I bought a T-Maxx around 2001 and I was hooked in to this hobby. Around the same time I built a SuperMaxx and bought a 1/8 scale buggy. All Nitro. I ended up getting out of the hobby for the lack of time.
So this past Christmas I bought my 5 yr old son and myself 2wd brushless Slashes. I got some 2s Lipos and I got hooked again. So I was debating back and forth between a Brushless Revo or Brushless Emaxx. I decided to go with the Emaxx just because of the better aftermarket support.
At first I was going to built it from scratch, since there were very few stock pieces I was going to use. I spent about a week pricing everything out and it turns out it would be cheaper to just buy a new one and sell off what I'm not going to use.
So today it came.
and then this is what it looked like about 40 minutes later