Originally Posted by vabroom
Okay, the EX has been out for a few months now. Deciding whether to upgrade or not. Besides the sloppy steering and shock spring collars, what are the pros and/or cons of the EX.
Missing diff shims, suspension arms are shimmed .5mm short, yes shock collars and sloppy steering, and screws are still not all quite fantastic quality.
But, generally it's got good build quality where it counts, and the EX develops a heap more rear end traction and steering out of the box than the original Photon did.
After driving mine a while now, I also dig the new motor mount, the sort of floating spur drive pin in kind of neat, diff is good once it stops leaking, fine adjustment things around the car are also good (sway bar locater etc).
Spur gear and pulley though is harder to get out then in the old model, apart from most related to it, those new forks that center the sway bar stop you being able to slip off the belts, also I don't like the lack of a 'neat' battery strap option, and to be really honest it's just got too many holes related to servo mounting, if I did cut down the 'bump' I'd just have an ugly half screw hole, which is dumb.
None of that take away from it being a great car though.