Jimmy, do you know of any other alternate sources for Yeah Racing/3Racing/GPM parts for the DF-03s? rcmart.com has this part:
But they are out of stock! I think this part is the real ticket to strengthening up the front end...
Also, which brand of alloy and carbon fiber parts do you recommend? There seems to be a plethora of manufacturers that makes similar components:
1) Yeah Racing
4) Top Cad
5) Xenon (They're excluded from the above category since they are Japanese and by nature = high quality)...
6) KMRC (They're excluded also. I don't have any doubts about quality issue with them, but they seriously deviated from the intent of using the DF-03 in the first place. You would be better off with a B44 for a saddle-solution for a shaft drive 4WD IMO)...
This guy at Tamiya Club has the most hopped up DF-03 I have ever seen:
He recommends GPM but I remember from my B4 days that GPM made some real cruddy alloy with even cruddier machining...
I wish Tamiya was more serious about this platform and release a "501x" equivalent kit for it with their own carbon fiber chassis.