Got some new parts after talking to the guys at the RC drift meet in Melbourne, FL. I already had an idea of what to get but I wanted to get some more experienced opinions. I ended up ordering HPI universal dogbones all around, HPI front one-way diff and GPM aluminum steering assembly. I also got enough HPI body mount pads for a few vehicles. The only parts that came with instructions were the dogbones. Since they sell in pairs I had two sets of directions. The rest wasn't too hard to figure out tho.
I just snapped these pics real quick. I don't have the best lighting in this room or the steadiest of hands (who does?) so a couple pics are a lil blurry. I may get it out tomorrow for some play/practice with the new setup so I'll get better pics. Here's what I got for now:
New wheels I got a while ago but don't think I've shown them off yet. Unfortunately when I was putting ABS tires on the 9mm offset pair, the wheels flexed and the chrome has chipped around the front lip. Sucks but whatever, it happens... live n learn. At least they're not that expensive to get new ones. I also shortened and modded the front body posts so they don't stick way up out of the hood. It looks much better now.
^ the new post thingies hold down the washers and keep the bumper from moving around.
Here you can see the front universal dogbones (didn't take pic of rears), front one-way and aluminum steering bits...