Kraton 8s vs DBXL-E 2.0 vs X-Maxx

Kraton 8s vs DBXL-E 2.0 vs X-Maxx

Many RC enthusiasts want a giant 1/5 scale RC car, there is no doubt that Kraton 8s, DBXL-E 2.0, and X-Maxx are the ideal options, the three are produced by different manufacturers, Arrma, Losi, and Traxxas. Let’s compare them in depth to help you choose the best one for you.

Comparison of Basic Parameters

Vehicles Kraton 8s DBXL-E 2.0 X-Maxx
Photo arrma Kraton 8s losi DBXL-E 2.0 xmaxx
Top Speed 55+ Mph 50+ Mph 50+ Mph
Scale 1/5 1/5 1/5
Size 760×602×266mm 844×495×317mm 758×540×350mm
Weight 11kg 12.8kg 8.66kg
ESC Firma™ Smart 160A Firma® 160A VXL-8s 200A
Motor 1250Kv Brushless 4-pole 780Kv Brushless 1275kv Brushless
Chassis Material Aluminum chassis plate 6061-T6 alumininum Composite Nylon Tub
Battery Tray 180 x 55 x 53mm 165 x 52 x 22mm 197 × 51.5 x 44mm
Battery 2 4S LiPo Battery 2 4S LiPo Battery 2 4S LiPo Battery

Kraton 8S

The Kraton 8S is an all-around off-road vehicle built for high speeds. It delivers powerful performance on flatter terrain surfaces such as road, off-road, grass, and more. The best part of driving it is the cool drifts and leaps.

DBXL-E 2.0

Compared with other big brands, DBXL-E 2.0 is definitely an underrated buggy. Its metal chassis is very strong and prevents bending in the event of a crash. In addition, the aluminum diff cup increases the strength and stability of the vehicle at high speeds.

Compared with X-Maxx and Kraton, DBXL-E 2.0 will cost you a little more. With the excellent lights, simulated driver, high-performance 4-pole 780Kv brushless motor, etc., the extra cost may make you feel you are getting your money’s worth.


X-Maxx has excellent jumping performance, and it is good at performing various cool stunts in the air. Because of its special model and high center of gravity design, its shortcoming is that it is not suitable for high-speed driving, especially when turning fast, it is easy to roll over. Perhaps for this reason, Traxxas has designed an “auto-righting” function for X-Maxx to save players trouble.

Which is Better?

Overall, all three RC cars are great 1/5 scale off-road vehicles with different characteristics, each being king in its own particular area. So which one you choose depends on your preference and budget.

The Kraton 8S has incredible handling and high-speed performance, but its downfall is that it is prone to damage.

The DBXL-E 2.0’s durability and good looks beat most similarly priced products on the market. With top-quality parts and accessories, you don’t have to drive carefully and make frequent repairs. So if you’re on a budget, it’s definitely worth your consideration.

Time has proven that the X-Maxx is one of the best bashers on the market, and you can drive it on top of rough terrain at will!

Also, what you need to know is that Traxxas and Arrma have better aftermarket support than Losi, and they are much better at fixing problems.


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