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Old 03-24-2016, 07:59 AM   #19201
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get a champions edition that launched last year. the shocks alone justify the extra 80 bucks and it has alot of extras. I couldnt be happier with it.
I bought the B5M FactoryLite(only one available at my local shop) and purchased the Kashmia shock bodies separately.

But if you can find a CE it does come with a bunch of extra tuning parts. Unfortunately it does not have the LCG transmission.
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Unfortunately it does not have the LCG transmission.
Which is not needed unless you race on carpet....something is coming though....
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I'm sorry but if you are buying bling shock bodies (pretty much what Fox shock bodies are) there is money that could be MUCH better spent on other stuff. Like tires or practice days or entry fees. Sorry, feeling salty this morning. Just my $0.02....
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I'm sorry but if you are buying bling shock bodies (pretty much what Fox shock bodies are) there is money that could be MUCH better spent on other stuff. Like tires or practice days or entry fees. Sorry, feeling salty this morning. Just my $0.02....

The remind me of the old RC-10 shocks .

I also bought MIP Pucks, Set of proline Primes & Microns along with CB Cut gears.

The shop I bought it at gave me 5 free race passes and Monday is free practice.
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The shop I bought it at gave me 5 free race passes and Monday is free practice.
Check mate. More shops should do this when making big purchases....like kits .
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:18 AM   #19206
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I have the CE kit and wish I had gotten the lite honestly. Seems like the shocks and all of the aluminum upgrades are just some bling you don't really need, but I could be wrong. It was already more expensive and I'm going to end up spending another $89 on the lite chassis.
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Kits may be a several hundred $ purchase for you... but its a small profit for them more than likely. Although you should get good service whether you buy a kit or a part or whatever.
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Kits may be a several hundred $ purchase for you... but its a small profit for them more than likely. Although you should get good service whether you buy a kit or a part or whatever.
Yes. Shops only make a small percentage on kits. But....by giving you some free practice you will be back buying tires / parts. Those items have more room for profit.
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Yes. Shops only make a small percentage on kits. But....by giving you some free practice you will be back buying tires / parts. Those items have more room for profit.
I agree, I've been in retail all my professional life (not hobby shop retail) and sometimes people just don't get it... On the other hand, service should always be good.
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Yes. Shops only make a small percentage on kits. But....by giving you some free practice you will be back buying tires / parts. Those items have more room for profit.
Yeah i wish there was more incentive to buy kits and larger items from local shops. Practice time thrown in is great

I always feel bad when I get them online instead of supporting my local places. But its tough when the difference is like $60 and theres no perks attached.
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Yeah i wish there was more incentive to buy kits and larger items from local shops. Practice time thrown in is great

I always feel bad when I get them online instead of supporting my local places. But its tough when the difference is like $60 and theres no perks attached.
It's really easy to buy online when you don't have a LHS (me)...I have to drive 2 or more hours each way to race at the moment.
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My local shop has a very friendly staff.

Not only do they provide the race passes, but they have a loyalty program on everything you buy. After 6 purchases they total it up and give you %10 of the total in a gift card.

I would have a lot more money if they did not move in down the street.
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Yeah i wish there was more incentive to buy kits and larger items from local shops. Practice time thrown in is great

I always feel bad when I get them online instead of supporting my local places. But its tough when the difference is like $60 and theres no perks attached.
There is actually more incentive for me to buy kits from a local shop then parts. Even with conversion from USD to AUD and postage, it's still cheaper for me to buy parts from AMain with the added bonus of having the parts at my door in 6 days.

Speaking of buying kits, I just finished building a B5M Lite and had a few missing screws and o-rings. Has this been an issue with these kits, or did I just get a dud kit? Wasn't too much of an issue, just lucky enough I had spares from my other AE cars.
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Speaking of buying kits, I just finished building a B5M Lite and had a few missing screws and o-rings. Has this been an issue with these kits, or did I just get a dud kit? Wasn't too much of an issue, just lucky enough I had spares from my other AE cars.
I finished one about three weeks ago. No missing parts.
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I have the CE kit and wish I had gotten the lite honestly. Seems like the shocks and all of the aluminum upgrades are just some bling you don't really need, but I could be wrong. It was already more expensive and I'm going to end up spending another $89 on the lite chassis.
Agreed. I wish I built a lite kit as well. It's everything you need. Even if you add the fox shocks it's still comes out cheaper and it will come with loose ball cups, b5 rear arms, correct diff shims, correct ball stud spacers etc...
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