Originally Posted by pantherblack
NO NO I didn't mean I was going to upgrade right away, I just asked if there were some parts that I SHOULD upgrade for added strength and durability right of the bat
as for the motor, is there any brands I should stay away from??
Right, I don't think there is anything you need to upgrade in advance until you break something. Most of people buy extra suspension arms, suspension pins, uprights and C hubs. These are the common parts people break often. From your lesson learn you will know which parts are weak, why you break particular parts often, you may break different parts from others. So drive slowly until you get used to the car, you can use some cones to practice turning in a big field, then I believe you can play the car for quite a long time without buying any parts
As for the motors I am not a motor guy so cannot really tell you which brands you should avoid. But don't dig into what motor you should buy too much, search for some threads here and go for some known brands like Trinity, Associated, Orion, Novak etc. then have fun, that is the most important part isn't it