Originally Posted by wareagle84
by the way, if its for parking lot bashing, and you're crashing a lot, it might be best to stick with a higher quality body for one main reason, durability. "cheap" bodies might not as flexible and forgiving as the higher quality bodies tend to be. meaning one crash might destroy your $10 (cheap) body, whereas a higher quality $30 body can withstand numerous crashes with little damage.
I'd recommend sticking with more durable bodies and just not invest so much time and effort into painting and detail if this is the case.
This is a good point also having had both tamiya and hpi bodies the hpi are way more durable, but tamiya look way better.
So for bashing i always try to look for a body I like from hpi first, besides, they are cheaper from hpi.