im sorry i didn't reply but i seriously have a thing against thundertiger. my local hobby shop stocks it (is the distributer) and they push this product onto each newbie that walks into the door. it's a good shop but the selfish money grabbing tactics they use are disgusting. they stock heaps of thundertiger stuff and very little products by other brands. subsequently they sell thundertigers to the unknowing newbie which later has the problems of;
-broken fuel tank,
-low quality belts
-soft pivot ball connectors
and a whole raft of problems i don't even know about. these newbies then are brought into the hobby believing nitro cars are always this tempramental and anoying. they subsequently leave the hobby or forget about it. in the meantime the hobbyshop has made a fortune
this sucks. a friend of mine has a ts4n. nothing but problems, never raced it. and sice day one has had probs.
if you are new to the hobby get either a;
-HPI(sure the hpi sucks big time when it comes to stock stadard form (if i compare it to a ob4, NEO or mugen) but it is super strong, easy to drive, set up and parts are easy to get. i never broke a part on my rs42 besides the bumperbar.
-kyosho (stay away from the standard engine on some of these cars though. they are really crappy)
-ob4 (has some problems but people in the usa seem to have success with it). the rear diff has a problem and the front bumper seems like a weak design
-id recomend NEO but the usa distributer (megatech) doesn't sell the real thing. they sell a weird crappy "only for the usa" type car which stinks
***your safest bet is to buy a hpi, learn with it then upgrade to a pro level car.***
if you have already had experience with electric i guess you are more than ready for something like a mugen serpent or.... ehem NEO