Traxxas E Maxx vs Stampede

In this article, I’m going to look at the Traxxas e Maxx and the Traxxas Stampede. I want to share a little about both these trucks and give you some insights on the Traxxas E Maxx vs Stampede, and give you features of both RC monster trucks.

Traxxas E Maxx – Monster Truck

The Traxxas E-Maxx monster truck is designed for extreme 6s lipo power. The brushless system in the E Maxx consists of a waterproof MXL-6s ESC that offers up to 25 volts to the 2200kv motor providing sheer power, and pushing speeds of 65+mph. Traxxas Stability Management System makes the E Maxx more stable at higher speeds, and keeps the truck straight on hard accelerations, leaving you in the driver’s seat.

The E Maxx is equipped with long travel 4 wheel independent suspension to handle the toughest off-road terrain, which makes for some real 4WD monster truck fun and excitement. Improvements have been implemented into the suspension, driveline, chassis, and electronics to make this the toughest, most versatile E-Maxx ever.

The E-Maxx has the E Revo sealed pivot ball suspension, dual-servo steering, an all-new transmission, E Revo sealed differentials, a new longer chassis, waterproof electronics and self-righting system all that make the E Maxx durable, reliable and fun.
Model Number: TRX3903

E-MAXX – Features

Includes two Traxxas Power Cell Battery packs (NiMH, 7-C Stick)
TQ 2.4GHz High Output transmitter with Traxxas Link
Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 20 Traxxas Link-enabled models just switch on and drive, ‘model selection’ is not required.
Multi-Function knob
Adjustable steering and throttle percentage (dual rates)
Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
Adjustable steering and throttle end points
High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
5-channel micro receiver with dual channel-1 inputs
EVX-2 Programmable Waterproof Electronic Speed Control

EZ-Set single button programming

Three Throttle Profiles
Sports Mode, Race Mode, Training Mode (patent pending)
Thermal Shutdown Protection
Traxxas High-Current Connectors
Twin Titan 550 fan cooled motors
Tunable sealed differentials in Maxx differential housings

Backward compatible with all Maxx models

Differential uses Revo-Spec gears and components
Revo-Spec front, rear, and center drive shafts
New heavy-duty Brushless-Ready transmission

Over two-times stronger than original E-Maxx transmission

Steel idler gear
Optional accessory two-speed adjustable ratio gear sets
A close ratio or wide ratio for super-low first gear
Available accessory single motor mount and gear cover
Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch
Quick release, battery hold down straps

Reversible to accept stick packs and side-by-side packs

Available accessory battery strap for oversized battery packs (sold separately)

Long wheelbase, low center-of-gravity chassis increases stability

Extended by 30mm

Accepts 6-cell or 7-cell flat battery packs

Batteries sit lower in the chassis for lower CG

Lower skid plate protects the center driveline while allowing quick access to the transmission
Water-proof high-torque dual steering servos (#2056)
Precision hex hardware throughout
Soft-compound 3.8″ Maxx chevron tires pre-glued on mirror-chrome
Split-Spoke wheels
Two-piece gear cover makes it easy to access and change gearing
Requires removal of only one screw for access
Sealed pivot balls and front/rear outer drive shafts
Eight fully-adjustable, coil-over Ultra Shocks
Integrated dual servo bell crank and servo saver
The watertight sealed receiver box
100% captured steering and toe linkage
Double-shear components capture and secure all rod ends for unmatched durability
Rear toe-links are captured by a thick tie-bar for double-shear strength
Updated shock towers and adjustable body mounts
Gray composite components
Chassis, skid plates, bulkheads, shock bodies, spur gear cover
Precision rubber-sealed ball bearings
Blue-anodized aluminum antenna crimp nut
Available accessory four-position wheelie bar (sold separately)
Fully painted, trimmed, and decaled ProGraphix body


Traxxas Stampede – Monster Truck

Model Number: TRX6708X

Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL Electric RC Monster Truck is built with the Velineon brushless 3500 motor and 3s ESC. This RC is a monster that is designed with The efficient, low-mass drivetrain to handle the brute torque and power of the brushless system.

The wheelie bar is required equipment as the Stampede 4X4 launches hard, sending the front wheels reaching for the sky. You have full control over how high the front end is able to go, as the wheelie bar is adjustable.

The Stampede has superior handling Thanks to the fully 4 wheels independent suspension and smooth bellcrank steering linkage. This truck can reach speeds to 35+mph with The Velineon Brushless System and included Traxxas 7.4V 4000mAh LiPo battery. Install a 3S LiPo, and the Stampede 4X4 doubles the speedometer with 60+mph speed.

The chassis fully integrates the electronics and battery compartment for an efficient and compact layout and maintains the high center ground clearance that gives Stampede its monster truck stance and high look. The high chassis stance gives it the off-road versatility that allows you to tackle rougher terrain and bigger obstacles.

Its electronics are all waterproof, so running through water, mud, and snow is no problem. It’s extremely fun in wet conditions. Race to win with the Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL RC Monster Truck.

Stampede VXL 4×4 – Features:

Powered by the Velineon Brushless Power System
Stampede 4X4 VXL reaches speeds in excess of 60mph!
Traxxas High-Current Connectors
Waterproof electronics extend brushless power and performance
Maxx Cable 12-gauge wire
Velineon VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control
Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor
TQi 2.4GHz transmitter
Heavy-duty 4mm steel turnbuckles and captured rod ends
Single-screw motor access makes gear-mesh adjustments fast and easy and the motor can be removed in just seconds
Modular simplicity, fiber-composite monologue chassis
Speed control and receiver are securely fastened to chassis
Integrated Personal Transponder Mount
Digital high-torque Traxxas #2075 waterproof steering servo
Waterproof, o-ring sealed receiver box
Sealed, silicone-filled differentials
Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch system
Fully adjustable oil-filled Ultra Shocks with X-ring technology
White powder coated shock springs feature a responsive spring rate
Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts
Rubber-sealed ball bearings
Black-chrome All-Star 2.8″ wheels
Talon multi-terrain tires with high-performance foam inserts
ProGraphix painted body

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Comparison – Traxxas E Maxx vs Stampede

Well, obviously these both are great off-road trucks. The stampede is fast and powerful, has a high chassis clearance for rough terrain which is great to keep from getting stuck on obstacles. However, the high clearance means it stands higher off the ground, which can be a downfall for off-road running, especially at higher speed.

The E Maxx is fast and powerful, sits a little wider and lower than the stampede, but still high enough to make it great off-road. They both offer self-righting system. I would personally say the e Maxx wins, Due to its wider stance which makes it more stable at high speed, and lower body and chassis components make it the ultimate monster truck. However, it is a close match and may come to a matter of preference.

Stampede:                                                                  E Maxx:

brushless power                                                brushless power

4×4                                                                                  4×4

9.5 inches tall                                                     9.5 inches tall

13.39 inch wide                                                   16.5 inches wide

2.90-inch ground clearance                       4.0-inch ground clearance


uses one battery                                             uses dual batteries

leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts and opinions or any questions you may have!

I would like to know what you think about the Traxxas E Maxx vs Stampede which one would you prefer?

thanks for reading!


6 thoughts on “Traxxas E Maxx vs Stampede

  1. Pingback: Tommy
    1. Hello Tommy, Both the Traxxas E-Maxx and Stampede are great RC Monster Trucks! The E-Maxx is a powerful and durable Truck that does require two batteries to power it. Initially this can be expensive, however in the long run it is well worth the investment if you plan on staying in the hobby for a long time.
      Thank you,


      1. Thank you so much for that. That does make me feel a little better about the two batteries thing. I think I will go for the E-Maxx for my next RC Tuck.


    2. Thank you so much for that. That does make me feel a little better about the two batteries thing. I think I will go for the E-Maxx for my next RC Tuck.


  2. my son wants the e maxx, i wish it wasnt so expensive. He is just going to have to stay with the stampede for a while. Anyway great article,


    1. Hi Chris, well the E-Maxx is a little on the pricey side, It is a great RC truck. If your son is young and just starting out, he maybe better to stick with the Stampede till he gets the hang of it. The E-Maxx is a powerful monster truck. However, if he has been into RC’s awhile then the E-Maxx would be a great choice. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.


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