REMO 1631 1/16 SMAX Shortcourse Truck Review

Where I got it:

Unboxing and Driving/Bashing!

This is a really great looking truck, it drove great, handled the terrain great, goes pretty fast, is durable, easy to drive, I do think that oil filled shocks would be better yet, but it still did great.

It has plenty of power to spin all the tires, goes through grass and rocks no problem, high speed on the road you will want to dial down the dual rates, at full speed it will get loose if you saw on the wheel too much.

Throttle and steering and very well proportionate, so it has a great feel. With the standard battery connector you could easily get more batteries for it.

– Big tires, goes over almost anything
– Long run time
– Steering dual rates on the TX
– 4WD
– Steel drivetrain parts
– Great range
– Proportionate feel on the TX
– Great looks
– Durable
– Easy to drive
– Fast
– Spare parts and tools
– Standard deans T plug

– It says they are oil filled shocks, but they are empty, and Im pretty
sure would leak if you put oil in them, there doesn’t appear to be
a seal at the bottom of the shocks to keep oil in


Brand: REMO
Item Name: SMAX
Item NO.: 1631
Scale: 1/16
Color: Red, Blue
Max Speed: About 50km/h
Motor: 390 Brushed Motor
ESC/Receiver: Waterproof (Rating: IP68); 3CH; 27.2*17.6*11.4m
Servo: 5-wire Servo
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Operating Mode: AFHDS
Modulation: GFSK
Battery For Transmitter: (NOT INCLUDED)
4pcs AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED)
Battery For Car: (INCLUDED)
7.4V/1500MAH Li-ion Battery (2 cells;T-plug)

4WD front & rear differential
Alloy cap oil-filled shock absorbers
Metal dogbone drive shaft / wheel hub
Metal differential gear
Metal drive gear hub
Metal spur gear
Whole chassis use molded tub / nylon composite
Packge Size: About 350*270*210mm
Car Size: About 285*210*125mm
Front Track: About 210mm
Rear Track: About 210mm
Wheelbase: About 185mm

Package Included:
1 x RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger
1 x 7.4V Battery
1 X Manual
1 x Small Accessories Bag


D Navigator says:

Great review! Looks & handles like my WLtoys A979 … may grab one

Mahmut Sami Ayyıldız says:

I have 9115 and 9116. It is very bad. It quickly deteriorated. It was broken immediately. Four batteries are dead. you can only play for 10 minutes already. Is there anything wrong with this Smaxx car? What are the disadvantages? Do you recommend this car?

Daniel vlogs-gaming l says:

it is so so cool

Kyle D says:

i am geting the same one

jonathan therrien says:

How much time did you run with this little baby ,it is pretty cool love this won

Smithesh N says:

This is not a review.. then why its named review?????

Rc robot 2 says:

Hey do you know what size the wheel hubs are I’m guessing they are 12mm but I don’t know for sure do you know?

António Dias says:

Where can I boy an extra battery?

Nile Light says:

it has a bigger brother the x maxx the beast by traxxas

xyz zyx says:

man, I wonder if both remo 1/16 and a979 parts compatible? so are both trucks the same sizes? please inform…

David Gamero says:

“looks great” yeah that original body is innovative!

RC Team Austria says:


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Thaddeus Fernandes says:

the video is amazing – What is the range of this Truck – I want to try FPV on it by putting an FX787T and pairing with my eachine ev800 googles.

RC Team Austria says:

We are looking for another car for our 4 year old son. Would you recommend this one? Is it durable?

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