The Slash has been amazingly durable for my son, leave it to dad to break it!
I know there is some debate about aluminum vs. original plastic.. I'm guessing good racers like you have here are nicer to their cars in an all out race than a go fast bash fest of noobies, like us. I'm not too concerned with the wear factor of aluminum on plastic.. I'm sure we will be replacing lots of parts as the learning curve begins.
Question is should I start buying casters at $4 original and expect to stock some, or will I be better off buying one set of aluminum at $24?
BTW, all original w/ brushed motor. Brushless coming soon as we master <30mph