Ok, so I'm trying to figure out which lipos will work for it, considering the battery box is 143mmx47mmx31mm
As far as 2s lipos, almost all of the standard 2s lipos will work, even 2s race hardcase packs that use bullet plugs in the case itself, as long as you use 90 degree bullet plugs.
Here's a nice Turnigy 6000mah 2s 25c hardcase lipo 132x45x29mm $27: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=19169
For 3s, I've been looking on HK to see what will work. I've come up with these:
Turnigy 3s 30c 3600mah lipo 137x42x22mm $26: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=14966
Zippy 3s 30c 4000mah harcase lipo 137x47x32mm $29 (I'm really interested if we could get this one too fit, best specs I've found so far and hardcase): http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=16769
20c Version too $27: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=16767
Zippy 3s 30c 5000mah
hardcase lipo 137x46x32mm $37(Even better? 5000mah?! Maybe a typo on the dimensions, but i would go to some lengths to make this fit.) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16770
20c version $31: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16768
I coming from my knowledge of 1/8 e buggy (racing) the 3s won't need as high a c rating as the 2s. I'm willing to bet 20c will be fine for 3s and 30c for 2s.
IMO, I want this thing to do standing backflips and be really torquey. That's what made my Flux and MERV so much fun. I also doubt temps will be a problem, considering it's a 4 pole and it has 1/10 electronics for a smaller truck.
As far as upgrades, I plan on picking up some Blitz ESE Shocks for it, those things were the best 1/10 shocks I have ever used. Super smooth, easy to build, and they didn't leak. Aluminum shock bodies, caps, adjusters, and tini shafts. I'm also going to pick up some sway bars (made a big difference on the flux), a Traxxas 2075 waterproof servo on ebay for $15, and some 2.2 st wheels with Proline Masher 2.2 tires and Proline Badlands 2.2 tires.
As far as wheels, I'm trying to figure out if any st wheels have offset to the to make it more stable. I'm sure it will have all the turning it needs regardless. Anyone know if some wheels have more offset than others?