Wow this is getting silly. People who like it and/or love Traxxas products sure are fired up in defense of this truck. As I stated before.... I too like my Traxxas stuff (have a Sl4sh and Digger Pede). I'm just bummed that with the resources that the designers have they seem to have just repeated themselves for the most part. Why not have a TRX vehicle that stomps the competition? Something worthy of competing in the rock crawler or rock racer field? And their price point of $299???? You can build a bada** version of the competitors vehicles for that and have a much more capable ride. And will someone please tell me why no original wheels at least? Silly as it sounds but some NEW wheels with some chunky off road tires would even make this more appealing.