A mate of mine decided he was going to get a new Truggy the other day so i went along with him to the hobby shop and ended up walking out with a Traxxas E-Maxx 16.8v (3903) myself.
Much fun was to be had... Then i broke the Front Upper Suspension Arm.
No problems, replacement part from the shop and once again, fun was had. Now ive just broken another upper suspension arm, the rear Shock Tower and chipped out one of the front bulkhead screwholes.
I bought it to bash about and do some jumps so kinda expected this - though perhaps not as quickly as i have haha.
Anyway, im down in New Zealand and from what i can tell hop-up parts are few and far between on our shores and the ones that are available are super expensive.
Hence, im doing an Internet order, *cue dramatic music* and because shipping will be costly want to get a bit at once to make it worth it. Obviously will be getting upgraded parts for the bits ive broken so far (been told RPM mostly everything) but wondering what else i should be looking at considering ill be doing alot of bashing about?
Shopping Cart currently contains:
- RPM Front & Rear Bumpers (ive pretty much destroyed mine already)
- RPM Shock Tower & Mount x 2
- RPM A-Arms x 2
- RPM True-Track A-Arm Conversion Kit
And am looking at:
- GPM Aluminium Bulkheads Front & Rear (much cheaper than the Traxxas versions - are these any good?)
- Replacement skid plates as they seem to be getting a bit of a pounding (would Ali be the go here or RPM ones?)
Is there anything else that would be suggested im missing or any advice on what i already have on my list?
Looking for a replacement body also but yet to find a 92 Toyota Hilux Surf body to go with my real-life truck..
Also if anyone has a good supplier at excellent prices they could recommend that would be brilliant, im looking at TowerHobbies.com and rcmart.com at the moment but have no experience with either so flying blind here