Wow lots of interest! Thanks everyone!
THe landmax 2 is based on the MP 7.5 buggy soo there are lots of hop ups available. I've had the car for almost 2 years now. Mods from stock..
*4 Front shocks from a monster pirate
*Aluminum radio tray posts
*currently running a ported XTM .247 with a big ol' Nova RC cooling head
*18t clutchebll and MIP MP7.5 2 shoe clutch
* gutted old style CVEC pipe
* Monster pirate header
* steel ring and pinions front and rear
* de-annod everything that was gold and polished to silver
* JT racing MP 7.5 chassis
* kanai front brace
* ofna 19mm to 17mm hub adapters (Ofna part #86000)
* Medial Pro Tarmac II wheels and tires (45 shore)
* Front and rear sway bars
I left it stock for several months then droped an ofna 4 port hyper .21 in and picked up the front MP shocks used for $35. I ran the snot out of it for quite a while using different engines, wheels and tires. The stock diffs it comes with are the cast gears and will wear out but if they are shimmed right they will last for quite a while. I now have the steel ring and pinions as after almost 2 years the cast ones wore out. I also recently bought the JT racing MP 7.5 chassis and love it! its stiffer and holds up in a crash a lot better than the stock weakling chassis. The only other thing I want to get are front universals.
Its easy to change from off road to on road. I run the tarmac II's on the tarmac (lol.. duh) and run the soft compound kyosho rally tires for off road. I just raise up the suspension and remove the sway bars. Then put the off road tires on and go. because of its size too it can handle cut grass and really rough stuff surprizingly well. It also has side skirts but I usually don't run them as they seem to trap more dirt then keep dirt out. It easily out performs my old SNR on every aspect. My LM2 is my #1 favorite RC and has been the most reliable and most fun RC I've ever had too.
really the only downfall of the Landmax 2 is they expensive.. body's are $65-80 usd and the hop ups can get spendy but it can go places that no other rally can and doesn't need all kinds of hop ups to be tough and reliable.
I also run it in all conditions..lol!