I love my slash. you could say that i baby it alot. I never flip it so the body won't get stratched, i lube EVERY moving part with wd-40, i put ammor all on the tires and ever black thing on it, i've waxed the body sheel with car wax,(It came out great) and i never jump it to high to prevent the bottom from getting chewed up. What do you do to baby your rc car?