I love my xpress pro - I actually have the same model as yours - and one of the first cars I bought. Still one of my favorite cars and in my opinion its one of the most beautiful touring cars ever with the red alunminum - also love the skinny tires.
I knew getting parts was going to be trouble so i bought a huge parts lot from ebay a while back as well.
King Palm, what is the name of the hobby shop you got the xpress stuff from? do you have their phone? I may try to order some extra parts if you say they're dirt cheap
Thanks in advance.