As a kid I never even touched an Optima because my parents would tell me it was to expensive, I got a Grasshopper instead.
Now that I may finally own one, can I pick all the experts brains to find out if all the parts in the original Optima are fully compatible with the Turbo Optima? I am looking for parts cars for replacement arms, towers etc.
Also, with the Optima mid, what parts are carried over from the original optimas? For the belt, is there another company's belt that will work with the Optima Mid? Was the Optima Mid SE the same car or a different kit all-together?
From the whole optima series, which one will have the least maintenance as a runner assuming you drive conservatively? Which was was known to have most of the early issues corrected? What are common issues to look out for? I will also be using present day Kyosho ZX-5 4WD wheels and possibly the shocks if they fit for the vintage class at my local track.
Also, Optima Pro, where does this model fall in? Was it the last one made? What other Optima kit did I miss?