Originally Posted by old-man
My advice? Stay away from it. It will cost more to get it to run properly and make it reliable.
You will definitely be better off getting a used original kit.
Really doesn't need too much to get it to run well.
Just rebuild and shim the kit. Also replace the rear diff with a Tamiya one and they're good to go.
I recently ran one in a team enduro, (161 laps with a 540 silvercan) and we won up against Xray's, Schumachers, Kyosho's, etc.
Overall they're not as bad as you guys who've never used one make them out to be.
Buuuuuut, I'd never buy one to use as a proper race car.