I have a 1/16 Grave Digger that I bash at a local skate park. That is all I do with it - I don't race it, don't off-road at all - I simply launch this thing off ramps getting massive air over long distances and land on pavement (ouch). I upgraded the ESC / motor to the VXL setup and I have a 2s LiPo. I'm keeping it 2WD since I mainly just jump this thing and have no need for 4wd or the extra broken parts lol.
fried servo - replaced with HiTec metal gear servo
snapped chassis / rear bulkhead - replaced with stock parts
snapped front A-arm - getting RPM arms front / rear
Driven Productions front / rear chassis braces
T-Bone racing 1 pc skidplate (not sure if the bumpers will work / look good on GD - will test at LHS)
I'm getting thicker shock oil (any weight recommendations?) and stronger springs (any recommendations?)
The tires are currently NOT glued and have no foam. I'm thinking foam would help absorb some impact, but I have no idea what to get. I think something not too stiff would be best - any thoughts on that?
What about steel hollow balls? I've read they are an excellent upgrade, would it be worth the trouble in a truck made just for jumping?
What else should I do before launching this thing off ramps again?
Is there anything I'm missing that's crucial to keeping this thing alive on its trips to space and back?