Thanx heaps for all the help!!!
Just to answer a question...
Captjono- hows the tt-01 holding up with the 19t motor? i might buy this kit and use it for rally. are the suspensions durable? I heard the dogbones are plastic and outdrives break easily. Still its so cheap and includes an esc.
The TT-01 is alright. When I got it, I was brand new to RC cars, and as a 1st kit it serves it's purpose very well. Now I've had some more experience under my belt I find the limits to the ajustments you can make on the car rather, well...limiting! Eg. no camber adjustments, etc... You can buy hop ups to make some of the adjustments but once you get those you may as well have bought a chasis that you can do all that stuff straight out off the box.
Pros to the chasis - stock, it is basically all plastic and quite durable! I race with a group of guys that are a little crazy and like a little 'rubin' with their racing
, and I haven't broken anything yet. Although my mate snapped off his frount suspention arm from his TT-01 and to buy a complete plastic sheet with the right parts it only cost about $12 (Aus $). So even if you tear the thing apart...it isn't like replacing carbonfiber or anything!
Cons - the shocks suck!!! They are just plastic friction shocks. Also the motor mount has pre set positions which limit both gear meshing and the available gear ratios you can use. And like I said before, to adjust anything you need to buy the hop up part which in the end can become $$$$. Oh yer...the ESC sucks!!! It can only go to 23 turn and runs very hot. It also doubles as a reciever which can give some interferance probs. One of the first things I changed was to purchace a Novak super rooster which has been great (although I've had to go with a slightly unorthodox mounting position!)
Hope this helps!