It's been awhile since I last visited this thread and there were a lot of posts to read but I just have to tell everyone how much fun I'm having w/ my Evo 4.
I finally finished it and raced it for the 1st time on carpet 2 weeks ago. A big snowstorm kept me from getting any practice in that weekend and I had only run 2 packs thru the car before the 1st qual. However the car was very friendly to drive and I had no trouble keeping up w/ the guys I normally run with. This past Sun. I raced it for the 2nd time after having practiced during the week. This race was probably my best performance all winter if not ever, as I just missed putting the car in the A-main and led the B-main wire-to-wire winning by 5 sec. despite having to be marshalled once 3 laps from the end.
I have only raced this car for 2 weeks and I'm already faster than I was w/ my XXX-S which I raced for 2 years. I'm not saying that the Losi is a bad car, just that the Evo seems to work w/ my driving style a lot better. My local track (Larry's Performance R/C's) is hosting the indoor state champs later this month.....I can't wait.