Well, I think I'm reaching a decision point on this car. Last weekend we took it out and had a blast climbing and jumping it over the big mound of snow in the middle of our court. Lots of flips and crashes and so on. But despite mostly landing in snow, a lot of things got tore up. I have so much to replace I'm not sure it's worth it any more.
- the rear shockproof mount bent in a whole bunch, busting off the wing mount (I see stronger ones are now available)
- a rear dog bone busted (possibly because of the bad angles introduced from the bent shockproof mount)
- I still need a 2-speed transfer case
- starter needs work
- I can't keep clutch springs in it. I've put three springs in it in the last couple weeks and each one lasts barely a couple minutes. I've tried two different name brand springs too. The LHS guy said the clutch shoes aren't in that bad of shape so I don't know why.
Maybe it's better to buy a used Traxxas or Mugen, something that'll stand up to moderate punishment better than this car.
edit: just went to Top Speed Toys website, and they don't carry spare parts anymore?