I've enjoyed running my volcano..with the few 214/215 replacements and a LOT of clutch springs. Heck, my father-in-law ran it into a cement lightpost (at full speed) and it just bent the front of the frame where the bumper mounts. lol Upgrades have been getting pricey especially since I haven't committed to aluminum arms yet.. so far just aluminum front/rear arms and door mounts, but I've run it fairly hard (even for a noobie). I don't know how well other trucks hold up to fun/abuse/use. This one seems to be doing good for the 1/2 gal run thru it so far.
I am seeking parts from alternative souces to save on costs. Lots of RS4, MT2, Himoto, Hi-Speed w/e I can find and read on these boards. I look forward to coming back here to give a glowing review after running my 2nd gallon
Which might be a while as the wife and I just had our first baby..She did most of the work lol
I plan on breaking my truck and fixing it.. It's part of the fun !!