When Max combined with Steel a suit covered him in order to dampen his Turbo Energy and to protect him. However, Steel was able to scan some of his clothing allowing the suit to look like everyday clothes.
Max's powers are hidden and regulated with the aid of his Ultra-link friend Steel. To prevent Max from going critical Steel transform's into one of Max's multiple armors for whatever battle terrain is present.
- Also known as protocol X795 was discovered by Steel during his first battle with Fire Elementor but Max called it Strength mode. In Strength Mode Max Steel is larger,stronger and much more powerful.
- When he was about to fall when Commander Forge Ferris wanted to know what he was capable of, Steel discovered flight mode. In Flight Mode Max Steel can rocket through the atmosphere with control and maneuver.ability.
- According to Steel he discovered it after Water Elementor attacked the shuttle launch and was used by Max after accidentally falling from his rented boat. In Scuba Mode Max Steel can swim and survive in the deep ocean. It has a propulsion system on the back so Max Steel can go faster underwater.
-Steel told Max that he was working on this mode and tried it out in the battle with the Fire, Water, Earth and Wind's combined form. In Speed Mode Max Steel can run at incredible velocity.
- Steel discovered this mode when he saw the memories of the Ultra-link embedded in Extroyer and used it against the gorilla mode of Extroyer, originally this was thought to only work on Max's car.
Cannon Mode- Berto revealed this mode while hypnotized. In Cannon Mode Max Steel can charge his Turbo Energy then propels himself forward. It drains a lot of his Turbo Energy when using the attack.
Clone Mode- Steel found this mode after their encounter with Elementor. In Clone Mode Max Steel can make duplicates of himself. The clones disappear after taking enough damage or when Max Steel changes modes. This mode is near identical to base mode, save for 'turbo blue' replacing the magority of the black/grey on the Steel suit.
- He dubbed himself "Max Steel" is because "Max" and "Steel" combine and thus "Max Steel" is formed.
- When he touches any machine it will explode but if Steel attach to the machine Max can use it without making it explode like when he uses his Car.