Hi, thanks for the reply.
The car came with plastic friction dampers and i am actually looking at those plastic oil dampers as a potential upgrade. For £23 they are not a bad deal i suppose.
I would like grooved tires so I can get some extra traction on dusty surfaces. They also look cooler and it would be nice to have a spare set of wheels and tires
I have spent some time making a shopping list and I came up with the following:
54025 Tamiya TT-01E Ball Bearing Set
54059 Tamiya TT-01E Carbon Damper Stay (Front)
54060 Tamiya TT-01E Carbon Damper Stay (Rear)
54026 Tamiya TT-01E Aluminium Propeller Shaft and Joint
54058 Tamiya TT-01E Aluminium Steering Set
50686 Tamiya M-Chassis 60D Inner Sponge x4
53662 Tamiya TT-01 Turnbuckle Tie Rod Set
53569 Tamiya Clamp Type Aluminium Wheel Hub - 6mm
53663 Tamiya TT-01 Ball Diff Set (front and rear)
53673 Tamiya TT-01 Toe-In Rear Upright
211000045 Ansmann Racing 6 Spoke Wheel & Tyre Set Black
53619 Tamiya CVA Mini Shock Unit Cylinder x4
So the Alu propeller shaft and ball bearings are the first thing everyone upgrades
To be honest I don't know if the Alu Wheel Hubs will do anything and for £20 they are a bit too much for not obvious advantage to them.
The other thing I am debating is the double Ball Diff. Do I need front and rear or just rear? I find that most people only install Ball Diff in the rear. There is also that funny one-way front diff but all it does is make the car brake with the rear tires only. Not really what I want and at £50 it is way too much.
The rest are upgrades to allow toe in adjustment in front and rear and stiffen up the steering a little bit. I also need the tire inserts because none came in the box.
For now I am planning to keep the factory motor. I don't know if a motor upgrade will require an ESC upgrade too. I am using the stock parts and I got no idea what the amp ratings are.