Tell you what. Next time i build a kit i will try a cheap esc and motor and see how long it last(what kind of power and temps). But if it dont , then let the storm begin! After im done with my rustler i might build a 4x4 pede(still deciding) with a tacon in it and whatever esc is also cheap . The ill compare it to the vxl . If i can get an actual good value better than big brands then and only then i can advocate such products but i have read and saw so such my bad with the cheaper systems but we will see.