Taylormade Stealth Vs. Taylormade SIM Max Driver Comparison Overview

The original SIM Max driver broke the doors wide open in terms of distance and forgiveness. It was a revelation when it came out and is still highly valued today. In a lot of ways, the Taylormade Stealth driver echoes the merits of the original SIM Max driver.

At a glance, anyone can see that some of the features and technology used in the SIM Max driver is present in the Stealth drivers. But there are things that don’t show up on paper – important performance details. Let’s take a look at how these drivers stacked up to one another.

Taylormade Stealth Driver Overview

The Taylormade Stealth driver’s face is comprised of 60 sheets of carbon fiber – no metal is used.

Right off the bat, this gives this driver a unique look and feel. One of our favorite things about the Taylormade Stealth driver is that it was very light and wieldy in the hands. It’s a joy to swing as the light head gives way to the low CG and sole panel that pulls your swing downward effortlessly.

The Taylormade Stealth driver still features the Twist Face design that curves the face a bit to correct mis-hits and the Speed Pocket which enhances face flex. But our slower swing speed testers were getting a boost between 2 and 4 MPH in their swing with the Taylormade Stealth driver.

This was uncanny. The aerodynamic design and the perfect weight to strength ratio not only made this driver a joy to swing; but it improved key swing metrics as well.

Taylormade SIM Max Driver Overview

The Taylormade SIM Max was introduced to be one of the most forgiving and long drivers on the market.

And we’re happy to report that it is still that. The SIM Max generates effortlessly straight shots and the original Inertia Generator produces high MOI and distance. There is a huge difference in feel between the SIM Max and the Stealth driver though.

The Taylormade Stealth was much more comfortable to swing and legitimately helped increase swing speed while the SIM Max felt heavy and a bit clunky. Distance was comparable – only for our fast swing speed testers though.

The Taylormade Stealth improves upon almost every performance aspect of the Taylormade SIM Max driver. It’s lighter, longer, more aerodynamic, and has a more satisfying feel all while providing the same level of forgiveness as the SIM Max.

Taylormade Sim Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A driver designed to do it all for players: increase ball speed, enhance forgiveness and provide shaping.

Taylormade Stealth Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade Stealth is one of the most unique and impressive drivers of 2022 so far.

Sim Driver – First Impressions

At first, you may be a little intimidated with all the apparent bells and whistles of the Taylormade SIM.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: the first time you pick up a Taylormade SIM driver you will probably notice the weight right away.

With a swing weight of D5 with a graphite shaft, this driver is a bit intimidating at first.

However, after you take the first swing and feel how the inertia generator effortlessly pulls the CG downward, you will be hooked.

The SIM Family

There is the standard SIM, the SIM Max and the SIM Max D Driver. All feature the twist face but the standard SIM is the only one with a movable weight.

Taylormade Stealth Driver – First Impressions

The Taylormade Stealth driver was impressive in almost every respect but we were really interested in testing our first carbon-faced driver.

For the most part, we weren’t disappointed. While it became clear fairly early on that the Taylormade Stealth driver was more for mid to low handicap players, it was awesome to experience something so fresh, new and most importantly, effective.

As you may expect from a Taylormade driver, the Taylormade Stealth features the famed speed pocket and a redesigned inertia generator that was upping the swing speeds of even our higher handicap testers (by 2-3 MPH).

The Stealth Family

The Stealth family includes the Stealth Plus and the Stealth HD drivers. The Stealth Plus is the only one in the line that features a sliding rear weight while the Stealth HD is the only one with internal draw bias.

Taylormade Sim Driver – Selling Points

  • Very high MOI
  • Good forgiveness
  • Sliding weight
  • Good distance
  • Speed Pocket
  • Adjustable loft sleeve

Taylormade Stealth Selling Points

  • Carbon face
  • Inertia generator
  • Extreme rear weighting
  • Adjustable hosel

Taylormade SIM Drivers – Who are they For?

The Taylormade SIM driver is better-suited for mid to low handicappers.

The adjustable loft and weight also make them a good choice for anyone who really likes to customize draw and lie.

Taylormade SIM Driver Family

Taylormade Sim Max Driver

The Sim Max offers more forgiveness for beginners and high handicappers. This is going to suitable for those who struggle with consistency in their driver due to reduced spin rates.

Taylormade Sim Max D Driver

If you struggle with a slice, the Max D is available to iron that out of your game. The Sim Max D is anti slice with a bit of offset to keep what would have been a slice on the straight and narrow.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Taylormade Stealth Driver for?

This driver would be amazing for any fast swing speed player looking for maximum distance.

The Taylormade Stealth took everything great about the SIM driver and amplified it by giving it a more reactive face.

Taylormade Stealth Drivers

The Standard Stealth driver is joined by the Stealth Plus and the Stealth HD drivers. The Stealth Plus is the only one in the family with a sliding rear weight while the Stealth HD is the only one with draw bias.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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