I know how you feel man. I loved mine and it gave me nothing but problems. But Ill probably get another one after deployment. But now I know what to look for, how to modify and how to take care of it better. It sounds like the person before you didnt know what they were doing when they started modifying it and drove the crap out of it. Idk if this will help but here is a short video of my car when 3 out of 4 ringlands went bad.