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Full Scale Traxxas Tmaxx Monster Truck
The world's best selling RC monster truck has a BIG brother! Like little brother, the full size Traxxas Tmaxx truck runs on a diet comprised mostly of alcohol (methanol) fuel! But, one big difference is that big brother drinks a LOT more of the alcohol and cranks out around 1500 HP from a 540 cubic inch supercharged big block engine! These monster truck engines are built up like drag racing engines; however, they are designed to endure the abuse of a monster truck. Limited to a maximum of 575 cubic inches, these big block engines are usually methanol injected and supercharged to squeeze out extremely high levels of power. Many people are unaware that a typical monster truck will go through 5 engines in a year with a typical cost of $35,000 per engine. That's over $160,000 just on the engines alone!
Traxxas debuted big brother in January 2005 in Houston, Texas. The full scale Traxxas Tmaxx monster truck is built upon a custom chassis built by Patrick Enterprises. This full size monster truck is a little bigger too at 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, and it also weighs a little more at around 10,000 lbs of car crushing mass! Big brother comes equipped with 30" nitrogen shocks and has an enormous 30" of suspension travel. This monster is fitted with HUGE 66" x 43" x 25" tires! In case you didn't know, the huge tires found on monster trucks are actually based on agricultural tires originally designed for big farm equipment. Most monster truck tires are manufactured by Firestone and Goodyear. Monster truck teams use these big tires and will also sometimes shave down down the tread so the tread lugs are not so deep.
The driver of the full size Traxxas Tmaxx truck is John Seasock who has been competing with monster trucks since 1990. John has won numerous awards and is recognized as one of the top pro monster truck drivers. John also enjoys RC monster trucks and his favorite truck is the Traxxas T-Maxx RC truck. The full size Traxxas Tmaxx truck has made some good appearances in competition so far.
How would you like to drive a monster truck with 1500 HP! Not everyone can, but most people can at least enjoy the scale version of the Tmaxx RC truck! Scale model RC monster trucks are REALLY FUN! The Traxxas T-Maxx concept was copied by many other RC trucks manufacturers. The 8 hydraulic shocks, the long travel suspension, reverse, 2 speed transmission, the big wheels and tires... these type of features were used in the design of many other competing RC monster trucks. Click this link to see the little brother (1/10th scale rc truck) of the full scale Traxxas T-Maxx truck.
UPDATE: The full size T-Maxx monster truck is no longer competing. Traxxas dropped their sponsorship with Sudden Impact racing back in 2008. The last driver to man the wheel of the Traxxas T-maxx full size monster truck was Sean Duhon. In 2008, the Traxxas Tmaxx was powered by a Holbrook Racing engine. The T-maxx monster truck was popular with fans and overall it had a good career.