I realize going back to a VXL is against the norm. But the whole reason I love the pede is simplicity. I don't have to think about it. It just works when I want it to, how I want it to. I ONLY run 2S and I don't need HUGE speeds to be happy to the reality of it is the VXL is exactly what I want. Even something as simple as the on/off button. I prefer that to the switch because theres less wires. Sounds silly but in my head it makes sense. I won't go back to a 2075 servo mind you. The savox 1258 is staying.
My shocks are just big bores... nothing special. I had the D8 shocks for a while but again, they were overkill and all the hassles with the mounts and trying to get them tuned... I eventually just gave up. There was nothing wrong with my big bores in the first place. Truck works great now as it sits. My only hope is that I don't get a dud VXL ESC... the guy I bought it from ran it on 2S and had no issues so I'm pretty confident that it will work fine. I never should have sold my old setup though. I should have just put it in a box and kept it. It worked PERFECT and had no issues at all.
Im actually considering trying out a different brand ESC just to try. Maybe a Venom 80 amp because its waterproof or a Duratrax (not the castle version) because its pretty simple... no bells and whistles. Not really sure if I want to go that route YET... but its a thought I was toying with.