A few new pics after 5 battery packs, thing is tougher then people made it out to be. I lost front wheel drive, set screw came out or is loose haven't looked yet, and a wire on the motor became un-solderd but i did the soldering so my own fault for that.
These are the wheels and tires from a the losi 1/18th rock crawler, and surprisingly hook up amazing in soft sugar sand and leaves. They might be small and cookie cutter'ish but my goodness does it handle now. Stock tires it couldn't track straight to save it's life.