Well after a lot of thought, figure crunching, thread reading, video watching, and "discussions" with my girl, I figured out what to get as a returning to the hobby rig. As you have already guessed from the thread title, I ordered a Vaterra Twin Hammers. Got some goodies for it as well. 1. 17 turn rebuildable brushed motor. 2. HR 12mm aluminum hubs. 3. HR aluminum rear lower links. 4. Carbon fiber body panels. 5. 500k TRAXXAS diff oil. 6. 2 Venom 2s 2000MaH 20c LiPos 7. Cheap metal gear servo from my lhs. Hoping it is faster with more torque than the stock steering servo that I couldn't find stats on. 8. An aluminum front bumper/skid plate. (I know, "aluminum will bend." I would rather bend a cheap bumper, as opposed to breaking the front end off.) 9. And tools to work on it with. Started with the tear down. No pics of the process because we have all seen it before. Here is the motor installed. New Servo installed. Replaced the hard, over sized foams with softer smaller foams.