Fastlane turns out a good product. Jamie is nice to deal with too, I'd recommend him to most. To see a complete Fastlane T-Maxx that won our Show & Shine, go to www.traxxas.com, right hand side, "Kelly Michels, FastThunder". Take a look at the truck and see what you think.
Yes, the chassis Fast Lane Machine makes is great. It uses a 4-point brace system and is a *lot* stronger than the traxxas design. Plus if you bend or break it he will replace it for $18. I race my t-maxx on concrete with a fairly good sized jump and have been unable to damage mine. My dynamite chassis bent beyond use jumping on dirt!