Originally Posted by mytto1
Im about to purchase the tao5 v2 mach gogogo, and for now im planning on keeping it mostly stock. but is there any hop ups that is neccesary for handling improvements for a cheap if not good price ( im on a low budget )
I just planning on using it for racing
If you are tight on a budget:
Front CVD is a must. Get the steel ones instead of the aluminum for durability.
Get yourself some shim (3mm, 5mm, 6m, 10mm) sets. This will remove plays you may have and left over can be use for your next car or what not.
Get a better servo saver than the kit ones.
Get a set of tuning springs from tamiya (you get ex-hard, hard, med, soft). This will help. Get some damper oils (AE is cheap but good).
Get a set or two of tires that's popular at the club you are racing at. Don't bother experimenting. Just ask around and there should already be a preference towards a brand/type.
Spool is a good idea but it will depend on the track. Stick with stock setup then experiment.
If you are upgrading to a TRF shock or any upgrades my suggestion is save up now and get yourself the R version as it comes with a lot of good options already and it'll just save you tons of money in the future. It's never cost saving to upgrade a stock kit.