There's a lot clamor over the Summit not being a purpose built crawler. I know, as I've added to it. People say it won't be able to crawl as well as a purpose built crawler of the same size. Why is that? Clearly the truck's independent suspension sets it apart, but what else? The truck is mostly plastic - is that a big deal? Weight balance? Are there any advantages of an independent suspension on a crawler?
I'm just playing devil's advocate here, but I'd like to hear how some people might improve on the truck (reasonable improvements, not a "tear truck down, replace with AX-10" comment). Most people are content to bash the truck without saying "they should have done this," or "this part of the truck would be a lot better for crawling if they made it this way." I considered making my Revo into a crawler this winter, but the Summit would be a lot easier to work on from the beginning and I'd still have my Revo for jumping and tearing around ballfields when the weather warms up. That said, I would probably already have a preorder in on a purpose built super class crawler from a major manufacturer if one existed.