Question: Are you a newbie and learning to drive?
If so, having the graphite parts is going to be more of a headache than anything else. Graphite is not stronger, just more rigid and will break compared to plastic that will give alittle on impact. Also, if you are a newbie, if you break even at the same rate as plastic, you will be spending more replacing parts.
You do get alot of nice hopups on the Factory Team, but to be race competitive, you don't really need all of them. I found that if I bought a niced used Team version, I just put the following on it:
1. Lunsford titanium turnbuckles
2. Heavy duty servo saver spring
3. Front hingepin brace
Also go through the vehicle and clean it up well, give it a good rebuild and it was good to go.
But if you are definite on doing this, do the following:
1. Get your factory team kit
2. buy the plastic chassis (no one really runs the graphite)
3. Get a brushless setup (not sure what class you are doing, but the good units like the mamba max can do brushless and brushed)
4. Get quality packs like promatch or smc, 4 - 5 minimum
5. For charger, try the MRC 989
6. Hitec 925MG or 945MG digital servo
7. If doing stock, the trinity CO27 or 19turn, Checkpoint money motor
8. Various shock oil weights from 25 - 35
9. Front and rear spring kits ( or whatever is common to your track)
10. Several sets of wheels and tires, what is used at your track
11. Radio, go with a spektrum based unit
Thats about it.
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