Originally Posted by capnkids
I committed a ton of money to basic spares (things like arms, etc.) so I guess I am committed to a long term relationship with the zero s. I almost wonder if I should have just bought a second one
Don't feel guilty or bad as you are not alone. I bought enough parts to last for years. I could of bought two more if not three but that is just more batteries, ESC's and tires and motors etc. to buy in addition and will take up more space. You can go either way, sure, buy another car, or get only the specific parts that are needed to keep one car nice and sweet and running for a long time.
Is it better to have two cars that are stock or one with all the aluminum quality parts? Depends what you do and what you prefer. I have to admit it's addicting as 3Racing was smart to design a nice car and keep it affordable. I have had many cars over the years and never regretted having extra parts as after time you can't get them anymore.
This is a very nice car, hopped up or not and it's worth to tweak with nicer parts, it adds performance and durability which is what we all want in a budget car. So don't feel bad. If this was a crappy car, then yes it's a bad investment, but it's not so enjoy!!