you will love it. All you need to ride wheelies is a little widder tires. I bash mine constantly and it rarely breaks any parts. Mine is about 4 years old and Im still useing the original vxl motor and speed control. Great set up for bashing. the only thing I would suggest is that if you want a 4x4 go ahead and buy the vxl stampeede 4x4. it is like a rustlers big brother.