Unboxing the Traxxas E-Maxx 3903

The long awaited day has arrived, I finally picked up the new E-Maxx from my local hobby shop and officially completed the Christmas T-Maxx swap.

Unboxing this RC truck might not be all that exciting since the E-Maxx 3903 doesn’t come with a million parts to put together or a bunch of accessories to review but, we can talk about what it takes to get the ball rolling and take a look at the last time it will ever look this clean.

The first thing I have to recommend you do is take a few minutes to read the manual. I am not some kind of stickler for directions but, this truck really does have a ton of working parts that you should take your time understand them.

In an effort to get you out the door, Traxxas provides quick and painless guide that speeds you through the manual, only touching on the most important points. That said, it’s going to take some time to get your batteries ready to run anyway so, why not get educated?

An interesting thing to note is that the E-Maxx 3903 did not come with one of those little Traxxas single battery chargers I have heard mentioned in other Traxxas products. So, if you don’t already have a charger capable of charging the Traxxas 3000mah NiMH batteries the E-Maxx comes with, you will need one before you can go out and play.

Obviously, I have to recommend the one charger I know and love, the Thunder AC6. As I stated previously, the Thunder AC6 put a solid charge into the Traxxas 7 cell 3000mah batteries in about 90 minutes.

In the box we also find a bag of goodies and parts necessary for tuning, fixing, and customizing the truck. The extra include body pins, option speed gearing, shock pistons/spacers, and a few specialty tools.

The E-Maxx 3903 also comes with the new Traxxas 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver with Traxxas Link. The controller features the ability to store up to 20 different models, fully adjustable steering and throttle, with a multi-function nob to precisely set a range of sensitivities. I was a little surprised with its light weight and would have preferred something a little more beefy and sturdy.

Finally, we get to the truck itself. The body comes complete with a tribal inspired paint job which sits atop a solid composite chassis. The low lying chassis provides a stable base for the twin Titan 550 motors and makes getting the dual 7cell packs in and out of the E-Maxx a breeze.

The level of detail to the 4-wheel independent suspension and the plush feel of the four inches of travel when pushed on, really is impressive. The eight oil filled shocks look like something straight out of a baja 500 racer.

Without getting the E-Maxx out in the wild, there isn’t much more I can say… except that it just looks like it is itching to go fast and take a beating. Stay tuned to Bashaholic.com, the first run is coming soon.

Check out some of the more notable specs and features below.

E-Maxx Quick Specs

  • Length: 20.4 inches
  • Front Track: 16.4 inches
  • Rear Track: 16.5 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 4 inches
  • Weight: 148oz
  • Height (overall): 9.8 inches
  • Wheelbase: 13.2 inches

E-Maxx Notable Features

  • Brushless ready
  • Top Speed: 30+mph!
  • 16.8 Volts of power
  • TQ 2.4GHz Transmitter and Receiver with Traxxas Link
  • 2 Traxxas Power Cell Batteries Included
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Waterproof servos & ESC
  • All-new single speed transmission
  • All-new, low-CG chassis design
  • Stronger chassis braces
  • New transmission skid plate
  • Snap-lock battery hold downs
  • Dual-servo steering system
  • 3.8″ mirror chrome Twin-Spoke wheels
  • 3.8″ Maxx® chevron tires
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3 Responses to Unboxing the Traxxas E-Maxx 3903

  1. Justin says:

    Thank you this was a good thing to read for people like me, and try to make more with other Traxxas trucks like the Slash.

  2. Shawn says:

    I see in one of your other posts you have a set of Venom 5000mah NiMH batteries. What kind of run time do you get with those versus the stock 3000mah batteries that came with the E-maxx? Is the extra 30 minutes of charge time worth it?

    • Charles says:

      I was actually going to write a post to address the runtime, I just haven’t had the time yet. In short, yes, I think it is worth it.

      I get about 15-20 minutes on the 3000mah and around 25-30 minutes on the 5000mah. If you are worried about the charge time, grab a few packs so, you’re not constantly waiting for them to charge.

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