part Number: 8940X
Includes: 4x64mm (4), 4x38mm (4), 4x33mm (4), 4x47mm (4), 3x8mm BCS (14), 3x6mm BCS (4), Retainers (8)
Made of hardened steel, the Maxx Suspension Pin Set is the perfect upgrade to ensure your truck shrugs off the rough terrain that it rolls over. It’s a good spare set to have so you never have down time. The set includes pins, screws and retainers.
5mm Aluminum Nuts
Part Number: 8447
Colors: Black, Green, Red, Blue
This may be a small detail to some, but for us, it’s a detail that shouldn’t be over looked. A color matching or contrasting wheel nut can be that perfect finishing touch to set off your truck’s looks. Due to the Maxx’s brute strength, it uses 5mm flanged nylon locking but as opposed to the more common 4mm sized nuts. These anodized aluminum buts come in your choice of four colors and are serrated for a secure fit.
5000mAh 14.8v 4-Cell 25C LiPo Battery
Part Number: 2889X
Dimensions: 155 x 34 x 45 mm
C Rating: 25
Weight: 1 lb. 0.8 oz.
To get the most out of your Maxx, we figured out that this is the Traxxas battery that will best unlock its speed and power potential. Combined with the proper pinion and spur gear combination, this Traxxas Certified iD-Equipped LiPo battery will provide enough power for the Maxx to reach its top speed rating of over 60 miles per hour. Even as directly configured out of the box, the Maxx is rated to go over 55 miles per hour running this battery.
Text and Images by Jerry Tsai
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