Hey guys. Just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I have learned reading this forum. I just ordered my son a Pede 4x4 VXL for Christmas (thinking about ordering one for myself as well ). I also ordered a 2S battery and EZ quick charger. We have been through a number of (disappointing) New Bright (Target) models and I am excited to get into the Traxxas world. I really struggled deciding between the 2WD Pede, 4x4 VXL and the brushed E-MAXX. Hopefully we'll be pleased with the 4x4 VXL.