Ran the car this weekend in high competition in one of the biggest classes, tightest fields this year. The only change I did on the car was went from a spool to a front diff with 2.5 million lube. The STOCK shocks worked flawlessly as well as all the other STOCK components on the car. The car is a pleasure to drive and has great transition and corner speed, able to run with the "A,X,Y and S" cars with no problems.
Track had one section that was notorious for peeling off corners of all brands of cars and ours was no different if you happened to hit it incorrectly, so I wouldn't rate the car any weaker than any of the others in that category.
It does bring to mind one thing that you should change on the car which will give it much better durability. The lower pivot screw that goes threw the bushing and into the steering knuckle should be changed to a longer one, as it is it only has about 2-3 threads into the knuckle which can pull out very easily. I put a screw in that went to just poking out the knuckle and had no problems since.
After the weekend the damage total count was as follows.
2 front arms
1 steering knuckle
1 front DCJ axle (The little locator ball broke off,
The nice thing is that the parts are less money than other brands.
Overall I'd give the car a A- based on performance and durability. Again, this particular track layout had one bad section which didn't discriminate any brand of car. This was one of those sections where I felt that the durability of the car wasn't as much of a deterrent as driver talent was taking the high risk to make the corner faster than safer, but never did I doubt that the car would break while racing it. Not a pins and needles feel by no means.
As far as the servo mount goes, can't really argue with the head man, but it makes no sense to me to have the servo supported as it is and not have it float. I run servo tape on the bottom side of the servo to keep it level but never actually secure it to the plate. Have not had any issues with it in that configuration.
There also was some talk of boiling the parts. Just wondering if anyone else has done or tried this and what where the results over the out of bag pieces. I don't really think they are a issue, but looking for some feedback.