For a mucking around car they are about as good as they get.
Simple to build
Very little setup needed
With regards to durability though they do have a weekness and that is the front steering knuckles. I replace them with 50648 (SP648) TA01 T.Car Front Upright(Red) , these are much more durable, and they are a straight replacement.
As far as setup goes just lower the car to the point where the front and rear arms are parallel to the ground, you can do this by putting spacers on the shock shaft prior to puting through the shock body. This stops them rolling over to easily easily.
Also if you want different tyres you can try the HPI Mini X Pattern belted tyres, they give lots of grip and last a little longer then the kit tyres.
Batteries and speedy aren't that big a deal. I use an LRP sports because it's tiny and fits inside the rear part of the chassis, and 5 year old 1700 Nicads to run it, they last a good 10 minutes of hard racing, for fun I would get a 3300 stick pack and they should last well over 30 minutes of running around with the standard kit motor.
That's it, enjoy.
Last edited by defMondo; 05-25-2003 at 06:24 PM.