Originally Posted by weekendracer_uk
Any must have parts for outdoor tarmac racing before I place an order for the T4 14 tomorrow ?
Welcome aboard John, glad you've seen the very orange light
. This car is mega, you'll love it.
I'd say the only essential part is the front bumper brace (301215), which will save your chassis in a crash.
The kit front belt is fine, but the rear one can be a weak point. I use the Yoke BD7 rear belt instead (BD-189L) as it's cheap and very strong, and still free/flexible. Or use the Xray low-friction one (305447) if you don't mind the price.
The kit 2.5 springs will be about perfect for 17.5 if that's what you're planning to race. A couple of pairs of 2.7s will give you some tuning ability.
Don't bother with spares, everything else on the car is indestructable and readily available if you do have issues.
For a shell I'd start out with a Speed6, that's the best all-rounder. LTC-R is fast but aggressive, and may scrub too much speed in 17.5.