After searching around quite a bit, i didnt see any dedicated thread to this awesome 1/8th electric. There is a thread in the nitro forums, but this one deservers a section in electric now that you can buy it rtr brushless.
Here are some stray threads on this questions around this car
My current setup is:
a) Novak Activ8 esc with the Ballistic 8 1.5y motor
This was a major improvement over stock. MUCH smoother acceleration and braking.
b) 4s 4100 packs (in the mail)
c) ko propo KIY radio with 4ch rx --
d) mylaps rc4
e) Novak capacitor
f) rear leds are brake activated using a Pico switch (throttle mixed in with Ch 3).
All threads are useless without pics
so here are a couple of quick shots of my lighting mod: