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Which would you pick and why? I'm currently thinking about buying a new car. Won't be this year but probably before next carpet season. My current ride is a L3 turned L4 with slider chassis. I'm looking for a full car, not a conversion. These are what I'm eyeing up right now.

CW Aggressor SE - around $290 but needs another $50-$100+ in parts to complete. Like the sounds of it and would probably be sold if it were sold as a "complete" car.

Hyperdrive Pro4 - around $350 and I really like the looks of the car.

CRC BA 2.0 - $300 and has the "newest fangled" pivot ball rear end. Also like the looks of this car.

AE 10R5O - $300 Not real keen on this because of the metric hardware. Why does everybody feel they have to give in to the world populace and go away from ASE? Of course if AE wasn't now owned by Thundertiger maybe we wouldn't be seeing the metric crap?

Any others I'm missing? As I said these are what I'm eye balling right now and of the 4 it would probably really come down to the HD and CRC at the present time. Give me your thoughts. Everything from short to medium range flat carpet oval.
 

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KSG car is missing and is fast as well as the CEFX cars Josh puts out .all are good run what your local fast guys run and learn
 

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RIck, I'd go with the AE if it were me. Almost anywhere you go with more than likely have parts, can't beat the price, and they are easy to upgrade i.e. conversion kits from other companies. I have been running an R5 majority of the year (modified with my conversion) and really like the feel of the car. Just my .02
 

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I don't usually chime in on these kinds of things. But I have probably bought at least one of every car that came out over the last 20 or so years and I have to say that the new AE 10R50 has been the nicest kit I've ever put together. The only downside if there is one is that I had to buy 2 metric wrenches. Just my .02 ..... Disclaimer...I just wanted to add in no way am I saying it's the fastest or the best just that I really enjoyed building it.:)
 

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All of the chassis are good. They all win, they all are capable in the right hands. Go with customer support, and parts availability.

I run a Darkside Tornado, and the customer support you get from Eric at Darkside is second to none.

Joel White
 

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I'd have to say the R5. It's nearly idiot proof.
That's good to know speaking truly from an idiots point of view (me). :D

The KSGs I've seen up close have looked like I'd have myself out in left field within two turns of a screwdriver. And they seem awful high $$$.

Not sure on support for the Dart and they seemed up there in price too.

Didn't know Darkside made a full kit.

Thanks for the recommendations so far guys, keep them coming. Right now it looks like metric or not the AE is leading the race. :)
 

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I have to respectfully disagree with Patches and Momentum. I hate the fact that the R5 is metric and virtually nothing fits it because of that. I'm running a HD Pro4 and LOVE it. I think you get the best value for the money. Best Frontend on the market(R5), best side shocks(Silva), best center shock(Tamiya) and best color-- HD Red! lol. I've had a lot of good luck with my car, has been real easy to setup and i've been running up front all year with it. On 3 different tracks, I've been in 13 A mains and 3 B mains with it. all on days with b and c mains. Even set Track record at JT's on the 9th (59 4:01.32) with a GTB and again with a Mamba on the 16th(60 4:00.91)
 

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Fair answer run what your local group mostly runs. That way you have others that can help you with a problem or have spare parts for ya.
 

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I'd have to agree with Tim and Dave. I'm partial to Hyperdrive, but you need to go with whatever you can get help with and parts for locally.
 

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I'd have to agree with Tim and Dave. I'm partial to Hyperdrive, but you need to go with whatever you can get help with and parts for locally.

Rick, Greg has a good deal going with Barry at Hyperdrive, can get anything you could possibly need parts wise for a pan car, HD, Windtunnel, IRS, Muddslide, KSG, CRC etc
 
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