Originally Posted by ttsquirrel
guess im late to the show. i found the xi sport thread...guess ill make the best of my zero s. i sure cant beat the price of the s...still waiting on hk slow shipping...
As the others have stated, don't stress too much over it as the Zero s is still a great entry kit, especially against cars such as the Tamiya TT01 etc
Out of the box the S won't have as many adjustments/options as the full versions but it'll have way more than a tt01.
The very first upgrade I will recommend is the servo saver, the one in the kit is rubbish, I currently use the Tamiya high torque servo savers on both of my cars and they do the job well.
Next would be the alloy shocks. The plastic body ones in the kit work ok for a few weeks, but having to use the "spacer clips" to adjust them gets tedious after a while, and the piston inside is not a precise fit.
When you upgrade the shocks, throw away the top "diaphragm seals" that comes with them and replace them with Tamiya ones such as these ones
the 3 racing ones leak no matter how tight you screw the caps on, and the Tamiya ones fit perfectly. The O ring seals that come with them are ok, just remember to put a drop of shock oil on the shafts before you push them through.
There's probably more I could add onto this, which more than likely has been already mentioned, so I'll leave it at that for now.
As for part supplies, I believe the Zero/S will still have parts available as HobbyKing is selling the rebadged Zero S under the Turnigy label, and just from the sheer volume of racers with the cars.