I built the car minus the shocks and i must say that i am still very impressed with the quality and what is included in the price! there were 2 things that i was not happy with tho but i found fixs for both.
#1 tower mounts are flat on the bottom and dont allow proper clearance for the plastic bearing tensioner caps . so if you tightem one of the screws on the tower mounts the other side is not touching the bulkhead. so i used four .015" shims to go between the tower mounts and the bulkheads.
#2 is actually a more serious issue and i feel it is a design flaw. the layshaft assembly when put together via instructions they say to use (1) 5x7x.5mm spacer on each side of the spur gear assembly . but you will get a ton of side to side play that in my opinion is not acceptable. I ended up going to the hobby shop and picking up a pack of traxxas 5x8x.5mm teflon shims part #1985 and installed 2 shims on each side of the assembly and problem solved!!
just thought i would pass along the info.
but am super happy with the rest of the car !