Hey all I just purchased my first hobby grade rc Thanks to medic for making awesome videos, without him I wouldn't have seen the fun I was missing. Before I continue, I just want to say I am COMPLETELY new to all of this, so apologies in advance if I ask some no brainers. I knew right away I could not afford a $400 crawler but I wanted something rugged, and the more off road the better. I browsed a whole list of hobby sites and mostly due to my price limitation and the numerous positive reviews, I chose the ECX Torment 1/10 sct. I liked the added ground clearance it has because I don't (to my knowledge) have a short course track in my city, but I do have a lot of snow in the winter and windy trails nearby. I looked into it and saw EXC offers a new version, with a 15t brushed motor instead of the 20t, along with upgrades to the drive shafts, waterproofing and a couple other things. Again, being a complete RC newb, I looked around as best as I could, and the Torment seemed right for the price and the driving conditions I want to do. It cost me just over $200cdn So, with that being said: 1: Would you recommend the torment to someone looking to get into the off roading side of RC? Did I make a good choice? here are the specs: Dynamite® waterproof Tazer™ 15T ESC ECX™ 2.4GHz radio system Dynamite 15T motor Dynamite 2-amp peak charger included Dynamite Speedpack™ 1800mAh Ni-MH battery included Waterproof Dynamite servo Upgraded driveshafts ESC and battery come pre-wired with high-current EC3™ connector Nylon composite chassis and parts Adjustable oil-filled shocks 2WD transmission with gear differential Transmission includes an adjustable slipper clutch Dynamite SpeedTreads™ Shootout™ 2. I was too scared to break my motor in using the water method.. Again, completely new, so all I could picture was a ruined motor within the first 24 hours. I followed RCnightmares dry break in method but after running my motor for 25min I rinsed it with a product called GUNK heavy duty engine degreaser. Did I use the right product? I inspected the motor afterwards and there is some blue plastic that looks as if it has melted onto the coil.. Should I replace? Not very confident in my decision to use this product, but the motor appears to be working just fine. 3. Maintenance tips please? How often should I clean it, and what should I be cleaning? Usually after my runs I shake and blow as much of the snow out as I can, and angle it diagonally upside down facing a fan to dry. Am I too paranoid? 4. Slipper Clutch? Apparently I have one of these, but i'm not sure how they function. I'd like to make sure my slipper clutch is set optimally for snow and hilly trail use. 5. As far as taking this truck further down the offroad route, what would be your first upgrade to this vehicle and why? Plz keep cost in mind. I have more but that's enough wall of text for now. Thanks, Rick.