If you do get the RTR, I have a couple of warnings for you.
I just got mine via UPS yesterday and just got it running sorta ok now (1 oclock on friday)
the throttle servo wasn't set even close to right...when starting up the truck it idled at about half throttle...and for a dumb newbie like me that didn't pick it up to start it, it kind of sucked because I couldn't run it down...and trying to control a runaway truck blows haha.
I finally got it close enough to me and let it run into my boot, which promptly stripped the spur gear. So I ran down to Twin City Hobby last night and bought 2 new gears (4 bux each doesnt hurt to have a spare)
So this morning I corrected the servo problem (picky lil things too) and got the truck to start and idle after leaning the low speed mixture down a bunch.
Now the problem I'm having is oil is coming out of either the head/cyl mating area, or the header. I'm guessing its the header because it looks a bit loose, and after the engine cools down I'm going to tighten it (dont want to tighten stuff on hot aluminum)
It seems like a nicely put together truck, but either I'm an idiot for expecting this stuff to be right, or somebody had a bad day at Associated when they put my truck together. Take this with a grain of salt, because like I said, I'm a newbie with nitro.
Make sure you check this stuff before you run your truck...a lesson learned on my part.
*edit* header was loose...tightened both allen bolts up. Also noticed my idle problem is due to the brake linkage being put on upside down to the servo...now I can idle, and brake. Wonders never cease