With the issues I was having with my front universal, I forgot to mention what a great day (up to my incident in the main) that I was having with my new Mongoose.
Simply put, it was the best nitro run I've had in the past two seasons. Qualifying 3rd in the A and running in second until my crash. The car was nimble, turned well and very tough.
-No tank issues
I had no leakage problems and no run time problems. I ended up with a little under half a tank left after every run.
-No clutch issues
The kit clutch and spring worked well for our track. No shoe hang ups or other issues.
-No steering issues
I had no problem at all with the kit steering set up. When I bent my front universal axle, the car went from full speed to a dead stop impact on my left side front tire. Only issue I could see with the steering was that despite the servo saver, the servo horn did apparently jump one spline, which required me to pull the horn and straighten things back out. But thats about it. No permanent damage.
All in all I'm very impressed with the car and don't see anything that makes those other cars worth $400+ while this one is a huge bargin at $199.
My local shop is bringing in some parts for me, so I should be well stocked and ready to finish out the last few races this year and go into next year.
VERY nice car!