Hey rebelyell, did you purchase a new RC yet? I have run both buggy and truck but we then split the difference and when with a Sportwerk "Truggy". It is the best of both worlds and we found the Mayhem was lower center of gravity but lots of traction with its four wheel drive system. I still like my TMAXX for just messing around, but it was all modified when I bought it. Has a big block with everything changed out after that...nothing stock left now. But with its larger wheels and the two speed gear box it clocks out at 65 mph so its not something the grandsons can play with. We got into RCs when we gave up on dirt stock cars a few years back but found these little racers could eat up the bucks faster then the stock cars could. Least with the stock cars we could get used parts locally or weld/fabricate things up on the cheap. I blew my RC's rear diff and it was $125 for a new crown and pinion to rebuild it. We only ran the gas trucks but I have now heard that the electric is the only way to go as the brushless motors mated with the new battery tech can out preform over the gas with out all the fuss. No more temp guns and carb settings, no more starter boxes and fuel cans. We had our fun but I still miss that "on-board" feel of the stock car, the RC racing never did it for me. As all the guys up here are getting older they are now building rock crawlers with electrics for power. As one guy told me, he can sit in his lawn chair at the campground with a pile of rocks in front of him and play till his hearts content...no noise and no fuss. I would suggest finding a local RC group and see if you can take someone machine for a test run, then find what works for you and start building / modify it till your bored with it all. Not sure if Sportwerks even makes the Mayhem anymore, but I was very happy with it till I hit the curb at full trottle, but for just playing around you would love a Truggy set up. Good luck and post us a pic when you purchase one.