Originally Posted by leonggyooi
budget..LOL..as my initail thread subject goes SC10 or Slash 4X4, but i changed my mind at last to get the Rustler after watching all reviews and videos..I just like the body and big wheels..LOL..I don't do jumps..but the stock shocks is not threaded to adjust ride height..hmmm..
For the hopups, mostly are RPM stuffs..I'm from the other side of your world, so aluminium hop-ups are difficult to get unless order direct from US..
If you're not jumping it, you probably won't need to replace parts every unless you're smashing into curbs.
If you're not racing, you'll probably only ever adjust the ride height a couple times until you get it set how you like and then never touch it, so threaded bodies are totally overrated for you. The truck comes with different thickness pre-load spacers, so you can definitely adjust it still.
Aluminum parts tend to just make the next part along break, and are generally less durable since they won't bend and bounce back in a crash, they just stay bent.