Originally Posted by scoobydo
Definitely go with the 12L4 or the CRC T-Fource to begin with.
Most of all the popular "conversions" you see out are based off the 12L series.
So get going on the 12L4 and when you get better, you can always uprgrade it with a conversion. The BMI for instance.
The T-fource is basically a 12L4 with tube dampers, lowered rear pods and battery braces. Both are easy to work on.
you only get the lowered pods on the 3 CRC team Red Edtion cars. CRC also makes all three of those cars in Basic/Standard editions.
i have been using the CRC standard kits for conversion parts
the basic T-Fource comes with the large diff ring set-up for $149 off the CRC site. you will have a car with the option so set the tweak off the t-bar or off the springs (unitune sytem) like a link car or use both at the same time. if you decide to go the BMI, CRC CK, DP Quad-12, Hyperform, SM Rev3-4, Slapmaster, Hara AH-12, etc, etc. conversion route you'll already have the dampner tubes
the basic CRC T-fource $149 or CK $139 are often not/never considered when i talk to people because they only think or know of the RED versions which are around $225. most only know of the CK. but that seems why the basic CRC versions aren't considered and the more common 12l4 is.
not sure, but i think the $149 CRC is cheaper than the 12L4 average price out there. nothing wrong with a 12L4, i have one, but with CRC lowered plates and dampener tubes installed. that adds about $60 on top the 12L4 price.