I received my Slash from Tower this week and I still havent opened it. The box is huge and so is the truck from the pics I've seen posted here. After much thought and reading here, I've decided to send it back to Tower in exchange for a Rustler VXL. It will cost me less to do this than to upgrade the Slash to a VXL system and I will have more bodies and after market parts to choose from. I guess it's just apples and oranges.