Taylormade SIM2 Vs Taylormade SIM2 Max Driver
The Taylormade SIM2 series of drivers has been a favorite among golfers because they are packed with various technologies.
For the better players, there are Taylormade SIM2 drivers that launch low and offer that piercing trajectory that is more conducive to their swing speeds.
For the average golfer, the Taylormade SIM2 series is loaded with forgiveness features. However, many features overlap across the models in the series. So in the following comparison review, we will be highlighting the important similarities and differences you need to know about before making a decision on one.
Taylormade SIM2 Driver Overview
“The Taylormade SIM2 features a forged aluminum chassis ring that keeps the CG in line with the line of force.”
The overall CG of this driver is nice and low. The Taylormade SIM2 also features a 16 gram steel weight far back in the head and an additional weight in the sole. The tandem of these weights works to increase forgiveness (by helping increase power on off-center strikes) and distance (by keeping spin rates low and reducing drag).
Taylormade SIM2 Max Overview
“Like the Taylormade SIM2, the Max version features a speed injected twist face that helps straighten out mis-hits.”
The Taylormade SIM2 Max also features the speed pocket which protects low-face shots from losing too much ball speed. The Taylormade SIM2 Max sports a 460cc head that looks very reassuring at point of address because of the large footprint it creates.
In reality, the Taylormade SIM2 and the Taylormade SIM2 Max have more in common than they do distinctive features. However, our testers noted that the most significant difference between these drivers came in the form of launch angles. The Taylormade SIM2 Max produced steeper launch angles than the Taylormade SIM2.
All of the design features between these two drivers are the same including the forged aluminum chassis ring, the split mass weighting, the twist face, the speed pocket and the 16 gram steel weight in the back.
Which Offers More Distance?
That will depend on your swing speed. We would recommend the Taylormade SIM2 Max for players who want better distance but who have a slower swing speed. The Taylormade SIM2 has a lower trajectory and will be better for faster swing speeds.
Which Offers More Forgiveness?
The Taylormade SIM2 Max is slightly more forgiving; but not by much and only for players with slower swing speeds.