So, you are now confused in choosing between Traxxas Revo 3.3 and Traxxas T Maxx 3.3. Both are mini monster trucks that may appear quite similar to each other. Both seem to be powered by the same engines. However, despite the similar looks, Traxxas Revo 3.3 and Traxxas T Maxx 3.3 are very different from each other. Of course, Traxxas Revo 3.3 is slightly more expensive than Traxxas T Maxx 3.3. So, what are the differences between these two monster truck models?
Design and Build
Traxxas Revo 3.3 is available in four color choices. There are red, blue, green, and silver models. On the other hand, Traxxas T Maxx 3.3 is available also in four color choices, but the color variants are red, blue, black, and white. You see, Traxxas Revo 3.3’s models are generally dominated by the black color despite the color variations. Traxxas T Maxx 3.3’s models have more vibrant colors. The build quality of Traxxas Revo 3.3 also seems to be slightly more durable than that of Traxxas T Maxx 3.3. The high-grade heavy-duty chassis braces are stronger and sturdier.
If we are talking about the remote control transmission, both models are equipped with the TQi 2.4 GHz transmitter with the Traxxas Link wireless module, TSM stability control, and factory-installed telemetry sensors. However, Traxxas Revo 3.3 and Traxxas T Maxx 3.3 have different engine transmissions. Traxxas Revo 3.3 comes with a heavy-duty reversing transmission, featuring the exclusive OptiDrive Electronic Shift Module. On the other hand, Traxxas T Maxx 3.5 does not have reverse. It has an auto-shifting two-speed transmission with front and rear differentials. Besides having no reverse, some users have also complained that it often got transmission problems.
If you take a look at the suspension systems of both models, you will see that Traxxas Revo 3.3 and Traxxas T Maxx 3.3 are different. The one on Traxxas Revo 3.3 looks cooler and more stylish. The suspension of Traxxas Revo 3.3 is more adjustable and more suitable for racing. It offers better handling. On the other hand, the suspension of Traxxas T Maxx 3.3 is not very suited for racing and is not as adjustable.
Traxxas Revo 3.3 vs T Maxx 3.3
In the end, Traxxas Revo 3.3 is definitely the winner. It has a better suspension system, better transmission, and better overall build quality.