Got this for my 10 year old for Christmas. He is enjoying driving it on the street for now. We have lots of open space for this. We also have bike trails right behind out house, but we have not tried yet.
The LCG is hard to roll, in fact we haven't yet. We are just using Nimh's for now while he learns. The only upgrade so far is the Slash sway bars. We put stiff on front and lower stiffness on rear. Does this sound correct?
We do have a problem going through grass and I have heard that grass is almost the last place you want to drive a rc. (???)
I am thinking of changing the shocks so that the springs can be adjusted easier. I am afraid it is not setup for jumping yet. It bottoms out just coming off the curb. The shocks seem soft, but this is what I have read. Soft equals better traction and handling but as the shocks get stiffer you lose the two. TRUE??
Looking at 4 models for shock replacements:
Losi 10-T ... Traxxas GTR.... Traxxas XO1 .... Pro line Pro Spec
Price is not a concern unless they really don't give you your $$'s worth. Don't want to overspend.
I would like to keep the car versatile. Or do I need to have separate parts for optimal street and optimal dirt/jumping?
I know the tires are not the best on the street, so I am looking for street tires also. Would like BBS style wheels and Badidos. (?)