As a whole, I like it because it's different. To many cars, link or T-bar, are just another car. When I want to drive a car for myself, I want to drive something different, something exciting. I don't even care if it's better. just give me something unique. If it sucks and people like it, it will improve.
I like the car. Few things I would change, and I have opinions on car setup that are unique to myself.
I won't go into how it reacts with my setup and style, as that's unfair. everybody is different. But I like where it's at, for me. You have to find your base and work it. What's loose for my son, is usually tight for me.
What I would change. and this is all "nit-picky" and my own opinion.
You can shim the T-bar, but not the pod. I'd like to see the pod shaved down so that those same shims under the T-bar pivots apply to where the T-bar meets pod for more adjustability.
T-bar needs to be re-designed, it's weak. I haven't broken one yet, but it's coming. I "cringe" in tight traffic, and lot's of other people have commented on how little material is left back there holding the car together.
I have the heaviest center spring on the car, and I think it's still to pre-loaded. Need something a shade heavier, still.
Front end needs either a longer axle, or machined down so a wheel can be shimmed in and out. Not enough thread to get a nut to hang on there with a Jaco wheel. And you don't have enough axle to run a shim on either side of the bearing.
I made a bumper for the car because I was worried about the front end being weak. So far, nothing has broken. It's time for the bumper to come off, and I could use the weight reduction.
I like it. So far, only been run in 17.5 with Tekin. As soon as we get more S120, I'm gonna build another one for myself for mod. Likely with the 2.2 Speedpassion stuff. I'm curious to see how the 2.2 stuff is doing. I'd like to see how it manages heat.
I think the fact that I'm planning on building a second car speaks pretty well of what I think about the car.
When somebody asks, "What car should I get, if I really don't have a prefference", we always tell them to find out what the majority of the racers here at Stormer Hobbies are using for cars. We tend to OVERSTOCK parts for those cars that we enjoy, making parts availability EXCELLENT. Buy a car you can get parts for, and you'll be happier.