Exceed RC MaxStone 4WD Review

If you’re thinking of getting into the hobby of RC rock crawling, the Exceed RC MaxStone might just be for you. It’s a good starter unit for beginners, equipped with an incredible set of features and within an affordable price range. This MaxStone 4WD is aesthetically good, packs a reasonable amount of speed for an electric RC unit and great for power crawling different terrains

Check out this video of the Exceed RC Maxstone 4WD:

Power and Performance

This beast doesn’t have any problems running over rough terrain. It combines the strength of its multi-link suspension and 4WD grip to power through rough terrain. The high traction tires keeps the MaxStone 4WD steady even through dirt, rocks, gravel and pretty much anything you throw at it.

This model was built from the ground up, parts and accessories were put together for this model to have a competition level kit which includes its RS540 motor. With that in mind, the Exceed Maxstone’s motor falls short on the speed category but makes up for its high torque. You won’t have trouble going over obstacles this crawler would encounter.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Affordable RTR (Ready-to-Ride) unit that comes with a lot of great features out of the box.
  • Solid crawler frame, properly sized wheel weights and high torque enables rock crawling a lot easier.
  • Awesome for beginners
  • Most notable downside of this model is its speed. You may need to upgrade its motor if you’re looking for more speed.

Specifications

  • Smooth Crawling through Multi-link Suspension
  • 4WD allows for tremendous grip
  • Aluminum Side Guards & Alloy Lower Suspension
  • Precision ESC and Three-Gear Transmission
  • Solid axle mounts for extra front and rear shaft protection
  • Waterproof Electronics

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This model was built from the ground up, parts and accessories were put together for this model to have a competition level kit which includes its RS540 motor. With that in mind, the Exceed Maxstone’s motor falls short on the speed category but makes up for its high torque. You won’t have trouble going over obstacles this crawler would encounter.

Dimensions and Battery Life

The standard battery that comes out of the box for this model is a 7.2V 1800mAh Ni-MH. It needs around 7 hours of charging time, which gives you about 20 to 30 minutes of playtime. We highly recommend to upgrade the battery to get some more running time. It’s also recommended to buy some spares if you plan to go on long explorations with your crawler

Dimensions:

  • Length: 450mm
  • Width: 258mm
  • Height: 320mm
  • Wheelbase: 200mm
  • Wheel Width: 56mm
  • Wheel Diameter: 126mm

The lightweight tube chassis and multi-link suspension of the Exceed MaxStone 4WD provide great stability when climbing and crawling. Its chassis is durable as well, it’s made of aluminum coupled with vertical plates. The wheelbase of 200mm supports its weight, giving this model a very balanced and lightweight feel.

Reviews from Users

The Exceed MaxStone 4WD has gained a popular following for beginners and veterans. It has received generally positive feedback and owners have all things good to say about this RC rock crawler. It’s a fun model to play with, works extremely on rough terrain. It’s great for beginners and a very nice addition to pro crawlers’ collections

Our Conclusion

This unit is Highly Recommended, hands down. It won’t be fast since crawlers aren’t really for speed, but it handles very well over different types of terrain. It has waterproof electronics so you can take it almost anywhere, just not underwater.

The Exceed MaxStone 4WD is affordable, durable, goes hard and just downright awesome.

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