You see, that's exactly where the difference between the Mugen and the AE lies.
I bought more parts for my NTC3 in 3 month than I bought for my Mugen in 2 years.
I still have most of my spare parts that I bought when I got the kit.
Even if the Mugen parts were ten times more expensive, you'd still save money over the NTC3.
And don't even think about telling me not to hit stuff so it won't break.
The NTC3 has proven nothing in my book. A few highly paid factory drivers that win a few races with anything but stock cars do not reflect the broad racing community.
Open your eyes and look around. Why are so many GOOD nitro shops blowing the car out and won't reorder?
There is not one freaking NTC3 left at any track I race.
It seems that once you choose a product, it's automatically the best available.
Same with those crappy Crazy cooling heads that break off on most cars. Maybe you don't race hard enough