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Faster, more power, wider stance—the new T-Maxx is here!

Faster, more power, wider stance—the new T-Maxx is here!

The name is the same, but the new T-Maxx is a very different truck from the one that you’ve seen everywhere since 1999. The big story is the T-Maxx’s wider stance (it’s a full inch wider, thanks to new, longer arms) and it’s rear-exhaust, round-port TRX 2.5 engine and re-engineered EZ-Start system. According to Traxxas, the new engine pumps out 60 percent more power than the TRX Pro.IPS Crankshaft
IPS stands for 'Integrated Pilot Shaft,' which eliminates the need for a separate clutch pilot shaft; instead, the TRX 2.5’s crank and pilot shaft are machined as one piece. This increases precision for a wobble-free clutch, and there's no threaded-on pilot shaft to come loose.

— Lightweight, offset-wristpin piston and knife-edged connecting rod with 1:1 bore to stroke ratio.
Trimming weight from an engine’s reciprocating parts is an instant power gainer, and according to Traxxas, the long-stroke design actually reduces friction by applying less side load to the piston as it cycles through the cylinder. The connecting rod is also knife-edged to reduce 'windage' and minimize the conrod's effect on the flow of fuel and air through the crankcase.

— Slide carburetor with molded body.
Plastic-body carbs aren’t as prone to retaining heat or being distorted when heated as aluminum carbs are, so your mixture settings stay put, and the incoming fuel/air mixture stays cooler as it enters the engine. The carb also features an integrated return spring and a stop for the low-speed mixture screw to protect the spraybar against over-tightening.

ALL-NEW EZ-START 2
Traxxas spent a lot of time bomb-proofing the TRX 2.5's EZ-Start 2 electric starter. The hand-held starter unit now fully encloses the battery, and has sophisticated circuitry that regulates the glow plug voltage so you'll never need a separate glow igniter. The unit is also equipped with a thermal shut-down feature to prevent overheating, and diagnostic LEDs indicate glow plug and drive-circuit status for no-guess starting. The hardware that actually cranks over the engine is new too; in addition to an overall beef-up, the new gear train features an elastomer 'cush drive' that protects the gears from kickback and overloading.

MORE STUFF
In addition to the new engine and wide-track suspension, the T-Maxx will include:

>— Molded head cap to prevent rollovers from scarring the TRX 2.5’s heatsink head.
>— Larger-diameter drive shafts rated for high-horsepower.
>— Thicker, 3mm aluminum chassis—50% more rigid than the original.
>— New, thicker 3.5mm turnbuckles.
>— All-new six-color graphics in four color mixes.

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Sirio 3.0 engine for the T-Maxx!

Sirio 3.0 engine for the T-Maxx!

Trinity Products has announced that Sirio, makers of premium-quality racing engines, will be making a super high-performance 3.0cc competition-quality engine designed to fit directly into any Traxxas T-Maxx. This engine will include all of the painstaking detail and quality built into every Sirio competition engine, plus it will be specially designed to directly fit the starting system from the new Traxxas 2.5 engine.

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Team Associated RC18MT Monster Truck

Team Associated RC18MT Monster Truck

The RC18MT is monster truck performance in a mini-sized package! Based on the RC18T platform, the RC18MT features a mini-MGT flag body, chrome wheels and monster truck tires with “AE” logos in the tread. The 18MT is powered by an inline-mounted “Super 370” high-performance motor, bolted to an aluminum motor mount with several mounting holes to fit most aftermarket 1:18 scale hop-up motors.

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Picco 26 MAXX

Picco 26 MAXX

OFNA is bringing in this new Picco mill, which is claimed to be a drop-in fit for the T-Maxx and Revo (with specific engine mounts, sold separately). Says OFNA, "Drop this beast into your T-Maxx and let the dirt fly. This insane .26 engine is a direct fit on your T-Maxx, NO mods necessary." Click the link for more info.

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- ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS -
CLAIMED HP 2.5
RPM 32,000
CARB TYPE SLIDE
CRANK SG or SG T-MAXX
CONSTRUCTION ABC
ENGINE SIZE .26
TYPE REAR EXHAUST
PORTS 5

Picco .26 MAX with Revo EZ-Start Backplate PART #51223

Picco .26 MAX with Pull Start PART #51224 * MOUNTS SOLD SEPARATELY


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Monster X = Mad Force APRIL 2002

Monster X = Mad Force APRIL 2002

Since Kyosho didn't have a name for it's new .21-powered truck when we spotted it at the Nuremberg hobby show (Inside Scoop, May 2002) and drove it in the June edition of our sister mag RC Nitro (see it in action; here's the video), we've been calling it "Monster X". The truck is nameless no more; now officially dubbed "Mad Force", the innovative machine should be entering production as you read this. One thing is for sure: you can forget comparing the Mad Force to any other truck you've seen, Kyosho or otherwise. With its 3-speed tranny, chain drive, torsion-link suspension, and tubular axle housings, the Mad Force is a completely original vision of a 21st-century monster machine.

Full-size Traxxas Monster Truck!

540-cubic inches! Blown and alcohol-injected! Traxxas announced their entry into the real world of mega-horsepower, car-crushing monster trucks with a full-size Traxxas T-Maxx. The giant T-Maxx uses only the latest state-of-the-art chassis and suspension hardware, combined with an ear-splitting 1500+ horsepower engine. The Traxxas T-Maxx will be driven by 15-year veteran pro driver John Seasock of Sudden Impact fame. The Traxxas T-Maxx isn’t a poser or an amusement park ride. It’s the real deal that will compete in pro-level USHRA Monster Jam® competition against the Gravedigger®, Maximum Destruction*, and other top contenders.

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O.S. .18 TM engine for T-Maxx and Revo trucks

O.S. Engines has developed a new .18-size small-block engine that's even more powerful than the class-leading .18 CV-R, and it's a direct fit for the T-Maxx.

The .18 TM features an IPS-type crankshaft to fit the stock clutch and flywheel hardware from the 2.5 T-Maxx, and the Traxxas EZ Start 2 or a Traxxas pull-starter are a direct fit on the .18 TM.

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Traxxas revamps Stampede and Rustler

Traxxas revamps Stampede and Rustler

While the T-Maxx and Revo get all the press, Traxxas has been quietly getting thousands of new guys started in RC with the long-lived electric Rustler and Stampede. Now these classics have been given a well-deserved makeover with state of the art speed controls, flashy Jato-size wheels, new high-performance rubber, up-to-date graphics and more. See for yourelf! More info here.

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